Monday was my daughter-in-law Jackie’s birthday and John invited us to dinner to celebrate with them. He chose Milestone 229 in downtown Columbus as the place to meet and set up a reservation for the four of us.
Milestone 229 is a trendy, modern, elliptical building next to the Scioto River and the Bicentennial Park fountains. Most of the walls are glass which gives you great views of the river, the park, and the downtown buildings. There is also a large patio area which is very popular in the summer. We were there on a 40 degree, rainy night at the end of November so we chose to sit indoors. We were able to admire the view and the lights while staying dry and warm.
Milestone 229 has an eclectic mix of food. I would say it was southern because collard greens and grits were standard side dishes. But it also had some Cajun and Mexican influences. We started off with an appetizer of soft pretzels served with a honey mustard butter. They were delicious.
Each of us ordered a different entree. Tom had a buffalo chicken sandwich, I had roasted chicken, Jackie had brisket, and John had short ribs. All of the food was very good. The servings were generous and tasty. My chicken breast had been de-boned, which was very nice because I didn’t have to wrestle with it to eat it. John de-boned the ribs as he ate them. Everyone enjoyed their main dishes and our waiter was attentive without being intrusive.
We had to order dessert in order to properly celebrate Jackie’s birthday. Jackie had been looking forward to a piece of Ho Ho cake. John said it was big enough for all four of us, but he also suggested we order the banana pudding because Tom really likes good banana pudding. So we got one of each for all four of us to share.
The piece of Ho Ho cake was the biggest piece of cake I’ve ever seen. The whole cake must be enormous for that to be a slice! The cake was a little disappointing because the it was dry but the frosting was very good and that is my favorite part anyway. Before we ate it, we put a candle on top and had Jackie blow it out for her birthday. The banana pudding was served in a small mason jar which made it more challenging to scoop all the deliciousness out.
Milestone 229 is an excellent place for a special night out in downtown Columbus. We enjoyed our meal there very much. It was a wonderful place to celebrate the birthday of our very special daughter-in-law.