48 Columbus Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

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Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Restaurants:The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro, Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center, The Avenue Steak Tavern
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary French / American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Ohio, Easton, Grandview Heights

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Ohio
3,781 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Very good food and service. Prefer the main dining room rather than the bar pub area.
96% recommended
41 people mentioned the Mussel Soup
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Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center

$$$$·Seafood·
Easton
6,916 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
it was our 14th wedding anniversary, we come for all of our family events, birthdays etc. always have a great time, food, beverages and most important the service was fantastic. myRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
79 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Avenue Steak Tavern

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Grandview Heights
2,333 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Dinner was delicious as always. Our server Suzanna was phenomenal. She also made the experience top notch.
95% recommended
Romantic in Columbus
22 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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Forno Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
Short North - Arena District
1,817 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Happy Hour at Forno for my sister’s college graduation! Food and drinks were fantastic. The waitress was so attentive and even brought us a special treat for our celebration.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
20 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Hudson 29 - New Albany

$$$$·American·
New Albany
1,814 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Great energy and atmosphere. Service was excellent.
93% recommended
48 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Whitney House

$$$$·American·
Worthington
1,652 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great variety and a menu that evolves! Don’t pass this place up!!!
95% recommended
47 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Wolf's Ridge Brewing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
1,715 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great Beer
  • Special Occasion
The food here is really good. I’m a vegetarian and our server was nice enough to come back to the table and double check that I wasn’t vegan and it was okay to have eggs in my mealRead more
94% recommended
Best Service in Columbus
18 people mentioned the French Toast
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The Guild House - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Columbus
2,409 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Service was exceptional and the food outstanding. Wonderful restaurant to celebrate a birthday.
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Columbus
30 people mentioned the Lamb Burger
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M Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
2,890 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Staff very attentive and accommodating.
93% recommended
78 people mentioned the Steak Bowl
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The Avenue - Dublin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Dublin
1,538 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Delicious dinner. Great service. Fun evening!!
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Columbus
9 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Pearl

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Short North - Arena District
4,513 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
It was outstanding, food and service.. I will be going back.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Columbus
108 people mentioned the Short Rib
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The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
4,843 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
The Barn is our go to when in Columbus . It’s dependable , servers always great and welcoming. Food wonderful you can’t go wrong at The Barn . The patio is terrific! Diane
96% recommended
Best Service in Columbus
202 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Hudson 29 - Upper Arlington

$$$$·American·
Upper Arlington
2,764 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Food and service were outstanding. Our first night out in a long time was memorable
95% recommended
American in Columbus
108 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Columbus

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Polaris
4,520 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always a great experience at Eddies! Our waiter (Tony) was top notch and all the other staff friendly and accommodating!
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Columbus
45 people mentioned the Calamari

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington

$$$$·Steak·
Worthington
5,480 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
It was great!!!!
96% recommended
Romantic in Columbus
52 people mentioned the Crab Bisque
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Cameron's American Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Worthington
3,746 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Cameron Mitchell restaurant experiences are always terrific. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
98% recommended
Best Service in Columbus
199 people mentioned the Walleye
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Napa Kitchen + Bar - Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,354 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
I’ve been to Napa Kitchen 3 or 4 times since my friends, husband, and I are vaccinated. Each time the service has been outstanding and the food is great. It’s a great place to eat-Read more
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Columbus
13 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
2,359 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
The place is amazing and the food was delicious…
95% recommended
Most Booked in Columbus
14 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Columbus

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
6,503 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Have been Wine Club members for several years. Excellent wines, outstanding food and great service. Everyone is friendly, helpful and a pleasure to be around. Truly enjoy going Read more
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Columbus
61 people mentioned the Pretzel Bread
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Nicola Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Upper Arlington
1,189 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Our favorites Italian restaurant. Their Tuscan cuisine is authentic. This is not red sauce Italian dining.
99% recommended
Italian in Columbus
14 people mentioned the Calamari

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Polaris
1,567 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The prime rib never disappoints, and the double diamond martini's are the perfect elixir.
93% recommended
36 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Hubbard Grille

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
1,011 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
Our servers was great. I don't remember his name, however.
99% recommended
Best Ambiance in Columbus
32 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Vittoria

$$$$·Italian·
Powell
2,278 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Our meal at Vittoria was one of the best we have had in a long time! I had the Chicken Milanese and my husband had Spagetti and meatballs. So So So Good!! Everything from the cocRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Columbus
18 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview

$$$$·American·
Grandview Heights
5,199 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
Always great food & Service. Josh was a terrific wait person!!!
98% recommended
American in Columbus
69 people mentioned the Blue Cheese

