Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day, put these top romantic restaurants on your bucket list.
If your date night is Feb. 14th, make a reservation ASAP, since some may already be booked. Or, plan ahead for a different date.
The annual list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America was culled by analyzing more than 13 million US diner reviews on the reservations website Open Table, which reports that last year, more than half (54%) of Valentine’s Day reservations for restaurants on the list were booked by February 7.
Splurging on special events dining is popular again after the “pandemic pause”. Open Table also reports that more than one-third of respondents plan to spend more money on Valentine’s Day dining this year, compared to previous years.
Tips to Snag A Reservation at a Popular Restaurant
Consider dining outside of prime hours.
Last year, nearly half (46%) of dinner reservations were from 6:00-7:59 p.m., while only 24% were from 8:00 – 9:59 p.m. and 30% from 4:00 – 5:59 p.m.
This year, consider earlier or later windows if you have a specific venue in mind.
Make Valentine’s Day a weekend affair.
In 2022, Saturday, February 12th was the single biggest dining day of the year, presumably due to diners celebrating the holiday the Saturday prior.
This year, expect Saturday, February 11th to see a similar boost, so try booking on Valentine’s Day or the two days leading up to it if Saturday is a no-go.
Consider OpenTable Experiences
To up the ante, check out OpenTable’s experiential offerings such as a pop-up wedding chapel at a popular Brooklyn Pizzeria, L’industrie; afternoon Tea at the Terrace at The Maybourne Beverly Hills; and a Sinatra Supper at the Boston speakeasy, Carrie Nation.
Set an availability alert
For the chance to nab a table if one becomes available.
The 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America
This year, the list spans 27 states – California again takes home the #1 spot, with 13 restaurants on the list. Arizona features nine restaurants and Florida and Hawaii clock in at eight.
While over 20 different cuisines are spotlighted, diners equate romance with Steakhouses (19% of the list), followed by Seafood (18%), American (17%) and Italian (9%).
The 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2023 are (in alphabetical order by state):
- Connors Steak & Seafood – Huntsville, AL
- Arrowhead Grill – Glendale, AZ
- Cafe Monarch – Scottsdale, AZ
- Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano – Sedona, AZ
- Dominick’s Steakhouse – Scottsdale, AZ
- elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain – Paradise Valley, AZ
- Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, AZ
- Mariposa – Sedona, AZ
- Ocean 44 – Scottsdale, AZ
- Steak 44 – Phoenix, AZ
- 555 East – Long Beach, CA
- 71Above – Los Angeles, CA
- Bacari – Silver Lake – Los Angeles, CA
- C-Level – San Diego, CA
- Cesarina – San Diego, CA
- Copley’s on Palm Canyon – Palm Springs, CA
- Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens – Corona Del Mar, CA
- Girl & the Goat L.A. – Los Angeles, CA
- House of Prime Rib – San Francisco, CA
- La Boheme – West Hollywood, CA
- Musso & Frank Grill – Los Angeles, CA
- Pacific Coast Grill – Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA
- Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, CA
- Guard & Grace – Denver, CO
- Shanahan’s Steakhouse – Denver, CO
- Ballo Italian Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
District of Columbia
- Filomena Ristorante – Washington, DC
- Le Diplomate – Washington, DC
- Old Ebbitt Grill – Washington, D.C.
- Charley’s Steak House – Tampa, FL
- Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Tampa, FL
- Dry Dock Waterfront Grill – Longboat Key, FL
- Kyle G’s Prime Seafood – Jensen Beach, FL
- Latitudes Key West, FL on Sunset Key – Key West, FL
- Ocean Prime – Tampa, FL
- Sacred Pepper – Tampa, FL
- Truluck’s – Ocean’s Finest Seafood & Crab – Naples, FL
- Canoe – Atlanta, GA
- The Olde Pink House Restaurant – Savannah, GA
- Fleetwood’s On Front St. – Lahaina, HI
- Hy’s Steak House Waikiki – Honolulu, HI
- Mala Ocean Tavern – Lahaina, HI
- Mama’s Fish House – Paia, HI
- Merriman’s – Waimea – Big Island – Kamuela, HI
- Orchids at Halekulani – Honolulu, HI
- The Plantation House Restaurant – Lahaina, HI
- The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood – Honolulu, HI
- 3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago – Chicago, IL
- Andy’s Jazz Club – Chicago, IL
- Meson Sabika – Naperville, IL
- Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago, IL
- St. Elmo Steak House – Indianapolis, IN
- The Cake Bake Shop – Carmel City Center – Carmel, IN
- Bristol Seafood Grill – Leawood, KS
- Malone’s – Louisville – Louisville, KY
- Patti’s 1880’s Settlement – Grand Rivers, KY
- GW Fins – New Orleans, LA
- Muriel’s Jackson Square – New Orleans, LA
- Baldamar – Roseville, MN
- Green Valley Grill – Greensboro, NC
- Print Works Bistro – Greensboro, NC
- 618 – Freehold, NJ
- Chart House Restaurant – Weehawken – Weehawken, NJ
- Tisha’s – Cape May, NJ
- Washington Inn – Cape May, NJ
- Geronimo – Santa Fe, NM
- Izanami – Santa Fe, NM
- Amalfi – Caesars Palace Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
- Beauty & Essex- Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
- Delmonico Steakhouse – Las Vegas, NV
- Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, NV
- Golden Steer Steakhouse – Las Vegas, NV
- Hell’s Kitchen – Caesars Palace Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
- Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
- Lawry’s The Prime Rib – Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
- Gallaghers Steakhouse – Manhattan – New York, NY
- RH Rooftop Restaurant New York – New York, NY
- Carlo & Johnny – Cincinnati, OH
- Lindey’s – Columbus, OH
- Pepp & Dolores – Cincinnati, OH
- Pier W – Cleveland, OH
- Sotto – Cincinnati, OH
- 1906 at Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, PA
- Devon Seafood + Steak – Hershey – Hershey, PA
- Monterey Bay Fish Grotto – Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, PA
- Parc – Philadelphia, PA
- Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, PA
- Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, RI
- Coast Guard House – Narragansett, RI
- Hemenway’s – Providence, RI
- Los Andes Restaurant – Providence, RI
- Charlie’s Coastal Bistro (L’etoile Verte) – Hilton Head, SC
- Coastal Fish Company – Memphis, TN
- Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – Nashville – Nashville, TN
- Porch & Parlor Prime Steakhouse – Memphis, TN
- Southern Social – Germantown, TN
- Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Grapevine – TX
- Steak 48 – Houston – Houston, TX
- Steiner Ranch Steakhouse – Austin, TX
- The Pink Door – Seattle, WA
The 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2023 can be viewed here.
Open Table Survey Methodology
OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2023 is generated solely from diner reviews (those who book via OpenTable and dine can leave reviews) collected between December 1, 2021 and November 30, 2022. 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.
OpenTable looked at seated reservations and diners from online, phone, and walk-in reservations on 14th February in 2022.
OpenTable surveyed over 11,000 diners in the U.S. between January 3-7, 2023.