Food & Drink in Columbus

$12 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Dinner Cuisine at Fujiyama Steak House of Japan 

Fujiyama Steak House of Japan

Northern Woods

Chefs prepare traditional hibachi food through tableside displays of culinary skill and agility beneath colorful murals and dioramas

$30 $12

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Takeout Package for Two with Italian Subs or Burgers Plus Chef Salad at Thurman To Go (Up to 36% Off)

Thurman To Go

Columbus

Italian subs packed with ham and Genoa salami or 5-ounce burgers, plus salad with pepperoni, at the to-go spinoffs of The Thurman Cafe

$23.57 $14.99

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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 57% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

$28 $12

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$80 for $100 at Iconic Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Iconic Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Columbus

Pair dry-aged USDA Prime steaks with premium seafood and wine from an award-winning list

$100 $80

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$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Dinner for Two at Tony's Italian Ristorante

Tony's Italian Ristorante

Brewery District

Menu featuring homemade fettuccini with shrimp, scallops, and crab, veal saltimbocca with prosciutto and mozzarella, and salmon primavera

$20 $10

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Menu Items at Jobu Ramen ($20 Value)

Jobu Ramen

Columbus

This neighborhood ramen shop serves up soups loaded with ingredients like roast pork and scallions, plus cold noodle salads and pork buns

$10 $6

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Krispy Krunchy Chicken ($20 Total Value)

Krispy Krunchy Chicken

Clintonville

Eatery dishes out Cajun-style food such as chicken tenders, red beans, and rice, fried shrimp, jambalaya, and wings

$10 $6

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Meadery Tour for Two or Four at Brothers Drake Meadery (Up to 55% Off)

Brothers Drake Meadery

Short North

Tour the meadery to see how it turns local wildflower honey, as well as local fruits and spices, into wine

$20 $10

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American Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Red Hook Grill (Up to 49% Off). Three Options Available.

Red Hook Grill

Grandview Heights

Spicy jambalaya, barbecue shrimp wrapped in bacon, and other seafood faves, plus vegan-friendly dishes such as black bean burgers

$18 $10

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$15 for $30 Worth of American Food at Bar-10 & Grill

Bar-10 & Grill

Holiday Inn.

Upscale twists on pub favorites such as salmon, burgers, and fish and chips; booths with private flat-screen televisions

$30 $15

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Mexican Food at Senor Tequilas Mexican Restaurant ($20 Value)

Senor Tequilas Mexican Restaurant

Señor Tequilas

Classic Mexican flavors, from mole-topped enchiladas to carnitas michoacan, paired with cool beers and fresh margaritas

$10 $5.50

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Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Sweet Frog (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sweet Frog

Polaris

75 frozen-yogurt flavor combinations such as cake-batter, classic chocolate, and alpine vanilla

$12 $6

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VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Appetizers at Columbus Unscripted (Up to 50% Off)

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

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Columbus' improv community shines at training center where experienced comics and character actors tread the boards

$20 $11

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Burgers, Ribs, and more for Two, Four, or More at Ringside Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Ringside Cafe

Downtown Columbus

Historic restaurant opened in 1897 has distinct boxing theme, including burgers themed after prizefighters and old boxing photos

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Tapas at Sway

Sway

Short North

Gourmet tapas such as calamari, bruschetta flatbread, and buffalo chicken dip

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Greek Food at King Gyros Greek Restaurant

King Gyros Greek Restaurant

East Columbus

Greek staples such as gyros, falafel, and souvlaki, as well as Greek American hybrids, such as feta burgers, are all made by Greek cooks

$20 $11

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$13 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Shoku

Shoku

Grandview Heights

Japanese and pan-Asian cuisine celebrated in hand-rolled sushi, chili-flecked prawns, and hot-stone bibimbap

$30 $13

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American Food, Drinks, and Games at The Point Bar and Grill inside Star Lanes Polaris (63% Off). Two Options Available.

The Point Bar & Grill inside Star Lanes Polaris

Columbus

Chefs prepare gourmet pub grub as patrons sip on frosty brews and enjoy an on-site bowling alley and game area

$30 $11

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Indian Cuisine at Tadka (Up to 40% Off)

Tadka Indian Cuisine

Columbus

Sichuan chicken or beef, sesame chicken, paneer, and other made-to-order recipes from India

$20 $12

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Intricate notes emanating from a nearby piano. Steam rising off a teacup as it sits on a delicate saucer. Signs of old-world elegance permeate every corner of Mozart's Bakery and Piano Cafe, and owners Anand and Doris Saha wouldn't have it any other way. The European-trained couple have been slinging their famed sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 20 years, after honing their skills in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels.

However, even their most frequent diners will be astounded by their new, expanded location in a formerly abandoned Beechwold restaurant. While guests still get to enjoy more than 80 European delicacies?some of which helped earned Columbus Monthly's Best Dessert in Best of Columbus 2014?they can now do so on a patio or in one of many rooms stocked with the aforementioned pianos. And even the menu has gotten a slight makeover, with an extensive breakfast selection of savory strudels, quiches, and omelets as well as lunch and dinner entrees including angus burgers, authentic schnitzel, beef stroganoff, and chicken paprikash. The Columbus Dispatch praised the latter for its "excellent sauce of sweet paprika, cream and chicken stock that tastes house-made."

