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Dispatch Dining Guide: Top 20 of 2007

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The Columbus Dispatch wrote The top 20 Dining Guide ’07

Friday, September 28, 2007

By Jon Christensen

The Columbus restaurant scene is the most competitive ever, with more types of cuisines and price ranges than ever before.

Top-notch establishments abound, so restaurants on this list aren’t the only local sources of quality food.

Like any other restaurant ratings, this list is subjective. The primary criterion: quality of the food. Value, the surroundings and the level of service also are taken into consideration — as are other factors, such as the willingness to take reservations, noise level, menu variety and attention to details (quality of the bread, olive oil and butter, for example).


I’ve compiled just the list of restaurants below for those in need of instant gratification (in alpha order, split into “Top 10” and “Next Tier” as in the article):

Top 10:

Dragonfly Neo-V Cuisine

Handke’s Cuisine

Kihachi Japanese Restaurant



The Refectory

Rigsby’s Kitchen


Trattoria La Tavola

The Worthington Inn

And the Next Tier:


Barnum & Tibbets Prime Kitchen & Wine Bar

Bar of Modern Art

Doc Henderson’s Restaurant

Hunan Lion

Latitude 41

Scali Ristorante


Thom’s On Grandview

Z Cucina Di Spirito

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