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Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

Susan Post Susan Post Buddha Bowl Now Open in Clintonville

A new fast-casual dining option has joined the restaurant scene in Clintonville. Buddha Bowl is now open at 2973 N. High St. offering build-you-own bowls with Thai flavors. The concept is a new venture from Rhome Ruanphae, the owner of Basil. Ruanphae opened another location for Basil at the address earlier this year, but closed […]

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Basil Expands with New Spot in Clintonville & Cloud Kitchen

Susan Post Susan Post Basil Expands with New Spot in Clintonville & Cloud Kitchen

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Basil from doubling its footprint, growing from two to four locations. The Thai restaurant has taken over the space vacated last summer by BLunch at 2973 N. High St. in Clintonville. Owner Rhome Ruanphae says they’ve always loved the neighborhood and the fun, close-knit community, but finding a space over the […]

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Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Short North Basil Closes, Making Way for New Restaurant by Basil and Bodega Owners

Basil’s Short North location has closed to make way for a new restaurant from Basil owner Rhome Ruanphae and Bodega owner Brian Swanson. The name and concept are still up in the air, but the team says new details will emerge in January 2019. “I think the area has just grown so much that after […]

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LBD takes place tomorrow night at Basil

Melanie McIntyre Melanie McIntyre LBD takes place tomorrow night at Basil

LBD is an acronym for Little Black Dress, but two local ladies are also hoping it becomes shorthand for one of the most stylish parties in Columbus. LBD kicks off at 11 p.m. Fri. Feb. 24 at Basil, located at 1124 N. High St. in the Short North. Drinks −including a signature cocktail made with Pinnacle […]

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Review: Basil Restaurant

 Morgan Kelley Review: Basil Restaurant

Basil is a part of the “Fourth Avenue Restaurant Row” in the Short North, which includes The Surly Girl Saloon, Barrel 44, and eventually a new Jimmy V’s Grill & Pub. No one has ever referred to those restaurants with that label, but I am. These four restaurants sit practically on top of each other, […]

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Quality Returns Saturday Night at Basil Restaurant

Anne Evans Anne Evans

This Saturday evening marks the return of Quality, a dance party featuring good house music and techno. DJ Jason Lemon Lyman originally started the party in 2004 with Doug Black and brought Columbus people like Diz, Brett Johnson, Jacob London, Halo, and Kaskade. Since then, it has gone through several locations and regularity changes, but […]

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