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“Best tapas we've ever had. ”
Review of Sidebar

Sidebar
Ranked #83 of 2,339 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lazelle St.
Transit: Corner of Main Street and Lazelle Street
Description: Sidebar is a multi-level restaurant located downtown Columbus. Sidebar offers special menus and private party spaces of many sizes and styles to suit the needs of you and your guests. Each level creates a distinctive and inspiring experience. Our divergent spaces – from our lower level piano bar, which will transport you and your guests to the days of traversing back alleys for a hard to find speakeasy, to the intimate bar and lounge on our second level - means we have the ideal space for you - whether it be a romantic dinner for two, a business dinner or a private party. For larger events, we offer full or partial buy-out of the restaurant.
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

After trying and utterly failing to enjoy the hot and packed Columbus Food Truck Festival, my wife and I left the river's edge in search of a good alternative to the event. It was my birthday, so we wanted something at least somewhat special. We randomly chose Sidebar because it had good ratings and was close by. Now, Sidebar is a nice place. I think nice jeans and a collared shirt are the minimum requirement here. When we walked through the door, we were sweating profusely, had one weathered walking sneakers and tshirts with athletic shorts - hardly deserving of admittance. However, the wait staff was incredibly kind, realized our starvation and plight for food after the failed festival (we explained), and allowed us entry without question. We sat outside and had a great little view of downtown up the street. Our waitress, who was also the bartender, was just phenomenal. So accommodating and kind to us. We each ordered a drink (they were fantastic), along with spicy mussels, a pork skewer, scallops, garlic mashed potatoes, and sautéed asparagus. Every single element was incredible. The mussels were cooked perfectly and so flavorful. The pork spiced to perfection and tender. The scallops like butter under our forks. Rich, creamy mashed potatoes, with crisp, fresh asparagus to top it all off. We stuffed ourselves to the gills, and the bill actually came out cheaper than expected. Around $45 for all of that - drinks included. We will absolutely be back. What a great birthday surprise for me. I think this qualifies as our new favorite restaurant in Columbus!

Thank Nick M
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Fine place, nice food and good service, the location is in the center and easy to reach..the ceviche is almost perfect..what else? Try it!!

Thank fabio a
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Columbus area you need to experience this restaurant. It is the hidden gem of Columbus! Everything form the steak, mussels, vegetables, seafood, and the amazing service is amazing. 5/5!

Thank Keegan M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a must visit place if you are visiting or living in Columbus OH. If you appreciate good taste and for reasonable prices this place delivers. You will not be disappointed. My opinion is this place is best suited for the late evenings and nights. The staff is super cool and also there is seating outside if that is your thing. Definitely recommend it.

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Thank Prashanth s
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

came away from very impressed. Small plates were substantial and there were dinner portions available as well. Unique flavors, but not so much that you wondered what was being consumed.

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