Where to Eat in Upper Arlington: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Giuseppe Pratt

Upper Arlington is an affluent suburb in Franklin County, Ohio, United States, on the northwest side of the Columbus metropolitan area. As of July, 2015, the population was estimated to be 34,907.
Things to do in Upper Arlington

1. Cameron's American Bistro

2185 W Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington, OH 43085-3348 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 614-885-3663
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Cameron's American Bistro

Twenty-three years after opening in 1993, our chef-driven menu still features familiar guest favorites, as well as some brand new ones – all complemented by an expansive award-winning wine list. There’s always a great reason to celebrate at Cameron’s American Bistro, a Worthington neighborhood favorite. We look forward to seeing you soon at Cameron’s American Bistro. General Manager Keith Moorehead & Executive Chef Jennie Printz

Reviewed By Shane H

This was our first time at American Bistro and it fully lived up to the excellence we have come to expect from Cameron restaurants. We went for our anniversary. The red rose on the table was a nice touch letting staff know it was our...MoreThank you for the kind words Shane H and happy anniversary! We are so honored you chose to celebrate your special day with us at Cameron's American Bistro. We hope to see you again soon!

2. Z Cucina di Spirito

1368 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-2803 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 39 +1 614-486-9200
Excellent
85%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 687 reviews

Z Cucina di Spirito

We specialize in rustic Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Handmade cheeses, bread, pastas and desserts as well as house cured salumi combine with an artisan wine list in a warm environment. Please note that we are open for lunch for groups of 8 or more with advanced notice. We also have semi-private dining options available as well.

Reviewed By Ctrytek

We have been to this restaurant many times and the food and service are always impeccable. The meals are always delicious and the menu changes seasonally with old favorites as well as a few new items, but this is Dine Originals week. In additional to...MoreThank you for another visit and review. Glad to know that you enjoyed our Dine Originals menu!

3. Hudson 29

1600 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-3956 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 614-487-0622
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 199 reviews

Hudson 29

Named for the storied Hudson River Valley, home of the Culinary Institute of America, and the route which winds through Napa Valley, Hudson 29 is a collection of great flavors and influences from both. Featuring a menu of familiar favorites crafted from the finest ingredients and an artfully composed wine list of more than 100 bottles.

Reviewed By Christina C - Nashville, Tennessee

Enjoyed a pleasant business related dinner at Hudson 29 with attentive service. The arugula salad is a nice salad with almonds and goat cheese and light dressing. The scallops are well cooked and taste fresh. The salad w beets and avocado that come as part...MoreThank you Christina C for your kind review. We are happy to read that you were able to enjoy your business dinner at Hudson 29 and hope to see you again soon for more of our delicious food!

4. Graeter's Ice Cream

1534 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-3921 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 614-488-3222
Excellent
68%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Graeter's Ice Cream

Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter's Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain family owned and operated. This is made possible thanks to you, our legion of loyal fans. For a century and a half, Graeter's has remained steadfast in our commitment to making ice cream in 2 gallon French Pots one batch at a time.

Reviewed By duck8to - Montville, New Jersey

Graeter's Ice Cream is smooth with a creamy texture. The texture is comparable to Breyer's Ice Cream. There are no fake syrups, sweeteners, coloring or trans-fats. The dairies used are local and the cows are not injected with GH. The ice cream is made in 2 1/2 gallon French Pot Freezer batches and the chocolate chunks are delicious. There is no uniformity in the chip size so you get surprised by an occasional huge chunk of chocolate. All that aside, what I like most about Graeter's is that they offer samples before you buy. I went with a party of five people and I did not even have to ask if I wanted to sample any of the ice creams. The server was up front and asked me. My favorite was the Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip. We also had the Coconut Chocolate Chip and the Low Glycemic Ice Cream. There a fully organized ice cream parlor offering Build-Your-Own Sundae, Sorbets, Seasonal Flavors like Peppermint Chip, Ice Cream Cakes and Frosty Paws for Canines. Indoor and Outdoor Seating with clean restrooms make this place a winner.

5. Amul India Restaurant

5871 Sawmill Rd, Dublin, OH 43017-2532 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 614-734-1600
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 149 reviews

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Reviewed By Anne W - Lansing, Michigan, United States

After a long Labor Day drive, Google found this restaurant for us. Our waiter Bronil treated us to some very special dishes gratis when he found out how far we had driven to eat there. We both had lamb entrees which were beautifully served and tasted delicious - just the right amount of heat. Because of the extras Bronil provided, we couldn't finish the meal. The finishing touch on the great servcie was another order of naan, gratis, sent home with the leftovers. I wish I lived nearby so I could go on a regular basis.

6. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

714 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-1426 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 614-294-5364
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Since August 2007, we&apos;ve been a fixture in the heart of the Short North Arts District, an eclectic neighborhood of bars, galleries, antique stores, vintage clothing shops, boutiques, and restaurants. On Gallery Hop nights (the first Saturday of each month) offer the most boisterous scenes, but every day and evening we&apos;re serving trios, sundaes, and scoops at a steady pace to locals and visitors from around the world.

Reviewed By Jim B - Tiffin, Ohio

My family loves ice cream, as do I, so we decided to try this place. Upon entering, menu is on a big blackboard behind the counter, pretty cool. They offer free taste sampling, which was nice because they have tons of unique flavors, some of which we have never heard of. I believe my flavor was called "brown butter toffee". I asked for a sample, and was sold on it immediately! My wife and daughter had the 'salted peanut butter chocolate', which tasted amazing as well. We normally don't favor chains, but this one we will return to.This is not cheap though, spent almost $20 for three single scoop cones. But........ the quality and taste was defiantly worth it.

7. Gallo's Kitchen & Bar

2820 Nottingham Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221-1133 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol American, Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 614-754-8176
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Gallo's Kitchen & Bar

Reviewed By dmarng - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

We went to Gallos Kitchen with another couple. This was our fourth or fifth visit and we are looking forward to our next meal there.
I highly recommend the specials. I had the walleye special as did another of our party. The sauce and polenta was expertly prepared and flavorful as was the walleye. Our other friend enjoyed a quality filet mignon . My wife lives the seafood creole.
Also we recommend the wings of whatever the special is for that night.

8. Fox in the Snow Cafe

1031 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201-3629 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Fox in the Snow Cafe

Reviewed By RDUBSTC - St. Clairsville

I LOVE The Fox In The Snow!
It is just about perfect in every way. It looks super cool both inside and out. It manages to pull off both comfy and funky at the same time. Staff is super friendly and cat-quick.
The food is wonderful, but it is the Bakery selections that had me at hello.
Every single decadent bite of deliciousness just got better and better. I promise I would throat punch someone if they tried to come between me and my Fox In The Snow Pecan Sticky Bun! My kids and wife love this place as well, and, while they would probably not throat punch anyone, they would surely give you The Look of Disapproval if you tried to pry them off their fave Foxy treats.
Quit denying yourself one of life's little pleasures. Go to Fox In The Snow. You will LOVE it.
PLUS, What could possibly be a cooler name?
Overall rating 11/10

9. Brassica

680 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-1548 Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available Mediterranean, Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 614-867-5885
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 89 reviews

Brassica

Reviewed By lisargold - Ohio

We ate lunch at Brassica today for the first time. All I can say is that it was delicious and full of wonderful complementary flavors. It is owned by the same company that owns Northstar Cafe, one of our favorites in the area. As a previous reviewer said, it is set up like a Chipotle, but that is were the similarity stops. The food is Mediterranean. You have your choice of getting a fresh home made pita or a bowl that starts with a yummy rice & lentil mixture and dressed greens. From their you decide if you want falafel, brisket, chicken or veggies. Then you can add hummas, baba ghanoush, fried onions, three different pickled veggies, an amazing cauliflower dish, an equally amazing spicy carrot dish, an eggplant one (I didn't try this), your choice of three different pickled veggies and about 5 or six sauces. Other things on the menu that we tried were a side of falafel and fries with an amazing spice mixture on them.
I've said all of this because if there was one down side to the restaurant, it's that their on-line menu does them a disservice. It only tells you the basics, not all of these amazing options that you can have that make your meal full of amazing flavors.
They also use natural and organic products.

10. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

1281 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212-3438 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 614-488-2680
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 874 reviews

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Open since March 2006, the shop is in a neighborhood immediately northwest of downtown Columbus populated by families, couples, children, and teenagers walking and biking to do errands, shopping in independently-owned-and-operated shops, and hanging out in lively spots like Stauf&apos;s Coffee Roaster&apos;s and Spagio. Home of the annual summer Tour de Grandview Cycling Classic, the renovated, single-screen Grandview Theatre, and the sidewalk Art Hop (last Saturday of every month), Grandview and its main artery, Grandview Avenue, is full of people just taking it all in.

Reviewed By Linsan53 - Denver, Colorado

Hit this place whenever I come home to Columbus to visit. I live in Denver and also order her ice creams online for dessert for Thanksgiving and for my sons families for Christmas. She is fabulous!

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