Here are some great recommendations for local dining near the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Short North Arts District.

1. Barley’s Brewpub - with classic soups, sandwiches and bar snacks 2. Double Comfort - Fried chicken to die for, with lots of other comfort food options 3. Hubbard Grille - American standards with a modern edge 4. Tasi - Classic breakfast, lunch and patisserie with a sophisticated twist 5. Martini Modern Italian - food, wine and cocktails 6. Lemongrass - Asian-fusian cuisine with lighter fare 7. The Pearl - Oysters, seafood and killer chicken and waffles 8. The Rossi - Pub fare that’s taken up two notches – the lamb lollipops are outstanding 9. Double Comfort - Southern-influenced comfort-food favorites, served in innovative ways 10. Rigsby’s - The original anchor of the Short North fine dining scene, now with a fresh new chef 11. The Table - Hyper-local, hyper-delicious 12. Northstar Café - Healthy, quick, lighter fare; the Northstar veggie burger is a must 13. Basi Italia - Fresh interpretations of Italian classics in a tucked-away corner of Victorian Village 14. Hyde Park - Classic steaks, stiff drinks and impeccable service 15. Philco - Breakfast, lunch and dinner, updated diner food