“Chocolate Trio” at The Spiced Pear; Photo by OpenTable

Haven’t made a reservation yet for Valentine’s Day dinner? Better get on that — it’s only a week away! Need ideas of where to go? OpenTable released their 2014 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, as voted by OpenTable diners.

Whether you’re looking to rekindle the flames with a fireside meal or prefer to woo your S.O. over sake and sushi, these restaurants are sure to inspire a little romance.  This year’s list of winning restaurants with swoon-worthy dishes and come-hither ambiance spans more than 32 states and is based on more than 5 million restaurant reviews. It must be the dreamy coastal views, because California, Florida and Hawaii boast the most romantic restaurants. And the cuisine that’s this year’s favorite for flirting over? Fondue.

With 100 restaurants to choose from, here’s a romantic cheat sheet:

For breathtaking ocean views: Michael’s at the Colony Surf, Honolulu

For award-winning wines: Canlis, Seattle

For classic Southern charm: Circa 1886, Charleston, SC

For a table for 2 fireside: Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA

For private dining booths: Zenkichi, Brooklyn, NY

For fondue flirting: Geja’s Café, Chicago

For rustic farmhouse ambiance: White Barn Inn, Kennepunkport, MA

See the full list of OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants.


Forget dinner; make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special with a romantic getaway. Check out our Most Romantic Destinations and Sexy Weekend Getaways for ideas.


Food, Holidays

7 Responses

  1. DBCoop says:

    Glad to see that Le Vallauris in Palm Springs made the top 100 most romantic restaurants list.

    I guess there's no chance of Coop's Pancake Palace making it to number 101 on the list, mainly because it's only open infrequently — in my home's kitchen. No reservations accepted, no menu available, and a place at the table is by invitation only.

  2. Tony says:

    Looking forward to check out Stonehouse in Santa Barbara, I love the OpenTable app. It's such a convenient way to make reservations for any occasion.

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  6. lover boy says:

    Yeah.. Romanticism and restaurant is a package of love. if you want to enjoy your time with your GF then simply go to a restaurant and order something and share each other… it will be more romantic if the restaurant situated at countryside or down town. i,m telling this because i have own experience on it lol……….

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