OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Winning Restaurants Span 32 States, with California, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, and Virginia Claiming Greatest Number of Honorees

Jan 29, 2014, 08:30 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As diners make reservations for romance on Valentine's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor 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 http://www.opentable.com/most-romantic-restaurants-in-america/.

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

AcquerelloSan Francisco, California The American RestaurantKansas City, Missouri Armani'sTampa, Florida Briarhurst ManorManitou Springs, Colorado Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii Café CentralEl Paso, Texas Café MatisseRutherford, New Jersey Café RenaissanceVienna, Virginia CanlisSeattle, Washington The CellarFullerton, California The Cellar RestaurantDaytona Beach, Florida The CellarsVirginia Beach, Virginia ChakraParamus, New Jersey Chez FrançoisVermilion, Ohio Chez TJMountain View, California Ciera-MontBleu ResortStateline, Nevada Circa 1886Charleston, South Carolina Ciro's Speakeasy and Supper ClubTampa, Florida Collage RestaurantSt. Augustine, Florida Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona Dominic's on the HillSt. Louis, Missouri Driskill Grill-Driskill HotelAustin, Texas Eagle's Nest-Hyatt RegencyIndianapolis, Indiana Eiffel TowerLas Vegas, Nevada The English InnEaton Rapids, Michigan Erminia RistoranteNew York, New York Erna's Elderberry HouseOakhurst, California Fearrington House RestaurantPittsboro, North Carolina Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui – Wailea, Hawaii Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado Fleur de LysSan Francisco, California The French RoomDallas, Texas Gamba RistoranteMerrillville, Indiana Geja's CaféChicago, Illinois Giardina's RestaurantGreenwood, Mississippi Goldmoor RestaurantGalena, Illinois The Goodstone Inn & Estate RestaurantMiddleburg, Virginia Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & BarBeverly Hills, California The Inn at Turkey HillBloomsburg, Pennsylvania Isabela on GrandviewPittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jacmel InnHammond, Louisiana La Caille RestaurantSandy, Utah La Mer at HalekulaniHonolulu, Hawaii LatitudesKey West, Florida L'Auberge ProvençaleBoyce, Virginia L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak CreekSedona, Arizona Le VallaurisPalm Springs, California Les NomadesChicago, Illinois The Little DoorLos Angeles, California Log HavenSalt Lake City, Utah McNinch HouseCharlotte, North Carolina The Melting Pot – National locations Michael's-South Point CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada Michel's at the Colony SurfHonolulu, Hawaii Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse-HiltonSpringfield, Illinois Nikolai's RoofAtlanta, Georgia On The Marsh BistroKennebunkport, Maine One if by Land, Two if by SeaNew York, New York The Painted LadyNewberg, Oregon Palace Arms at the Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado Palme d'OrCoral Gables, Florida Pamplemousse Le RestaurantLas Vegas, Nevada Pearl CaféMissoula, Montana Penrose Room-The BroadmoorColorado Springs, Colorado Peter Shields InnCape May, New Jersey Picasso-BellagioLas Vegas, Nevada PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio Quiessence Restaurant & Wine BarPhoenix, Arizona The Ranch HouseOjai, California Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida The Refectory Restaurant & BistroColumbus, Ohio Republic of Texas Bar & GrillCorpus Christi, Texas Restaurant IrisMemphis, Tennessee Restaurant JezebelAustin, Texas Ristorante MassimoPortsmouth, New Hampshire Roof RestaurantSalt Lake City, Utah Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks – Virginia Beach, Virginia Sarento's Top of the 'I'Honolulu, Hawaii SASSIScottsdale, Arizona Seven GlaciersGirdwood, Alaska Shadowbrook RestaurantCapitola, California Ski Tip LodgeKeystone, Colorado The Sky RoomLong Beach, California The Spiced PearNewport, Rhode Island SpindletopHouston, Texas STARS-A Steak RestaurantChatham, Massachusetts Stonehouse at San Ysidro RanchSanta Barbara, California Studio at Montage Laguna BeachLaguna Beach, California thirty-twoBiloxi, Mississippi Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai – Poipu, Hawaii Top of the PointWest Palm Beach, Florida The Tree Room @ Sundance – Sundance, Utah Tulalip Bay at the Tulalip Resort CasinoMarysville, Washington 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii V.MertzOmaha, Nebraska The WentworthJackson, New Hampshire White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine Wildflowers at Turning StoneVerona, New York YamashiroHollywood, California ZenkichiBrooklyn, 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.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 20 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 30,000 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 more than 530 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.  More information is available on http://www.opentable.com.

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