But as proud as the Sahas are of their elegant, continental cuisine, they take just as much pride in helping the community. They were recently honored with the first Columbus Small Business Community Heroes Award from Direct Energy for their fund-raising contributions. The funds have gone toward aiding many different parts of the community, a few of which are a local food pantry, programs for senior citizens, and after-school activities for children.

2899 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Old Blue Eyes casts his piercing gaze across the red-walled dining room as the opening strains of “Strangers in the Night” drift into the ears of diners seated at tables dressed in white linens. The aura of a refined 1960s club permeates every nook and cranny of Trattoria Roma, thanks in part to the assortment of framed Sinatra records and photos displayed behind the bar and the ever-present Rat Pack tunes playing throughout the day. Since its opening 22 years ago, the eatery's owners have fostered a cozy-yet-refined atmosphere bolstered by authentic Roman cuisine forged from local ingredients. This tradition continued eight years ago when veteran employee Shawn Mason took over the restaurant’s reigns from the original owners. Though he brought his own brand of hospitality to the mix, he made sure to uphold the kitchen’s tradition of high culinary standards.

As Shawn cheerfully chats with regulars scattered throughout the dining room and at the bar, his partner, chef Matthew Prokopchak, can be found architecting Italian eats with his crew in the kitchen. Having grown up learning the conventions of Italian cooking from his mother and aunts, chef Matthew integrates some of his family’s recipes into the menu, imbuing his dishes with a sense of history and tradition. He assembles his arsenal of fresh produce –from lush tomatoes to fragrant basil– from local farms. While the menu remains largely unchanged throughout the year, each night the friendly service staff sidles up to tables to detail the day's seasonal specials via verbal recitations or interpretive dances.

Amid the dining room’s ruby walls, a series of Orfeo Tamburi lithographs depicting post-WWII Rome––reportedly the only complete Tamburi collection in the United States––hang in elegant frames. The décor works in concert with the savory wafts of garlic emanating from the bustling kitchen to evoke a vintage Italian atmosphere.

1447 Grandview Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Basilicata proudly refers to itself as the instep of Italy. Its pedestrian nickname, however, belies its scenic and gastronomical riches—the volcanic vineyards, the cliff-cut coastlines, and the ancient, gnarled olive trees that inspired recipes passed down for two generations until they reached the kitchen of Giorgio Italian Restaurant. In 2008, the recipes stood the test of time when Giorgio was named one of the Best New Restaurants by Columbus Monthly. Currently, Chef Todd McCall curates and expands upon these family recipes for menu items such as bolognese sauce and meatballs.

Giorgio's Mediterranean influences extend to its décor, where crisp white tablecloths stand next to a grapevine mural and a rustic wall-mounted wooden wine rack. On the outdoor patio, pots of parsley, basil, and lemon verbena bloom at tables' edges.

At a monthly jazz night, cool rhythms and melodies drift through the eatery. Just as regularly, wine tastings strike an education-entertainment balance as Giorgio's oenophiles pinpoint flavor notes and teach diners how to tell red wine apart from bourbon simply by sniffing it.

2941 N High St
Columbus,
OH
US

Racks of obsidian and golden bottles line the monolithic wine wall of Camelot Cellars's rustic boutique, bringing together varietals crafted by the winery and selections from around the world. Beneath chandeliers and brick facades, guests clink glasses of aromatic vintages and play favorite xylophone songs on themed tasting flights served atop the smooth contours of the locally hewn wooded bar. Small plates of cheeses, meats, and bread also gather nearby, cleansing palates and bringing out the wine’s subtler tones. Nearby, the convivial sound of good cheer emanated from the Tuscan Table and the private Tuscan Room, which house large groups and may be rented out for gatherings.

Not satisfied to fill their casks with only their own brews, the winery also aids clients in handcrafting their own artisan wines. With the help of a resident expert, prospective vintners assemble their preferred style of wine, leaving it in the capable hands of the winery for 6–12 weeks. Each bottle is then identified with a custom label, making perfect keepsakes for weddings, parties, or obedience-school graduations.

958 South High Street
Columbus,
OH
US

Divine De-lites owner Kim Herring didn’t set out to become full-time baker. “I was really more of a cook,” she says, “but then whenever we had family functions I always baked stuff.” But not just any "stuff"––breads and cookies that had family and friends raving. For nearly 10 years, others tried to convince her to turn her part-time passion into a career, and when the economic downturn led her to leave her job in the corporate arena, she decided to do exactly that.

To craft her treats, Herring employs family recipes––including one for a much-lauded banana bread––and formulations she developed herself using organic and local products whenever possible. Cookies are her No. 1 specialty, which she whips up in flavors such as oatmeal apricot, peanut butter, and almond butter with fig, and can be made gluten-free, sugar-free, or disguised as salads to suit a range of dietary concerns. But it’s her chocolate-chip cookies that are the real crowd pleaser. “They’re kinda crispy on the outside, but when you break ‘em open they’re real soft on the inside. And [there are] lots of chocolate chips.”

320 Benedetti Avenue
Columbus,
OH
US

The Ohio State Buckeyes are more than a sports team at Across The Field Store?they're trendsetters. The Buckeyes-themed store sells everything from OSU hats, jewelry, and clothes to iPad accessories, luggage tags, and stickers. In addition to the football stars, Across The Field Store celebrates OSU's acclaimed marching band with commemorative CDs, snow globes, and decals. The store even sells merchandise that mocks the school's rivals, such as an anti-Wolverine t-shirt.

2781 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus,
OH
US