Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

As diners around the world prepare to celebrate love and loved ones on Valentine’s Day, OpenTable has announced the 2015 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 more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

From restaurants serving shareable dishes to those showcasing seasonal delights, the complete list includes award winners in 31 states and Washington, D.C., such as Canlis in Seattle, La Grenouille in New York, and Red Fish Grill in Miami. California has the greatest number of winners with 15, followed by New York, Texas, and Virginia with eight each, and Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina with seven apiece, and Nevada with five. Colorado, Hawaii, and Illinois each have four, and Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania all have three. Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington, respectively, have two award winners. Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., are also represented.

Cheese continues to please diners, with fondue restaurants making a solid showing for the sixth consecutive year. American, French, and Italian cuisines are also popular.

“If you’re seeking to fan the flames of romance, book a table at any of this year’s winning restaurants,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “From amazing ambience and deft service to sumptuous culinary creations and delightful confections, these honorees are experts at creating intimate meals to remember.”

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 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and 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.

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

2015 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
Aerie Restaurant & Lounge – Acme, Michigan
Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, Nevada
Altius – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ambience – Los Altos, California
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Briarhurst Manor – Manitou Springs, Colorado
Cafe La Cave – Des Plaines, Illinois
Cafe Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey
Cafe Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona
Cafe Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Castle Falls – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Cellar – Fullerton, California
The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
The Cellars – Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Chateau on the Lake – Bolton Landing, New York
Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez Loma – Coronado, California
Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas
Cite – Chicago, Illinois
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina
Dominic’s on the Hill – St. Louis, Missouri
Eagle’s Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
El Encanto Dining Room – Santa Barbara, California
Erna’s Elderberry House – Oakhurst, California
Europa – Palm Springs, California
The Farmhouse at Turkey Hill – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
The Fig Tree Restaurant – Charlotte, North Carolina
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
Forepaugh’s – St. Paul, Minnesota
The French Room – Dallas, Texas
Gamba Ristorante- Merrillville, Indiana
Geja’s Cafe – Chicago, Illinois
Gerard’s Restaurant Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
Hugo’s Cellar-Four Queens – Las Vegas, Nevada
Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar – Beverly Hills, California
Iron Gate Tasting Room – Washington, D.C.
Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Joel Robuchon-MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada
L’Auberge Provencale – Boyce, Virginia
L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona
La Caille Restaurant – Sandy, Utah
La Grenouille – New York, New York
La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
La V Restaurant and Wine Bar – Austin, Texas
Latigo – Sisters, Oregon
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Le Relais – Louisville, Kentucky
Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois
The Library Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Little Door – Los Angeles, California
Log Haven – Salt Lake City, Utah
McNinch House – Charlotte, North Carolina
The Melting Pot – National locations
Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii
Ocean – Kennebunkport, Maine
OHEKA Bar & Restaurant – Huntington, New York
On The Marsh Bistro – Kennebunkport, Maine
One if by Land, Two if by Sea – New York, New York
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
Pamplemousse Le Restaurant – Las Vegas, Nevada
Pepper Tree Restaurant – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill – Corpus Christi, Texas
Restaurant G at the Gideon Ridge Inn – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Ristorante Massimo – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
River Cafe – Brooklyn, New York
Romeo’s Cafe – Miami, Florida
Rouge – Miami Beach, Florida
Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Rue Franklin Restaurant – Buffalo, New York
Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana – San Diego, California
Scarborough Fair – Sea Girt, New Jersey
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Capitola, California
Sir Winston’s Aboard The Queen Mary – Long Beach, California
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado
The Sky Room – Long Beach, California
The Spiced Pear – Newport, Rhode Island
Spindletop – Houston, Texas
The Standard at the Smith House – Nashville, Tennessee
Stars – St. Michaels, Maryland
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California
Top of the Pontch-Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown – Detroit, Michigan
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House – Austin, Texas
Tulalip Bay at Tulalip Resort Casino – Marysville, Washington
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska
Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof – Bryan, Texas
Water’s Edge – Long Island City, New York
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine
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.