[P]rettily plated, forcefully flavored dishes that satisfy with intensity rather than volume...
Though it’s a hip and happening place, its vibe is actually relaxed.
G. A. Benton, Columbus Alive – 07.18.2013
Philco Bar + Diner is the sort of thing that’s in the right place at the right time. Filled to the gills with patrons, Philco is a petit little joint in the Short North. ... It’s a diner where you’ll see guests swirling their wine glasses… while gulping down a biscuit sandwich: clearly a good fit for the neighborhood.
Miriam Bowers Abbott, Columbus Underground – 07.17.2013
[Philco's] simple ode to the diner vibe won me over... The menu follows the unfussy suit with breakfast-all-day offerings, and sandwiches, salads and entrees available from lunchtime on. As homage to former tenant Philips Coney Island, there is a Coney dog on the menu, but everything else aims to be a twisted version of classic diner fare.
Beth Stallings, Crave – 06.28.2013