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Group Restaurants in Columbus

Columbus is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of America's up-and-coming culinary destinations. Its restaurant scene is creating a buzz with its creativity, diversity and one-of-a-kind experiences, from classic diner fare, to fine dining, to offbeat, ethnic and funky cafes.  With farms, heritage livestock and artisan producers just minutes away, Columbus chefs have easy access to the best local ingredients from which to craft their menus.

Columbus offers a variety of restaurants, specific to group dining. Group favorite places include Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus in German Village. Iconic and family-owned for generations, this restaurant has two large banquet rooms, live entertainment and to-die-for cream puffs. Enjoy traditional German fare and get a taste of their beer, fresh from the brewery at Hofbrauhaus Columbus or have a nice steak dinner at this upscale offering from Columbus’ own Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, The Avenue, both located in Grandview Heights.

Treats and Sweets

Top off your night with unique ice cream flavors from local favorite, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams located throughout the city, or head to Worthington to Mozarts, a bakery and piano cafe delights in Old European charm. 

Participatory Dining

Get a true taste of Columbus on a guided Columbus Food Adventures tour, complete with samples of their best menu items. Or, head to The Kitchen for a participatory dining experience where you work together to make your lunch or dinner, and then dig in!