If you're lucky enough to be visiting Columbus next week, you're in for a treat! It's Restaurant Week ! More than 50 dining spots around the city are offering fixed price menus ranging from $15-35 per person, which lets you sample some of the best places to eat at a great value. If you're a local, this also is a great chance to branch out and try a restaurant or two you've never been to.
Restaurant Week is a food opportunity for visitors and locals alike to try one of the newest additions to Columbus' dining scene - and an instant front-runner for a "best patio" award: Milestone 229 on the Scioto Mile. The restaurant specializes in updated classic American dishes, and for the $30 Restaurant Week menu, you can sample soup or salad, salmon or pork, and a house-made ice cream sandwich for dessert!
If you're a bit more eclectic in your taste, Aab India is an excellent choice. Your $15 dinner starts off with nan, a delicious tandoori-oven-baked flat bread and a pakora or samosa, and then continues to a nice selection of spiced entrees - either vegetarian, chicken or lamb. The patio at Aab is hard to beat, with a nice view of Grandview's pedestrian-friendly main drag.
You can find the menus for many, many more participating restaurants at restaurantweekcolumbus.com . It's not a bad idea to call ahead for a reservation, as Restaurant Week can be busy. Which restaurant are you most excited to try?