Going out for big dinner is about so much more than the food you’re going to eat.
The ambiance and vibe of the restaurant can be just as important as the meal. Luckily, Columbus has some absolutely stunning restaurants to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a rooftop place with sweeping views of the city, or a cozy, intimate dining experience, the capital city has your back.
Here are the 10 of the most beautiful restaurants in Columbus.
Milestone 229 features “elevated comfort food from a scratch-kitchen with the finest and freshest ingredients.”
What makes it beautiful? Milestone 229 has absolutely stunning views of the city and the Scioto Mile.
How much will it cost you? The menu has a wide range of prices. One person can expect to eat for anywhere between $12-$40+.
Location & Hours: 229 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43215. Open from Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM and 4 – 9 PM, Monday through Thursday from 11 AM – 10 PM, and Friday through Saturday from 11 AM to 11 PM.
Lindey’s is an iconic Columbus restaurant. For nearly 40 years, this restaurant, located in the heart of historic German Village, has been elevating fine dining in the capital city.
What makes it beautiful? The building that Lindey’s calls home was built over 100 years ago at the turn of the 20th century. The restaurant’s historical ambiance offers a level of glamour and tradition that you can’t find anywhere else in Columbus.
How much will it cost you? On average, you can expect to spend $20 or more per person.
Location & Hours: 169 E Beck St, Columbus, OH 43206. Open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 AM-10PM and Friday through Saturday 11 AM- 10 PM.
The Pearl is a perfect marriage of comfort food and oyster bar.
What makes it beautiful? The decor is detailed yet subtle, blending woods and neutrals to create an open yet cozy environment.
How much will it cost you? Diners can expect to spend between $15-40 per meal.
Location & Hours: 641 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Open daily at 4:00 PM, and for brunch on weekends at 10 AM.
Watershed Kitchen & Bar serves up authentic Midwestern cuisine with a frequently changing menu and some of the best service in town.
What makes it beautiful? Watershed Kitchen is all about clean lines. It’s modern and bright and pulls of simple elegance in a unique way.
How much will it cost you? You’ll find appetizers from $9-$16 and main courses from $20-$30.
Location & Hours: 145 Chesapeake Ave, Suite D, Columbus, OH 43212. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 PM to 10 PM and Friday through Saturday from 4 PM to 11 PM. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Wolf’s Ridge is a brewery and restaurant. Their cuisine features everything from Poutine to Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwiches.
What makes it beautiful? The dining room at Wolf’s Ridge combines a variety of elements, including exposed brick and hardwoods to create a beautiful space.
How much will it cost you? Wolf’s Ridge is incredibly affordable. You can expect to pay less than $20 per person for a meal here.
Location & Hours: 215 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 AM to 11 PM, Friday from 10 AM to Midnight, Saturday from 10:30 AM to Midnight and Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM. Closed Monday.
Rockmill Tavern has a diverse menu, serving brunch, small plates, lunch, dinner entrees, and desserts.
What makes it beautiful? Rockmill Tavern somehow manages to be bright an airy, all while maintaining an intimate and cozy vibe. The aesthetics are almost as amazing as the food.
How much will it cost you? Lunch and dinner range from $10-$30, with sides costing an additional $6-$7.
Location & Hours: 503 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday from 11 AM to 11 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM. Closed Monday.
M at Miranova is Cameron Mitchell’s marquee restaurant, serving American cuisine with European and Pacific influences.
What makes it beautiful? M at Miranova is dramatic. The restaurant’s decor is vibrant and elegant, creating a unique fine dining experience.
How much will it cost you? The prices at M are exactly what you’d expect when it comes to fine dining. Don’t go expecting to spend less than $30 per person.
Location & Hours: 2 Miranova Place, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Open Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10 PM and Friday through Saturday from 5 PM to 11 PM. Closed Sunday.
Juniper focuses on small plates, appetizers, salads, and desserts.
What makes it beautiful? Juniper has hands down, the best view in the entire city. While many others are jumping aboard the rooftop bar train, Juniper is leading the pack. Go for the view, but stay for the food.
How much will it cost you? Eats at Juniper will cost between $10-$20.
Location & Hours: 580 N 4th St, Columbus, Ohio. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10:30 PM and Friday from 5 PM to 12 AM. Kitchen hours vary.
Grandview Cafe is a laid-back neighborhood bar serving American food and craft beer in a speak-easy style space.
What makes it beautiful? Grandview Cafe was remodeled in late spring 2017 and it paid off. The space is elegant, featuring a speak-easy vibe that’s so perfect, it will make you want to stay all day.
How much will it cost you? The restaurant boasts standard pub pricing, with meals costing between $10-$20.
Location & Hours: 1455 W. 3rd Ave Columbus, OH 43212. Open Monday from 4 PM to Midnight, Tuesday through Thursday from 11 AM to 1 Am, Friday through Saturday from 11 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday from 10 AM to Midnight.
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse is newly opened and waiting to give you an over-the-top, total fine dining experience.
What makes it beautiful? Jeff Ruby’s is decadent, elaborate, elegant, and a little too much in all the right ways.
How much will it cost you? Your firstborn child. Just kidding. They don’t want your offspring, but it will cost you a pretty penny. On average, you’re looking at $50-$100 per meal.
Location & Hours: 89 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215. Open Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10 PM and Friday through Saturday from 5 PM to 11 PM. Closed Sunday.
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