i'm visiting columbus this weekend with a few friends to celebrate the birthday of a dear girlfriend. we are coming from nyc and our birthday girl is a nyc girl but currently living in columbus for work.
we'd love some foodie suggestions for a great sunday brunch, as well as fri/sat/sun dinners. we like places with an emphasis on fresh food (doesn't have to be gourmet, but good quality a must!) as well as a comfortable room with atmosphere.
would love ideas for one dress up meal and other casual ones. sushi, burgers, italian, french bistro and market driven foods are all welcome! also a great cheese shop as our girl loves her fancy cheeses but i'm not sure she's located a good cheesemonger yet.
to give you an idea of our tastes, places we love in ny include: peasant, otto, lupa, market table, blue ribbon sushi, balthazar, etc.
your suggestions are most appreciated!!