48 Columbus Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

The OpenTable Team

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:Upper Arlington, Easton, Grandview Heights

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Upper Arlington
3,779 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Very good food and service. Prefer the main dining room rather than the bar pub area.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
41 people mentioned the Mussel Soup
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Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center

$$$$·Seafood·
Easton
6,163 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing as always.
95% recommended
Best Service in Columbus
79 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Avenue Steak Tavern

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Grandview Heights
1,990 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always amazing! Thanks for the great food and service !!
92% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
22 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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Forno Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
Short North - Arena District
1,533 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Happy Hour
First time visit - great ambiance. 3 pizzas and the filet - were all wonderful.
96% recommended
Best Value in Columbus
20 people mentioned the Bottomless Mimosas
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Hudson 29 - New Albany

$$$$·American·
New Albany
1,450 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great service and great food. Perfect dinner ambiance.
91% recommended
American in Columbus
48 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Whitney House

$$$$·American·
Worthington
1,651 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great variety and a menu that evolves! Don’t pass this place up!!!
97% recommended
47 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Wolf's Ridge Brewing

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
1,612 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic small plate fare. Great service and wonderful location.
88% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Columbus
18 people mentioned the French Toast
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The Guild House - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Columbus
2,206 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The atmosphere was super nice but relaxed. Wait staff and reception were very professional and friendly. The food was fabulous! We tried appetizers, entrees, wine, desserts and evRead more
94% 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
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Staff very attentive and accommodating.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
78 people mentioned the Steak Bowl
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The Avenue - Dublin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Dublin
1,039 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was perfect. The food was cooked perfectly, service was great, drinks were also very good. We will definitely go back again! If you have not tried The Avenue yet I suggeRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Columbus
9 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Pearl

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Short North - Arena District
4,142 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Our food was delicious as always!! Felt very safe...check in and dining...everyone was more than 6ft and all servers wore masks. Fun to be back at one of our favorite restaurants:)Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Columbus
108 people mentioned the Short Rib

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
3,893 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The staff did a wonderful job maintaining a great dining experience- from a safe distance no less!
92% recommended
American in Columbus
202 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Hudson 29 - Upper Arlington

$$$$·American·
Upper Arlington
2,416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great service and excellent food.
96% recommended
American in Columbus
108 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood - Columbus

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Polaris
4,001 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was nice to be back at my favorite restaurant. The whole staff wore masks. Lots of hand sanitizer stations. The seating practiced social distancing. The food was awesome and theRead more
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Columbus
45 people mentioned the Calamari
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J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Worthington

$$$$·Steak·
Worthington
4,881 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had a wonderful dinner at J Gilberts as always. Service was excellent, food was excellent and very well done with social distancing and cleanliness. No one was even close to us Read more
93% recommended
Steak in Columbus
52 people mentioned the Crab Bisque

Cameron's American Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Worthington
3,432 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Always a solid choice for great food. Menu variety with some very original presentations.
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Columbus
199 people mentioned the Walleye
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Napa Kitchen + Bar

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,060 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
Just wonderful being able to go out again. I really appreciate the effort of Napa’s ownership, supporting staff in waiters. It’s definitely a place that we want to come back oftenRead more
90% recommended
Best Ambiance in Columbus
13 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,802 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
YUM! Salmon and meatloaf topped off with a milkshake. Upbeat atmosphere is great.
95% recommended
American in Columbus
14 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Columbus

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
5,399 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for an amazing experience. The food will blow your mind, but the service is out of bounds! Ask to sit in Brandon's (I tRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Columbus
61 people mentioned the Pretzel Bread
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Nicola Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Upper Arlington
1,062 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
We love Nicola, best Italian I have ever had and we enjoy all the employees too.
95% recommended
Romantic in Columbus
14 people mentioned the Calamari
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Matt the Miller's Tavern - Grandview

$$$$·American·
Grandview Heights
656 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
excellent venue for lunch business meetings. Service was excellent from the host and waitress and they were extremely accommodating to my lunch meeting.
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus
24 people mentioned the Pretzel
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Polaris
1,121 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
We went out for our first real date-night post quarantine and we were glad we did! This was not our first time at Firebirds but I think it was probably the best steak I have had inRead more
92% recommended
36 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Hubbard Grille

$$$$·American·
Columbus
884 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Miss going to Hubbard, we will be back as it’s always a super pleasing experience
94% recommended
32 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Vittoria

$$$$·Italian·
Powell
1,995 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Always wonderful.
90% recommended
18 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Grandview

$$$$·American·
Grandview Heights
4,695 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Second time out and about for a business meeting since the lift and the Cap City Diner in Grandview killed it. Great outdoor seating. Great pace on working to ensure our safety wasRead more
97% recommended
American in Columbus
69 people mentioned the Blue Cheese

