About Veritas Tavern
At Veritas Tavern, we are committed to providing you a positively unique dining experience. Dishes are served as Small Plates in order to present you the opportunity to enjoy an assortment of our traditional and unexpected flavor combinations. While each dish stands alone, they are best consumed in succession with friends. We encourage sharing food, as it inevitably sparks conversation and community, transforming a meal into a memory. Our mission to accomplish a successful dish includes applying the use of the most classic and modern techniques. We are proud of our ingredients and strive to achieve clarity of flavor from each while purposefully choosing every plate’s elements. For us, a successful dish is not only a beautiful and delicious dish, but also one that serves as a catalyst in a journey of aesthetics, texture, and taste. Veritas Tavern does not accept requests for additions, subtractions, or substitutions. Please alert your server regarding any dietary restrictions.
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Winter St. & Sandusky
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Joshua C Dalton
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
Veritas Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Been to Veritas several times but this w ...
Been to Veritas several times but this was 1st time we ordered the tasting menu. It was fabulous! We will always do it in the future. As normal service was top notch and cocktails were great.
Love this place! Amazing food unlike any ...
Love this place! Amazing food unlike anything I've ever tasted before. Order the tasting menu. Fantastic!
An immensely creative tapas bar is not n ...
An immensely creative tapas bar is not necessarily what you expect in a small storefront in Delaware. To appreciate this place, you need to be in the mood for unique daily small plate creations, few standard menu items, and adventurous friends with whom to share. The drink menu is one of the most varied in the area, with a neat pre-prohibition focus. I've never had a hot potato dish served on hot coals at the table, or a great hot potato soup chilled with dry ice. Not inexpensive (we spent almost $100 each counting 4-5 drinks each). Not a lot of seating, so reservations needed.
Creative delicious food-surprising combi ...
Creative delicious food-surprising combinations of tastes and textures Go for the tasting menu.
A special hidden gem, the chef menu tast ...
A special hidden gem, the chef menu tasting was amazing! Cocktails were quite impressive, enjoyed every minute of our experience
Best in central Ohio.
Best in central Ohio.
An absolute gem. The tasting menu was fu ...
An absolute gem. The tasting menu was fun, innovative and best of all, delicious.
Had the chef's tasting menu --not cheap, ...
Had the chef's tasting menu --not cheap, but every course was superb and worth the $, in my opinion. Service was top-notch and every course was explained by the chef/owner himself. Outstanding flavors and creativity. Reservations are a must and the whole experience takes time so plan to savor every course over a couple of hours. They have "small plates" on the menu as well for those wanting to spend less time & $, but I wholeheartedly recommend the full tasting menu.
Best food I have ever had
This place is awesome. The blend of flavor in each small plate is amazing. The presentation of each dish is truly an art form. We had the chefs tasting menu it was great. Our server Tristan explained the preparation and ingredients in all 10 course.
Wonderful, exquisite food, displayed bea ...
Wonderful, exquisite food, displayed beautifully, wonderful cocktails. We love Veritas!
Great, unique setting with excellent foo ...
Great, unique setting with excellent food
Excellent, excellent, excellent
This is a true gem of a restaurant -- people passionate about food and drinks, as well as people's experience. We went with our kids, who were welcomed and treated in a lovely way. They are 9 & 7 and were a little challenged by some of the more adventurous foods but then absolutely adored the sliders and asked for more. We had a fantastic time. This is a perfect place for celebrations, for business meals, for foodies, for romantic evenings... It's definitely a Delaware/Columbus don't-miss.
The kitchen and wait staff were superb. All were well versed in menu items and explained what each component was and what to expect. Small plate, schmall plate! I left completely satiated. My friend was skeptical when she saw the first component arrive. She doubts no more. My friends and I can't wait to go again!
This place was SUCH a pleasant surprise. The staff was so accommodating and friendly, and they really knew their food and drinks. The food was absolutely fabulous - we tried the small plates and each and every one was better than the last. Loved everything here!!! We'll be going back to try the 7 course meal...
Met My Expectations!!
I've heard nothing but good things from my fellow foodie friends about Veritas Tavern. And it did not disappoint. Everything from the initial greeting, to the complimentary pour of rose (how did they know this is my favorite?!), the expert menu guidance, the superb friendly service, the eye catching, beautiful food presentation, the TASTE, the cocktails, the wine.. I could go on and on. It was perfect. We plan to drive out again when another tasting menu is available. And please, for the love of God, order the bacon risotto with 62.5 degree egg.
Excellent tapas style restaurant! Food ...
Excellent tapas style restaurant! Food was different than anything else around. Presentation was beautiful. Drinks were best in town. Knowledgable staff and high level of customer service. Will definitely go back.
Excellent and creative
We absolutely love this place! The food is fantastic and the creative execution of the menu and presentation is fabulous. Some of the very best food in Columbus "and it's hidden in Delaware"! This is a must try if you are a foodie
Great evening out
Amazing food and service! Love the "antique" and eclectic serving plates and dishes - gives the restaurant a great vibe. It's an added bonus when the servers give you a description of the food and the process used to prepare it!
Also an experience
Food offers great imagination and creativity. Waiter was wonderful.
Veritas is a great spot to enjoy a special night out. The tasting menu is such a fun experience where you can try techniques you can't find anywhere else in the area. The food was also amazing. It felt like you were actually experiencing art and not just out for dinner.
