OpenTable Reveals the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Valentine’s Day is the most popular day for dining out, and to help diners pick the ideal restaurant to impress their valentine, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), today released its annual list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019 according to OpenTable diners.

Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast across 32 states, the list is a comprehensive look at the most romantic restaurants in the country, culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 28,000 restaurants in 50 states and Washington, D.C. From the luxurious Majorelle in New York City, to the supper club experience at Nocturne in Denver, to neighborhood favorite St Martin’s Wine Bistro in Dallas, the Most Romantic Restaurants list has a wide variety of spots that’ll set the mood for the special occasion.

With nine restaurants on the list, Ohio is the most recognized state, followed by Texas with eight, and North Carolina and Virginia with seven each. Pennsylvania boasts six winning restaurants, New York and Colorado each have five and California, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada and Tennessee each claim four winners. While American cuisine dominates the list, a number of other fares are featured, such as French, Italian, Latin, Seafood and Southern — all perfect for a romantic evening out with your valentine. 

“These 100 restaurants excel at setting the table for romance and creating intimate dining experiences at every service,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new special someone, a spouse or even a friend, you can count on this list to find not only a restaurant with the right ambiance but also an exceptional meal.”

OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019 list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user klout, total number of reviews and regional overall rating. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature. 

Based on this methodology, the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners, are as follows (in alphabetical order):

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

801 Chophouse – Des Moines – Des Moines, Iowa
Altius – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Atlantis Steakhouse – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno, Nevada
BakerStreet – Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri
Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Benvenuti’s – Norman, Oklahoma
Black Cat – Boulder, Colorado
The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio 
Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood – San Antonio, Texas
Bolete Restaurant – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Bookbinder’s Seafood and Steakhouse – Richmond, Virginia 
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Café Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona
Cafe Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas
Cafe Sparrow – Aptos, California 
Caprice Bistro – Wilmington, North Carolina
Carlo & Johnny – Cincinnati, Ohio
Chandlers Steakhouse – Boise, Idaho 
Chef’s Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida
Chez Francois – Vermilion – Vermilion, Ohio
Chimney Park – Windsor, Colorado
Christopher’s World Grille – Bryan, Texas
Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina 
Claire’s at the Depot – Warrenton, Virginia 
Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida
Connors Steak & Seafood – Huntsville – Huntsville, Alabama 
Cygnus 27 – Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Del-Bar – Lake Delton, Wisconsin
The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island 
Erling Jensen The Restaurant – Memphis, Tennessee 
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado 
Fleurie – Charlottesville, Virginia 
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar – Memphis – Memphis, Tennessee 
Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House – Memphis, Tennessee 
Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas
Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey 
The Gamekeeper – Boone, North Carolina 
Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island 
Hanover Street Chophouse – Manchester, New Hampshire 
Harvest Beat – Seattle, Washington 
Hugo’s Cellar – Four Queens – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Ivy Inn Restaurant – Charlottesville, Virginia
Jag’s Steak & Seafood – West Chester, Ohio 
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse @ The D Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Katherine’s Steakhouse – Mesquite, Nevada
Kimberton Inn – Kimberton, Pennsylvania 
L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia 
La Fable – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
La Panetiere – Rye, New York
Latitudes on Sunset Key – Key West, Florida 
Le Fou Frog – Kansas City, Missouri
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California 
Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia and Virginia Beach, Virginia 
Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia 
Lewnes’ SteakHouse – Annapolis, Maryland
Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse – Tulsa – Tulsa, Oklahoma 
Majorelle – New York, New York
The Melting Pot – Huntersville, North Carolina and Midtown Charlotte, North Carolina
Millwright’s – Simsbury, Connecticut
Minerva’s – Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota 
Mizuna – Denver, Colorado
Mo’s A Place for Steaks – Milwaukee – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano – Issaquah, Washington 
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto – Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Myron’s at Alon Town Center – San Antonio, Texas 
Nocturne – Denver, Colorado 
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio 
Paseo Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Pellana – Peabody, Massachusetts
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey 
Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio 
The Prime Rib – Baltimore (The Original) – Baltimore, Maryland 
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio 
Restaurant L – Cincinnati, Ohio 
Rey’s – Raleigh, North Carolina 
Ristorante Lombardo – Buffalo, New York 
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas
Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More – Williamsville, New York 
Ryan’s Restaurant – Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina 
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton – Amelia Island, Florida 
Scalini Fedeli – Chatham – Chatham, New Jersey 
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina 
Sorrento Ristorante Italiano – Houston, Texas 
St Martin’s Wine Bistro – Dallas, Texas 
St. John’s Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee 
Strip Steakhouse – Avon, Ohio 
Summit House – Fullerton – Fullerton, California 
The Tailor and the Cook – Utica, New York 
Tony’s – St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri
Trattoria Stella – Traverse City, Michigan
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House – Austin Arboretum – Austin, Texas 
The Victor Cafe – Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, Arizona 
Wally’s Desert Turtle – Rancho Mirage, California 
Washington Inn – Cape May, New Jersey

The list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/most-romantic-restaurants-2019.

Still not sure where to dine this Valentine’s Day? With Matchmaker, a new online tool available here, OpenTable is making it easy for diners to find and book the perfect restaurant for Valentine’s Day based on a series of questions including party type and size, budget, ideal ambience and desired cuisine. Diners can also go here for a complete guide to a delicious Valentine’s Day.

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 27 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 48,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1.8 billion diners via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.  Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages.