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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Novo

De Novo
201 S. High St., Downtown, Columbus, OH 43231
(614) 523-7510
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Ranked #383 of 2,022 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rich
Description: de-NOVO is your escape to exceptional food, seductive atmosphere, and always polished, but never pretentious service. Located in the heart of downtown Columbus, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Chef Robert Harrison has created an adventurous, second to none menu sure to keep you returning. Join us for live jazz with dinner service Thurs ~ Sat 7~10:30pm.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

It's tucked away on High St., but De Novo is one of the best. Food, drinks, wine list are excellent. Have a question? Ask the manager, who is knowledgeable and willing to spend time getting to know what you want. Food is delicious.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Had lunch at De Novo for a bridal shower. What a great place! We sat in the private area in the back which had great ambience. The food was wonderful and we are all still taking about the wonderful desserts. The flavorful, spicy tomato bisque was an especially great surprise. The service by Ebony was first class also. We enjoyed it so much we are going to go back tomorrow for lunch again!

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NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Ate there at least 4 times a week!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A group of us were in Columbus on business and ate most of our meals as take out. De Novo was our go to restaurant. We got food from there at least four times a week. Especially loved the salmon on spinach salad.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Downtown, short of time, and disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We walked from our downtown hotel and stopped here trying to avoid hotel food. On Saturday, it was the only place around that was open. We figured this was a bad sign. The food was not great; the classic eggs benedict should have had more hollandaise and the potatoes were over salted. The banana pancakes and pancakes with fruit were both too dry, and the syrup didn't help much. We didn't order bar drinks, but the coffee was fine. Service was slow but not terrible. The prices were average for this type of place; it seems to be a bar which trying to serve food. Perhaps the dinners are better, because the reviews are not that negative.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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248 reviews 248 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Easy to miss, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Can be hard to see from the outside and easy to miss, but it's worth the visit! Came here with my parents, sister and sister's roommate from college. I got the house salad for an appetizer, which was good. I just wish it had some more dressing on it- I couldn't even taste it! For dinner, I ordered the small Bison Bolognese. Absolutely delicious. The sauce had a sweet taste to it which was good. I tried my mom's truffle lobster, absolutely delicious as well. The only downside was it seemed to take awhile for the entrees to come out. If we weren't stuffed from a late lunch, we would have had dessert!

The restaurant itself has a nice interior, nice decor and has good food!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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