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
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.
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