Holiday Discounted Gift Certificate Sale!

Put a big dent in your holiday shopping with discounted gift certificates to the city's best independent restaurants! As a thank you for your continued support, our member restaurants offer a limited number of gift certificates at a 30% discount each quarter throughout the year. Fourth-quarter gift certificates went on sale Wednesday, Nov. 5, and they're going FAST! 

Dine Originals Columbus exists to promote and celebrate the value of locally owned restaurants. These discounted certificates are a vehicle for our members to raise funds for the marketing and promotion of the dine local movement. Consider it an investment that seeks to reward longstanding patrons as well as to entice new customers to come in for a meal. At Dine Originals, we believe the best marketing tactic is the one that seats a customer in one of our chairs and provides the restaurant with the opportunity to turn a consumer into a regular—knowing the relationship will only build from there.

Click here to start shopping, and thank you for keeping it local and supporting Dine Originals Columbus! 


First Wednesdays mean Wednesday Originals specials!


First Wednesdays mean special menus, deals and dining events at Dine Originals Columbus restaurants! 

On the first Wednesday of each month, each of our member restaurants offers their own Wednesday Originals exclusive dining experience. Half-off tapas at Barcelona. Twin Lobster Tail specials at The Top Steak House.  Navajo Flatbread Pizzas with margaritas at Chile Verde. Southern-style meat-and-threes at Skillet. And so much more. 

No matter which Dine Originals restaurant you visit on first Wednesdays, you'll be treated to a VIP dining experience that can't be found anywhere else.

Browse all the Wednesday Originals offerings!

Summer Gift Certificate Sale!

Each quarter, as a thank-you from our member restaurants for supporting our local restaurant scene, Dine Originals Columbus offers a limited number of gift certificates for 30% off face value! Our summer sale is happening right now! Visit our Instagift storefront to start shopping!

If you've purchased gift certificates with Dine Originals Columbus before, you may notice that we've upgraded our Instagift storefront. The new system will be able to securely store your credit card information to allow for one-click shopping, and will make future purchases much more convenient! The only change you'll notice is a requirement to log in or sign up for an account before you can begin your purchase. If you have any difficulties with our storefront, please check out our FAQ here or email for assistance! 

Introducing Wednesday Originals!

We're spreading the Dine Originals fun out over the whole year with Wednesday Originals, our new signature event series!

On the first Wednesday of each month, each of our member restaurants will offer their own special dining experience, whether it's a prix-fixe dinner, a tasting menu, a retail wine night or a fun promotion. Each individual offering is a great reflection of the restaurant’s personality and vibe.

Each restaurant's offering stays the same throughout the year, but the specifics (foods, wines, themes) will change month to month.

All that is to say, block out the first Wednesday of each month on your calendars now—no matter which Dine Originals restaurant you visit, you’ll be treated to an exclusive dining experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

We’ll detail what each restaurant is offering as part of Wednesday Originals here on the Dine Originals Columbus site! 

Taste of Dine Originals – May 15th

Taste of Dine Originals
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Capital University’s Fieldhouse
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Unlimited tastings and pours for $100.
Tickets available at:

Taste of Dine Originals, is one of Ohio’s best food and wine events, featuring tastings and samplings from 48 regional restaurants30 vineyards3 craft breweries, and a couple of micro distilleries.   Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or an intrigued beginner, chefs, brew masters, and winery representatives welcome you as they mix useful knowledge with samples of their signature dishes and out-of-the-ordinary beverages.  The silent auction features cooking lessons, private dinners, special events, and rare bottles of wine.

All Hands on The Deck!

The Dine Originals Deck has 52 cards. Each one offering a promotion valued at $10. Each offer is good until March 2015. The Dine Originals Deck sells for $20. Most of the cards feature offers that are restricted to Sunday through Thursdays, some are for specific offerings like Brunch and Lobster Night…all are $10 real dollars off the bill.

Do the math. If you rule out half the cards because you are too predictable to mix up your routine and try new places, and you give 5 away to people with whom you work because you know they will use them that very night at their favorite places, and if you don’t get around to using 5 of the cards you hold onto…you will still have spent $20, gotten $160 in discounts, pleased 5 people with $50 in gifts, and you will still have cards to…well decorate your bike or to incorporate into some new version of strip poker.

The Dine Originals Columbus Deck can be ordered online and shipped.