Matt the Miller's Tavern - Gemini Place

$$$$·Pub·
Polaris
643 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Excellent place for great food and brew and service. Always very friendly wait staff.
93% recommended
19 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Texas de Brazil - Columbus

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Columbus
3,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely loved this dining experience! It is a bit expensive but for the food and the experience it is definitely worth it! Also taking my children for our special 3 family membeRead more
48 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Matt the Miller's Tavern Dublin

$$$$·Pub·
Dublin
711 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great location great food
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus
20 people mentioned the Pretzel
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Polaris Grill

$$$$·American·
Polaris
3,428 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Great food and service
96% recommended
64 people mentioned the Walleye

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
2,831 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Food is always great and service is always impeccable.
96% recommended
American in Columbus
28 people mentioned the Blue Cheese

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard

$$$$·American·
Northwest Columbus
118 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
The service was outstanding, no waiting and the atmosphere was relaxed! Food excellent, ordered what the server recommended abd it was outstanding!
91% recommended
Kid Friendly in Columbus
2 people mentioned the Spinach Dip
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Rusty Bucket - Arlington

$$$$·American·
Upper Arlington
114 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Happy Hour
Was very nice and good location! We went here for Mother's Day and had great service. Waiter was very attentive!
96% recommended
Kid Friendly in Columbus
1 people mentioned the Blue Cheese

Brio Italian Grille - Columbus - Polaris Brio

$$$$·Italian·
Columbus
815 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
Service & food was excellent!
96% recommended
Great for Lunch in Columbus
5 people mentioned the Calamari

J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,344 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Fabulous! Make your reservation NOW! You won’t regret it!
89% recommended
22 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Mezzo - Dublin

$$$$·Italian·
Dublin
1,894 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Service, food and ambience were awesome!
96% recommended
Italian in Columbus
16 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Gallerie Bar & Bistro

$$$$·American·
Columbus
530 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Food took a while, but it was good. Server was friendly. Dessert was good
87% recommended
8 people mentioned the Amish Chicken
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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

$$$$·Italian·
Polaris
3,212 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Our server was a little flustered and the food was not timed to come out with spacing from the kitchen.
94% recommended
Italian in Columbus
34 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Kraft House No. 5

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Columbus
199 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Food was delicious and beer selection was very good!
84% recommended
3 people mentioned the Veggie Burger
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Vaso at AC Hotel Dublin

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Dublin
478 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
I visited Vaso during a private event touring local eateries when the area first opened as part of Business After Hours. The atmosphere and unique food offerings brought us back. Read more
85% recommended
13 people mentioned the Sangria
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Barrel & Boar- Gahanna

$$$$·Barbecue·
Gahanna
474 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Comfort Food
Good selection of BBQ food. The hush puppies are a must have!
91% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Columbus
33 people mentioned the Boar

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Columbus - Bethel Road

$$$$·Italian·
Northwest Columbus
788 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
We ate here for lunch. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. I will dine here again. The place is older and could use a little sprucing up, but hey, surviRead more
93% recommended
7 people mentioned the Chop Salad

Barrel & Boar - Westerville

$$$$·Barbecue·
Westerville
471 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
This was 4 out of the 5 of us first time going here. The food was awesome, as were the cocktails. Will definitely go again. The service was great too!
82% recommended
24 people mentioned the Boar

Spaghetti Warehouse - Columbus

$$$$·Italian·
Columbus
644 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Great experience! We had large group and they were very accommodating.
Kid Friendly in Columbus
3 people mentioned the Chicken Parm
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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Worthington
1,867 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
I had been to the Dublin J Liu’s many times, I hadn’t been to the Worthington location. It was much bigger than I expected, but the ambiance - and everything else - were wonderfulRead more
26 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Matt the Miller's Tavern - Grandview - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Pub·
Grandview Heights
656 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
excellent venue for lunch business meetings. Service was excellent from the host and waitress and they were extremely accommodating to my lunch meeting.
88% recommended
24 people mentioned the Pretzel
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La Scala Italian Bistro - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Dublin
636 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
The food was delicious just like it always is!! Service was awesome and we really enjoyed the piano man!!!
92% recommended
3 people mentioned the Calamari
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SPAGIO Restaurant

$$$$·International·
Columbus
1,181 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food has yet to fail a recommendation. Even the simple Veggie Stack doesn't let me down. I try to taste something different every time. I rarely order a dessert, but I suggest Read more
81% recommended
20 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Short North - Arena District
634 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food !
97% recommended
16 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Bon Vie - Columbus - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Easton
807 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
Very nice service and food was well prepared
10 people mentioned the Brie Fondue
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