• 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

ROOH Columbus

Recommended by a Member who said -
"ROOH - Amazing Indian restaurant very close to the convention center!  Noted for its Progressive Indian Cuisine and great atmosphere."

685 N. High Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Thank you to a member who lives in Columbus and put this list together for you!

Global Gifts (614) 621-1744

Ice Cream
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (614) 294-5364

Shopping, Stationery
On Paper (614) 424-6617

Shopping, Vintage Toys
Big Fun Columbus (614) 228-8697

Food and Shopping
North Market Downtown (614) 463-9664

The Lox Bagel Shop (614) 824-4005

Northstar Cafe (614) 298-9999

Pierogi Mountain (614) 745-3139

ZenCha Tea Salon (614) 421-2140

Coffee & Pastries
Fox in the Snow Cafe

Shopping, Vintage
Flower Child (614) 297-8006

Bar, Games, Team building
Pins Mechanical Co (614) 464-2255

16-Bit Bar+Arcade (614) 222-1616

Pie of The Tiger (380) 210-0197

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