Food & Drink in Upper Arlington

$11 for Indian Cuisine at New India Restaurant

The Gables

$20 $11

Chefs bake tandoori specials in a clay oven, prepare mild or spicy curries, & plate up veggie, vegan, and gluten-free entrees

Shadowbox Live – Up to 56% Off Meal or Show

Shadowbox Live and Backstage Bistro

$20 $11

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Bistro dining, or admission to a live rockumentary paying tribute to The Beatles or an original musical sketch show

40% Off Mexican Food at Senor Tequilas

Senor Tequilas

$25 $15

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The menu includes chiles rellenos and specialties such as the El Amigo, with grilled steak and chicken, mexican sausage, and shrimp

50% Off Thai Cuisine at Basil Restaurant

Short North

$20 $10

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Diners feast on authentic Thai dishes beneath a glittering chandelier in a former antique shop

Up to 50% Off Wine-Flight Education Experience

Short North Columbus

$28 $14

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

Up to 44% Off at Alex's Bistro on Reed

Upper Arlington

$40 $25

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Cuisine includes escargot, spaghetti bolognaise, rib eye and frites, and demi canard roti, a half roasted duck with bacon-cabernet demi

50% Off at Red Bar & Sushi

Short North

$30 $15

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Classic spider rolls and tuna sashimi, served alongside innovative creations, such as the shrimp and jalapeño Angry roll

45% Off Gourmet Seafood at Two Fish Bistro

Short North

$30 $16.50

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Wild fish caught daily form starters of tuna tartare and mini fish tacos and entrees of seared tilapia and pan-seared mahi-mahi

Half Off a Tour at Watershed Distillery

Tri-Village

$30 $15

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Watch distillers handcraft microbatches of gin, vodka, and bourbon with an optional sampling of the spirits at the tasting room

Half Off at Bar-10 & Grill

Holiday Inn.

$30 $15

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

39% Off Japanese Cuisine at Shoku

Grandview Heights

$30 $18.25

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

Half Off Tapas at Sway

Short North

$30 $15

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

50% Off Frozen Yogurt and Sandwiches at Groovy Spoon

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

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Frozen yogurt flavors come in low-fat, vegan, and dairy-free varieties; toppings include fruit, sprinkles, and cookie bites

Up to 50% Off Tex-Mex Food or Party-Room Rental at Talita's

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Layered-enchilada or wet n' cheesie burrito and signature desserts; 550-square-foot party room seats up to 40

45% Off Greek Food at King Gyros Greek Restaurant

East Columbus

$20 $11

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

Up to 40% Off Indian Cuisine at Tadka

Columbus

$20 $12

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

45% Off at Kissho Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar

East Broad

$20 $11

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Sushi creations include the Buckeye roll with tuna, avocado, and eel sauce, alongside Asian favorites such as sesame chicken and peking duck

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Dublin

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Half Off Sweet Treats at Sweet Berry Frozen Yogurt

Misty Meadows

$10 $5

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In addition to self-serve frozen yogurt, the dessert shop serves up fruit smoothies, yogurt smoothies, and chocolate-flavored bubble tea

$11 for Nuts and Snacks at Krema Nut Company

Grandview Heights

$20 $11

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Nut company churns out preservative-free snacks, nut butters, and homemade caramel corn

Up to 50% Off Italian Food at Moretti's of Arlington

Upper Arlington

$30 $15

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Chef and owner Tim Moretti prepares fresh sauces and pastas within spacious eatery boasting an outdoor patio

Up to 45% Off Street Tacos at El Tacoriendo

Eastland

$22 $13

House-made tortillas surround classic street food, such as tacos filled with chorizo, melted cheese, and cilantro

50% Off American Cuisine at DK Diner

Grandview Heights

$16 $8

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Diner offers breakfast all day such as scrambles, donut sandwich, and blueberry pancakes; lunch and dinner includes burgers, wraps, and more

Half Off Casual American Cuisine at Philco Bar + Diner

Short North

$10 $5

Menu with modern twist on American classics with dishes such as barbecue duck wings, or steak and eggs with a bloody mary aioli

48% Off American Cuisine and Drinks at The Rossi Bar + Kitchen

Short North

$50 $26

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New York–style pizza, gourmet burgers and upscale steaks and creative entrees served until 1 a.m., with cocktails poured until 2:30 a.m.

