Dining in style has long been associated with round buildings and exotic locales, but combining the two usually fails, as evidenced by the empty tables and awful tips at the Colosseum Moonbase Bistro. Take your meal in three-cornered style with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine dining at the Flatiron Bar and Diner, located in the historic Arena District flatiron building.
Commence your Cajun- and Creole-laced meal with an appetizer of cornmeal-fried jumbo shrimp with rémoulade ($7.95), cornmeal-fried oysters ($9), or the roulade of house-smoked salmon crème fraîche ($7.95). Low Country barbecue fanatics find solace in Flatiron's made-from-scratch sauciness, such as the North Carolina–style mustard sauce on the pulled-pork sandwich served with coleslaw ($8.75) and the bourbon-barbecue slathering the slab of St. Louis pork ribs (with hand-cut fries and coleslaw, $14.75). For a genuine New Orleans experience up north, try the fried-oyster po' boy dressed with lettuce, tomato, and rémoulade on a baguette ($10, also available with shrimp or catfish). Devotees of pub food can grab a hefty half-pound cheeseburger with pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, and ancho mayonnaise ($8.50); the Flatiron gumbo with chicken, shrimp, and house-made andouille sausage ($5.95); or the house-made chorizo and black-bean chili ($5.50). Put a cap on your appetite with a finishing slice of homemade sweet-potato pie ($5) or a custard bread pudding with bourbon anglaise and shaved chocolate ($5).
The distinctive ambience at Flatiron Bar and Diner has garnered copious accolades from Columbus Alive!. Slip into the narrow dining room and enjoy a view of the beautiful, original cherry-wood bar, celebrating years of continuous dining service. The southern airs make casual conversation and informal meet-ups a must, so take some friends or your informal spouse and enjoy a warm Cajun evening at the Flatiron.
- …I adore Flatiron's barbecue. They're not afraid to liberally douse their meat in their made-from-scratch sauces. – Shelley Mann, Alive!
- …the Flatiron is a real high-fryer and it likes to put the wood to your food — as you can tell from the smoky scent wondrously wafting through this long, narrow restaurant with the jazzy and bluesy jukebox.
- Food is so fresh, bread is amazing. Can't say enough good things! – CSMobileUser4, Citysearch
129 E Nationwide Boulevard
Columbus, Ohio 43215Get Directions