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

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.

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