Chez du Bon Columbus Oh
We're staying a few days in Columbus in December, revisiting some favorites. I've been looking for something new, and this place caught my eye for lunch and a little shopping. Anyone have any views of this place yet? And-how's parking around this area during the week? We stay in German Village, so I'd need to drive there. Thanks for your input.
Yes, thanks. I actually saw it listed on opentable-no reviews there yet either.
In researching this place, I came across the story that Bierberg Bakery isn't making Christmas cookies this year...which made me very sad (though it's probably just as well, considering how many I ate last year).
We did stop in on our trip.
The space is a little odd-when you walk in, there is someone to greet you and direct you. There were some folks seated in a dark area just inside the door. There is also an upstairs space that we didn't see. We were not looking for a full-blown meal at lunch, so chose to head into the bar area.
There are bar seats and a few high tables in the same area as some of the shopping. The bartender/waiter was cheerful and efficient.
We had the lobster beignets (3) which were crispy and fairly tasty, though not a lot of lobster. The sauce was good.
The soup special was a type of potato, which was very nice-not too creamy, but with substance.
The smoked salmon rillettes had a nice flavor, with a decent amount of salmon on them-there were 4.
And the chicken/mushroom crepe, with gruyere-nice balance of flavors.
I'd say the flavoring tends to be on the subtle side, so if you like big tastes, this may not be your place.
We also had a glass each of wine that I let the bartender pick-he matched the tastes well. $52.89 before tip.
I'd say it's worthwhile if you are in the area-probably not worth the trip there if you are not. The market has a few items-breads, pastry, meats, soups, dried goods.
All in all-it doesn't replace Barcelona, Schmidt's, G Michael's, Old Mohawk, Rigsby's, Pistacia Vera, or the North Market.
I probably won't be back, but if I lived in Columbus I probably would drop in from time to time.
We had a great time as always-looking forward to our next visit.