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The Royce, Columbus, OH

The Royce

4.2
4.2
1204 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Royce, diners can look forward to an elegant ambiance with a warm and inviting environment. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail in our mid-century-inspired lounge, a charcuterie board on our airy four seasons room, or a full culinary experience in our modern dining space with an interior that features one-of-a-kind decor from wall to wall. Enjoy our gastropub-inspired menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and dishes that will satisfy an array of palettes. At The Royce, there is truly something for everyone!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 468-1313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room available upon request, currently seating groups up to 20 people, available for lunch and dinner. Tv available with apple tv and ability to use for events.

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KP

    KatyP

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure. Thw food is excellent and unique from many other area eateries, as is the ambiance. The service is top notch, and the owner is incredibly involved.
  2. J

    Jackson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We made reservations for a date night. Our waitress apologized for extended wait times on our drink and appetizers to arrive. I had to send a cocktail back because it was not made correctly. The mussels were not good either. Not a pleasant experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!
  4. TO

    TaoOfNoe

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was tasty. Well dressed people everywhere. Very exuberant. Noise level was very loud. We loved it.
  5. HT

    HaleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, highly recommend the scallops. And our server Drew was personable and helped make my dad and I’s late Fathers Day dinner even more enjoyable!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day dinner! Excellent service! Food was great as always! They know how to make you feel special at the Royce!
  7. R

    Renee

    Toledo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Two people recommended this restaurant, but we won’t be back. Service was extremely slow even though we were initially the only people in the restaurant. We had to go to the bar for our drinks because the waitress disappeared. Saw a lot of staff hanging around the bar talking and on their phones while we waited for service. Saw employees going out the side door, maybe to smoke. Ordered two dishes and were subsequently told they weren’t available. This was Father’s Day and our dinner was at 5 pm so I’m not sure how they were out already. Ordered a listed cocktail but again was told it couldn’t be made because the ingredients weren’t available! The peach cobbler was made with canned diced peaches and was watery. The ice cream was good. The steak was good but they only had A1 steak sauce!! The mushroom risotto was excellent. The white sangria was horrible and we left the full glass on the table. The black eyed peas were very salty but the salmon was good. The silverware and bowls were mismatched. My guess is this restaurant is dying a slow death or is poorly managed.
  8. RD

    RobertD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We went today Fathers Day dinner. Food was delicious. Pot pie, spare ribs and burger; all delicious. Pot pie is served w/ an unnecessary side of bread. We had to ask for our drinks, we had to ask twice for salt and pepper. Our dinner was served in a timely manner and food was hot. The restaurant is nice, but a large ball in the chandelier in our dining area was busted, cracked, looked like it could fall off at any moment. An accident waiting to happen.
  9. KL

    KathyL

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, but definitely not our last. Loved the decor, menu, and service. Got to sit outsidethis morning. Perfect day to sit outside, enjoy the fountain, drinks, and fantastic service. Thank you for a great experience!
  10. FS

    FeliciaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Portions were small I ordered pork belly did not expect them to be cut so small only 2 egg rolls for appetizers never got my broccolini which I didn’t notice until I left and we paid $200+ for a party of 4
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great. Food was subpar. I came to The Royce when they first opened and the food is nothing like I remembered from the cornbread drop biscuits to the crab cake. The crab cake was extremely small and covered in sauce that wasn’t tasteful. Cornbread drop biscuits actually tasted old. My father did enjoy the short rib! And the Royce white sangria was really good as well.
  12. J

    Jackson

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday
  13. E

    Eatouteveryweek

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Was not pleased with meal. Ordered the sea bass which was not Chilean. Ordered the scallops. Food is prepared with to much butter, oil and salt. Will likely not return.
  14. SS

    ShirleyS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening. The food was good and the server was awesome. He was very polite and very patient with us. We will come again.
  15. S

    Sistersintherough

    Columbus

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The live jazz music was amazing!
  16. MS

    MarilynS

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great cocktails and we loved the atmosphere! The meal was very good too.
  17. JL

    JasonL

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The Royce is one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus and we have been multiple times. Clearly they were short staffed because the service was slower then it ever has been. The food, though, was excellent as always.
  18. BF

    BryanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, delicious food, good prices. We’ll be going back.
  19. TJ

    TracyJ

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, amazing service. Will definitely be back!
  20. C

    jackieC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    My food was terrible. I ordered clams - they had a harsh after taste like dirt, flavor was awful will not order again. I also had a house sale 1/2 size it was not good house ranch is bland salad was warm and came LATE almost forgotten if we didn’t say something. The other 3 friends I was with, meals were pretty good except for the Mac and cheese; too running and had a flavor in it that was bitter. Meat and cheese tray delicious. Service was with Kendrick who was very nice and good but the additional support in the restaurant didn’t support his effort or responsibilities within his position. Actually hurt him because the delay in drinks (especially) and food. He can’t control it but someone should be making sure things are timely hot and or cold. May try this place again but not a top choice.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service, and food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress’s were WONDERFUL! (Sorry, I forget her name…maybe Kiesha…but she was full of energy and extremely pleasant!)
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary celebration. Great meal.
  24. SC

