The Top 10 Restaurants in Columbus in 2017

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When you’re looking for a top notch dining experience in Columbus, you can’t go wrong with any of the restaurants in our Top 10 list. Some might have a bit more of a casual feel, and some are a little more formal, but every single restaurant offers quality service, atmosphere and most importantly, top notch food.

At the top of the list year year is Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, a Downtown brewery/taproom/restaurant that first launched in Fall 2013. While many local breweries are content with only offering food from food trucks, the owners of Wolf’s Ridge decided to chart a different course and developed a finer dining concept under Executive Chef Seth Lassak.

In the main dining room at Wolf’s Ridge, you’ll find a seasonal rotation of small plates and entrees, in addition to a chef’s tasting menu and weekend brunch offerings. The more budget conscious diners won’t need to seek out an alternate option very far away though. The back end of the building is home to the Tap Room, which features a lower-priced-yet-still-high-quality selection of sharables, plates and snacks, complete with a kid’s menu.

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BONUS: Tune into this Summer 2017 episode of The Confluence Cast (subscribe via iTunes) to learn more from behind the scenes at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing:

The Top 10 Columbus Restaurants of 2017:

10. The Refectory

1092 Bethel Road – Northwest Columbus

9. G. Michael’s Bistro

595 S. Third St. – German Village

8. Akai Hana

1173 Old Henderson Road – Northwest Columbus

7. Basi Italia

811 Highland St. – Victorian Village

6. Rockmill Tavern

503 S. Front St. – Brewery District

5. Due Amici

67 E. Gay St. – Downtown

4. Watershed Kitchen + Bar

1145 Chesapeake Ave. Suite D – 5xNW

3. Harvest Pizzeria

495 S. Fourth St. – German Village
2885 N. High St. – Clintonville
45 N. High St. – Dublin

2. The Guild House

624 N. High St. – Short North

1. Wolf Ridge’s Brewing

215 N. Fourth St. – Downtown


Flashback: The Best Restaurant of 2016: The Guild House
Flashback: The Best Restaurant of 2015: Lindey’s

Flashback: The Best Fine Dining Restaurant of 2014: Lindey’s
Flashback: The Best Everyday Restaurant of 2014: Northstar Café

Note: Our “Best of 2017″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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