i had the chipotle chicken salad/pasta dish here and it was so good. the prices are relavitely reasonable. but parking is tricky, espeically at night. they have a nice wine menu and i know they have this amazing catfish pasta dish that i tried from one of my friends. the atmosphere is really cool and mellow. they sell these funny condom heart lollipops which were pretty funny. i would recommend this place!
This is a nice place in the short north. It is different and neat. The staff is very friendly and the owner is usually there chatting with the customers. She is very nice and obviously very proud of her restaurant. The food is great and they have a good selection of drinks. Highly recommended.
Betty's is a neat little place to go, and I stress little. It is very small, but definately worth going to. You can order Belgium beer that is made from different fruits, I recommend the raspberry. Everything I've eaten there is very good and the staff is fun.
PROS: fun decor, raspberry beer, great food!
I am a frequent visitor to Columbus and have eaten here a number of times. The atmosphere is OK, the decor is in Betty Paige theme. There is always a decent selection of draft beers, and the menu is pretty good. I have had their mac & cheese a number of times and it is quite good. However every time I go there I am left feeling at best nonplusssed by the service. In particular there is a fully bearded guy who usually works the bar who contantly makes me feel like I am the biggest inconvenience in the world.
Tonight I asked for a table (there were four empty ones) and was told I had to sit at the bar, which was packed. I insisted on a table, which I finally got after some glares. And as usual I get my appetizer soup and my main course at the same time so by the time I am done the soup my dinner is cold. I've given this place enough chances, I am done!
My husband and I wanted to enjoy a drink here, but we never got the chance. When asked for ID, I presented my active duty military identification, which I have used for 5 years at restaurants, bars, and supermarkets without a single problem. I didn't have my driver's license with me because I was not driving that evening. The bartender said that the liquor agency told him to only take state IDs, and we were turned away.
Maybe the bartender was just trying to do his job and follow the rules, but I don't believe for one second that any government agency would prohibit the use of official military identification as proof of age. Military IDs have a photo and social security number and would be much harder to forge and are more tightly controlled than state driver's licenses. Give me a break. I felt disrespected for serving my country, and I won't be going back to this place.
Betty's is soo good! They have the BEST spin artichoke dip I have ever had! The place is just realy cute and casual.
Pros: greattt food
Cons: not much seating
Have been going there for for a couple years now. You will have to wait a little bit if its busy for a seat, but go to the bar and order a great drink. Had my first appletini there and it was AWESOME!! Food portions are big. I usually end up taking half mine home and have it for lunch the next day. Very diverse and can be yourself in the short north. Staff is very good and friendly. If you havnt ate here, definatly try it, you will like it.
First of all, if the restaurant is geared and decorated with Bettie Page, they've spelled it wrong. I love the 50's decor. Very small seating, about 10 tables, but you can eat at the bar. I had the nachos with black chips - very good. My date had the Beer Brats with mashed potatoes and grilled peppers and onions - I'm getting that when I go back! Drinks were excellent and the customer service wasn't bad (they forgot our silverware), but overall, I'd love to go back!
I've been to Betty's many times for lunch with my sister-- tried a new dish each time and have never been disappointed. Wait staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu-- my favorite dish, the Southwest Chicken Salad, came as a recommendation by my waitress when I couldn't decide on my meal. I love that Betty's kitchen is open late-- nothing like the Spinach dip after midnight! Great beer and funky drink selection as well.
Pros: food, service, drink selection
Cons: can get crowded
My husband and I are like Jack Sprat and his wife-- I'm a strict vegetarian and he loves him some meat. Betty's is perfect for us! It's also a perfect place to go for a girls night out with late night food and Betty Ford Clinics (the name is funny but tasteless and the drink is excellent).
Appetizers here are excellent and portions are huge. I'm still exploring the menu and after numerous dinners still haven't exhausted all my options-- which is a huge feat for a vegetarian who doesn't eat cheese :O)
Pros: great quality , everything's yummy, vegetarian options!
Cons: limited seating
What a fun place to meet up with friends for ArtsWalk night, or unwind after work. The beer list is carefully put together, and the menu is modest, wholesome, and fun. The spicy soba noodles were yummy and the vegetarian fare was very, well, vegetarian (thank goodness.) Portions are normal.
Pros: veg-friendly, tasty beer, fun atmosphere
Cons: loud, crowded, long wait times
We recently relocated from a larger city to Columbus. At every opportunity, we ask people we encounter where to go--and Betty's is the place! In the land of "King of Beers" it is great to have alternative choices on tap at Betty's! There are vegetarian options on the menu, and the servers are very friendly when requesting alterations or changes to a dish to ensure that it meets dietary needs. The ambiance is kitchy but not pretentious.
Betty's is one of my favorite restaurants in this city. Great food, great service in a funky, eccelctic place. It is a sigh of relief from the chain restaurants that dominate Columbus. Great mixed drinks and an excellent selection of beers.
Pros: Inexpensive, Great Service
Betty's is fabulous. The decor is eclectic Betty, and always inspires good humor and conversation in new visitors. The menu has all the classic comfort foods, and an excellent selection of vegetarian and even vegan items. They are usually very busy on weekend evenings, but get a drink while you wait. They have good beer on tap; a small, but decent wine list; and interesting cocktails, including a Tang martini, Betty Beer, and Surfer Girl in the Curl Blue Hawaiian.
Pros: excellent food, good prices, good drinks
Cons: Crowsded on weekends
Been to Betty's a few times now. I have always found the food to be very tasty, the service excellent and the beer selection abundant. Try to get a seat up front so you can people watch. You really can't go wrong here.
Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Beer Selection
Cons: Parking, Gets Crowded
A real Columbus treasure. Great crowd, vibe, service and food. We come here at least once a week. Betty's is eclectic.casual and fun and frequented by an interesting mix of local artists and musicians rubbing elbows with local suited politicians! Great place to people watch while eating a delicious meal!
Pros: great date spot, cute decor, great beer selection
Cons: , weekends are busy, very small place
Oh my goodness, I love this place. The bartenders are always amazing, and they make hands-down the BEST flavored martinis in Columbus. The food is always radiant, the service is warm and fuzzy, and the bathroom (women's bathroom, anyway) is covered in great reading material. It's a touch pricey, but so worth it. This place deserves to be packed every day!
Pros: Great martinis, Bartenders, Pasta rocks!
Cons: Uh, the prices?
betty's is a fantastic find! they have a little bit of everything for everyone. the portions are enormous (you can walk away sometimes with enough leftovers for 2 more meals). their beer selection is awesome (i recommend their special $5 belgian ale that is 10% alcohol - it's on the back of the menu). if i'm with someone and we can't decide where to go, it almost always seems like we end up at betty's.
Pros: vegetarian friendly, meat eater friendly
We eat at Betty's all the time. Best place in the Short North by far. Great music, great food, great scandalous photos on the wall, and the best draught beer selection around. Service is friendly, cool and old school, lots of good times to be found here.
Pros: Hip, Great menu, Great drink specials
Cons: too crowded, hard to find parking, smoking