Black love is in the air this Valentine’s Day season at The Royce. This week we stopped by for the perfect day date at one of our favorite go-to spots for brunch in Columbus.

Walter Carpenter, Owner, The Royce

The Royce owner, Walter Carpenter. Photo credit: The Columbus Dispatch

Owner, Walter Carpenter opened The Royce in 2020 with the mission to create an atmosphere of serenity and love. In our most recent visit, we discovered that the restaurant was named after Walter’s wife, Royce. Now if that isn’t love, I don’t know what is!

The Royce Interior

The Royce takes the cake when it comes to customer service. Carpenter and his staff are always front-facing and checking on guests throughout their full dining experience. Everyone on The Royce team is both pleasant and informative, making it the perfect place to visit if you are looking for grade-A customer service.

The menu is packed with excellent flavors, no matter what you’re in the mood to eat. With everything from eggs benedict to short rib hash, you’re sure to find your new favorite brunch dish in Columbus. Out of all the fantastic items on the brunch menu, our family favorite has to be the red velvet pancakes.

Brunch at The Royce

Braised Short Rib, photo credit: The Royce

You won’t want to miss their brunch cocktails! Sip on the classics like the Bloody Mary or Bellini – if you’re with a group, spring for the Mimosa Kit: a bottle of bubbles served with a full carafe of orange juice!

During the colder months, The Royce transforms into a wonderland with their exclusive Winter Park igloo dining experience. Guests can make a reservation for up to six people and savor their fantastic food inside these outdoor snow globes complete with seasonal décor and a heater to keep you comfortable. Book your igloo experience beginning at 4 pm on weekdays or any time during opening hours on the weekend.

Royce Winter Park at Polaris Fashion Place

The Royce is a great stop whether you’re looking for a romantic date night, a girl's brunch outing or hosting out-of-town guests.

Jasmine Lawrence at The Royce

You can visit The Royce at 8791 Lyra Dr. near Polaris. Share your memories with us using #LiveForwardCbus and find more black-owned businesses in Columbus here.