2100 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH 44113
Perhaps the restaurant with the city’s most impressive view, Ponte Vecchio is located inside of the Superior Viaduct, which overlooks the Cuyahoga River and the lake in the distance. The mood is romantic and the lighting is low, and the upscale Italian cuisine and soft music set the perfect mood for an unforgettable proposal. Ponte Vecchio is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sunday.
555 Main Street
Vermilion, OH 44089
The highest Zagat-rated restaurant in the Cleveland metro area is also one of the most romantic. Situated in the quaint lakeside town of Vermilion, Chez Francois is an upscale French restaurant that provides beautiful views of the lake on the patio and candlelight dining in the warm dining room. The soft lighting and romantic atmosphere make this far west side bistro an ideal proposal spot. Chez Francois is open Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Monday.
Edgewater Beach Park
6500 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
Cleveland, OH 44102
With its breathtaking views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline, Edgewater Beach Park is an ideal place for a romantic beach marriage proposal. It is especially beautiful at night, when the romantic evening sky’s backdrop of twinkling stars accents the bright city lights, or during dusk as the bright sun falls picturesquely into the waters of the lake.
Bedford, OH 44146
Located in the city of Bedford on Cleveland’s far east side, Viaduct Park provides the ideal setting for a romantic jaunt that provides a lovely waterfall, stone bridge and bubbling brook. The serene setting is beautiful throughout the year, but is especially breathtaking during the fall when the foliage begins to turn intense shades of orange, red and yellow. Viaduct Park is open daily from dawn until dusk.