Easton Town Center is Columbus’ #1 retail destination and resembles a small town with open-air common spaces, fountains and pedestrian-friendly street ways. The visuals of Easton are appealing, but the main draw is the 170 different retail, dining and entertainment establishments.
Leave Columbus for an hour or two and travel to Tuscany when you walk through the door of this beautiful and rustic restaurant. The homemade pastas and flatbreads are the stars of the menu and large portions offer great value with dishes priced anywhere from $10 an item to $25.
Located centrally to Easton Town Center’s indoor mall at 3950 Gramercy Street, Abuelo’s combines Mexican favorites with new and exciting dishes. The ingredients are fresh and the atmosphere is upscale. No corny Mexican decor here, just good, moderately priced food. Don’t miss the Happy Hour drink specials Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can’t beat ice-cold $3 margaritas.
Looking for sushi and sashimi? Then Hama Japanese Restaurant is the place for you. Executive sushi chef Scott Kim has created a menu of both traditional and California/Japanese fusion specialties with something for everyone. A beautiful, simple décor really welcomes and encourages customers to relax and enjoy a good time with friends. If raw isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other items to tempt the tummy. Asparagus beef rolls, shrimp tempura and grilled butterfish are standouts among the delicious delights.
It’s tough to get fresh seafood in land-locked Columbus, but McCormick and Schmick’s must have a helicopter in the parking lot because the Mahi Mahi is fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is sophisticated, the service and presentation is impeccable and it all comes at a price. Hey, it ain’t cheap getting Alaskan halibut to Columbus before it starts to get funky.
This is another franchise that has a big Columbus following. They have a lot of fresh fish options, but what brings the crowds in are the steaks. Every cut you can imagine is available for a pretty steep price – at least as far as Columbus dining goes. A King Salmon will run you about $30, a 26 oz T-Bone steak – for the really, really hungry will set you back around $45, good cow in cow town doesn’t come cheap.