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Grandview Cafe - 21 Reviews - 1455 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212, Columbus, OH - Steak Houses Reviews - Phone (614) 486-2233

Grandview Cafe

1455 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 486-2233
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mike is the most wonderful bartender


If Grandview Cafe could get some decent servers in there for lunch, this place would get 4 of 5 stars. Prices are right and food is great. Specials are also great. Our server mess...

Mike! 5/11/2010

mike is the most wonderful bartender more

Waiting for Godot 5/16/2009

My wife and I recently moved to the area, and thought the Grandview Cafe looked fun and inviting. When we walked in on an early weekday evening, it took about 5 minutes for anyone to acknowledge us, even though the place was 1/2 full. We were then seated, but never saw a server (or the hostess again) for the 20 minutes that we waited. No drinks, no nothing. We left rather slowly, hoping someone might notice, but no one did--all we saw were a number of hungry patrons waiting in vain for food and drink. Who knows? Maybe they're still waiting. I would to try this place again, but given the other reviews, I see my experience was not unique. Pros: Good location Cons: Apparently, no one works there more

Magnificent food and friendly service 2/22/2009

Great specials, especially on tuesday (meatloaf) night. and wednesday (mongolian porkchop) night. The service is friendly and those guys in the kitchen aren't too hard on the eyes either. Pros: Good lookin' chefs more

Staff asked us when we were going to Leave 2/12/2009

I have had many bad times at the Grandview Cafe but was forced to give it one last try when Spagio Wine Cellar was closing at 11pm. I was out at Spagio on Tuesday with about 15 people for my birthday. We were having a great time and nonody was ready to go home so we went across the street to the Grandview Cafe. We were having a nice time besides the rude bartender. I was going up to the bar to order drinks since there was no service being provided at our table, which I didn't mind. I tipped the bartender 6 on 18 and he did not show gratitude but even looked at me like I was offending him. By 12:30 my sister went inside (we were sitting outside) to the bar for drinks. All of the staff was sitting down at the bar drinking, my sister asked them if they were closing to which they replied ""we're open for another hour and a half but would like it if you would leave so we can go to Byrnes."" I could not believe it!!!!! We of course did not leave. But we have not gone back, nor has anyone from our group. Pros: They serve Alcohol Cons: very poor service more

Great atmosphere 12/13/2008

I thought the atmosphere of Grandview Café was great. The café itself looks great and there is live... more

Great atmosphere 12/13/2008

Rici Provided by Partner
I thought the atmosphere of Grandview Café was great. The café itself looks great and there is live entertainment starting at 10 pm on Friday and ... more

Great atmosphere 12/13/2008

Rici Provided by Partner
I thought the atmosphere of Grandview Café was great. The café itself looks great and there is live entertainment starting at 10 pm on Friday and ... more

Great food but the service is terrible! 11/3/2008

If Grandview Cafe could get some decent servers in there for lunch, this place would get 4 of 5 stars. Prices are right and food is great. Specials are also great. Our server messed up our drinks when she refilled them, gave us the wrong glasses, and gave me the wrong kind of soda entirely. When I had her take it back to refill with the correct soda, she brought the wrong kind again. Not sure if it just wasn't her day or what, but she also left us sitting at the table for 15 minutes between getting our drinks and taking our order, all the while she was texting on her phone, eating lunch at the bar, and getting other people's food w/o washing her hands. GROSS! When she finally took our order, she looked startled by us asking her to take our order, kind of like she thought she had already or something, but we still had menus, so you figure it out... When we finally did get our food, she slammed our plates on the table, rolled her eyes and walked away. She also got an attitude when I asked for ketchup. Seriously, the worst service I have ever had. Angela, you need to find a new profession b/c your service was seriously that bad. Pros: Great food and specials Cons: the worst service I have ever had more

Awful service 9/28/2008

Four of us went to GC last night -- a Saturday at 7:30pm. We stood at least 5 minutes before we were greeted. Finally, we were greeted by a girl who then cleared a booth for us. Pros: excellent cod sandwich Cons: poor/inattentive service, rude manager, loud music, little parking more


