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79 Columbus Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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48 Restaurants
Updated February 06, 2019
Restaurants:Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center, Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview, Hudson 29 - Upper Arlington
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, American
Neighborhoods:Easton, Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington
A photo of Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center restaurant

Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center

$$$$
Seafood
Easton
4.8
7493 reviews

My wife and I have never had a bad experience at the Ocean Club!


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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview

$$$$
American
Grandview Heights
4.8
5408 reviews

We had a lovely meal and a lovely evening. Taylor took great care of us and the food was delicious.


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Hudson 29 - Upper Arlington

$$$$
American
Upper Arlington
4.7
3354 reviews

Wonderful 1st time experience at your restaurant! The waitress was delightful! Very welcoming and efficient! The menus options made choosing an entree difficult (in a good way). Our food was perfection! Thank you for a wonderful evening.


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Hudson 29 - New Albany

$$$$
American
New Albany
4.7
2405 reviews

Great time, great food, great friends, excellent server


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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

$$$$
American
Dublin
4.3
1403 reviews

Great food


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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Columbus

$$$$
Steakhouse
Polaris
4.7
4726 reviews

Amazing experience, wagyu was perfect, our server Matthew was one of the best in the business. Great experience.


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Polaris Grill

$$$$
American
Polaris
4.7
3968 reviews

Food and atmosphere have been excellent. Have only eaten on the patio, but is is still very quiet


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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Dublin

$$$$
American
Dublin
4.6
3134 reviews

Went to dinner on patio to celebrate wife’s birthday. Very nice and the food was excellent.


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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Columbus

$$$$
Seafood
Easton
4.2
3679 reviews

Waitress was rude and used my Landry points when I told her I didn’t want to use them this time.


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Marcella's

$$$$
Italian
Short North - Arena District
4.8
4636 reviews

Excellent food and service. It’s a bit loud for conversation.


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The Avenue Steak Tavern

$$$$
Steakhouse
Grandview Heights
4.8
2875 reviews

Tavern had great food & service! We enjoyed our time there.


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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

$$$$
Italian
Polaris
4.6
3237 reviews

Marcella’s was extremely kind and accommodating! My husband has strict dietary restrictions at the moment and they brought out the cook to make sure everything was how it should be. It was delicious! The wine, bread and dinner. Great anniversary date. We will be back!


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J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington

$$$$
Steak
Worthington
4.6
6042 reviews

I had planned this "reunion" dinner weeks ago. Because of a previous memorable dinner at J Gilbert, I reserved a table there. The other couple was coming on a long roadtrip, had some issues on the way, and I had to change the time of the reservation. I called and was treated VERY kindly. In the original reservation, I had mentioned that two in the party have hearing problems, and wondered if we could have a table away from many others. We were given the BEST table, truly apart from the big room, It was perfect! Each of us loved the steaks that we ordered. In fact, we loved everything we ordered! It was a perfect dining experience for me, for my college friend= 50 years later, and for our guys. Thank you to Andres and everyone else who made our evening so very special.


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The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

$$$$
American
Gahanna
4.7
5897 reviews

Good food … and service were fantastic!! Itali was our server… he was great!! And you had Kim Crawford 🙌🙌. Perfect night👍


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Texas de Brazil - Columbus

$$$$
Steakhouse
Columbus
4.4
3607 reviews

Very good food! Great customer service would love to go back any time.


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Giammarco's

$$$$
Italian
Westerville
4.6
1562 reviews

Excellent entrees, great service and wonderful atmosphere.


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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna

$$$$
American
Gahanna
4.7
3041 reviews

Great experience. Took my dad and family there for Father’s Day. Great food, great service, great value!!!


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Forno Kitchen and Bar

$$$$
American
Short North - Arena District
4.8
2220 reviews

Best happy hour!


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Brio Italian Grille - Columbus - Easton

$$$$
Italian
Easton
4.4
2074 reviews

Staff at the desk were very kind, and Will our server was great. Thank you!


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Martini Modern Italian

$$$$
Italian
Short North - Arena District
4.7
3968 reviews

My girlfriend and I went there for a date night after our convention event. It was the best experience I’ve had at a restaurant in a very long time. Our waiter was the best. He brought me new silverware for every single course. I drank like 4 glasses of water and 3 glasses of wine and I never ran out of fluids. The food was incredible also. We had the mozzarella appetizer, Caesar salad, lasagna, and shrimp marinara. Really wonderful. Thank you.


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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Columbus - Lennox

$$$$
Italian
Columbus
4.3
1051 reviews

Wife’s birthday


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Napa Kitchen + Bar - Dublin

$$$$
American
Dublin
4.7
1741 reviews

It was great!


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The Guild House - Columbus

$$$$
American
Columbus
4.7
2960 reviews

The entire dinner experience was wonderful. The waitress, Tess, was one of a kind—truly knowledgeable and skilled service.


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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Columbus

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.6
7861 reviews

Our server Diana was amazing. She made our experience very enjoyable. The food was amazing as always and the wineeeeee mmmmm so delicious! We even got dessert to take home! It was amazing as well.


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A photo of J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington restaurant

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington

$$$$
Contemporary American
Worthington
4.2
1811 reviews

Good drinks. Smoke infused old fashioned was very good. Everyone was happy with food and service. Will be back for sure.


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Wolf's Ridge Brewing

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.5
1841 reviews

Perfection as always. A consistent contender for the best in Columbus.


