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  • Rick
    Columbus •2 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    We really enjoyed the brunch at The Pearl. We started with drinks and oysters. The oysters both on the half shell and New Orleans style were excellent. We recommend asking the server for suggestions on which oysters to try and for more bread to dip in the very tasty New Orleans sauce. For the main course, we ordered fish and chips and shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. The only thing we would have liked was a little lower music setting. We will be back again to enjoy the wonderful brunch experience!
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    The Pearl - Short NorthPrice: Expensive• Gastro Pub• Short North - Arena District
  • LoriP
    Columbus •10 reviews
    Dined 2 days ago
    We brought some grinds in that had not been there, they were very pleased and enjoy the food very much. We were chatting and our server was great, non intrusive but attentive. Thank you for a wonderful evening
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    Del Mar SoCal KitchenPrice: Expensive• Californian• Columbus
  • Denise
    Cleveland / Akron / Canton •9 reviews
    Dined 4 days ago
    Marcella's is always a winner. A hiccup on this visit: Instead of grilled chicken with my salad, I received fried chicken, which I did not order. The wait staff took care of getting it replaced in a reasonable amount of time. The table behind us had quite the spirited diner. His laugh was loud and piercing throughout the entirety of our meal. A bit annoying but you can't choose your guests. We will definitely return because the service is always outstanding and the food amazing. Gianna, our waitress was outstanding!
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    Marcella'sPrice: Moderate• Italian• Short North - Arena District
  • kegusevip
    Columbus •7 reviews
    Dined 7 days ago
    Always great service and great food. A solid choice for taking customers to dinner. Open earlier than a lot of restaurants make it easier for late lunch.
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    The Guild House - ColumbusPrice: Expensive• American• Columbus
  • SimpleFoodieGalvip
    Columbus •29 reviews
    Dined on 1 Jan 2023
    It was a new years gathering for friends and the service was great. I loved our server Carla.
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    Forno Kitchen and BarPrice: Moderate• American• Short North - Arena District

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The Short North - Arena District is abuzz on game nights with hungry visitors on their way to or from watching the Columbus Clippers, the Columbus Blue Jackets or concerts at Nationwide arena. Office workers seeking plenty of flavor walk to the neighborhood restaurants in search freshly prepared vegan and vegetarian dishes along with plenty of seafood. The neighborhood tempts the palate with an array of ethnic cuisine, including Somali and Mexican food. One place to taste a little bit of everything is at the Columbus North Market. Dozens of vendors sell their specialties, and there is a seating area upstairs.

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As of December 4, 2023 there are 24 restaurants in Short North - Arena District. Filter by “outdoor dining”, “romantic” or “dog friendly”.

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