The only thing better than an exceptional meal is an exceptional meal paired with a romantic cityscape or tranquil waterfront backdrop. Fortunately, Ohio is home to several scenic restaurants that can make dining out a truly unique and aesthetic experience. The following are 10 restaurants in Ohio that feature incredible views while you dine.
1. Primavista (Cincinnati)
Take in downtown Cincinnati's skyline at this Italian eatery "where the food is as captivating as the view." Attire here is casual and walk-ins are welcome. Primavista is located at 810 Matson Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45204.
2. Beau's on the River (Cuyahoga Falls)
At the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, you'll find this hidden gem of a restaurant, which features a casual atmosphere, stunning views of the river rapids and falls and floor to ceiling windows. Beau's on the River is located at 1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.
3. Pier W (Lakewood)
This landmark Cleveland area restaurant is suspended over Lake Erie to give customers a cruise-like dining experience. This unique waterfront restaurant serves up exceptional seafood and offers lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Pier W is located at 12700 Lake Avenue (Winton Place)
Lakewood, OH 44107.
4. The Boat House at Confluence Park (Columbus)
At the confluence of the Olentangy and Scioto rivers, The Boat House overlooks the downtown Columbus skyline—and it's (surprisingly) the only restaurant in Columbus with a waterfront view of the city. Dinner, coffee and drinks are available here, and the restaurant doesn't open until 5 p.m. each day. The Boat House at Confluence Park is located at 679 W Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215.
5. White Oaks Restaurant (Westlake)
Watch ducks cross Cahoon Creek and deer play amid the trees at this beautiful nature getaway restaurant. Paired with the outdoor scenery and floor to ceiling windows is delicious steakhouse-style cuisine and a vintage atmosphere. White Oaks Restaurant is located at 777 Cahoon Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
6. Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery (Cincinnati)
Along the Ohio River and right next to the Great American Ball Park sits "Cincinnati's premier brewpub." With a casual atmosphere and casual attire, this is the perfect way to spend your evening after a ball game or shopping spree. Moerlein Lager House is located at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
7. Rafter's Restaurant (Deer Creek State Park)
For a more peaceful, secluded scenic meal, check out Rafter's Restaurant within the Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center at Deer Creek State Park. Enjoy a bistro-style breakfast, lunch or dinner at this truly tranquil restaurant on the lake. Rafter's Restaurant is located at 22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143.
8. The Celestial Steakhouse (Cincinnati)
Cincinnati eateries simply can't show off their cityscape enough. Indulge your tastebuds in seafood and steakhouse cuisine while your eyes feast upon the breathtaking view of the city. Daylight, sunset or night time will equally captivate you here. The Celestial Steakhouse is located at 1071 Celestial St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
9. Creekside Restaurant & Bar (Brecksville)
True to its name, this creekside eatery serves up contemporary American cuisine in a tranquil, outdoor sitting. Enjoy the shining sun or autumn foliage while you dine outdoors here. Creekside Restaurant & Bar is located at 8803 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141.
10. Milestone 229 (Columbus)
Before patio season is over, you'll definitely want to experience this upscale American cuisine eatery and its unique outdoor ambience by the fountains on the Scioto Mile. Milestone 229 is located at 229 Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215.
Have you ever eaten at any of these restaurants? What other restaurants are there in Ohio with incredible views? Share your experiences and photos with us in the comments below!