The Dine-Around is a tradition of the Continuous Improvement Conference. This year it takes place Monday, April 6th. If you would like to participate, pick a restaurant, sign up at the conference registration desk, and continue your networking long into Monday evening. The restaurants were carefully chosen to represent a range of the best cuisine Columbus has to offer. You are responsible for the cost of your dinner.
The price key reflects the estimated price of a dinner with one drink and tip.
$ = $30 and under
$$ = $30–$45
$$$ = $45–$60
$$$$ = $60+
Black Point Restaurant ($$$) Streak and Seafood
Condado Tacos ($) Tacos, Guac, Beer & Margs
132 South High Street, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 0.4 mile (walk)
Condado is all about the tacos, tequila, and margaritas and their main attraction is the build-your-own taco. You choose exactly what you want, and however many you want. Fresh ingredients made every single day – from salsas, toppings, and proteins to house-made tortilla chips.
G. Michael ($$$) Southern American Fare
595 South Third Street, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 0.9 mile (taxi)
G Michael’s Bistro & Bar seasonal menus are inspired by the South’s “low-country” flair. Each dish is innovative with it’s unique ingredients and preparations. You and your guests will feel comfortable in our often described as “relaxed-upscale restaurant” atmosphere.
High Bank Distillery ($$) Distillery and Food Pairings
1051 Goodale Blvd., 43212
Distance from Hotel: 2.6 miles (taxi)
High Bank Distillery has a full-service bar, restaurant, and game area which features elevated, casual food offerings with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and a balance of both indulgent and healthy options. They have a distinguished craft cocktail menu that features both classic cocktails and their own in-house creations. If cocktails are not your thing, don’t worry. They have plenty of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options as well.
Marcella's ($) Mid-Priced Rustic Italian
615 North High Street, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 1.0 mile (taxi)
Marcella’s is a bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy. The lively atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends or family, or for a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. Begin your meal with a sampling of Italian meats, cheeses and olives. Next, try several of our signature hot and cold small plates. Then, choose from a selection of our pizzas and pastas, or one of our signature entrees.
Martini Modern ($$) Contemporary Italian
445 North High Street, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 0.7 mile (walk)
Martini Modern Italian is where timeless & innovative dining intersect, blending contemporary Italian style with classic Italian influence. Their talented chefs have created a menu featuring creative interpretations of classic Italian dishes. Pasta is made-from-scratch, mozzarella is hand-pulled to order and only the freshest ingredients are used.
Milestone 229 ($$) Elevated Comfort Food
229 South Civic Center, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 0.8 mile (taxi)
The restaurant features elevated comfort food from a scratch-kitchen with the finest and freshest ingredients. The chef chooses many local seasonal farmers to assure the finest and freshest ingredients and to support our community. The menu includes free-range Ohio chicken, Ohio proud beef and produce from local suppliers and herb gardens.
The Pearl ($$) Upscale Tavern, Oysters & Cocktails
641 North High Street, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 1.0 mile (taxi)
The Pearl is a take on a gastropub. It’s a restaurant for people who love food –- the kind of food chefs love to create and enjoy. Pairing innovative culinary technique with traditional tavern fare that’s made-from-scratch comfort food. Everything, from hand cranked sausage to chorizo dust on clam chowder is simply great.
Schmidt's German Village Restaurant ($) German Food
Third and Hollywood ($$) Best Restaurants List, American Fare
Tiger + Lily ($$)Pan Asian, Ramen & Cocktails
19 East Gay Street, 43215
Distance from Hotel: 0.2 mile (walk)
Tiger + Lily uses a very personal interpretation of Asian inspired flavors with a modern twist. They use only fresh products, exotic herbs and choice spices to create flavorful, balanced and expressive dishes. Everything is handmade, prepared from scratch and made to order with absolutely no shortcuts.
Wolf's Ridge Brewing ($$) Brewery, Upscale, Excellent Food and Atmosphere
215 North 4th Street
Distance from Hotel: 0.3 mile (walk)
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is a family-owned and operated craft brewery and restaurant. Stop by the Dining Room for a new American-inspired menu featuring the finest quality seasonal ingredients, or the Tap Room, with 20 WRB beers rotating on draft.