Columbus >Food & Dining > First Watch Restaurants
492 S High St, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321539.952006 -82.998539
Neighborhoods: South Columbus, German Village
Boo hoo – I've heard about this place a bunch so I decided to try it out. The first time I was very disappointed with the food -- nothing special. The second time I went the food was overcooked and cold and the service was less than stellar. I wouldn't go back for a third time.
Perfect wkd brunch place! – Nowhere in columbus do I feel like having a nice sunday brunch than here (Upper Arlington site, I haven't been to other ones). Environment is wide open, and decor's color is even better than before after the renovation to provide the "relaxed, down to earth, yet classic" feeling. Staff are extremly friendly, the welcome feeling is felt throughout from the point of walking in to walking out. Just go and try it, you'll like it.
Worth waiting for – First Watch serves the best breakfast in town -- if you don't mind waiting.
unique – Unique for this area. Reminds me of Florida. Good place to take friends.
first watch & last stop – Was intorduced to this restaurant three years ago and have made this my first choice for a brunch destination over any high priced, upscale restaurant every time. A great feature to this cozy cafe is that coffee and newspapers are provided while you wait to be seated and when your seated, the water pitchers and coffee are there on the table the entire length of stay, so you do not have to wait for your server to refill them.
Don't tell! – Already too popular and crowded, but the food is great and the service consistantly good. One of the only places to get crepes in Columbus. They still give you pitchers of ice water/ coffee/tea at your table a super plus for me!!
Early Bird Gets the Worm – Great menu offering wide but traditional variety of breakfast items. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, fruit, sausage, etc... in many different styles. Top notch breakfast food but First Watch can get crowded on weekends. Get there early to avoid the wait.
2 locations, 2 standards of service – Friend and I went to Avery location once, and was ignored by host, who immediately acknowledged an apparent regular walking in after us. Maybe the host has no experience with non-Caucasian customers? High street location's service was great---went there twice. Have tried fresh fruit crepes and crepeggs so far--fresh ingredients and tasty! My favorite thing--they leave a jug of water at your table so you can refill water yourself!
always good – fast and good service is a trademark of sorts for this place. the food is always fresh and hot when it hits the table. coffee is so so, but you cant have everything.
I said I was an EX waitress... – not that I WANTED to waitress!
Great food & good prices are marred by horrendus service. I've gone to the Dublin location off Avery several times & the location adjacent to the Worthington Mall; and every time the service has been HORRID!
I mean, I know the place gets busy - I waitressed for 6 yrs - I understand! But that's no excuse for poor training, poor customer service & poor image.
I suggest ordering carry out.
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