deadguy (10) Columbus, Ohio | November 16, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great wine selection. Nice live jazz on occasion. Mostly a wine joint. From a beer standpoint, mostly caters to people who like to feel like they’re drinking exotic brews. Nothing special in their beer cooler or on tap.
Dogbrick (797) Columbus, Ohio | January 8, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
(Visited 11/2005): The Burgundy Room is a wine/tapas bar in the Short North area of downtown Columbus. Parking is always an adventure, your best bet is to luck out and get a nearby meter.
The atmposphere is upscale and...burgundy. Drapery, brick, exposed pipes. Very trendy. They keep it dark with good music. The bar is on the left side and is dominated by a wall of wine.
The beer selection is pretty small but heavily weighed toward craft beers. 4-5 drafts with DFH 90-minute as the highlight, and around 20 bottled beers that were imports for the most part - Unibroue, Fantôme, Orval, Ayinger and others are represented. They also had US beers like CBC Pale and Boulder Brewing.
The service was good, the server was very attentive and obviously knew more about wine than beer but that would be expected in a wine bar.
The food here seemed reasonably priced until I noted they were small plate items. Don’t expect a full meal out of only one plate of food, the portions are very small. Still the food was excellent, especially the smoked chicken ravioli.
All in all this place is a worthwhile visit even if the focus is on wine. It’s low-key, relatively quiet and they have good food and beer. It’s also located close to some other good beer spots like Betty’s. Worth checking out.