Best of Columbus 2009

Best Splurge Restaurant

By Bryan Bullock
From the Best Splurge Restaurant edition

Rosendales

793 N. High St., Short North

614-298-1601

Web: rosendales.com

The floor-to-ceiling windows fronting Rosendales give passersby a clear view of what they're missing: a casual, upscale ambiance with artfully prepared dishes that taste as good as they look. Acclaimed Executive Chef Richard Rosendale helms the fine-dining locale, known for modern reinterpretations of old favorites that are sure to please all palates. A seasonal, ever-changing menu, delectable desserts and a splendid wine list makes Rosendales an irresistible splurge spot that's not without surprising value. For those boldly seeking an all-out flavor experience, try the eight-course tasting menu.

Runners up: Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, The Refectory

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