50% Off at Wyandotte Winery

Columbus

$40 $20

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Guests sample cheese and 10 of the winery's wines; take home a food and wine pairing book to hold future tastings at home

Up to 50% Off at SuperChef’s Breakfast & More

Columbus

$30 $16

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Breakfast brings waffles drizzled with bourbon-infused syrup, and lunch includes a burger topped with sweet-onion jam, gouda, and bacon

40 Off Mexican Cuisine at Cazuelas Grillat

University District

$20 $12

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Eatery near Ohio State University's campus dishes out classic Mexican cuisine and jumbo margaritas

50% Off American Casual Cuisine at Little Palace Restaurant

Downtown Columbus

$10 $5

Eclectic menu ranges from hand-tossed pizza and stromboli to sandwiches and fried cheese curds

40% Off Latin American Food at Explorers Club

Merion Village

$25 $15

Lamb pastrami sandwiches with house bacon and mofongo meatloaf with pulled pork balance vegetarian and vegan options

$10 to See a Standup-Comedy Show

Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown

$20 $10

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Seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

40% Off Pastries and Cafe Sandwiches at Auddinos Bakery & Cafe

Mill Run

$10 $6

Bakery prepares Italian-inspired cuisine and pastries including meatball subs, personal pizzas, donuts, and cannolis

50% Off Hot Sandwiches at A Matter of Steak

Cross Creek

$10 $5

Breakfast sandwiches, grilled salads, and cheesesteak subs with sides such as wings and mozzarella sticks

45% Off Mexican Food at La Fiesta Mariachi

Northwest Columbus

$20 $11

Diners dig into a wide assortment of Mexican dishes, such as stuffed poblano peppers, chimichangas, and enchiladas supreme

Half Off at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

$8 $4

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The self-serve yogurt shop lets customers create desserts from 10 rotating flavors and 55 toppings

45% Off Mediterranean Cuisine

Northwest Columbus

$20 $11

Sandwiches made with Halal meats, freshly baked baklava, and other Mediterranean foods served in a sandwich shop within a grocery store

Up to 50% Off Frozen Yogurt at Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

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More than 20 flavors of yogurt and frozen custard, plus prepackaged containers and Dizzy Frogs, which blend toppings into frozen yogurt

45% Off Tex-Mex at Talitas Mexican Kitchen

Grove City

$10 $5.50

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Chili- and cheese-covered spaghetti, mexican pizza made with deep-fried tortillas and refried beans, and cheesy enchiladas

44% Off Life Coaching

Tipp City

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

48% Off Asian Cuisine at Fusion Steakhouse

Grove City

$25 $13

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Hibachi entrees, sushi, and international specialty drinks at family-friendly Asian eatery; diners must order at least two entrees

Up to 50% Off at Holy Smoke BBQ

Gahanna

$15.99 $8

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Newly remodeled barbecue joint and bar offers apps such as hush puppies and smoked pork and grits as well as barbecue platters with sides

44% Off at Tanuki Japanese Steakhouse Sushi & Bar

POWELL

$32 $18

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Chefs sizzle meats on hibachi grills or stuff sushi rolls with honey wasabi and popcorn shrimp

Up to 45% Off Mexican at Los Jalapenos

East Columbus

$10 $5.50

Family recipes with modern twists such as pork ribs marinated in a tequila-based chipotle barbecue sauce

45% Off Mexican Cuisine at Zapata's Grill

South Columbus

$10 $5.50

Bright folk art complements authentic Mexican plates that highlight grilled chicken and steak, slow-roasted pork, and vegetarian options

50% Off Pub Fare

Canal Winchester

$20 $10

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Nachos, sandwiches, and wings refuel guests during pool tournaments and live DJ entertainment

45% Off Mexican Food at La Fogata Grill Pickerington

Pickerington

$10 $5.50

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Spice up your meal with a carnitas burrito, chimichangas, carne asada, and Especial fajitas, including chorizo, shrimp, chicken, and beef

$10 for Sandwiches and Coffee at Christian Corner Cafe

Etna

$10 $5

Daily specials such as meatloaf and pulled pork pair with fresh-baked muffins and cakes, deli sandwiches, and coffee

Up to Half Off at Something Sweet Coffee & Bakery

Delaware

$14 $7

Ohio-roasted coffee, white-chocolate mochas, iced chai, and an assortment of freshly baked goods

Half Off Pub Fare at Pappy's Grill on 79

Heath

$16 $8

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Breezes waft through open walls as chefs sling seafood and bar classics, such as homemade chicken fingers and beer-battered frog legs

