First Look: The Woodbury
The wait is over for The Woodbury. The Downtown urban diner opened its doors at 215 E. Town St. in mid-December.
The 4,750 square foot eatery occupies the ground floor of the 223 E. Town St. project, with developer Bluestone Brothers serving as owner, and Olde Towne Partners the concept developers and operators.
Initially announced in late 2017, little has changed from the original vision for the concept.
“We wanted to be somewhere where you could get breakfast all day and be a social place at night,” says Brad Hobbs, managing partner of OTP who are also known for their other Central Ohio eateries, including The Olde Towne Tavern, Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine, The Walrus, Pecan Penny’s and Duck Donuts.
The Woodbury’s menu features diner classics with a twist – and a dose of Asian influence. The entire menu, from French Toast Casserole to Kimchi Meatloaf, is available from 10 a.m. until the kitchen closes at 1 a.m.
Diners will find dishes like the Deep Fried PB & J, Brisket + Biscuits & Gravy, Nachos, Crab Rangoon Dip, Patty Melt, Bulgogi and more, and watch them being made from the open-concept kitchen.
There are beer, wine and spirits, too, with a happy hour that runs from 4 – 7 p.m. and offers half off drafts, $1 off wines and wells and half-price nachos. For the early crowd, there’s a side coffee bar offering coffee, espresso drinks and pastries that opens at 6 a.m. and keeps the caffeine flowing until 5 p.m.
The brunch-all-day-menu, late night hours and location cater to crowds on a 9-5 to a non-traditional schedule. The Woodbury is near Franklin University and Grant Medical Center. Hobbs says ample metered parking has also helped them pull crowds from Olde Towne East and Bexley.
The Woodbury will celebrate its official grand opening on Friday, January 17. The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m., with the kitchen closing at 1 a.m. Coffee shop hours are 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, visit woodburycbus.com.