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
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!
Awesome dining experience
This was a birthday celebration, where 3 of the 4 had birthdays. We all four had the tasting menu with a few extra small plates. Everyone loved it, but the experience begins when the server explains the tasting menu ... (the little placard didn't do it justice). This is a very unique experience, as each dish is the chef's creation, and is definitely not something you would make at home! With the tasting menu, each course is served on small individual plates ... it is not too much, and the guys did not say they were left hungry, so it must be enough for them too. There were no leftovers from our table though! The server had reviewed the tasting menu with us, and then the person delivering the food to the table reviewed it ... it was fascinating, and although you might think this takes a lot of time, it was very entertaining. Drinks were also interesting, and we had a beer that was off-menu that was great. So ask. I thought every dish was delicious, and my describing would not do these unique creations justice.
Small plate heaven
This was our second time. We had the seven course tasting menu and it was amazingly good. The shrimp and grits was a most wonderful surprise. The steak and potatoes likewise. The soup was outstanding. Just one great dish after another, and none so large that you felt stuffed, you just wanted more of the same. The service was friendly and efficient (we were attending a dance concert at OWU and had to leave on time--every course came out on time, and we didn't feel either rushed or impatient). The drinks were creative and excellent. It was just a great experience top to bottom and we most definitely will be back soon. Veritas Tavern is true to its name....
Veritas Tavern was a wonderful surprise and worth the drive from Columbus to Delaware. We took advantage of a 6 pm reservation. Excellent wine list and intriguing "pre-Prohibition " cocktails. The tasting menu consisted of 7 courses of perfectly prepared and presented tastes, just enough to be full without being stuffed over a 90 minute period. Highlights included oxtail ravioli, vanilla-poached langostines, and a to-die-for potato treatment with the beef medallions. Service was great and shared by the small staff, including one dish brought out by the chef owner. The small plates looked equally spectacular. The best restaurant I have been to in the Columbus area since Handke's closed.
Another Great Evening
Veritas never fails to be the best restaurant in Columbus area! Drinks, food and service are the best!
taste bud extravaganza
The chef is the most creative We have ever seen. Eating his creations opens all your taste buds, visually as well as sensory. The platings are so unique & the entire meal is not only delicious but so fun. We encourage everyone who loves a new experience in dining to try Veratas. The craft cocktails are also amazing. It is fun to try something unique. Wine bottles are really priced fairly for a different than most places serve.
Veritas is a gem in Delaware. Cocktails are creative and very good. Wine list offers very good variety. Short menu of starters and small plates is interesting and balanced. All plates are nicely presented. Most importantly, each dish we tried was wonderful. Two of us shared 5 dishes and were satisfied but not stuffed. We finished with a shared banana dessert (next time, I'm not sharing!) The service was very good. The guys seem to share the duties and take care of each table efficiently but still having fun and showing pride in what Veritas is doing. As each dish is brought to the table, the server carefully explained the ingredients and how the dish was prepared. It was a fun and interesting evening and we will go there again, soon.
A true dining experience all around. Exq ...
A true dining experience all around. Exquisite presentation, spot on flavor profile & a very attentive, genuine staff.
For my money, Veritas Tavern is the best restaurant in the Columbus area. I'm very willing to travel to Delaware to go. The food and presentation is modern, but the overall flavor profiles are very familiar to most people. The wait staff is very good and their cocktails are amazing. I had one the the best meals of my life there last Saturday. It's that good.
Great food great cocktails
If you are looking for a great foodie restaurant with amazing pre-prohibition style craft cocktails you just hit the jackpot.
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