T Murray's Bar and Kitchen - New in the Brewery District
January 26, 2012
There's a lot of new energy in the Brewery District these days, with Shadowbox Live moving in and new restaurants and nightlife spots popping up! One standout of this renaissance is T Murray's Bar and Kitchen . Sharing a spacious, historic brick building with the High-Beck Tavern, T Murray's entered the Columbus Food Scene last summer. The ambiance is cozy, comfortable and welcoming, with dim lighting and just a touch of swankiness. It feels like a jazz club (and fittingly, on Thursday nights, diners are treated to live jazz music.)
Over the past few weeks, I've been finding myself popping in for dinner pretty regularly. The menus are seasonal, and for a winter menu, I've found the offerings light and refreshing. Prices are reasonable and the quality of food is great. The best thing I've had so far was the Shrimp and Greens Stack, with sauteed napa cabbage in a sesame-based marinade topped with mesclun greens and butterflied shrimp. This is an appetizer, but was substantial enough for a main course. The seafood chowder was another standout - satisfying on a cold evening.
Another great dish is the Grouper and Chips - lightly battered and fried (can also be ordered grilled) and crispy shoestring fries. Be sure to order a side salad with this one if you're looking for a veggie on your plate. The calamari appetizer is also outstanding. My wife has ordered the burger before, which has lots of housemade touches, and at $9 is a great value.
Have you been to T Murray's yet? What do you like on the menu?