Columbus, OH - 25th Anniversary - where to go?
Our wedding anniversary will be celebrated on Sat May 31. If DH were to choose, we would probably walk to The Top Steakhouse and then to Graeter's, Mozart's or Johnson's for dessert. He is very much Mr. Meat & Potatoes and massive quanitites of food (he is 6'3). He worries about nouvelle cuisine portions and will not complain out loud that he is still hungry but gets angry when we spend $$$$ on dinner and he has to make a sandwich when we get home. No vegetarian, not much diversity of palate, stick to the familiary kind of guy. He is allergic to fish/seafood (iodine), peppers and sweet potatoes and doesn't eat cooked vegetables.
Some places that did not work for him - La Tavola (we had BAD service), Hyde Park Grille (overcooked steak, rude service), M (didn't get enough to eat), Worthington Inn (dinner didn't agree with him), Basi Italia (I love this place, but he had full dinner after dinner(!). No Dragonfly Neo V for him!
So, here are some positives - Barcelona (love their patio if its a nice night), Handke's (he is OK with a steak there), The Refectory, G Michael's, Lindey's (we just went there), Trattoria Roma (not fancy enough for anniversary)
Any suggestions? Thanks!
ROFLOL, BZ, you must not have ever read my comments about the Clarmont resto. For 45 years, this place was our family's "go to" place for celebrations. Mother used to work years ago at Grange Insurance, I have been going there in utero.
Then, about 7 years we had a truly horrible experence and none of us will ever be back. My father was dying and we knew this would be the last family outing with him. His wish was one last meal at the Clarmont. We called a week in advance and made a reservation for a Saturday night for a party of 10 explaining this would be a special celebration dinner. Upon arrival, we were told there would be a short wait for the table, OK. My father was on oxygen, elderly and frail so we requested a chair as he could not wait in the bar (still smoking indoors). The owner was extremely rude about not being able to wait in the bar and made disparaging remarks to our party. Remember, we had been customers for 45 years and knew him by first name!
After a 45 min wait, our party was finally seated and given a table that should have been for 6 people not 10. Long story short, the whole evening was a disaster from a cramped table to bad service. The straw that broke the camel's back was a very rude remark muttered under his breath by the owner as we were leaving. Not only haven't been back, but go out of my way to discourage others from patronizing this place.
Now, if only we can find someplace comparable in terms of quality food and atmosphere, the Clarmont is the right kind of setting. Thanks!
Not sure what being 6'3" has to do with anything, I'm 6'2" and was quite pleased with M and Worthington Inn....but okay.....how about BD's Mongolian BBQ or Golden Corral or Schmidts?? Okay, okay, I kid......kinda.
Mitchell's Steakhouse perhaps? Bexley's Monk? Go somewhere nice and eat more bread and order a salad for volumetrics/satiety?