We want to make this Valentine’s Day even more delicious for you and your special someone with the OpenTable #MyFoodieValentine Dinner for Two Giveaway! To enter, share a fun photo of your favorite foodie — or food — with @OpenTable on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #MyFoodieValentine for a chance to win one of 10 $200 OpenTable Gift cards we’ll be giving away every business day, starting Monday, February 2, 2015, through Friday, February 13, 2015. One entry per social network per person each day allowed. Be sure to follow us on the social network you use for your submission so we can contact you via direct message if you’ve won a prize.
Consider the My Foodie Valentine giveaway a tasty way to fete the person with whom you most like to dine – or to celebrate a dish you’re currently crushing on! If you share a dish picture, be sure to tag the restaurant that created it in your post.
Entry examples: “Meet #MyFoodieValentine @OpenTable” or “.@OpenTable I want to share the bacon beignets @FrancesSF with #MyFoodieValentine”
Be sure to check your direct messages on Instagram or Twitter each day no later than 5:00PM PST so we can award your prize quickly. The full terms and conditions are after the jump.
And, don’t forget to reserve a table for you and your favorite foodie on Valentine’s Day! To make the day uber-romantic, find a table at one of 2015 Diners’ Choice Award winner for Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America.
As diners around the world prepare to celebrate love and loved ones on Valentine’s Day, we are pleased to honor the 2015 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
From restaurants serving shareable dishes to those showcasing seasonal delights, the complete list includes award winners in 31 states and Washington, D.C., such as Canlis in Seattle, La Grenouille in New York, and Red Fish Grill in Miami. California has the greatest number of winners with 15, followed by New York, Texas, and Virginia with eight each, and Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina with seven apiece, and Nevada with five. Colorado, Hawaii, and Illinois each have four, and Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania all have three. Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington, respectively, have two award winners. Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., are also represented.
Cheese continues to please diners, with fondue restaurants making a solid showing for the sixth consecutive year. American, French, and Italian cuisines are also popular.
The Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) and OpenTable have partnered up just to give you several great reasons to bust out the stretchiest pants you own: San Francisco Restaurant Week. From now until January 30, San Francisco chefs invite diners to try special $25 two-course lunches, $40 three-course dinners, and $85 Discovery menus highlighting elevated food and beverage pairings (because sometimes three courses just aren’t enough). Not only can you check off some of those restaurants on your must-try list, but you can also check off your charity work for the month: during this inaugural SFRW, the SF-Marin Food Bank will receive $.25 (per cover) for each reservation booked via OpenTable.
With just 10 days of dining, it can be hard to choose the reservations that are right for you. In that spirit, we’re highlighting five must-try dishes that can be enjoyed over a stolen lunch hour during the work week or during your next candlelit Thursday date night.
#1 Umi Masu Iridashi from Ichi Sushi & Ni Bar: A traditional Japanese dish in which ocean trout is rolled in potato starch, fried, and placed in a tamari, sake, and dashi broth with grated daikon ginger and scallions on top — bonus points for the sake paired with this melt-in-your-mouth buttery fish.
#2 XLB (xio long bao) from Chino: Handmade by Shanghainese Leo Gan (a.k.a. the XLB whisperer), these dumplings are simple and straightforward in taste, thanks to the well-balanced ratio of not-too-dense dumpling wrapper, in-house ground pork from Marin Sun Farms, and housemade chicken stock.
#3 The Marlowe Burger from The Cavalier: Step off the streets of San Francisco into this London-style brasserie at which Chef Jennifer Puccio has created arguably one of the best burgers in the city. This grass-fed Niman Ranch burger is topped with caramelized onion, cheddar, and — you guessed it! — bacon — and is served with a horseradish aioli. The chips on the side are so nice they’ve been cooked thrice.