My husband and I spent our precious Friday date night at Dragonfly last night, and we will definitely be returning! I honestly don't understand some of the complaints in the other reviews. Every staff member of the restaurant, from the host to the co-owner, was friendly, helpful, and charming. And the food! Oh, the food. Every dish is carefully prepared and beautifully plated; your eyes will be as dazzled as your tastebuds.
Our meal began with the complimentary bread plate, complete with freshly made hummus and hot sauce (crazy good!), olives, pickled vegetables, and wonderful bread. We both ordered one of the restaurant's unique cocktails, and both were delicious (my husband's vanilla manhattan was particularly tasty). My husband enjoyed the barbecue biscuits appetizer (homemade biscuits with large slices of mushrooms cooked in barbecue sauce with gravy) while I was blissed out with the pate, microgreens, sauteed arugula and creme sauce.
For main courses, I tried the masa crusted tofu, tamale and mole (I am a sucker for good mole sauce, and Dragonfly's did not disappoint!), while my husband tried Dragonfly's signature mac and cheese topped with collard greens and portabella mushroom (comfort food at its very best). We enjoyed a bottle of wine from the Anjou region of France; it was absolutely lovely, and a bargain at just $26! The wine list isn't large, but it offers interesting choices, all of which seem to be very reasonably priced.
We both had half our entrees boxed so we could share a dessert; we chose the chocolate parfait. Sublime is the only word I can find to describe it; each layer offered a new and wonderful flavor and texture.
At the end of our meal, the owner even offered us a tour of the restaurants gardens, where they grow many of the ingredients they use. It was a lovely ending to a beautiful meal.
We can't wait to try Dragonfly's Saturday brunch. Dragonfly is a must-go restauraurant if you're visiting Columbus. It's now at the top of our list!