STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, put on some clothes and go to Milestone 229. RIGHT NOW. Because not in your young, queer life will you ever again find a dining experience like this. Hands down.
You will be professionally greeted when you walk into this absolutely beautiful space on the Scioto Mile, looking over the river. You will also likely think it is going to cost you a mortgage payment – but it isn’t. Not even close. If the food were bad, it would still be a decent price – but it is SO good!
We urge you to ask for Briana. We cannot remember a time when we have had service that good. She was attentive, knowledgeable, sweet, and funny. Most importantly, her
personality carried through as she kept up with our bad jokes. She scored a huge bonus when she lobbed a couple fun comments back, as well. Absolutely perfect service.
We started with drinks. They have created quite the custom configurations and of the five we tried, all were ah-mazing. We almost wanted to stop there because everything thus far was perfect and we didn’t want to give them a chance to mess up. And they didn’t. It just got better!
Mr. Boring Tastebud ordered a burger. Just a 229 burger. But oh my. It was cooked a bit more than the preferred medium that we like, but by the time she had come back to check, it was too late to say anything. It was already half gone. Yup – that good. Fresh meat, definitely not a frozen patty, crispy onions, perfect tomato – it was superb.
Mr. Creative Tastebud ordered the special. It was a seared rare tuna with coconut basmati rice, garlic sautéed broccolini and orange Thai chili butter. The presentation made it almost too pretty to eat…almost. It was only due to the desire of diligence to our difficult task here of eating food and writing about it that knife and fork met tuna to mess up the flawless presentation (not really).
A surprise to us, Executive Chef Nick Lombardo popped out to check on us as well. He did a few random stops around the dining room, asking people if they enjoyed their food. He revealed that there will be a new menu rolling out in October and we cannot wait to sample some of the sumptuous selections that he described.
After topping off the already perfect experience with three different desserts, we were done. And I mean done. They nearly had to crane us out of the place. However, we urge you to try the desserts as well. Banana pudding, Susie’s Lemonade Pie, and the Salted Peanut Butter Parfait. Oy. We thought we had died and gone to gay heaven.
It cannot be stressed enough. Go here, and soon, because it is a wonderful experience.
We tried to grow extra thumbs to throw them up in the air. But alas, that didn’t work. So enthusiastically, we raise all four thumbs a mile high for Milestone 229. But, we quickly pull them back down so we can return to eating.
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About the Taste Buds
Craig & Mike have been a couple for over 11 years and were married in Washington DC in 2012.
They are the proud parents
of three kids.
Both appreciate great friends, reasonably-priced local eateries, good wine,
and a nice IPA beer.
They encourage you to
“eat local” to support