I can't believe that I am going 2 defend my original post below, but in order 2 keep the integrity of this website/resource 2 the general public I'm going 2. I would gladly sit down & view the video with him, in fact, I encourage it...but only upon his reply 2 this. I see no reason 2 go back otherwise. I can't believe that my wife & I would now b accused by an owner of such petty inuendos as a scam. This is ridiculous & an outright lie. My wife & I had no relationship or knowledge of the indivduals at any other tables at the restaurant. Now, 2 clearly refute the points listed by the owner. 1)Yes, the owner was right my wife did go 2 the floor..& sent the server 2 the table(isn't this the owner's responsibility 2 ensure the safety of his clients?). As far as giving the entire party drinks, that's not true. SHE was given a drink, & it was just the 2 of us (""entire party"" ha!). 2)THIS WAS ALL A LIE (11 minutes???), & would gladly sit down w/ the owner and calmly discuss the video he has on file. He is right we were on the patio, but the server told us it sat under the lamp. I'd show him where we were sitting since he seems 2 clearly have us confused w/ another table. 3)I didn't come in ranting. I as calmly as possible discussed the situation w/ him, & didn't even raise my voice when the head bartender spilled dishwater on me. Yes he comped our drinks...all $9.00. 4)As far as a setup, I had no idea until I read the owners post below that the table next 2 us walked out on their tab. I have never or would never do such a thing, as I used 2 work in the service industry in the past know that I could never do that. As a matter of fact, if u watch ""the video"" u would clearly b able 2 see that the other couple initiated the conversation w/ my wife & I about the subpar service. And, yes I would agree that 1.5 hours is acceptable 4 a busy restaurant, but it was a Monday & it wasn't busy, just understaffed. I will pull both reviews if the owner can refute any of this. Your turn! Pros: GREAT LOCATION Cons: SERVICE WAS SLOW (BUT THEY WERE UNDERSTAFFED, & WAS TOLD SO BY OWNER), OWNERSHIP WAS UNCONCERNED AND SHOWED LITTLE RESPECT FOR ITS PATRONS more


My wife & I gave GC a 2nd chance last night. We had not been back since the OSU/Mich game last year when my wife slipped on an unclean floor less than 4 ft from the owner, who just stood by and watched her lay on the floor. He didn't attempt to help her up, apologize, or even seem remorseful. We entered GC last night to an empty bar with 3 bartenders standing around doing nothing. We waited to be seated for nearly 5 mins. I asked 1 of them if we could be seated and she said that it wasn't her job. After finally being seated on the patio, we ordered & waited for 1.5 hrs to get chicken wings and a chicken breast with a salad that was served at the time of the meal. During our wait there were 3 surrounding tables that were seated and served within 20 mins. However, all of them either sent there food back, received incorrect meals, or didn't receive everything they ordered. As our meal was served it was completely dry from sitting under lamp in the kitchen window for 30 mins or more. The server proceded to blame the food runner. We sent the food back & asked for our bill for the drinks. After a 10 min wait & no bill we went inside to get it from the bar. The server then spent another 10 mins at the computer trying to find our check, then she asked us what we had to drink. I asked to speak to a manager & they pointed to the bartender that told us that it wasn't her job to seat us when we entered. As I looked across the bar I noticed the owner, & I politely expressed my concerns to him. First he told me that we had 2 unlucky experiences, but then mentioned that he was aware that the service was poor at best, & that it had been that way for a while. Sadly, he remembered both of us from the fall that my wife took last year, & he should have since he did nothing to help her. As I was discussing the poor service with the owner the same managing bartender was washing some glassware & spilled dishwater on me. The owner just lowered his face into his hands. DON'T EVEN BOTHER! Pros: GREAT LOCATION Cons: SERVICE IS AWFUL, OWNERSHIP IS CLUELESS & UNCONCERNED, UNCLEAN, POOR QUALITY FOOD more

