Ultimate Party Patio: Ultimate Romantic Patios

From the July 25, 2013 edition

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar

Widely thought of as one of the city’s best patios, Barcelona’s outdoor environment is about as alluring as it comes. The open-flame lights and sprawling greenery while sipping a bottle off the excellent wine list will put anyone in the mood.

263 E. Whittier St., German Village



Basi Italia

Nestled away in an alley in the heart of Victorian Village, Basi encompasses quaint and intimate dining ideal for romance. The foliage-shrouded patio is nicely sized with a full bar area but when the sun goes down and the tiny lights illuminate the setting, couples will feel like they’re the only ones around.

811 Highland St., Victorian Village



M at Miranova

The elegant patio at M is surprisingly quiet and serene for being in the heart of Downtown. It’s perfect for an intimate night out—made all the mo captivating with the skyline as a backdrop.

2 Miranova Pl., Downtown



The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

One of Columbus’ most revered dining institutions, The Refectory is always a go-to place for that special occasion. The outdoor space is small, secluded and beautifully lit. You could cut the romance in the air with a knife

1092 Bethel Rd., Northwest Side



Third & Hollywood

The patio at Grandview’s most welcoming fine-dining spot is a cozy space tucked along the side of the building that’s sometimes tough to find a spot on. And’s it’s no wonder—couples will spend as much time gazing into each other eyes as they will focusing on their pleasant and stirring surroundings.

1433 W. Third Ave., Grandview



Photo by Meghan Ralston