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Columbians know where to go for great food for special occasions, but there’s no need to wait! Any day is worth celebrating when you dine at one of these acclaimed restaurants.

Whether you’re watching the sun set over the Missouri River, or taking in the expertly presented entrée on your plate, you’ll be wowed by the view at Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro. The restaurant, just a few minutes west of Columbia near Rocheport, features a contemporary menu filled with dishes that are in sync with the award-winning wines of Les Bourgeois Vineyards. The bistro’s picturesque backdrop makes it a favorite spot for romance—from first dates to wedding days.

Flyover is Columbia’s answer to those who thought you had to jet off to the coasts for fabulous fare. Proving that truly excellent food can exist in an comfortable, casual environment, Flyover, at 212 E. Green Meadows, features small plate service that encourages sharing—but only if you’re willing to give up even one bite of the wood-fired fare that is making this restaurant a favorite landing spot for foodies.

If you want to order beef in French, you say le boeuf, and if you want to order steak with French flair in Columbia, you head to Brasserie French Steakhouse. The restaurant, located at 3919 S. Providence Road, features French-inspired entrees, hors d’oeuvres, soups, salads and desserts, but the pièce de résistance is the premium, 28-day dry-aged Angus steak.

Your culinary adventure continues with a trip to Sophia’s, which offers a globally inspired menu ranging from tapas to pastas. Longtime fans of the restaurant at 3915 S. Providence Road, appreciate the warmth of the casual atmosphere, the visual feast of the artwork on the walls, the impressive selection of wines, and the depth of flavor. Try some of the Italian-inspired dishes. Columbia’s al fresco dining set is particularly fond of Sophia’s welcoming patio.

Chris McD’s has been rising to the challenge of serving Columbia’s most sophisticated palates since 1991. The restaurant, located at 1400 Forum Boulevard, features upscale American cuisine, including seafood, steaks and pasta. Creative cocktails and an extensive wine list add to the experience at an eatery that has earned a devoted following of regulars.

On any given evening, dozens of diners at CC’s City Broiler are celebrating: promotions, engagements, anniversaries, and more. CC’s City Broiler, at 1401 Forum Boulevard, has become synonymous with the special events in the lives of Columbians. The succulent steaks, prepared just right, are a big reason for the restaurant’s success, but don’t overlook the rest of the menu, like the seafood selections, the delish side dishes, and those oh-so-decadent desserts.