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. Rigsby’s - The original anchor of the Short North fine dining scene, now with a fresh new chef

10. The Table - Hyper-local, hyper-delicious

11. Northstar Café - Healthy, quick, lighter fare; the Northstar veggie burger is a must

12. Basi Italia - Fresh interpretations of Italian classics in a tucked-away corner of Victorian Village

13. Hyde Park - Classic steaks, stiff drinks and impeccable service

14. Philco - Breakfast, lunch and dinner, updated diner food

15. Forno Kitchen and Bar -Trendy atmosphere with contemporary food and a great happy hour