Matt the Miller's is a Dublin gastropub located in the old Burgundy Room space. The menu consists of high quality sandwiches, flatbread pizzas and comfort-driven staples that are perfectly at home next to something from the nice list of draft and bottled beers.
Since I get to Dublin, Ohio only slightly more often than I visit Dublin, Ireland, I was somewhat oblivious to the number of vegetarian and vegan offerings on the menu at Matt the Miller's. It seems like a vast selection for a pub. Matt the Miller's is as vegetarian friendly as city spots like Tip Top, meaning that diners can visit repeatedly and never repeat a meal or a seasonal beer.
The bar at Matt the Miller's is casual with flat screens tuned to sports programming. The dining room is more upscale but hardly formal.
The Bavarian pretzel bites were delightful. The puffy bites are served with ample portions of sweet mustard and roasted garlic aioli. The garlic aioli is a rich burst of flavor. Chasing pretzel bites with beer in a continuous loop sounds like a simple way to bring a smile to your face.
The house made black bean vegan burger is smoky with a hint of spiciness. It's topped with mushrooms, onions, lettuce, tomato, red pepper and pesto on a whole wheat bun. The veggie burger occupied the upper end of the price spectrum, but it's competitive with any other veggie burger in Central Ohio restaurants including Northstar. The sandwich is topped with a thick cut pickle, and comes with a choice of salad, fries or sweet potato fries.
The flatbread pizzas look fantastic. Meatless options include Margherita, wild mushroom and pear and gorgonzola.
Lunch service was prompt if slightly imperfect. Despite a few drink miscues, lunch was served in a brisk, capable fashion.
Matt the Miller's is worth a trip. The vegetarian friendly pub will make me strongly reconsider my limited visitation policy to Dublin.
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