Matt the Miller's Tavern - Gemini Place

$$$$·American·
Polaris
518 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Awesome dinner!! Great food!!
96% recommended
19 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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Texas de Brazil - Columbus

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Columbus
2,738 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Everything was great.
85% recommended
48 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Matt the Miller's Tavern Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
505 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Loved the flatbreads! Andy was an amazing server :)
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus
20 people mentioned the Pretzel

Polaris Grill

$$$$·American·
Polaris
2,878 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Food was great. Had the seasonal fish. 55 salad is good.
95% recommended
64 people mentioned the Walleye

Cap City Fine Diner & Bar - Gahanna

$$$$·American·
Gahanna
2,459 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Great food great service!
95% recommended
28 people mentioned the Blue Cheese

Rusty Bucket - Hilliard

$$$$·American·
Northwest Columbus
66 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch
The dining area was set up nicely allowing for adequate social distancing
83% recommended
Kid Friendly in Columbus
2 people mentioned the Spinach Dip
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Rusty Bucket - Arlington

$$$$·American·
Upper Arlington
69 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
A very casual lunch with friends. Our service was outstanding as always and the food met all our expectations. A comfortable meeting place over food and/or cocktails!
86% recommended
1 people mentioned the Blue Cheese
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La Scala Italian Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Dublin
522 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
My family loves La Scala. One of our favorite places and its a beautiful restaurant and the food is excellent. I am always surprised that they are not busier. I absolutely highly rRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Columbus
3 people mentioned the Calamari
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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Columbus - Polaris Brio

$$$$·Italian·
Columbus
738 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
Great service; delicious food. Courteous and attentive service.
86% recommended
5 people mentioned the Calamari
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SPAGIO Restaurant

$$$$·International·
Columbus
1,180 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
83% recommended
20 people mentioned the Calamari
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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Dublin

$$$$·American·
Dublin
1,249 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
The only thing was my kung pao cauliflower did not have any peanuts in it. I did not tell waiter as I was with people and did not want to complain.
94% recommended
22 people mentioned the Pad Thai
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The Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Short North - Arena District
634 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
Great food !
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus
16 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Mezzo - Dublin

$$$$·Italian·
Dublin
1,515 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great dinner, great wine. The staff was very professional and the service was top notch. I would recommend to anyone.
96% recommended
Italian in Columbus
16 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Gallerie Bar & Bistro

$$$$·American·
Columbus
530 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Groups
Food took a while, but it was good. Server was friendly. Dessert was good
81% recommended
8 people mentioned the Amish Chicken
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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

$$$$·Italian·
Polaris
2,929 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Thanks for being open. The meal was great and safe
92% recommended
Italian in Columbus
34 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Kraft House No. 5

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Columbus
199 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
Food was delicious and beer selection was very good!
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Columbus
3 people mentioned the Veggie Burger
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Bon Vie - Columbus

$$$$·American·
Easton
807 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Very nice service and food was well prepared
10 people mentioned the Brie Fondue
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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
377 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
My waiter energy was amazing and a great first experience since the quarantine is over. Presentation of the food was great and good clean environment.
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Columbus
33 people mentioned the Boar
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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Columbus - Bethel Road

$$$$·Italian·
Northwest Columbus
739 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Very accommodating to our large party and the service was excellent!!
90% recommended
7 people mentioned the Chop Salad
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Barrel & Boar - Westerville

$$$$·Barbecue·
Westerville
374 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Always the best barbecue this side of Texas. Been there many times before and will continue to go back.
94% recommended
24 people mentioned the Boar
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Spaghetti Warehouse - Columbus

$$$$·Italian·
Columbus
545 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
We went to celebrate our daughter’s high school graduation. We were very happy to be dining out for a change, and our server was great!
83% recommended
Kid Friendly in Columbus
3 people mentioned the Chicken Parm
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J. Liu Restaurant & Bar of Worthington

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Worthington
1,762 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Always enjoyable- love the bar area where our favorite ‘Rachel’ takes great care of us! :D ~NB
81% recommended
26 people mentioned the Pad Thai
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