Recent review, menu different now than past reviews 3/25/2008

Stopped in for an early dinner. Seated quickly, friendly waitress. My burger was a good 'bar burger'. My wife ordered an oriental salad. However, when it arrived, there were items missing. I misremember now, but it may have been water chestnuts. Anyway, the waitress brought them out... plus sprouts, mushrooms, and 2 or 3 other things that had been forgotten. (We didn't even realize what was missing). She said that the menu had 'just changed last week' and the cooks were still learning the new dishes. This was in December 2007. She did like the salad, but would have preferred it be complete from the start. Overall, average. I wouldn't rush back but wouldn't avoid it either. more

Great Food, Atmosphere and Service 8/2/2007

We have visited Columbus many times and on this visit we ventured into the Grandview Cafe, we were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was upbeat and the waitstaff and bartender were friendly and attentive. The hummus appetizer boats pesto and olive tapenade while the potato skins are truly jumbo. Fish and chips were a family favorite, the burgers (Angus beef) were tasty and the special (shrimp scampi) surprisingly good. Our only regret was that we didn't get a souvenir t-shirt, however, we met the owner and he promised to contact us when they were in. Pros: Ambience, food, service more

Don't expect food or service after 10 3/24/2007

My husband and I wanted to grab a burger after an OSU b-ball game so we headed to this neighborhood favorite locale where we have had previously really good food and decent service... we were disappointed that there was no real hostess. That should have been a sign to us. We overheard a worker that was taking the $5? cover for the upper level (live band playing up there) say to some others that they could just seat themselves. So, we sat ourselves too. We sat there at least 15 minutes and no one came over to take a drink or food order. It was ridiculous. If you wanted a beer, you could get that served at the bar. But no help for us hungry people! Again, good place for a beer...bad place for food - after 9 or 10 anyways! good luck if you try it. We will stick to other places after 10. more

Good food, Pretty noisy 7/14/2006

Went to Grandview Cafe for dinner last night. The food was excellent. I had a beautiful HUGE dinner salad. I then had a veggie burger served with hummous and a touch of pesto. Very unique and very tasty. It was pretty noisy in the restaurant but we were sitting right next to the bar and it was Friday night. I had to park down the street but since the weather was nice it wasn't a problem. Pros: Great Food, Reasonably Priced Cons: Loud, Parking Problems more

great people, great food, and great music 3/8/2005

Always a great experience! Never disappointed. A cool place that is comfortable and easy. more

great atmosphere and fantastic food 3/8/2005

I often meet business clients at the Grandview Cafe for lunch or during Happy Hour. The food specials are always awesome and the standards on the menu including the fish and chips and salmon salad are always good. Several items have been added to the menu which include low carb meals which seem to please a lot of people. Everyone that I have met there has commented on the great atmosphere and the great service. You always feel comfortable and at home. I highly recommend the GC for business or pleasure. more

Outstanding Service 11/10/2004

It has been some time since the previous reviews were posted, and maybe the establishment changed ownership, because the service we recieved was outstanding. The food was excellent, especially the wings. Great experience! Pros: Good service, Good food Cons: , Limited seating more

cool place 11/5/2003

I don't think that lulu 02, antiseptic, and tepe uc know what they are talking about. I was in the grandview cafe about six months ago and had a great time. I recently read thier reviews and went back to see if it was as bad as they said. I was there on Oct 31 around 7:30. and was treated great by my waitress and the other people that were helping her. I didn't get to go upstairs because of a private party. The manager explained to me that the upstairs would be open later for music and even offered me free admission if I wanted to stay and wait. Pros: people watching, music, knowledgable bar Cons: parking, drunk people more
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  • The Scene
    Lots of dark wood and brass here, obscuring the building's recent past as a Greek family restaurant. A large square bar dominates the downstairs, which is surrounded by tables...

  • 9/8/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Sun: 11am-2am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Grandview Heights