If you’ve sequestered High Bank into strictly a booze category, you’re missing out on one of the most well-executed comfort food menus in Columbus, especially during Restaurant Week.
Weighing in at a mere $20 per person, High Bank’s three-course menu is so tantalizing, you’ll struggle to pick just one dish from each. Believe me, I certainly did.
Course 1: Choice of Garden Salad, Nacho Fries, Loaded Baked Potato, Five Ways Spaghetti
With great power (being tasked with choosing just one starter) comes great responsibility (making sure I pick the best). Luckily, there really is no wrong move.
Ever had Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries? High Bank’s are better. Crispy, battered fries smothered in melty queso, seasoned beef, refried beans, and a generous heap of sour cream make for an elevated, indulgent, heavyweight starter. The portion is definitely big enough to share, but I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t.
Course 2: Choice of High Bank Bacon Cheeseburger, Queso-Rito, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, High Bank Bowl
Since stick-to-your-bones food is officially back in season, you have to get down to High Bank for their fried chicken menu items. The chicken is battered using an incredibly light and crunchy buttermilk, fried, then dusted with cayenne that leaves a warm glow on your palate—not too hot, not too mild.
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Restaurant Week features two chicken entrees: the Spicy Chicken Sandwich and the High Bank Bowl.
The sandwich is an instant comfort food classic, but the High Bank Bowl is like the designer version of KFC’s Famous Bowl. The mashed potatoes are perfectly salted and buttered, the sweet corn adds just the right amount of sweetness and pop, and the cheese and gravy culminate into a savory sauce. Colonel Sanders would be impressed.
Course 3: Choice of Mint Chocolate Sandwich, Snickerdoodle Sandwich, Oreo Sandwich
At this point, I was almost too full to function, but I had to press on. To absolutely no one’s surprise, High Bank’s third course did not disappoint.
The Snickerdoodle Sandwich came with two perfectly under-baked snickerdoodle cookies bookending a lump of hard-dip butter pecan ice cream. Drizzles of white chocolate over top sent this dessert into the winner’s circle.
I can’t remember the last time I felt so repleted, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat, and so should you. At just $20 a head, this is a deal you can’t afford to miss.
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