Lemongrass Asian Bistro in Columbus
Will be in Columbus overnight next month for a concert on a Monday night. The online menu for Lemongrass looks good. Do you recommend it? If not, please recommend some places that are an easy communte to/from the Southern Theater. Thanks for your help.
Thank you for steering me clear of Lemongrass. Both RJ Snappers and Rigsby's look promising. I plan to make reservations so that we can make the show on time. As for Pan-Asian places in 419, I haven't been to any and only know of one. It's called Tea Tree Asian Bistro in Perrysburg and I hear good things about it. It's on my must-try list. Uhockey is correct. It's slim pickin's around here. Diva is gone. Harissa at the Oliver House was excellent the one time I was there. I fear that it won't be around long because it's only open on Friday and Saturday nights. Unfortunately, the most recent health department restaurant inspection for the entire Oliver House complex was not good. All hope is not lost as the owners of Petit Fours Patisserie & Cafe of Perrysburg will be taking over the management at the Oliver House and opening its new restaurant on-site.
Haiku is definitely better than Lemongrass.
Others in Short North:
-Bar of Modern Art for contemporary American and fusion
-L'Antibes for French
-Betty's for pub grub
-Rosendale's if you want to splurge for an expensive and exciting contemporary American meal
Dessert at Jeni's Ice Cream. Crazy but good flavors.
Or instead of the Short North, you could go to Lindey's in German Village, an equal distance away. Everything is around $20 and honestly everything on the menu is excellent.
I wouldn't go to North Star or the North Market except for lunch. Both are good but seem to be vastly overrated on this board.
I've never been to Lemongrass, but there is no way it is worse than Haiku. Haiku's popularity is college kids with no concept of what fresh sushi really is. Kooma, Nidas, and even Typhoon do that genre better.
For other (much better) options in the Short North, my strongest recommendation would be for Rigsby's....there is a reason they are ALWAYS in Cbus' top 10. Rosendales is another wonderful restaurant. BoMA (Bar of Modern Art) is great, but nowhere near the short north.
I've heard great things about L'Antibes, and if you're looking for good desserts there is always Jeni's.
As for the question re: good Pan-Asian in Toledo......wouldn't that entail Toledo having good restaurants?