Eleven boasts the city's best see-and-be-seen patio outside and a gorgeous glowing bar inside - does anyone really need an excuse to visit? Well, here's one anyway: They recently rolled out a revamped menu with lots of new cocktails and tasty bar snacks to try.

Eleven boasts the city's best see-and-be-seen patio outside and a gorgeous glowing bar inside - does anyone really need an excuse to visit? Well, here's one anyway: They recently rolled out a revamped menu with lots of new cocktails and tasty bar snacks to try.

Eleven is the swanky sister spot to Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse on the Cap, and it quickly gained a reputation for having a fantastic happy hour. Between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, they offer a full menu of happy hour specials, including discounted specialty cocktails and super-cheap apps perfect for sharing.

The Booze :

A newly expanded happy hour cocktail list is divided into $4 and $6 drinks.

The lineup is primarily fruity concoctions with an upscale twist, many of them incorporating trendy Fee Brothers bitters. The Citrus Collins ($6), served in a towering Collins glass, combines Plymouth Gin with limoncello, fresh-squeezed citrus juice and Fee Brothers orange bitters. It'd be great at brunch, but it's equally refreshing after a long day at the office.

Another brunchy drink that translates nicely to happy hour is the Bloody Bullet ($4). This Bulleit bourbon-based cocktail gets the "bloody" from blood orange juice rather than tomato. Rounding out the recipe is some St. Germain elderflower liqueur and more orange bitters.

Happy hour discounts extend to the rest of the drinks menu, too: Domestic beers are $2, craft brews are $3 and the house wine (chardonnay or merlot) is $5.

The Food :

Eleven's food menu has always been carefully curated - which is a nice way of saying small. So even though there's never been a bad dish in the bunch, it's nice to have a few new options.

Sweet Potato Tots ($4) are lots of fun. These crunchy little guys have plenty of real sweet potato flavor, and it's only enhanced when they're dipped into the accompanying little dish of brown sugar and bacon dipping sauce.

For something fancier, try the Sesame Tuna ($6). The prettily plated appetizer starts with a small pile of mango-and-roasted-red-pepper slaw, topped with a few pieces of perfectly seared, sesame-crusted tuna. Beautiful red tuna gets some contrast color- and flavor-wise with a drizzle of cilantro oil.

In case you were worried, Eleven's Warm Truffle Chips (an indulgent treat topped with blue cheese, candied pecans and fresh sage) are still on the menu, as is the incredibly addictive Ginger Calamari with chili-lime dipping sauce.

Shelley Mann is the editor of Crave, Columbus' new dining magazine. Keep up with her at ColumbusCrave.com.