Restaurant Returns to Flatiron Building Downtown
The longstanding Flatiron Bar + Diner departed the Columbus dining scene in late 2018, but less than a year later a new Flatiron has taken up the reigns at the iconic building.
Flatiron Tavern is now open at 129 E. Nationwide Blvd. While part of the name has stuck around, the space is under new ownership and sports a new menu.
The team behind City Tavern, as well as bars Ledo’s Tavern and Park Street Tavern, is now in charge of the space. With the exception of a few crossover items, Flatiron Tavern will have a totally different menu than its City counterpart, with eats largely focused on build-you-own Phillys.
Operations Manager Rachel Frye says the menu will continue to evolve, but they’re zoned in on familiar eats done well. In addition to cheesesteaks, Flatiron Tavern offers up appetizers like pickled eggs, spinach and artichoke dip and three different riffs on fries, as well as salads and sandwiches like the portabella reuben and twice-grilled cheese. Frye adds they might also play with some takes on previous Flatiron classics that customers keep asking about.
The selection of beers that got things rolling will transition to more local brews, Frye says, as Flatiron Tavern gets to know their regulars. The bar also offers a selection of wine and cocktails. Happy hour runs from 3 – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The restaurant retains its distinctive footprint, marble bar top and stately wooden back bar. The Tavern folks opened up the ceiling and bar area, and gave the restaurant a fresh coat of paint for a sportier vibe.
Flatiron Tavern will be open daily for lunch at 11 a.m. The kitchen will close at 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday with the bar following at midnight. Friday and Saturday, they’ll serve food until 11 p.m. and booze until 2 a.m.
For more information, visit flatirontavern.com.
All photos by Susan Post