This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick.

German Village is home to many great dining spots, from pubs, taverns and burger joints, to bakeries, cafés, and delis. Many restaurants have garnered national attention, from Schmidt’s Sausage Haus to the farm-to-table focused Skillet in Schumacher Place.

Now we want to highlight four fine dining spots in the neighborhood. These restaurants offer creative menus, strong wine lists and patios perfect for a night out. So make a reservation and get exploring the village!

1. Lindey’s matches elegant digs with a casual atmosphere. Whether you sit inside at the copper bar, in the dining room, or on their spacious patio, you’ll find it the perfect spot for specialties like shrimp and lobster risotto, Ohio Amish chicken, or gorgonzola-crusted filet mignon. The lunch menu features many of the same meals while including entrée salads loaded with salmon, tuna, or steak.

2. Chef David Teztloff at G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar specializes in Low Country cooking. His shrimp and grits are legendary, as well as his Southern fried pork chop. In fact, when paired with a stellar wine list, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on the menu.

3. Whether it's drinking at the bar or dinner on their city-favorite patio, Barcelona Restaurant offers Spanish-themed meals that have pleased Columbus diners for many years. House-cured meats, paella, and the tapas tasting menu are all popular picks.

4. The Sycamore may classify as more casual to some, but the upscale pub combines an excellent cocktail and craft beer list with complex comfort foods like beef cheek poutine, seared ahi tuna, and grass-fed Ohio beef burgers.