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“Third Time is not a charm and this one is off the list”
Review of Bel Lago Waterfront Dining - CLOSED

Bel Lago Waterfront Dining
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: County Line Rd
Description: Bel Lago's mission is to bring Westerville and Greater Columbus the most fabulous waterfront dining experience in the area. The ambiance of the location on the pristine Hoover Reservoir is beautiful and relaxing -- the perfect backdrop for enjoying the creations of their exceptional kitchen team and a selection from the extensive wine list. Bel Lago's menu is designed with something for everyone -- from casual fare for enjoyment on the open terrace bar to high quality creative cuisine for a great dinner right here in your neighborhood.
Reviewed 28 June 2010

We thought we'd give this the third try as our first two experiences were just not that great. Even worse this time...this restaurant has a perfect location, a beautiful view, nice decor inside and out and the food is fairly good. But the overall dining experience is so negative that this is one we will not go back to. As with the first 2 visits; we waited almost 15 minutes after being seated by a hostess who was much too young to be hostessing; cute and chirpy with complete lack of any ability to use discretion in seating and professional decorum..."flaps out back make a lot of noise, I wouldn't suggest the patio...too windy and the dirt flies by..." WHAT? She's at your front desk? Waiter was friendly after the first two passed up by hurriedly with a comment..."be right back." Didn't happen. Third guy inquired if we'd been waited on; when we said no he promptly took our order. Forgot our drinks; found hair in our food; red wine had been IN THE REFRIGERATOR. It's a shame. If well managed, this location could be a great place to be. Unfortunatley, it needs another overhaul.

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Reviewed 13 October 2009

Ended up here for the 1st time two nights in a row. Each time, the dinner service was great, food served with a nice pace, serving sizes above average, drink selection also very nice and tasty. Only thing negative about this place is the parking. They offer valet but it is a joke. Unfortnately, valet hold the majority of the parking spaces so you are forced to use them. Otherwise, the decor, view, food, drink, service is on par with other nice restaurants.

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Thank Sunhap45
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Reviewed 8 May 2009

Disregard the comment above! Perhaps he/she is an Obama voter who is never happy! The food and service is great. All your favorites from the Hoover Grille are still available. In addition, the settings have been jazzed up a bit. If you are looking for a nice night out with the misses and want to forget about your day; head to Bel Lago!

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Thank hammer2ooo
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

Lovely decor, very comfortable and the view is amazing. They have a great menu, there is something for every type of consumer. The meatballs were perfecto ! The staff is friendly and efficient. We enjoyed a lovely evening and will return soon !

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1  Thank DinngDiva
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Reviewed 18 March 2009

Beautiful view overlooking the resevoir. Food was average at best. Service left a lot to be desired. Very rushed. Before we could finish our appetizers the main course arrived. We were expected to push our plates aside so the waiter could put the entree down. We were getting our bill 50 minutes after we sat down! This was dinner, not lunch hour. I will not be back other than for a cocktail -maybe. Valet parking--why?

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1  Thank Cerne
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