Best New Restaurant: The Jury Room

From the March 29, 2012 edition

How about this for irony: The oldest bar/restaurant in Columbus was selected by readers to be the city’s best new eatery. Considering Liz Lessner has transformed a crusty, past-its-prime joint into a Downtown hot spot wholly born anew (while retaining its vintage look and appeal) — this pick makes sense. Jury Room fans flock in for great beers and cocktails plus easy-to-love fare such as fried zucchini, chicken parmesan, terrific Jury burgers and killer fries, plus a fun brunch — all made with as many Ohio ingredients as possible, whisked out by a hip staff and sold at make-you-smile prices.

Runners-up: Harvest Pizzeria, Milestone 229

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