The Southern cooking sages at Café Le Rue hearken to the bayous of Louisiana while conjuring up the robust dishes that adorn their menu of authentic Cajun delicacies. Appetizers roust slumbering appetites more efficiently than donning a belly shirt in a blizzard, with selections such as sweet corn and jalapeño hush puppies ($6.99), or fried oysters sidled up next to a spicy rémoulade sauce ($11.99). Po boys and wraps ($9.99) extinguish hand-held hunger pangs, while shrimp and crawfish étouffe snuggles together two types of shellfish on a bed of rice ($10.99). Sautéed sausage anoints the hot n spicy red beans and rice ($10.99), affording diners the privilege of sampling the flavors of the Gulf without robbing a museum of Louis Armstrong's lunch pail.
Buckhead Bar and Grill is an old-fashioned steakhouse, serving up delicious USDA prime beef, fresh seafood, all-natural poultry, and creative culinary twists on classic southern staples. The chef relies on locally grown organic produce, all-natural grass-fed beef, and free-range lamb to prepare the multifaceted meats and vivacious vittles featured on the menu. Whet a rasping appetite with the fried fresh calamari ($13) or jumbo-lump crab cake ($13) before moving on to more substantial fishy fare, such as the panko-encrusted Norwegian salmon ($26). Carnivorous cravings get speared with Buckhead’s savory selection of steaks, made with USDA prime Black Angus beef, including the maytag blue cheese 8-ounce filet mignon ($38) or the pepper-encrusted 10-ounce sirloin ($29). Green-eating grazers can choose from the wedge or caesar salads ($10 each) or the fire-roasted vegetable medley ($12). A selection of homespun sides, including whipped garlic mashed potatoes, stone-ground grits, and lobster bisque create the perfect complement to any flattery-loving meal. Indulge squealing sweet teeth with desserts like crème brûlée ($6) or homemade red-velvet cake ($6) plucked fresh from the February red-velvet fields.
Meritage is a locally owned & operated independent restaurant, wine & martini bar. Our goal at Meritage is to offer the best dining experience in the greater Columbus area with exceptional food, wine and service. For date night, birthday, anniversary or just a great dinner out, Meritage is the place for casual fine dining.
Wrapping burritos, grilling steaks, and stacking nachos, Viva El Toro's chefs serve tantalizing Tex-Mex for dinner and lunch. Warm up tortilla tearing incisors with nachos especial ($6.99), a mountain of chips laden with beef or chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapenos. After grazing charcoal grasses, the bistec a la tampiquena ($11.95) rib eye steak is rubbed with spices and partnered plateside with rice, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and corn, flour, or cupped-hand tortillas. Singing shrimp sirens draw seafood-seeking mouths toward onion, tomato, and jalapeno cliffs before forks land gently in a bed of Mexican rice and in salad in the camarones a la mexicana ($10.95). Viva El Toro's tortilla artisans also wrap a bevy of burritos, like the veggie burrito supremo ($6.25), served sans meat for the benefit of vegetarian humans or cannibalistic vegetables.
The same love for pizza and beer that fueled three college students in 1974 transformed their lives as they expanded their business from one rundown building in Atlanta to 100 Mellow Mushroom restaurants across 15 states today. Each eatery owes its individual style to each location's being locally owned and operated, much like impressionist painters owed their individual style to their number of ears. In the kitchens, chefs assemble grilled and deli-style hoagies and bake calzones and pizzas in stone hearths using dough made with natural spring water. Though many of the restaurant's dishes have remained on the menu since its inception, the culinary crew frequently devises new, often gluten-free, dishes to keep senior-ranking pepperonis from becoming too powerful. Servers pair dishes with their location's own set of local brews, which fit into a collection of up to 100 microbrewed and imported beers on tap and in bottles. Brewers such as Bell's, Abita, and Dogfish Head are also featured in regular beer events.
You'd really have to go out of your way to miss the big game at Sports Page, one of Columbus' original hometown sports bars. Besides more than 60 televisions scattered throughout the bar, the latest sports or pay-per-view WWE events are displayed on one 200-inch and three 115-inch screens. Sports only skim the surface of the bar's nightly entertainment, which ranges from karaoke on Thursday and Saturday to live music on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Domestic brews from the tap and by the bottle complement festivities, as well as the kitchen's assortment of classic bar food. Sports Page's cooks whip up everything from wings tossed in lemon-pepper parmesan to hot dogs crowned with saut?ed potatoes and onions.On weekdays, Monday-Friday, it also hosts a Country Buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.