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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus

$$$$
Steakhouse
Easton
4.6
2639 reviews

Food was very good. Drink price varied from the bar versus what was ordered at the table. Drink at the bar was $6.00 more and made very sloppy. Bathrooms needed cleaned. We’ve been coming here for years but seems like it’s slipping lately on the little things but might be due to service industry struggles which is everywhere now. However, steaks were still excellent so I’m sure we will be back.


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The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington

$$$$
Contemporary American
Upper Arlington
4.8
853 reviews

Lovely salad with glazed salmon! Sweet and attentive server on the patio:)


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Nicola Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Italian
Upper Arlington
4.7
1378 reviews

Veal Marsala was so good. Really enjoyed it and Thanks Nicola


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Bravo Italian Kitchen - Columbus - Bethel Road

$$$$
Italian
Northwest Columbus
4.1
876 reviews

This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We tried new dishes (for us, anyway) and we both loved them. Outstanding sauces and pasta cooked perfectly,


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Molly Woo's

$$$$
Asian
Polaris
4.6
2447 reviews

Food was great outside seating great service was slow.


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Mitchell's Steakhouse - Columbus Polaris

$$$$
Steakhouse
Polaris
4.3
2071 reviews

Anniversary thank you for the fresh flowers


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Tucci's - Dublin

$$$$
Steakhouse
Dublin
4.7
3282 reviews

Hostess check in amazing! Superb and sweet hostesses! 💗💗💗Our waitress knocked it literally out of the park! Phenomenal, professional, kind, and made us laugh!!! 💗💗💗⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Food so delicious! WOW! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We were able to sit outside under an umbrella in the shade. Our hostess placed the umbrella exactly where we preferred! ⛱


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Mezzo - Dublin

$$$$
Italian
Dublin
4.6
2221 reviews

Overall great experience! Great food and service.


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Tony's Italian Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
German Village
4.6
581 reviews

I do love Tony's it has always been a great place with great service. Had the Trout Milanese for the first time and it was superb! Also the menu pricing has not jumped like most of the other Italian restaurants, so it was a good deal as well! Make a reservation and GO!


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Hofbrauhaus Columbus

$$$$
German
Columbus
4.7
1054 reviews

I've come to eat here several times, and every time it's been amazing. The food is wonderful, the staff are always great and the music brings it all together. I intend to visit many more times.


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Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Columbus

$$$$
Steakhouse
Short North - Arena District
4.9
3263 reviews

Presentation, taste, service, ambiance...always a 10/10! My wife's birthday, and any important occasion, is celebrated at Jeff Ruby's with no thoughts of going elsewhere.


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Vittoria

$$$$
Italian
Powell
4.8
2619 reviews

Absolutely outstanding. Atmosphere, food, service. Our first time and will not be the last. The best Italian I’ve had in the Columbus area after living here for 20 years.


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Oscar's of Dublin

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dublin
4.4
1359 reviews

Service was excellent. JC recommended excellent dishes.


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Cameron's American Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Worthington
4.8
3857 reviews

Love to go to this restaurant when we are down in the area! Excellent food and service!


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The Alcove Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
4.8
801 reviews

Top class dining experience.


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Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

$$$$
Barbecue
Gahanna
4.5
633 reviews

I ordered the rib dinner with sweet potato fries. Both were perfectly seasoned and tasted fantastic. The restaurant was clean and the waitstaff was friendly and gave food suggestions when asked. The food was hot and the beer was cold. I will definitely be back for more.


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The Lounge at Final Cut - Hollywood Casino Columbus

$$$$
Steakhouse
Columbus
4.2
163 reviews

Excellent food presentation and absolutely delicious! Filet mignon, lobster, fried cheese all prepared second to none. Quick seating by the hosts and Lindsey, our server, was personable and excellent!! Will definitely return!!


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The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Columbus
3.9
875 reviews

Unfortunately, we were running late and notified the maitre d’ ahead. He advised they would be able to seat us no problem. Well…they did. Seat is right away…but clearly at the ‘bad kids’ table…a small NY diner style 2 top directly against the wall. They clearly had no significant number of reservations for the evening and there were multiple booths available. So the experience with seating was the only issue. Our server, Greg was super nice…the chef, sous chef and runner all stopped by individually throughout the evening to chat. The food was awesome…would definitely go back for the food!…


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Takeout available
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The Boat House Restaurant

$$$$
Unspecified
Columbus
3.9
737 reviews

The food was great and the staff was super friendly. They even let us know about a rewards program we could sign up for to receive free goodies. The view of the river is lovely. The Boat House is a hidden gem.


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Six Hundred Downtown

$$$$
Italian
Bellefontaine
4.8
452 reviews

Hands down the best pizza and garlic knots I have ever had. We had the Detroit Style and it did not disappoint. Wow wow wow! Well worth the 1 1/2 hour drive.


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Spaghetti Warehouse - Columbus

$$$$
Italian
Columbus
3.5
722 reviews

Our Farewell Dinner to our Supervisor at Spaghetti Warehouse was a great experience. All seven of us enjoyed delicious food and drink. Our server was exceptional We had brought a cake with us, and our server provided us with dessert plates and utensils. We had a fantastic time. I would recommend Spaghetti Warehouse for any celebratory event.


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Barrel & Boar - Newark

$$$$
Barbecue
Newark
4.4
342 reviews

We have never had a bad meal here. The roasted brussel sprouts are delicious!! The Flying Hawaiian, the burgers and the burnt ends are awesome. Manager has always been there and comes to table to be sure you are having a good experience.


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