Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

As diners make reservations for romance on Valentine’s Day, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Featuring restaurants with alluring ambience and seductive menus, the complete list of honorees is scattered among 32 states and includes Canlis in Seattle, The Little Door in Los Angeles, and Zenkichi in Brooklyn. California boasts the greatest number of winning restaurants with 14, followed by Florida with eight. Hawaii, Texas, and Virginia each have seven winning restaurants. Colorado, Nevada, and Ohio claim five winners apiece, while Arizona, Illinois, New York, and Utah have four. Missouri, New Jersey, and Tennessee count three winning restaurants, and Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington have two each. Alaska, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, and Rhode Island also have winning eateries.

For another year, fondue is a favorite for diners seeking to fan the flames of romance. And, illustrating that home really is where the heart is, American fare restaurants account for the greatest number of winners. French and Italian cuisines are very popular as well.

“This year’s honorees offer couples a unique opportunity to step away from their hectic schedules and the pressures of everyday life and reconnect and rekindle their relationships over an elegant, intimate meal,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Love is always in the air – and romance is always on the menu – at any of these winning restaurants.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 14, 2013, and January 15, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “romantic” category along with a minimum “overall” rating.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Acquerello – San Francisco, California
The American Restaurant – Kansas City, Missouri
Armani’s – Tampa, Florida
Briarhurst Manor – Manitou Springs, Colorado
Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Café Central – El Paso, Texas
Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey
Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
The Cellar – Fullerton, California
The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
The Cellars – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Chakra – Paramus, New Jersey
Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez TJ – Mountain View, California
Ciera-MontBleu Resort – Stateline, Nevada
Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina
Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club – Tampa, Florida
Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
Dominic’s on the Hill – St. Louis, Missouri
Driskill Grill-Driskill Hotel – Austin, Texas
Eagle’s Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
The English Inn – Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Erminia Ristorante – New York, New York
Erna’s Elderberry House – Oakhurst, California
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante Maui – Wailea, Hawaii
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
Fleur de Lys – San Francisco, California
The French Room – Dallas, Texas
Gamba Ristorante – Merrillville, Indiana
Geja’s Café – Chicago, Illinois
Giardina’s Restaurant – Greenwood, Mississippi
Goldmoor Restaurant – Galena, Illinois
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar – Beverly Hills, California
The Inn at Turkey Hill – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jacmel Inn – Hammond, Louisiana
La Caille Restaurant – Sandy, Utah
La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
L’Auberge Provençale – Boyce, Virginia
L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois
The Little Door – Los Angeles, California
Log Haven – Salt Lake City, Utah
McNinch House – Charlotte, North Carolina
The Melting Pot – National locations
Michael’s-South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii
Nick and Nino’s Penthouse Steakhouse-Hilton – Springfield, Illinois
Nikolai’s Roof – Atlanta, Georgia
On The Marsh Bistro – Kennebunkport, Maine
One if by Land, Two if by Sea – New York, New York
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Palme d’Or – Coral Gables, Florida
Pamplemousse Le Restaurant – Las Vegas, Nevada
Pearl Café – Missoula, Montana
Penrose Room-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Picasso-Bellagio – Las Vegas, Nevada
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar – Phoenix, Arizona
The Ranch House – Ojai, California
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill – Corpus Christi, Texas
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
Restaurant Jezebel – Austin, Texas
Ristorante Massimo – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Roof Restaurant – Salt Lake City, Utah
Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sarento’s Top of the ‘I’ – Honolulu, Hawaii
SASSI – Scottsdale, Arizona
Seven Glaciers – Girdwood, Alaska
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Capitola, California
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado
The Sky Room – Long Beach, California
The Spiced Pear – Newport, Rhode Island
Spindletop – Houston, Texas
STARS-A Steak Restaurant – Chatham, Massachusetts
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California
thirty-two – Biloxi, Mississippi
Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai – Poipu, Hawaii
Top of the Point – West Palm Beach, Florida
The Tree Room @ Sundance – Sundance, Utah
Tulalip Bay at the Tulalip Resort Casino – Marysville, Washington
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska
The Wentworth – Jackson, New Hampshire
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine
Wildflowers at Turning Stone – Verona, New York
Yamashiro – Hollywood, California
Zenkichi – Brooklyn, New York

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.