Columbus Ohio is fast building a reputation os one of the premier destinations for those in search of fine dining opportunities in the Midwest. the city’ growth as a center for the arts, culture and a diverse community has no doubt influenced it s rise in popularity for exceptional cuisine and service. however , the number of world class chefs and some innovative approaches to great cuisine has not hurt its quest to become one of the premier destinations in the fine dining scene.
Here are some fantastic choices for those who are visiting Columbus and want a dining experience that will live on in memory for years to come.
Excellently prepared meals in the authentic Italian mode and an outdoor patio to take in the passing pedestrians and enjoy that finely prepared repast. What could be better? that is what diners at Basi Italia will be enjoying. John Dornback, the Head chef has made it is business to provide innovation Italian and Mediterranean inspired meals to a discerning clientele. The Italian classic of ‘Eggplant Parmesan with basil pesto, crushed tomato with fresh mozzarella should be high on anyone’s Italian taste bucket list. Add an extensive wine list and some finely crafted cocktails and you have a relaxed fine dining experience.
When it comes to fine dining in Columbus there is one venue that stands head and shoulders above the rest – The Refractory. This multi award winning restaurant has one of the best wine lists in the city (700 to choose from) and the Lyon trained Chef, Richard Blondin serves French inspired cuisine that combines the best of the classical approach with new and exciting tastes. Starters such as the Guinea Hen confit expressed as a terrine and main courses like the ‘Roasted Duck Magret’ will simply take your breath away. It goes without saying that the desert offerings are world class. Ambiance is second to none and the wait staff are incredibly experienced and attentive.
For a taste of the American classics elevated to a whole new level a visit to Lindey’s cannot be more highly recommended. food is served with more than just a nod to seasonal ingredients and American favorites such as Lobster Bisque are reborn as both comfort food – and a taste journey. Dishes such as the ‘confit of chicken wings marinated in buttermilk’ have diners coming back again and again.
Visit Columbus and set aside some time to take your seat at one of the fine dining venues in the city – you will be glad that you did.