Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

As we look forward to the romance of Valentine’s Day, OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The list of winners, which includes Canlis in Seattle, Madrona Manor in Healdsburg, Calif., and White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine, spans 32 states.  California restaurants earned 16 spots on the list, followed by Hawaii with 10 winners and Florida with eight. Virginia boasts seven winning restaurants, trailed by Ohio and Texas with six honorees apiece. Nevada, New York, and Tennessee all have five winning restaurants, while Arizona and Utah have four each. Colorado restaurants earned three spots, as did those in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington restaurants are also included, among others.

Cheese pleases, as fondue, especially that which is served at nationwide The Melting Pot restaurants, proved extremely popular for the fourth year in a row. American regional fare accounted for almost half the spots on the list. French cuisine was also well represented. Other popular cuisines included Italian, European/continental, and seafood.

“Diners can be certain that romance is always on the menu at each of these winning restaurants,” said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter . “From creating intimate settings and serving sensual foods that are fun to share and savor, this year’s honorees are experts in setting the mood for guests seeking to celebrate their affection for one another.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.

Acquerello – San Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, Nevada
Armani’s – Tampa, Florida
Basil’s Restaurant – Narragansett, Rhode Island
Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn – Destin, Florida
Bella…On The River – San Antonio, Texas
Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Briarhurst Manor – Manitou Springs, Colorado
Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Cacharel Restaurant – Arlington, Texas
Cafe Central – El Paso, Texas
Cafe Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey
Cafe Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Carmen at The Danforth – Portland, Maine
Castle Falls – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Cellar – Fullerton, California
The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
The Cellars – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez Philippe-Peabody Hotel – Memphis, Tennessee
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
Eagle’s Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Elkridge Furnace Inn – Elkridge, Maryland
Equus @ The Castle on the Hudson – Tarrytown, New York
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, 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
Geja’s Cafe – Chicago, Illinois
Genoa Restaurant – Portland, Oregon
Gibraltar – Miami, Florida
Goldmoor Restaurant – Galena, Illinois
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar – Beverly Hills, California
Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
Kamuela Provision Co. – Waikoloa, Hawaii
La Caille Restaurant – Sandy, Utah
La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona
The Left Bank-The Sanderling Resort – Duck, North Carolina
The Library Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Little Door – Los Angeles, California
Log Haven – Salt Lake City, Utah
Madrona Manor – Healdsburg, California
The Manor House Restaurant – Casanova, Virginia
The Mansion at Nottoway Plantation – White Castle, Louisiana
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
Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant – Manitou Springs, Colorado
The Old Inn on The Green – New Marlboro, Massachusetts
On The Marsh Bistro – Kennebunkport, Maine
One if by Land, Two if by Sea – New York, New York
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
Pamplemousse Le Restaurant – Las Vegas, Nevada
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Picasso-Bellagio – Las Vegas, Nevada
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
The Refectory – Columbus, Ohio
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
Ristorante Massimo – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
River Cafe – Brooklyn, New York
RM Champagne Salon – Chicago, Illinois
Romeo’s Cafe – Miami, Florida
Roof Restaurant – Salt Lake City, Utah
Salacia Prime Steak and Seafood – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sarento’s Top of the ‘I’ – Honolulu, Hawaii
Seven Glaciers – Girdwood, Alaska
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Capitola, California
Sir Winston’s Aboard the Queen Mary – Long Beach, California
The Sky Room – Long Beach, California
Son’z Maui at Swan Court-Hyatt Regency Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
The Spiced Pear – Newport, Rhode Island
Spindletop – Houston, Texas
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California
The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California
Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai – Poipu, Hawaii
The Tree Room – Sundance, Utah
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska
The Villa By Barton G. – Miami Beach, Florida
Water’s Edge – Long Island City, New York
The Wentworth – Jackson, New Hampshire
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine
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 the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter ‘s “Dining Check” blog.