Was expecting high attitude dining that left you hungry. Not the case at all. The tasting menu was amazing and the food was filling. Amazing tastes and presentation, also. Would recommend the experience to all. Tables can be hard to reserve. Bar is always a good option, if just the two of you.
Amazing tasting menu.Perfect for sharing.
This was our second time at Veritas, which we first discovered last summer. We had such an amazing experience that we brought some good friends with us this time. The tasting menu is known for its creative use of unusual foods and food combinations, as well as it's artistic presentation. We were not disappointed. The cocktail menu was extensive and we took advantage of that. It was well worth the drive from Columbus!
Terrific food and amazing cocktails. Brush Fire was my favorite drink of the evening. I've seen people complain about the price here, but $70 for a seven course tasting with this amount of nuance and detail is a total steal. And unlike anything else in Columbus. My girlfriend needed dairy-free options. Everyone was super nice about it and very accommodating. Her strawberry-sorbet dessert was out of this world. All of the food was really delicious. Favorites were the shrimp & grits, roasted sunchoke, and the beet risotto (that one, again, from the dairy-free menu). Filet medallions weren't the biggest hit with us, but we both liked them. And loved the build of the tasting menu. Very fun night out for foodies. Will definitely be coming back. Highly recommended.
A welcome surprise
Veritas Tavern might well put Delaware, Ohio on the map. We weren't sure what we were getting into when we found only two other tables seated at 8pm. It was a rainy Wednesday night. The good news is that the meal was excellent. We ordered a selection of small plates, each of which was a pleasure to taste. Tristan, our bartender/waiter, was nicely low-key but attentive. I reserve five star ratings for truly memorable meals at the world's best restaurants but the food here was close. A strong four stars.
Love Veritas! Celebrated adult daughter ...
Love Veritas! Celebrated adult daughter's bday and they went over the top! Thanks!
An amazing restaurant
I went on a Thursday night and it was extremely quiet. There was just another couple siting at the bar. The bartender told us that was unusual, but it was perfect for me and my husband since we wanted a romantic night out. Once the couple left we had the whole place for ourselves which was both an unusual and very pleasant experience. The tasting menu was fabulous and creative. Rich and innovative flavors, amazing textures, nice flow. The wine and cocktail list is very impressive. Service was great but I will have to go back during the weekend to see how good it really is during a busier time. And I will definitely go back. In my opinion this is one of the best (if not the best) restaurant in central Ohio. It's not cheap, but totally worthy.
Food, cocktails and service were fantast ...
Food, cocktails and service were fantastic. Really enjoyed the tapas versus 1 large, heavy meal. Will definitely be going back.
Foodie heaven in Delaware
Have been to Veritas 3 times and am always wowed. The food is so beautiful I'm always tempted to clap when it arrives at the table. Then I dig into it and am always amazed that it tastes even better than it looks. Service is always perfect. Friendly and helpful without being intrusive. If you haven't been to Veritas, drop everything and go. Now.
Just not my kind of place.
Good concept, portions very small. Go away hungry while the costs are high compared to other places.
Most unusual combinations that I actually enjoyed.
The waiters were very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was outstanding and the drinks - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic - were exceptional.
We had heard nothing but great things ab ...
We had heard nothing but great things about this restaurant but my husband and I chose the tasting menu for $70 each and were very disappointing in the portions and the food. Our friends chose separate dishes and thought it was OK at best.
the Best Food ever!
the craft cocktails are awesome! while the foods mixture of flavors on the palate was just wonderful. that coupled with the excellent service ryan provided made our evening spectacular.
What a great dining experience. I had the unique tasting menu and my wife ordered a la carte. I love the fact that I could have a top notch dining experience without the hustle and bustle of a big city. The chef created some amazing dishes that we thoroughly enjoyed. The scallops and the shrimp and grits left us craving more. Great job and looking forward to next time. Be sure to make a reservation they fill up fast and are very popular!
Veritas is amazing
This place is just silly good - I always balk at the distance and issues we have had Ubering - but what delicious and interesting food - I mean going here is addictive if you crave a Chicago / NYC type experience with unassuming surroundings and really special food - hats off to the whole crew at Veritas. Keep it going - you are appreciated.
Awesome food. I will definitely be back. ...
Awesome food. I will definitely be back. 😄
Cirque du Soleil for the Palate
Intimate space. Friendly staff. Chef Josh Dalton is a wizard. Every menu option seduced us and our selections provided waves of delight around the table. The experience started to feel Pavlovian as each time anyone from the bar or kitchen approached, we dropped our stories and gave our full attention to whatever was put in front of us -- as well as to the intricate descriptions. It felt like the dining equivalent of watching Cirque du Soleil performance. We kept asking, 'How did they do that?" We left satisfied, but not stuffed.
Great food, expertly knowledgable servic ...
Great food, expertly knowledgable service. Wine was very moderately priced. Had 6 small plates between the two of us and all were great. Will be returning
All I can truly say is the place was firetrucking awesome and I cannot wait to go back. Creative food with a wonderful ambiance and great service. We enjoyed Ryan and the rest of his team.
Great as always
Veritas always has unique items on their menu. It's perfect for groups that want to have unique food fare. I love the deconstructed food and the craft cocktails.
Best food in Columbus
I've never enjoyed food like I did at Veritas. Amazing!
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