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These are the 100 most romantic restaurants in America

Did your local spot make the list?

1y ago

What makes for the perfect romantic restaurant? Candlelit tables? Cosy booths for two?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, OpenTable has released its annual list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America.

The winners are based in 31 different states - and were selected from more than 30,000 restaurants around the US.

OpenTable whittled down the competitors by collating over 80 million diner reviews collecting between December 2019 and November 2019. They were scored and sorted based on the percentage of reviews which mention “romantic” as a special feature.

Illinois is the state with the highest number of romantic restaurants (it has 12), followed by California and Pennsylvania (each with eight).

Here’s the complete list...

Aba - Chicago, IL

Allora - Sacramento, CA

Altius - Pittsburgh, PA

Annie Gunn's - Chesterfield, MO

Arethusa al Tavolo - Bantam, CT

Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, CA

Babette's Cafe - Atlanta, GA

Barclay Prime - Philadelphia, PA

Barolo Grill - Denver, CO

Blue Ridge Grill - Atlanta, GA

BOCA - Cincinnati, OH

Boka - Chicago, IL

Bones - Atlanta, GA

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn - Newport, RI

Boulevard - San Francisco, CA

Brewery Bhavana - Raleigh, NC

Bull & Bear Steakhouse - Orlando, FL

Butcher & Singer - Philadelphia, PA

Ca Del Sole - North Hollywood, CA

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba - Chicago, IL

Cafe Juanita - Kirkland, WA

Cafe Monarch - Scottsdale, AZ

Cafe Provence - Prairie Village, KS

The Capital Grille - Multiple Locations

Carlo & Johnny - Cincinnati, OH

Chef's Table at the Edgewater - Winter Garden, FL

Chez Billy Sud - Washington, DC

Chimney Park - Windsor, CO

Chops Lobster Bar - Atlanta, GA

Collage Restaurant - St. Augustine, FL

Crawford & Son - Raleigh, NC

Daniel - New York, NY

Dominick's Steakhouse - Scottsdale, AZ

Double Knot - Philadelphia, PA

Eddie V's - Multiple Locations

Estiatorio Milos Midtown - New York, NY

Fat Canary - Williamsburg, VA

Fiola Mare - Washington, DC

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis, TN

Geronimo - Santa Fe, NM

Gibsons Italia - Chicago, IL

Girl & the Goat - Chicago, IL

GW Fins - New Orleans, LA

Highlands Bar & Grill - Birmingham, AL

J-Prime Steakhouse - San Antonio, TX

Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA

Joan's in the Park - Saint Paul, MN

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Multiple Locations

Kokkari Estiatorio - San Francisco, CA

L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA

La Grenouille - New York, NY

La Grotta - Atlanta, GA

La Mer at Halekulani - Honolulu, HI

Lahaina Grill - Lahaina, HI

Le Colonial - Chicago, IL

Le Diplomate - Washington, DC

Le Yaca - Virginia Beach, VA

Lewnes' SteakHouse - Annapolis, MD

Lon's at The Hermosa - Paradise Valley, AZ

The Love - Philadelphia, PA

M Sushi - Durham, NC

Mama's Fish House - Paia, HI

Mamma Maria - Boston, MA

Maple & Ash - Chicago, IL

Marcel - Atlanta, GA

Marché Moderne - Newport Beach, CA

Miro's Restaurant - Palm Springs, CA

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano - Issaquah, WA

Ocean 44 - Scottsdale, AZ

Ocean Prime - Tampa, FL

The Optimist - Atlanta, GA

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Houston, TX

Parc - Philadelphia, PA

Peninsula Grill - Charleston, SC

Peter Shields Inn - Cape May, NJ

Restaurant IRON - Pensacola, FL

RL Restaurant - Chicago, IL

Rosmarino Osteria Italiana - Newberg, OR

RPM Italian - Chicago, IL

RPM Steak - Chicago, IL

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge, LA

The Saddle River Inn - Saddle River, NJ

Salt at The Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island, FL

SINATRA – Encore at Wynn Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

Sorellina - Boston, MA

Sotto - Cincinnati, OH

Southern Social - Germantown, TN

St. Anselm - Washington, DC

Steak 44 - Phoenix, AZ

Steak 48 - Chicago, IL

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay - Margate, NJ

Talula’s Garden - Philadelphia, PA

Tar & Roses - Santa Monica, CA

Tony's of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Multiple Locations

Uchi - Multiple Locations

Uchiko - Austin, TX

Via Reál - Irving, TX

The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia, PA

Virtu Honest Craft - Scottsdale, AZ

What do you think makes a restaurant really romantic?

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Comments (3)

  • Perhaps I am a cheap date, but for me “romantic” often involves a simple picnic in a quiet place.

    My profile picture was at a romantic spot. It was near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but it was less romantic for the food and more romantic for the flowers on the table, the hand holding, and the lack of cellular distractions 😆

      1 year ago
  • I've been to a few. None of them...none I would consider 'romantic'. Annie Gunn's in suburban St Louis? Any Capital Grille? Any Trulucks? Maple & Ash? Joe's Seafood? Girl & the Goat? La Grotta? All these places are Expensive, yes. But romantic?

    I've walked past Le Colonial. It looked romantic

      1 year ago
  • Wow there's 6 in my city Philadelphia

      1 year ago