8 Essential New Restaurants to Try This Fall in Columbus

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Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on September 28, 2023
Photo by Cento German Village via Facebook

Columbus is an ever-changing city and that means there’s always new things to do and see, and maybe most importantly – eat. We hope you’re hungry, but honestly if you’re not hungry now, you will be by the time you finish reading this.

Here’s 8 of the best new restaurants around Columbus. You ready? Let’s dive in.


595 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215

The well-loved German Village in Columbus just got even more lovable with it’s newest addition of an Italian restaurant called, “Cento.” Cento is the 100th Cameron Mitchell Restaurant (hence the name), and is enrobed in greenery – making it a romantic setting for a delicious dinner. Enjoy Italian classics done Cento’s way. Squisito!

Photo by Cento German Village via Facebook

Goood Friends

171 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215

Goood Friends at Jackie O’s on Fourth is exceptional! For a killer fried chicken sandwich, a juicy cheese burger, loaded corn and more – Goood Friends is the spot. Kick back on the outdoor patio at Jackie O’s next to the fire pit, snag a seat on the upper patio, or warm up inside.

Photo by Jackie O’s on Fourth via Facebook


36 E Lincoln St, Columbus, OH 43215

Hiraeth has a vibe that The Short North hasn’t witnessed before, as well as tremendously delicious and unique food to compliment it. Their menu features wood-fired dishes and mouthwatering shareables like Naan and Dips, Lamb Cavatelli, Stuffed Eggplant and more.

The Brass Eye

77 Belle St, Columbus, OH 43215

The Brass Eye is the newest rooftop bar to hit the scene in Columbus with bar snacks and shareables like Deviled Eggs, Summer Corn + Burrata Toast, Tuna Tartar, Caviar and Chips, plus more. Head to the Junto Hotel to enjoy scenic views of Columbus on their romantic rooftop patio, cozy up by their double-sided fireplace, and sip on a craft cocktail.

Winn Winn Cafe

1212 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Columbus could never have enough cafes or coffee shops, and Winn Winn has just been added into the mix. With delicious breakfast sandwiches on everything bagels, coffee cakes to die for, massive cookies and so much more – this cafe is an ideal stop for breakfast or lunch on the go.

Little West Tavern

77 Belle St, Columbus, OH 43215

In addition to The Brass Eye, The Junto Hotel also introduced The Little West Tavern which prepares classic western dishes with an upscale flare. Enjoy Smoked Chicken Sandwiches, Country Fried Steaks, and Cedar Plank Salmon with a top notch alcoholic (or non alcoholic) beverage.

Photo by Little West Tavern via Facebook

Chung Chun Rice Hot Dog

1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

The Food Court and Polaris Fashion Place just got interesting with Chung Chun Rice Hot Dog! Much like a typical corn dog, Chung Chun puts a spin on their rice hot dogs with rice flour batter to give it a chewy and crispy texture like no other. Pick your sausage, cheese, and toppings like hot Cheeto dust, and enjoy!

Photo by Polaris Fashion Place via Facebook

Créme de la Créme

5311 Westpointe Plaza Dr, Columbus OH 43228

The essence of Europe has made its way to Columbus in the form of a stunning bakery with flaky chocolate croissants, almond croissants, and other tasty desserts and pastries. Créme de la Créme’s bright and airy interior makes it a perfect spot to get work done, have a lunch date, or just sip on a coffee and pretend you’re somewhere in Europe.

Photo by Step Out Columbus Staff

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