Grabbing Lunch

North Market (59 Spruce Street), a five-minute walk from our conference hotel, offers a variety of lunch options: Italian, Polish, Tibetan, Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese, barbecue, pizza, deli sandwiches, and more. It is also the second Short North location of Columbus’s famous gourmet ice cream, Jeni’s. (The other location is here.) There is indoor seating on the upper level above the market.


The Hilton’s restaurant, Gallerie, offers a lunch menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. You'll also find several other places convenient for lunch on or near our block.

Dinner and More Near the Hilton

(all within a 15-minute walk)


  • Brassica ($): Middle Eastern sandwiches and bowls

  • Northstar ($): organic breakfast dishes, sandwiches, salads, and flatbreads

  • The Eagle ($$): beer and food hall specializing in fried chicken

  • Harvey and Ed's ($$): Jewish deli

  • Basi Italia ($$$): Italian restaurant in a small converted house; reservations recommended

  • MELT ($$): grilled-cheese restaurant with a number of vegan items

  • Veritas ($$$): fashionable, contemporary restaurant with tasting menus; reservations recommended

  • Wolf's Ridge Restaurant and Taproom ($$$): seasonal American food and craft brews; reservations recommended

  • Nada  ($$): trendy Mexican restaurant

  • Elevator Brewing ($$): pub food in a historic building

  • The Keep ($$$$): contemporary Continental cuisine in an Art Deco setting

  • Haveli Bistro ($$): upscale Indian

  • Local Cantina ($): casual Mexican food and craft beers

  • Juniper Rooftop ($$): rooftop dining with Caribbean and other fare

Coffee Shops

  • One Line Coffee 

  • Roaming Goat Coffee 

  • Mission Coffee 

  • Stauf's 

  • Roosevelt Coffee House 

Bars & Breweries

  • Barley's: beer and pub food next to hotel

  • Denmark: modern cocktails and small plates next to hotel

  • Char Bar: casual bar next to hotel

  • Pins Mechanical Co.: large bar with pinball, bowling, and food trucks

  • Mouton: small plates and cocktails

  • Platform Beer Co.: craft beers with food trucks

And a Few a Short Drive Away

Many thanks to Jesse Schotter, Tommy Davis, and Kate Hartke for the original version of this guide.