Cameron Mitchell Restaurants' M Awarded AAA's Four Diamond Rating

M, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ (CMR) marquee restaurant, has been named an elite Four Diamond property by AAA.  M is one of only three restaurants in Columbus and 756 nationwide to receive the prestigious rating this year.  This is the second consecutive year that M has received the rating.

“It is an honor that M has been named among this elite group of restaurants again this year,” said Cameron Mitchell, president and founder of CMR.  “Our associates are at the heart of our accomplishments, and receiving a Four Diamond rating is a tribute to the dedication and extraordinary effort of every member of our team.”

AAA’s Diamond rating system, adopted in 1977, is North America’s premier rating program.  Each year, AAA’s professional field representatives conduct unannounced visits to rigorously evaluate accommodations and establishments throughout the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Mexico.  Facilities that meet strict quality guidelines are assigned an overall rating of one to five Diamonds. 

A Four Diamond rating recognizes excellence in service, food quality and presentation and facility atmosphere and décor.  To receive this rating, establishments must consistently deliver a luxury experience.  Less than three percent of the 60,000 AAA-approved and Diamond rated properties achieve this distinction. 

“AAA members recognize and trust the Diamond rating system,” said Kristen Luff, who was recently named general manager of M.  “Because they use the system to select restaurants and accommodations, it is a privilege to receive the Four Diamond designation.”

Luff brings more than 11 years of experience in the foodservice industry to M.  Joining Cameron Mitchell Restaurants in 1999, she has held leadership positions at several of the company’s restaurants.  Most recently, she served as assistant manager of Mitchell’s Steakhouse Polaris.

“We are pleased to have someone of Kristen’s caliber lead M,” said Mitchell.  “Kristen brings a strong knowledge of our company, a passion for fine food and wine and a love of the foodservice industry to her new position. We are very fortunate to have her as a member of our team.” 

Open Monday through Saturday for dinner, M is located on the first level of the Miranova office tower in downtown Columbus.  For more information, please call (614) 629-0000 or visit the restaurant online at  For the convenience of guests, reservations are always accepted.