SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is the most popular day for dining out, and to help diners pick the ideal restaurant to impress their valentine, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), today released its annual list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019 according to OpenTable diners.
Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast across 32 states, the list is a comprehensive look at the most romantic restaurants in the country, culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 28,000 restaurants in 50 states and Washington, D.C. From the luxurious Majorelle in New York City, to the supper club experience at Nocturne in Denver, to neighborhood favorite St Martin's Wine Bistro in Dallas, the Most Romantic Restaurants list has a wide variety of spots that'll set the mood for the special occasion.
With nine restaurants on the list, Ohio is the most recognized state, followed by Texas with eight, and North Carolina and Virginia with seven each. Pennsylvania boasts six winning restaurants, New York and Colorado each have five and California, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada and Tennessee each claim four winners. While American cuisine dominates the list, a number of other fares are featured, such as French, Italian, Latin, Seafood and Southern -- all perfect for a romantic evening out with your valentine.
"These 100 restaurants excel at setting the table for romance and creating intimate dining experiences at every service," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with a new special someone, a spouse or even a friend, you can count on this list to find not only a restaurant with the right ambiance but also an exceptional meal."
OpenTable's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019 list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user klout, total number of reviews and regional overall rating. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which "romantic" was selected as a special feature.
Still not sure where to dine this Valentine's Day? With Matchmaker, a new online tool available here, OpenTable is making it easy for diners to find and book the perfect restaurant for Valentine's Day based on a series of questions including party type and size, budget, ideal ambience and desired cuisine. Diners can also go here for a complete guide to a delicious Valentine's Day.
About OpenTable OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 27 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 48,000 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 over 1.8 billion diners via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages.