Both chain establishments and local haunts make up the restaurant scene in and around Walnut Hills, especially along Brice Road and Livingston Avenue where area residents enjoy a diverse mix of dining options, including country soul, pizza and Chinese food.
According to most locals, the menu at Angelina's Villa, a casual pizza and Italian joint on Livingston Avenue, doesn't contain a bad selection. When pressed to choose a favorite, many point to the buffalo chicken pizza and the traditional Italian sub. Angelina's also serves as a favorite place to grab a snack between meals, as it offers pizza by the slice for carry out. Customers who dine in can frequently be seen sticking around after their meal to enjoy the restaurant's homemade brownie bites for dessert.
More than a simple Chinese buffet, Eastern Palace also serves the best sushi in town as well as live Maine lobsters and gourmet poultry dishes, such as almond chicken. Multiple flat-screen televisions enable sports fans to enjoy a fine meal without missing a second of their favorite team's game, and the ornate decor provides an authentic Asian feel. Service is also top-notch; don't be surprised if, after a few visits, you're on a first-name basis with most of the wait staff.
Many Ohioans still believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Tee Jaye's Country Place Restaurant ranks as the top place in Walnut Hills when you want to make the most of it. Arrive hungry, as the meat-lover's wrap, loaded with bacon, sausage, ham, eggs and cheese, calls for a serious appetite. If you prefer to sleep in, don't fret. Tee Jaye's stays open for lunch and dinner, serving popular entrees such as country sausage steak and Granny's pot roast.
Walnut Hills residents don't have to travel far for nightlife, as numerous local bars and lounges reside within the neighborhood's boundaries. The Thirsty Turtle, a local dive bar with a down-home feel, features an eclectic jukebox, friendly bartenders and Taco Tuesday nights. When a special occasion calls for a wilder night out, downtown Columbus
and its abundance of bars and clubs sits less than a 15-minute drive or taxi ride away.