Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Announces Del Mar at Easton
Highly-anticipated second location of Mediterranean fine-dining concept scheduled to open spring 2024
COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 5, 2024) – With the success of Del Mar in Naples, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) is bringing the popular fine dining Mediterranean concept to its hometown of Columbus in spring 2024. Del Mar will open at 4089 The Strand East, Columbus, OH 43219, centrally located within Easton Town Center.
The exterior entry of Del Mar will face the Central Park Fountain at Easton Town Center.
Inspired by Mediterranean coastal cuisine, Del Mar will feature flavors from a variety of southern European countries, with a rotating and seasonal made-from-scratch menu that showcases a variety of seafood accompanied by fresh produce, house-made cheeses, rich olive oil and earthy spice blends. Handcrafted cocktails with refreshing flavors will pair perfectly with the dishes and invite guests to relax amongst a scene of lush greenery and European-inspired architecture.
“Our team is excited to bring the world-class atmosphere of Del Mar to Columbus, especially as many of our Raving Fans have been looking forward to the concept’s expansion,” said CMR President and COO David Miller. “The bright, vibrant environment that Del Mar is known for will fit beautifully at Easton Town Center, especially alongside the iconic Central Park Fountain, and shoppers and diners alike will delight in the elevated ambiance and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.”
Del Mar at Easton will capture the vivid culture and complex region of the coastal Mediterranean, with sandy earth tones, mango wood and terracotta featured across the architecture and interiors. The 9,400-square-foot restaurant will yield 300 seats and feature two floors of dining, two bars, a four-seasons patio and two second-floor exterior terraces. Additionally, two formal private dining rooms will be available for varying group sizes, and the entire second floor will be available for private events.
The main dining room of Del Mar will feature greenery, sandy earth tones and mango wood inspired by the Mediterranean coast.
Del Mar opened in Naples in December 2021 as the restaurant company’s first foray into Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The concept was an instant success with Florida locals and tourists alike, highlighting a fine-dining culinary experience that brings together a variety of coastal flavors and a top-notch environment. The concept is being designed by CMR Director of Design Randy Roberty in collaboration with firms Design Collective (Columbus) and Studio K (Chicago).
Central Ohio guests can look forward to a menu similar to Del Mar in Naples, including shareable dips and spreads, flatbreads, chilled shellfish and entrees prepared on a wood-fired grill. Most popular is the Lamb Tagine, prepared in the hearth and made for sharing family style. Del Mar at Easton will offer a beverage program with bright, palate-cleansing cocktails and a robust wine list featuring world-class wines from around the globe.
Del Mar will be open for weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner nightly.
“As we grow the Del Mar brand into central Ohio, we look forward to welcoming our loyal guests into a serene oasis where they can indulge in delightful dishes and drinks while experiencing the genuine hospitality that CMR is known for,” added Miller.
Visit DelMarMediterranean.com for additional information and menus.
About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC (CMR) has built a diverse portfolio of varied concepts, ranging from multi-location upscale destinations to single neighborhood favorites. Today, CMR operates 49 restaurants company-wide under 21 different concepts, with 25 restaurants located in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, the premier catering and event planning company in Central Ohio, oversees three venues in Columbus. The national Ocean Prime concept has 18 locations in 14 states plus the district of Columbia, with future locations opening in Sarasota, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee in 2024-2025. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a sister company of CMR, currently operates 21 locations in five states. CMR is partnering with Crawford Hoying to open a luxury boutique hotel in Dublin, OH in 2026. CMR and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards.
As seen on CNN, Forbes and Smart Business, Mitchell shares his story and the wisdom he has gained through the years in his new book “Yes is the Answer. What is the Question?”, available now.