    SteveC

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a blast! Dined al fresco and loved it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time dining. I really enjoyed my food and the service. I will be returning.
  26. ZC

    ZCM12

    Columbus

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Sat outside and it was a great day to do so. Needs more greenery to offset the large amount of cement. Loved my salad and the vinaigrette dressing!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time at the Royce. Had 8:00 pm reservations. We were promptly seated by the owner who returned several times throughout the night to check on us. The Royce is a special jewel of Polaris.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing server, amazing food I’ll be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. Wonderful service.
  30. IQ

    Iam62QP

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food last night was delicious -- all four of us were completely satisfied with our orders and the entire dining experience. The manager (dressed to the nines in his beautiful suit) was completely in charge of every aspect of his restaurant -- not just there as a figurehead, he was involved with everything, from the front of the house to delivering food to the tables. Perfect evening -- chicken pot pie was the BEST!!!
  31. NL

    NatoshaL

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was my second time dining at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great as well. I love that our waiter continued to check on us and make sure that we were well taken care of. I did notice that the owner checked in with every table except mine which was odd. But outside of that it was a great experience with great vibes.
  32. LM

    LarryM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We had perhaps the worst server I have ever had at any restaurant. We waited and waited for our appetizer. No refills on coffee or waiter, no stopping by to check on us. When we flagged him down to see what was going on he gave us some lame excuse about a large party on the other side of the bar causing our food to be delayed. He wasn't working it and that doesn't explain why he never came by our table. Same experience waiting for our main courses. Other tables that had come in way after us got their food, ate and left while we still sat. Once again, even after the initial conversation the waiter never came by at all. Finally we flagged him down, same excuses but then we asked to speak to a manager. The manager came over, offered some apology then comped our meals. We told him we didn't want to wait for our main courses and would just call it good and leave. About 2 seconds later our food mysteriously showed up. We told them no but they packed it up and we took it to go. Honestly, it was very good when reheated but we won't be back due to the terrible service.
  33. C

    Cacamet

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were totally delighted with the Royce. Sat at the bar and were taken care of by 2 great attentive bartenders. Owner was present and all over the patrons making sure things were good. We will definitely be back.
  34. MB

    MBIngram

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I so want to support this wonderful restaurant but I may not return. Way TOO LOUD!!! In fact, the options you give for 'noise level' don't even acknowledge that possibility. Energetic sounds 'fun' but loud, difficult to hear, constant din, is not pleasant. I was also disappointed in the flatware - the food is divine! The ambiance is elegant and the flatware was thin, and I'm sorry to say, 'cheap' - one step away from plastic ware. The server, Steven, was overwhelmed and only on his 5th day there and he did a marvelous job keeping us informed, graciously thanking us for our patience, and he always was pleasant and helpful. That's a great hire! One diner's appetizer never arrived, one's request to hold potatoes from the omelette was overlooked. Minor in the scheme of things but it's those small things that put you over the top in ranking and make you unique. Love the food. After 5 visits, can't find a time to be there when the noise level is tolerable.
  35. BA

    BrandynnA

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The service was great, the atmosphere was also nice, but the food was mediocre at best.
  36. j

    johnb

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was prepared well. They ran out of steak sauce and the server went next door to another establishment and got steak sauce and gave to my father-in-law. That was huge.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Food is extremely overpriced to be very mid. Feel like I’m paying for the ambiance. Waitress was amazing though
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my husband. We drove from Cleveland to eat at one of our favorite Columbus restaurants
  39. J

    Jake

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good! Biggest area for opportunity is that we didn't get it until over an hour and a half after sitting down. Our server was very nice and personable, however we didn't see him very often unfortunately. He understandably talked about the kitchen being backed up causing food delays (believable because there was a rather large party in the adjacent room), but regardless of that we did not see him very often. He also forgot beverages/other items on multiple occasions, and each time after being reminded he would still walk back after 5-10 minutes to ask us again what we ordered. Would recommend based on delicious food but service was tough, even accounting for the difficult time everyone is having being fully staffed.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was very good however the service was subpar. After we were seated, we were walked past by at least five different servers with no acknowledgement. We were seated around 15mins before our server came to our table. At a few points throughout our meal, the manager came back to our section and yet again acknowledged every table but ours. Overall the food made up for the experience however I’m not sure we’ll be rushing back to eat here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Royce using the Order Online button. The Royce also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 468-1313.

The Royce is rated 4.2 stars by 1204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Royce

8791 Lyra Dr Columbus, OH 43240

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 468-1313

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room available upon request, currently seating groups up to 20 people, available for lunch and dinner. Tv available with apple tv and ability to use for events.

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