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In Ethiopian culture, it is said that people who eat from the same plate, known as mosseb, will never betray one another. Using injera (a crepe-like bread made of teff, wheat, and corn flours) to scoop up chunks of spiced stew to place in a dining partner’s mouth demonstrate the affection and trust that only a shared meal can forge. While they don’t expect guests to feed one another, the chefs at Blue Nile recreates these Ethiopian culinary traditions with a menu of authentic dishes that range from the spicy berbere sauce to milder stews and delicately seasoned lamb and chicken. Served at a mix of traditional Ethiopian tables with American-style tables and chairs, lamb, beef, and chicken dishes are share space alongside vegetarian options such as fresh eggplant, collard greens, and yellow split peas. These combination specials help up to four diners break bread together, encouraging them to share smiles, flavors, and suggestions for what origami animal to make out of the leftover bread.

2361 N High St
Columbus,
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W.G. Grinders puts hearty oven-baked sandwiches, hot pizzas, and crispy salads into on-the-go hands, mouths, and bellies. For the lightest level of W.G. Hunger, sink your fork into a signature salad ($5.99), including the meaty original Italian, chock-full chef, tangy buffalo chicken, and aptly located Southwest chicken salad. If flat topography eases your fear of toppling off a mound of greens, choose the single-topping 12-inch personal pizza ($7.99), which spreads sauce and sprinkles cheese over a thin crust and includes your choice of bacon, ham, sausage, green peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, or banana peppers. For some Italian flair wrapped in Italian dough, grab a stromboli ($5.99). Your meal also includes a side—choose from chips ($1), side salad ($2), or deli salad ($2–$2.50)—and a 22 oz. fountain drink ($1.49).

2820 Fishinger Rd
Columbus,
OH
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Louie's Grill Fusion jazzes up everyday meals with south-of-the-border flavors from Mexico and Cuba that rouse snoozing, spice-craving taste buds. Dip a toe in the meal fountain with appetizers such as fried plantains ($5.49) or a towering plate of nachos ($6.99), or dive right in with a Fiesta burger ($9.79), a half pounder topped with fried onions, slivered avocado, and chipotle ranch with a side of sweet potato fries.

3051 Northwest Blvd
Columbus,
OH
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Yabo's Tacos showcases a menu to satisfy a range of appetites at both of its lively locations. A Baja-style menu dazzles palates with an array of fresh, made-from-scratch plates, including flavorful combinations of burritos, tacos, wraps and salads. Kid-friendly choices, fresh baked desserts, and specialty margaritas from the cantina round out meals. While dining, guests may watch their favorite sporting event on one of Yabo's many large-screen televisions. The buzz of a fun, festive atmosphere beckons families to partake in game-day outings or family dinners.

3051 Northwest Blvd
Columbus,
OH
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Sweet frosting on a layered petit four. 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 had been slinging their famed tortes and sugary delicacies in the Columbus area for more than 17 years, having learned the ins and outs of pastry making when training in some of Europe's best restaurants and hotels. Mozart’s has more than 80 authentic European delicacies, which have snagged them titles including Best Dessert from Columbus Alive and Best Bakery from Columbus Monthly. Petit fours and truffles are created using imported ingredients from Europe. Continental favorites ranging from beef stroganoff and chicken cordon bleu to bavarian-style wiener schnitzel reproduce the timeless flavors found in dining rooms from Marseille to Munich.

During their European-inspired afternoon tea, a mini meal of pastries parades to tables arm in arm with a steaming cup of 1 of 16 different loose-leaf teas. Alongside decaf and herbal blends, english-breakfast, earl-grey, darjeeling, and rose-petal teas steep in mugs, letting mitts warm up after stealing the noses of arctic explorers. Canapés come in one-bite flavor explosions crowded with curried chicken salad, tomato and provolone, and smoked salmon with cream cheese. Miniature scones cloaked in devonshire cream and fruit preserves serve as diminutive feasts, and peach marzipan and chocolate petits fours, gluten-free truffles, or tea cookies drop a sweet curtain over the afternoon snack.

Soon, Mozart's culinary team will pair this commitment to European elegance with an equally stately local landmark: beginning in early 2013, the cafe will occupy a new spot in the historic halls of High Street's iconic Cord Camera building.

2899 N High St
Columbus,
OH
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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
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