• We are starting a list for you, of restaurants near the Convention Center. 
  • We will be adding more as we find them.
  • Reservations are always recommended where available.
  • If you want to recommend a restaurant, send us an email at [email protected].

Martini Modern Italian

Martini Modern Italian is a vibrant, high energy restaurant featuring timeless Italian techniques, innovative culinary presentations & progressive handcrafted cocktails, all in a sexy, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Located in the Short North Arts District across from the Convention Center, Martini is just minutes away from the Arena District & is open nightly for dinner.


The Guild House
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

An artisan eatery featuring creative American cuisine available for dinner. Locally grown ingredients whenever possible. Chefs collaborate to create seasonal offerings that are regionally and globally inspired, all with artistic technique in an energetic and inviting space. Wine list includes wines from around the world that are diverse and carefully selected, and the bar chefs craft fresh squeezed juices and spirits with skillful passion. Repurposed wood, local art and contemporary accents lend to The Guild House’s cosmopolitan character – suitable for revelry or relaxation.

The Pearl - Short North

The Pearl is a well-polished culinary jewel that showcases made-from-scratch food, classically inspired cocktails and an exclusive selection of Ales, Lagers & Stouts. All within one cozy tavern atmosphere.

Hyde Park - Downtown Columbus

Located on The CAP at Union Station just off I-670 on North High St., this downtown location is across the street from the Convention Center, only a few blocks from major downtown hotels and within a short walk from Nationwide Arena and the famous Short North Arts and Entertainment District.
Hyde Park Downtown Columbus offers:
-Six private and semi-private dining areas accommodating groups from 6 to 50 guests.
-Outdoor with spectacular view of the downtown skyline
-Cozy fireplaces and soft seating clusters
-Happy Hour martinis, cocktails, and bar plates starting at $5 in the bar
-Creative small plates bar menu
-30 wines by the glass
-Valet parking, curbside





Global Gifts (614) 621-1744 https://maps.app.goo.gl/EbJnu8diMJN51Ae96

Ice Cream
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (614) 294-5364 https://maps.app.goo.gl/3ejsXx8dCd7NzyU98

Shopping, Stationery
On Paper (614) 424-6617 https://maps.app.goo.gl/dMZSMNN3rVA3c9eT8

Shopping, Vintage Toys
Big Fun Columbus (614) 228-8697 https://maps.app.goo.gl/w5bdLMtHfymDTm9y5

Food and shopping
North Market Downtown (614) 463-9664 https://maps.app.goo.gl/tzPEFDcA3YHXLeiB6

The Lox Bagel Shop (614) 824-4005 https://maps.app.goo.gl/qoUJihm4gznDMigh9

Northstar Cafe (614) 298-9999 https://maps.app.goo.gl/mEV51mLZvQ214Bog8

Pierogi Mountain (614) 745-3139 https://maps.app.goo.gl/UxRP3fp5VhdUAwDX7

ZenCha Tea Salon (614) 421-2140 https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ks89JFSub4D5HbePA

Coffee & Pastries
Fox in the Snow Cafe https://maps.app.goo.gl/iMGWRZEsHSvPdDY99

Shopping, Vintage
Flower Child (614) 297-8006 https://maps.app.goo.gl/mLitGJtzwqSGj4qP8

 Bar, Games, Team building
Pins Mechanical Co (614) 464-2255 https://maps.app.goo.gl/CwfbvCvepUQUiny88

16-Bit Bar+Arcade (614) 222-1616 https://maps.app.goo.gl/21Wnz73EexVM3kRy7

Pie of The Tiger (380) 210-0197 https://maps.app.goo.gl/wK3ZH2sKbZa8fA978

The first Saturday of the month is Gallery Hop in the Short North from 3-7.