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Most Romantic Restaurants in Ohio for Valentine's Day

Embrace the romance with these Ohio restaurants.

Georgio's Café International in Toledo

Most Romantic Restaurants in Ohio for Valentine's Day

By Meg Berno

Posted On: Feb 3, 2021

Nothing says romance like an elegant, candlelit dinner with you and your plus one. Savor gourmet bites, sip on your favorite wines or indulge in a sweet dessert at one of Ohio's best restaurants this Valentine's Day!

NOTE: Check directly with places before you go to learn about their health guidelines, safety updates and any required reservations. 

interior of The Guild House in Columbus ohio

The Guild House in Columbus

As one of the staple concepts of the restaurateur Cameron Mitchell, The Guild House transcends all expectations for the perfect date night in Columbus' Short North Arts District. Savor hand-crafted creations of the highest quality while surrounded by rustic décor for a night of relaxation and genuine hospitality. Couples can enjoy choosing from the restaurant's extensive wine list and can even come back for brunch on the weekends. 

This year, you can choose from their Valentine's Day Weekend menu or (for those who'd like to cozy up at home) you can try their Valentine's Carryout menu. Just remember if you're dining in, reservations are recommended. You can reserve a table by calling 614-280-9780 or filling out their online form. 

Nicola's in Cincinnati

Located in Cincinnati's historic and trendy Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Nicola's Ristorante will sweep your date off their feet with its comfortable yet classy atmosphere and its acclaimed contemporary Italian menu. Pair your meal with a vino from their extensive wine list for a memorable dining experience. 

You can order online and make a reservation for dine-in. And don't forget to check out their special Valentine's Day menu

L'Albatros Brasseries in Cleveland

L'Albatros Brasseries in Cleveland

Owned by credited chef and restaurateur Zack Bruell and located off of Cleveland's booming University Circle, L'Albatros combines an upscale, chic atmosphere with a rustic environment, perfect for date night. This American Bistro introduces the area to an emerging west-coast trend of bistro dining with fusion cuisine. Couples can transport themselves to France with hors-d'oeuvres like escargot and oysters and main courses like duck confit. Delish!  

Reservations are recommended for diners, and they're serving up a special 3-course Valentine's Day dinner for two. If you'd prefer a romantic night in, then take the meal to-go! Order by Feb. 11th before 10PM  for curbside pickup on Friday and Saturday from 2-5PM and Sunday 12-2PM. 

Springfield Grille in Youngstown

Surprise yourself (and your date) in Youngstown with a romantic meal at the Springfield Grille. With wood accents and rustic décor, this traditional American steakhouse's menu proves to be anything but ordinary. Cozy up by the indoor fire and enjoy delectable seafood creations paired with classic cocktails - perfect for your next date night.

Reservations for dine-in are recommended, or you can pick your order up to-go by ordering online

table with plate of steak and red wine in glass wineglass next to bottle of wine at Georgio's Café International in Toledo ohio
Photo credit: Georgio's Café International, Facebook

Georgio's Café International in Toledo

Opened in downtown Toledo in 1986 by brothers Chris and George Kamilaris, Georgio's Café International offers an impeccable dining experience filled with elegance. Couples can start off with menu staples, the lobster bisque and liver pate with house-baked bread. And what's a romantic dinner without dessert? The macadamia "bomb" cake is delightful! Pair it with a glass of Moscato to set the mood.

Georgia's is now offering carryout, which you can order by calling 419-242-2424. For Valentine's Day, the restaurant has a special meal planned for you and your significant other. There's limited seating, so call for your reservation soon! 

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