Food is always better with a view.
Fortunately, Ohio is home to several exceptional restaurants with rooftop dining. With the weather warming up and spring’s arrival, it’s the ideal time to grab a meal on a scenic rooftop before the summer heat arrives. The following are eight restaurants in Ohio with rooftop dining—and we recommend them all.
1. Krueger's Tavern (Cincinnati)
This beloved neighborhood restaurant and bar features patio dining on the roof, homemade sausages and varieties of canned, craft beer. Krueger's Tavern is located at 1211 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
2. The Crest Gastropub (Columbus)
This trendy spot to grab a drink or some grub features a rooftop garden guests can dine in. (The Bison Burger is a popular option here.) The Crest Gastropub is located at 2855 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.
3. Azure Rooftop Lounge (Cleveland)
Downtown Cleveland is home to this popular restaurant, bar and lounge, which features beautiful rooftop views, handcrafted cocktails and exceptional cuisine. Azure Rooftop Lounge opens for the spring and summer seasons on March 20 and is located at 2017 E 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44115.
4. Flyboy's Deli (Dayton)
Known for their delicious breakfast sandwiches and endless lunch options, this American restaurant, coffee shop and bar is popular among locals. Dine on their rooftop patio for an extra special experience. Flyboy's Deli is located at 2515 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45419.
5. The Blind Pig (Cincinnati)
This American resatraunt, sports bar and grill describes itself as a "modernized speakeasy for the new age." It is located at 24 3rd St. W, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
6. Red, the Steakhouse (Cleveland)
This upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant offers the best filet mignon you'll ever sink your teeth into, private dining rooms and beautiful views from its rooftop seating. Red, the Steakhouse is located at 417 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.
7. Pier W (Lakewood)
This landmark Cleveland area restaurant is suspended over Lake Erie to give customers a cruise-like dining experience. It also features patio seating overlooking the water during the warmer months. 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.
8. 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.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? What other restaurants in Ohio feature rooftop dining?