Big City Dining in a Small, Charming Town

Welcome to The Syndicate, where history meets contemporary elegance in the heart of Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Formerly known as Jackson's News Stand from 1946 to 1993, our venue pays homage to its rich past while offering a vibrant dining and entertainment experience.

A Blend of History and Modern Charm

As you step through our doors, you'll be greeted by a captivating ambiance that seamlessly blends the charm of yesteryear with modern sophistication. Our space is adorned with decorative elements and historic artifacts that harken back to its days as a bustling newsstand.

The centerpiece of our establishment is our custom-built bar, crafted with salvaged glass windows and topped with luxurious quartz countertops reminiscent of a New York-style news kiosk. Additionally, our walls are enriched with local Ohio newspapers from bygone eras, each telling a story of our town's rich heritage.

Culinary Delights for Every Occasion

Whether you're joining us for a leisurely brunch, unwinding during happy hour, indulging in a delightful dinner, or celebrating one of our special events, The Syndicate promises a culinary journey like no other. Our menu is curated with a focus on fresh, gourmet ingredients prepared by our talented chefs. From signature cocktails expertly crafted by our bartenders to delectable dishes that tantalize the taste buds, every experience at The Syndicate is a celebration of flavor and flair.

Events, Catering, and Private Gatherings

Looking to elevate your next event? The Syndicate offers more than just exceptional dining; we're your go-to destination for unforgettable gatherings. Regardless if it's a corporate event, a milestone celebration, or an intimate private gathering, our experienced staff is dedicated to ensuring every detail is perfect. From personalized catering menus to impeccable service, we'll turn your event into a memorable occasion.

Your Invitation Awaits

Join us at The Syndicate and experience the allure of big city dining in the cozy embrace of our small, charming town.

If you're a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor seeking a unique culinary adventure, we invite you to savor the essence of Downtown Bellefontaine at The Syndicate.


The Syndicate is an intimate restaurant, and we accept reservations up to 90 days in advance for parties of 1-8 guests. We have limited seating available for parties of 9 and more, and to ensure we can seat all our reservations, we enforce a 2-hour time frame for all tables.

Walk-ins are welcome, but to ensure seating in our dining room, we highly recommend making a reservation.

For catering and private event requests, click here.

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