Looking for a romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day? Pull some dining inspiration from this list of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States.

By Lauren Phillips
Updated: February 06, 2019
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What makes a romantic restaurant? It’s difficult to say for sure—it could be the lighting, it could be the well-trained staff, it could be the fantastic food and drink options. Or it could be all of the above, meshed together with other tangible and intangible features for a romantic restaurant that’s ready for date night, an anniversary celebration, or just a fancy dinner out. Whether the evening includes a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for a boyfriend or husband, a green flower bouquet alternative, or just a nice meal out, the 100 most romantic restaurants in the country have you covered.

Restaurant booking site OpenTable has released the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019, a list of dining spots with romantic atmospheres in 2019 based on an analysis of 12 million reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants around the United States. These romantic restaurants are scattered across 32 states and dozens of cities, large and small, and all offer the ambiance and delightful dining experience one would hope for from a date night restaurant.

The romantic restaurants’ offerings range from classic French cuisine to contemporary twists on dining classics. All are sure to offer the date night or Valentine’s Day experience any couple might hope for—just be sure to make that reservation early to capitalize on these easy date night restaurant options. Spur-of-the-moment celebrators can always rely on last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts and at-home Valentine’s Day dinner recipes, which are so tasty they’ll suffice for any date night (or any dinner, period) all year long.

To find the romantic restaurant near you, scroll on for the full list, recorded in alphabetical order. To reserve a table, head to OpenTable for links for making that dinner reservation for whenever. Just be sure to act fast for a reserved table on a busy night, such as Fridays or Saturdays in most cities or Valentine’s Day almost everywhere.


801 Chophouse – Des Moines - Des Moines, Iowa

Altius - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Atlantis Steakhouse - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa - Reno, Nevada

BakerStreet - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Baxter's Lakeside Grille - Lake Ozark, Missouri

Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Benvenuti's - Norman, Oklahoma

Black Cat – Boulder, Colorado

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard - Canton, Ohio

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood - San Antonio, Texas

Bolete Restaurant - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse - Richmond, Virginia

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn - Newport, Rhode Island

Café Monarch - Scottsdale, Arizona

Cafe Provence - Prairie Village, Kansas

Cafe Sparrow - Aptos, California

Caprice Bistro - Wilmington, North Carolina

Carlo & Johnny - Cincinnati, Ohio

Chandlers Steakhouse - Boise, Idaho

Chef's Table at the Edgewater - Winter Garden, Florida

Chez Francois - Vermilion - Vermilion, Ohio

Chimney Park - Windsor, Colorado

Christopher's World Grille - Bryan, Texas

Circa 1886 - Charleston, South Carolina

Claire's at the Depot - Warrenton, Virginia

Collage Restaurant - St. Augustine, Florida

Connors Steak & Seafood - Huntsville - Huntsville, Alabama

Cygnus 27 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Del-Bar - Lake Delton, Wisconsin

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn - Newport, Rhode Island

Erling Jensen The Restaurant - Memphis, Tennessee

Flagstaff House - Boulder, Colorado

Fleurie - Charlottesville, Virginia

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House - Memphis, Tennessee

Four Winds Steakhouse - Wills Point, Texas

Franklinville Inn - Franklinville, New Jersey

The Gamekeeper - Boone, North Carolina

Geronimo - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gracie's - Providence, Rhode Island

Hanover Street Chophouse - Manchester, New Hampshire

Harvest Beat - Seattle, Washington

Hugo's Cellar - Four Queens - Las Vegas, Nevada

The Ivy Inn Restaurant - Charlottesville, Virginia

Jag's Steak & Seafood - West Chester, Ohio

Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse @ The D Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada

Katherine's Steakhouse - Mesquite, Nevada

Kimberton Inn - Kimberton, Pennsylvania

L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, Virginia

La Fable - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

La Panetiere - Rye, New York

Latitudes on Sunset Key - Key West, Florida

Le Fou Frog - Kansas City, Missouri

Le Vallauris - Palm Springs, California

Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia and Virginia Beach, Virginia

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel - Richmond, Virginia

Lewnes' SteakHouse - Annapolis, Maryland

Lon's at The Hermosa - Paradise Valley, Arizona

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse - Tulsa - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Majorelle - New York, New York

The Melting Pot - Huntersville, North Carolina and Midtown Charlotte, North Carolina

Millwright's - Simsbury, Connecticut

Minerva's - Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Mizuna - Denver, Colorado

Mo's A Place for Steaks - Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano - Issaquah, Washington

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Myron's at Alon Town Center - San Antonio, Texas

Nocturne - Denver, Colorado

Orchids at Palm Court - Cincinnati, Ohio

Paseo Grill - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pellana - Peabody, Massachusetts

Peter Shields Inn - Cape May, New Jersey

Pier W - Cleveland, Ohio

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) - Baltimore, Maryland

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro - Columbus, Ohio

Restaurant L - Cincinnati, Ohio

Rey's - Raleigh, North Carolina

Ristorante Lombardo - Buffalo, New York

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar - Galveston, Texas

Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More - Williamsville, New York

Ryan's Restaurant - Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Saint Jacques French Cuisine - Raleigh, North Carolina

Salt at The Ritz-Carlton - Amelia Island, Florida

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham - Chatham, New Jersey

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern - Raleigh, North Carolina

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano - Houston, Texas

St Martin's Wine Bistro - Dallas, Texas

St. John's Restaurant - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Strip Steakhouse - Avon, Ohio

Summit House - Fullerton - Fullerton, California

The Tailor and the Cook - Utica, New York

Tony's - St. Louis - St. Louis, Missouri

Trattoria Stella - Traverse City, Michigan

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum - Austin, Texas

The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vivace Restaurant - Tucson, Arizona

Wally's Desert Turtle - Rancho Mirage, California

Washington Inn - Cape May, New Jersey