Most Romantic Restaurants in Columbus OH

I became very frustrated one evening when I was trying to plan, for my wife and I, the perfect romantic Valentine's Day dinner. My frustration was a result of when I did a random search there were so many different option and different opinions out there that it was difficult to find the 5 most popular.

So what I did was I searched several different sites and I came up with the most commonly mentioned top 10 and from there I personally went to each restaurant over a few months and came up with a definite top 5 most romantic restaurant list in Columbus, OH.

1. Refectory Restaurant and Bistro
1092 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43220-2610
(614) 451-9774
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30-9:00 pm / Fri-Sat 5:00 - 9:00 pm

FYI: This restaurant hands down was the most commonly selected from my original list and I must say they did not disappoint. The menu was creative and the atmosphere was wonderful. Reservations are highly recommended for weekend dining and especially so for popular holiday dining evenings. You can make reservations through their website.

2. Martini Modern Italian
445 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-8259
Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm / Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm / Sun 4pm-9pm

FYI: This is a Cameron Mitchell restaurant and if you ask me any of their restaurants could make this list. Everything about Cameron Mitchell is smooth and sleek from their websites right down to their overall dining experience. It was hard for me not to put this restaurant at number one. Reservations are suggested and can be made through their website.

3. M Restaurant
2 Miranova Place
Columbus, OH
(614) 629-0000 ‎
Hours: Mon - Thurs 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM / Fri & Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM / Sunday Closed

FYI: This is another Cameron Mitchell restaurant; I must say that I have no relationship with Cameron Mitchell other than being a fan of how they run their business. Overlooking the Scioto River this restaurant gives a vacation feel with their atmosphere a sometimes much needed escape from the Columbus, OH weather. Reservations are suggested and can be made through their website.

4. Bexley Monk
Bexley Square
2232 E. Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209
Phone: 614-239-MONK(6665)

Lunch (Full Menu) M-Fri: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm / Late Lunch (Full Lunch Menu in Bar & Lounge) M-Fri: 2:00 - 5:00pm / Dinner (Full Menu) M-Thurs: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Fri - Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm / Bar Menu Available During Late Dining Hours M-Sat / Sunday: Closed
FYI: The Bexley Monk has long been regarded as Columbus' gem. I did not receive any more word of mouth recommendations than the Bexley Monk. Reservations can be done by phone or email.

5. Trattoria Roma
1447 Grandview Ave # 432
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 488-2104
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-2pm, 4pm-9pm / Fri 11am-2pm, 4pm-11pm / Sat 4pm-11pm / Sun 4pm-9pm

FYI: Trattoria has a very quaint atmosphere and a very authentic Italian cuisine menu. Reservations are suggested and can be made on their website.