100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

In celebration of the romantic dining experiences we have on and around Valentine’s Day, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has unveiled the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Highlighting winners in cities both large and small, the complete list features restaurants in 36 states, and includes Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro, North Carolina, The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, and Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. Proving Virginia really is for lovers, the state boasts 13 winning restaurants, followed by Florida with 10 and Ohio with eight. California, Colorado, and North Carolina have seven each, Texas has six, New York and Washington each have five winners, while Nevada has four. Arizona, Illinois and South Carolina earned three apiece. Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all have two standout restaurants. Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Tennessee are also represented.

The list is dotted with restaurants located on picturesque properties and eateries showcasing cozy dining rooms with incredible ambience.  American and French cuisines dominate, and Italian, steakhouse fare, and fondue are also popular.

“These winning restaurants understand that sharing a delicious meal is a universal rite of courtship at any stage of a relationship,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Whether diners are out celebrating Valentine’s Day or simply connecting over a flirty dinner, this year’s honorees excel at setting the table for romance.”

The list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between December 1, 2015 and November 30, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. 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 following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017 according to OpenTable diners.

2017 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Alexander’s – Roanoke, Virginia
Antebellum – Flowery Branch, Georgia
Arabellas Italian Ristorante – Winter Haven, Florida
Arielle’s Country Inn – Sellersville, Pennsylvania
BakerStreet – Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California
The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio
Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia
Bistro San Martin – Arlington, Washington
Boulevard Bistro – Elk Grove, California
Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse – Norfolk, Virginia
Café Central – El Paso, Texas
Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey
Cafe Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Carlos’ Bistro – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Chef’s Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida
Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas
Chimney Park – Windsor, Colorado
Christopher’s World Grille – Bryan, Texas
The Chop House – Multiple Locations
Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina
Coldwater Cafe & Catering – Tipp City, Ohio
Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida
Cygnus 27 – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Daniel’s Restaurant – Hamburg, New York
Del Alma – Corvallis, Oregon
The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina
Don’s Pomeroy House – Strongsville, Ohio
Edgewood Restaurant – Stateline, Nevada
El Gaucho – Tacoma, Washington
The English Grill at Brown Hotel – Louisville, Kentucky
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Firefly – Panama City Beach, Florida
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
The Flatiron Cafe – Omaha, Nebraska
Fleurie – Charlottesville, Virginia
Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas
Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey
Gabriel’s Restaurant – Sedalia, Colorado
Gardner’s – Olympia, Washington
Geja’s Café – Chicago, Illinois
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island
Harry’s Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas
The Hobbit – Orange, California
Hugo’s Cellar-Four Queens – Las Vegas, Nevada
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm – Holicong, Pennsylvania
The Inn at Little Washington – Washington, Virginia
Jackson’s Steakhouse – Pensacola, Florida
Jillian’s – Palm Desert, California
Joshua Wilton House – Harrisonburg, Virginia
Katherine’s Steakhouse – Mesquite, Nevada
L’Auberge Chez François – Great Falls, Virginia
La Cocina International Restaurant – St. Augustine Beach, Florida
La Cremaillere Restaurant – Bedford, New York
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Le Cep – Fort Worth, Texas
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
The Little Dipper – Wilmington, North Carolina
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse – Tulsa, Oklahoma
The Melting Pot – Multiple locations
Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii
Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano – Issaquah, Washington
Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse – Charenton, Louisiana
Nick and Nino’s Penthouse Steakhouse – Springfield, Illinois
The Old Inn On The Green – New Marlborough, Massachusetts
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
Over the Moon Cafe – Tacoma, Washington
Penrose Room-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pepper Tree Restaurant – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Perry Street Brasserie – Galena, Illinois
Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain – Phoenix, Arizona
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio
The Restaurant at Convict Lake – Mammoth Lakes, California
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Inn – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
Rey’s – Raleigh, North Carolina
Ristorante Massimo – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More – Williamsville, New York
Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina
Sedgley Place – Greene, Maine
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado
Sky’s Restaurant – Grand Forks, North Dakota
Sonoma – Princeton, Massachusetts
St. Martin’s Wine Bistro – Dallas, Texas
Stables Steakhouse – Terre Haute, Indiana
The Steakhouse at Harrah’s-Harrah’s Reno – Reno, Nevada
The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Tempo Dulu – Portland, Maine
TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone – Verona, New York
V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska
Vernon’s Speakeasy – Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Vintage Tavern – Suffolk, Virginia
Wally’s Desert Turtle – Rancho Mirage, California
Yono’s Restaurant – Albany, New York

Diners can also read more about the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America as well as OpenTable’s #ValentinesDishPics Valentine’s Day giveaway by visiting the OpenTable blog.