Today we celebrate the grand opening of our 12th restaurant concept in Columbus. The Guild House is located in the Short North Arts District at 624 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio. The restaurant is the fourth Short North location for CMR, deepening the company’s roots in the vibrant district.
“During the past 22 years, we’ve introduced several new restaurants in Columbus and across the US,” said Cameron Mitchell, CMR founder and president. “Continuing to provide guests exceptional experiences is important to our company and this concept is in a truly unique location – a combination that Columbus hasn’t had the opportunity to be familiar with until now.”
The Guild House is an artisan eatery featuring creative American cuisine. Different from other CMR restaurants, The Guild House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (breakfast service begins Jan. 21).
Executive Chef John Paul Iacobucci along with the CMR culinary development team has created menus with seasonal offerings, regionally and globally inspired, all with artistic technique. Signature items featured on The Guild House menu include:
- Tuna Ribbons: ahi tuna, avocado, radish, chili oil, yuzu sesame dressing
- Pork Cheeks: tomato gravy, spaghetti squash, charred shishito pepper
- Prime Rib Cap: sweet onion relish, Pointe Reyes blue cheese, mustard vinaigrette
- Scallops: English peas, baby carrots, parsnip puree, orange vinaigrette
- Seasonal Doughnuts: our pastry chef’s selection of three house made doughnuts
Wines from around the world that are diverse and carefully selected will be served at The Guild House, and bar chefs will craft fresh squeezed juices and spirits with skillful passion to all guests.
The Guild House is 6,000-square feet and seats more than 140 guests, with unique dining spaces, a bar and a private dining room for up to 10 guests. The energetic and inviting space is decorated with repurposed wood, local art and contemporary accents, lending to The Guild House’s cosmopolitan character – suitable for revelry or relaxation.
“The restaurant is beautiful, the menu is excellent - I’m excited for our guests to relax and enjoy our perfect blend of seasonal, creative cuisine and genuine hospitality,” said Amberlyn Heiney, general manager of The Guild House.
Located adjacent to the new boutique hotel, Le Meridien Columbus' the Joseph, The Guild House will also provide room service and banquet food for the establishment. CMR does not have joint staff with the hotel, but Heiney is working closely with the hotel’s staff to guarantee quality does not diminish.
The Guild House Artisan Partners include: AJ Studios Woodworks, Blue Jacket Dairy, Dan the Baker, Gerber Farms, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Honey Run Farms, Mark Metal Works, Michael’s Meats, Old City Soda, Schlabaugh Woodworks, and Beauty & The Biker.
Breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m., lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner service will be available beginning at 4 p.m.