OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

Restaurants in 32 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, recognized; California, Florida, Hawaii, Ohio, Virginia, and Texas have greatest number of honorees

Jan 23, 2013, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to the romance of Valentine's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce 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.

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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.  The complete list may also be viewed at

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.

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