The more eye-catching a restaurant is, the more likely you are to visit.
From unique architecture to gorgeous settings and decor, there are several restaurants in Ohio that are downright beautiful—and the food is almost always exceptional. The following 12 restaurants (listed in no particular order) are what we consider to be the most beautiful restaurants in all of Ohio.
1. 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.
2. The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek (Gahanna)
This country-chic steakhouse offers the finest hand-cut meat & seafood cuisine and features a bourbon-centric bar. The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek is located at 1370 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230.
3. The Golden Lamb (Lebanon)
Ohio’s oldest continuously operated hotel was established in 1803 and holds a unique dining experience, complete with antique furnishings, a cozy fireplace in the lobby, themed dining rooms and historic rooms upstairs where famous individuals such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and several U.S. Presidents have stayed. There are several dining rooms to choose from, including private dining room options (pictured). The Golden Lamb is located at 27 S Broadway St., Lebanon, OH 45036.
4. Z Cucina di Spirito (Columbus)
With 341 reviews, this upscale Italian restaurant earned the #1 spot out of 1,821 restaurants in Columbus on Trip Advisor. (Pictured above: Housemade Mozzarella Caprese.) It is unbelievably gorgeous and is located at 1368 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212.
5. Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery (Port Clinton)
For truly exceptional seafood, wine and other options, be sure to pay a visit to Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery, located at 3845 E Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452. (It's picture perfect for a date night.)
6. Mancy’s Steak House (Toledo)
With a gorgeous, vintage 1920s decor, limited fireside seating and 364 reviews on Trip Advisor, this upscale chophouse earned the #1 spot out of 575 restaurants in Toledo. It is located at 953 Phillips Ave., Toledo, OH 43612.
7. Hart Mansion Restaurant (Minerva)
Tucked away on a scenic hillside, you'll find the Hart Mansion Restaurant, overlooking the small town of Minerva. The building is situated on 4 gorgeous, rural acres and features beautiful Italianate architecture. Today, the 1869 mansion is fully restored and has been transformed into an elegant, quiet restaurant. Hart Mansion Restaraunt is located at 411 N Main St., Minerva, OH 44657.
8. 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. (Pictured are the Lobster Tails.) White Oaks Restaurant is located at 777 Cahoon Rd., Westlake, OH 44145.
9. The Top (Columbus)
Complete with drinks, live piano music, a cozy fireplace and a club atmosphere, this steakhouse is truly "your house of steaks" and perfect for a special date night. The Top is located at 2891 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209.
10. Malabar Farm Restaurant (Lucas)
If you live in Ohio and have yet to visit Malabar Farm State Park, you’re truly missing out. Nestled in the hills of Pleasant Valley in Lucas, Ohio is a picture perfect farm with an unbelievably nice restaurant. It’s beloved by locals and a hidden gem to Ohioans who don’t live in the area.The Malabar Farm Restaurant is housed in a restored 1820s stagecoach inn and is located at 3645 Pleasant Valley Road, Lucas, OH 44843.
11. The Barn Restaurant (Smithville)
This family favorite restaurant is perfect for a fun night out. A refurbished rustic barn, board games and a scenic pond outside give this unique eatery a charming atmosphere. The Barn Restaurant is located at 877 W Main St., Smithville, OH 44677.
12. 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. (Pictured is Broiled Alaskan Coho Salmon with a brown butter balsamic vinaigrette, heirloom tomatoes, and asparagus.) Primavista is located at 810 Matson Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45204.
Have you been to any of these restaurants before? What other restaurants in Ohio should be added to this list? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!