These Are The ‘100 Most Romantic Restaurants In America’ Aka Best Dinners To Get Laid This Valentine’s Day

by 3 years ago

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I know this because my inbox is already full from people pitching me gift ideas and date ideas and basically everything under the Sun that has to do with Valentine’s Day (and that I don’t give two shits about). So far the ONLY Valentine’s Day news to actually catch my eye is this list of the ‘100 Most Romantic Restaurants In America’ released by the online reservation service OpenTable.com, because if you bros know anything about me it’s that I love eating as much as I love sleeping (and fishing).

And while I’ll never tell you bros that you should take Valentine’s Day seriously, in fact I’ll actively encourage you to find a chick who thinks that Valentine’s Day is bullshit, I DO LOVE TO EAT. That’s why I’m stoked to share this list of romantic restaurants with you bros, because not only will the food be off the chain the AMBIANCE of these restaurants is all you need to set the mood. Don’t bother wasting your money at these places (or anywhere) on Valentine’s Day with a tasting menu, hit them up on an off day when the chef is churning out his best dishes and the restaurant isn’t slammed. That’s where your bread is buttered….So without further ado, here’s the list (methodology below):

2016 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

Addison Restaurant – San Diego, California
Alizé at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, Nevada
Aly’s Restaurant – Solvang, California
Ambience – Los Altos, California
Bistro Romano – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Briarhurst Manor – Manitou Springs, Colorado
Cacharel Restaurant – Arlington, Texas
Café Central – El Paso, Texas
Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey
Café Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona
Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Carlos’ Bistro – Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
The Cellars – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas
Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina
Coco Palm – Pomona, California
Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida
Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona
The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina
Duling Kurtz House – Exton, Pennsylvania
Edgewood Restaurant – Stateline, Nevada
Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, Nevada
The English Inn – Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Erminia Ristorante – New York, New York
The Farmhouse at Turkey Hill – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
The Flatiron Café – Omaha, Nebraska
Fleurie – Charlottesville, Virginia
Forbes Island – San Francisco, California
The French Room – Dallas, Texas
Geja’s Café – Chicago, Illinois
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
Harry’s Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas
The Hobbit – Orange, California
Hugo’s Cellar-Four Queens – Las Vegas, Nevada
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm – Holicong, Pennsylvania
Iridescence –Detroit, Michigan
Jillian’s – Palm Desert, California
Keystone Ranch Restaurant – Keystone, Colorado
L’Auberge de Sedona – Sedona, Arizona
La Bergerie – Alexandria, Virginia
La Cremaillere Restaurant – Bedford, New York
La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois
The Little Door – Los Angeles, California
Mar’sel at Terranea Resort – Rancho Palos Verdes, California
The Melting Pot – National locations
Michael’s-South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii
Middleton Place Restaurant – Charleston, South Carolina
ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
Over the Moon Café – Tacoma, Washington
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
Palme d’Or – Coral Gables, Florida
Paseo Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Penrose Room-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pepper Tree Restaurant – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio
Rainbow Room Dinner & Dancing – New York, New York
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio
The Restaurant at the Gideon Ridge Inn – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
Ristorante Massimo – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
River Café – Brooklyn, New York
River’s End – Jenner, California
Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More – Williamsville, New York
Saddle Peak Lodge – Calabasas, California
Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks – Virginia Beach, Virginia
SASSI – Scottsdale, Arizona
Seagar’s Restaurant – Destin, Florida
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina
Shadowbrook Restaurant – Capitola, California
Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks – Galveston, Texas
Sir Winston’s Aboard the Queen Mary – Long Beach, California
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado
St. Martin’s Wine Bistro – Dallas, Texas
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California
The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
thirty-two – Biloxi, Mississippi
Thomas Henkelmann-Homestead Inn – Greenwich, Connecticut
Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai – Poipu, Hawaii
The Tree Room @ Sundance – Sundance, Utah
TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone – Verona, New York
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska
Vernon’s Speakeasy – Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
Viande Rouge – Duluth, Georgia
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine
Yono’s Restaurant – Albany, New York
Zenkichi – Brooklyn, New York

Here’s how OpenTable.com formulated this list:

The list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 7, 2014, and December 6, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were then sorted according to Qualifying 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 2016 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, according to OpenTable diners

Now I’ve never in my life left a review on TripAdvisor or Yelp, but I HAVE left quite a few reviews on OpenTable (and occasionally Facebook). So I’m inclined to trust OpenTable as it’s a service that I’m intimately familiar with. And now that that’s out of the way I’ve got A LOT of eating to do, as I’ve only been to like 2 places on this list.


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