French Restaurants in Upper Arlington

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According to a Columbus Alive article, Holy Smoke Barbecue owner Stan Riley is so dedicated to cooking his meats over freshly chopped wood that he has been known to haul tree trunks to the back of his restaurant and take an axe to them right there. He then puts the wood into his outside smokers. He told the magazine that the freshness of the wood was important because it determined the flavor of the smoked meats?the fresher the wood was, the more potent the flavor.

These flavorful meats include hand-carved brisket that has been in the smoker for more than 15 hours, St. Louis?style spare ribs, and smoked chicken. Signature sauces, such as spicy chipotle barbecue and sweet and smokey barbecue, finish them off. Customers can dine in a newly remodeled space complete with a full seating area and a bar.

59 Spruce St
Columbus,
OH
US

Since 1985, Alex's Bistro on Reed has charmed diners with its seasonal take on American and European classics. These days, under the leadership of German-born and -trained chef Daniel Kern, the bistro's menu narrows its focus to French and Italian flavors. Using natural meats and sustainable seafood, Daniel pairs 8-ounce filet mignons with blue cheese potatoes and crowns risotto with a full pound of Maine lobster. Both dishes, like a bulk of Daniel's menu, are gluten free, and several other courses can be prepared without gluten. Whether gluten free or full, all feasts unfold within a spacious dining room rendered intimate with soft, romantic lighting.

4681 Reed Rd
Columbus,
OH
US

La Poste chef, Dave Taylor, has crafted a menu of inventive dishes served with unconventional and delicious sides, as well as myriad quality wines. As in epistolary matters, the menu at La Poste is divided into Postage, Salutation, Body, and Postscript. Fritter away the premeal wait with a "postage" choice of ricotta fritters adorned with candied orange, bathed in black-truffle oil, and served with baby arugula ($7). Hungrier diners can upgrade to the succulent sausage in brioche, served with bacon, frisee, and brown butter ($10), with the option of delivery confirmation from a contented stomach. Amid the trellised windows and casual-but-tasteful arrangements of the restaurant, a glass of pinot noir from Gerard Bertrand ($9) sets off a plate of grilled salmon served with a smoked-paprika ratatouille and simmered in a buerre-rouge sauce ($18).

3410 Telford St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Taste of Belgium follows an authentic family recipe to make its waffles out of thick dough and coarse Belgian beet sugar. A specialized cast-iron press then crushes the dough into its distinctive waffle shape and caramelizes the sugar in the process. This gives the waffle a rich vanilla flavor and a delightful sweetness that doesn't require syrup. As such, you can eat waffles on the go without plates, forks, or Catholic guilt.

1801 Race St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Established in 2007 located in Grandview Heights, OH. Grand Day Cafe focuses on high quality, unique meals served with excellent service. We take pride in our 'one-of-a-kind' dishes such as our Avocado Benedict, and Kentucky Hot Brown. Also, w

1284 W 5th Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Lindey's: A User's Guide

American Bistro Fare | Critically Acclaimed Patio | Gluten-Free Menu | Weekend Brunch

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: ahi tuna tartare with crème fraîche and gaufrette potatoes
  • Entree: New Zealand rack of lamb in red-wine reduction with pistachio-mint gremolata and buttermilk-chive mashed potatoes
  • Dessert: croissant bread pudding with caramelized apples, anglaise, salted caramel, toasted almonds, and whipped cream

    Where to Sit: Though it fills up quickly, try snagging a spot on the patio, which Columbus Alive described as "a casually elegant and breezily fabulous food- and drink-fueled playground" and Columbus magazine simply called "breathtaking."

    When to Go: Lindey's really gets hopping during its weekend brunch—held on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. During this time, regulars clamor for indulgent, yet affordable dishes, such as french toast stuffed with banana and cream cheese and crab cakes with eggs.

    While You're Waiting

    • Carefully examine the restaurant's stunning copper bar. Try to replicate it to scale with all those pennies in your pocket.
    • Gaze at the bustling streets of the German Village neighborhood. Get up and dance the muehlradl every time you spot a dirndl.

      Inside Tips

      • Gluten-intolerant guests can rest easy—Lindey's has their back. The restaurant offers separate gluten-free menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner.
      • Despite its white-tablecloth decor, Lindey's is a family-friendly establishment. Ask for the kids' menu with small, child-approved dishes.

        While You're in the Neighborhood
        Before: Explore 32 rooms filled with bargain-priced books at The Book Loft of German Village (631 South Third Street), which is located in a pre–Civil War era building.

        After: Settle in for a pint at The Old Mohawk (819 Mohawk Street), a historic pub that's been in the neighborhood since 1933.

169 E Beck St
Columbus,
OH
US