OpenTable Reveals Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America

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As we prepare to celebrate love and loved ones on  Valentine’s Day, we are over the moon to fete the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America.

It’s no secret that America has become a country of foodies, but our unique analysis has revealed that we’re also a nation of hungry romantics. In order to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day last year.

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/most-romantic-cities-in-america.

Top 25 Most Romantic Dining Cities in America

1. Atlantic City, New Jersey
2. San Antonio, Texas 3. Providence, Rhode Island
4. Key West, Florida
5. Birmingham, Alabama
6. Louisville, Kentucky
7. Newport, Rhode Island 8. Palm Springs, California
9. Austin, Texas
10. Lahaina, Hawaii
11. Colorado Springs, Colorado
12. Las Vegas, Nevada
13. Omaha, Nebraska
14. Santa Barbara, California
15. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16. West Hollywood, California
17. St. Louis, Missouri
18. Charleston, South Carolina
19. Memphis, Tennessee
20. New Orleans, Louisiana
21. Fort Worth, Texas
22. Nashville, Tennessee
23. Long Beach, California
24. Santa Fe, New Mexico
25. Charlotte, North Carolina

For diners still searching for the right restaurant for Valentine’s Day, we have recently released the Diner’s Choice List of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Diners can also find more tips and trends regarding Valentine’s Day on the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.

And, diners, you’re invited to enter the OpenTable #MyFoodieValentine Dinner for Two Giveaway. Entrants just need to share a fun photo of a favorite foodie — or food — with @OpenTable on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MyFoodieValentine for a chance to win one of the ten $200 OpenTable Gift cards we’ll be giving away every business day, starting Monday, February 2, 2015, through Friday, February 13, 2015. Learn more here…

What’s your favorite city for romantic dining? Let us know here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, or share a photo of your fave romantic destination   with us on Instagram!

Winter Restaurant Weeks Continue in Boston, Cleveland, Denver + More

Don’t miss these steals on meals in a city near you.

Winter restaurant weeks continue. Revisit old favorites and try new restaurants on your to-dine list for less.

* Annapolis Restaurant Week:  $15.95 two-course lunches and $32.95 three-course dinners, February 25-March 3. Book a table.

* Atlantic City Restaurant Week: $15.13 lunches and $33.13 dinners, March 3-9. Book a table.

* Restaurant Week Boston: 2-course light lunches for $15.13, 3-course lunches for $20.13, and 3-course dinners for $38.13, March 17-22 and 24-29. Book a table.

* Buckhead Restaurant Week: $15, $25 and $35 set menus, March 9-17. Book a table.

* Calgary’s The Big Taste: $15-$25 lunches and $25-$35 and $85 dinners, March 1-10. Book a table.

* Chicago Chef Week: $22 three-course lunches and $44 three-course dinners, March 17-22. Book a table.

* Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week: $15 lunches and $30 dinners, February 22-March 3. Book a table.

* Denver Winter Restaurant Week: $26.40 dinners for one and $52.80 dinners for two, February 23-March 8. Book a table.

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Dining with the Stars: Ashley Greene at American Cut in AC; Kidman + Urban at Eveleigh in LA; Bono, Burns + Farrell at Quality Meats in NYC + More

Admit it: You miss Ari Gold.

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants…

* Ashley Greene sank her teeth into the eats at American Cut in Atlantic City. [NY Post]

* Debra Messing took a lunch break from filming the show Smash to eat at Bond 45 in Manhattan. [NY Post]

* Reese Witherspoon dined with her husband at Bouchon in Beverly Hills. [Daily Mail]

* Jeremy Piven caught an entourageless bite at Catch in Miami. [NY Post]

* Kate Bosworth attended an event at Cecconi’s in Los Angeles. [US Weekly]

* Chris Noth sang for his supper at the Four Seasons in New York City. [NY Post]

* Single reality star Bethenny Frankel stepped out at Indochine in the Big Apple. [People]

* Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban enjoyed a night out at Eveleigh in West Hollywood. [Daily Mail]

* Musical couple Katy Perry and John Mayer shared a table for two at Katsuya Brentwood in Los Angeles. [Daily Mail]

* Monkey Bar in Manhattan was bustling with bold-faced names, such as Christiane Amanpour and Newark Mayor Corey Booker, watching President Obama’s State of the Union address. [NY Post]

* Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz grabbed a bite at the Newsroom Cafe in West Hollywood. [Daily Mail]

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Attend Savor for Sandy on 12/16/12: Atlantic City Chefs Unite for Culinary Benefit to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims thru Wish Upon A Hero Foundation!

Do good while dining out on delicious dishes from Chef Chris Scarduzio and fellow chefs from Atlantic City on Sunday, December 12, 2012!

Join Chef Chris Scarduzio at Table 31 in Philadelphia on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 6PM-11PM, for Savor for Sandy, a special event to raise money for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees affected by Hurricane Sandy. All of the event’s proceeds go directly to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.

Created in partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Chefs and The Star Group, Savor for Sandy will highlight the culinary creations of Chris Scarduzio as well as several of Atlantic City’s best chefs, including  Anthony Amoroso, Giancarlo Generosi, Paul Hanley, Keith Mitchell, Joseph Muldoon, Robert Schoell,  Scott Simon, John Whelan, and David Utley.

“I jumped at the opportunity to give back to the community and to help those who are in dire need by offering to host Savor for Sandy,” said Scarduzio, executive chef and proprietor at Table 31. “I know people from Philly and South Jersey will rally around this cause and bring their appetite to support their coastal neighbors, all while enjoying a wonderful night of great food and company.”

Tickets for Savor for Sandy begin at $100 for general admission. Additional sponsorship packages are available that include access to Table 31’s Patron VIP Lounge, hotel packages at Caesars Atlantic City and dining to Mia, also in Atlantic City. Learn more and purchase tickets today!

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