Are you ready for all the romance of Valentine’s Day? We certainly are! In anticipation of sharing a special meal with a special someone, we’re pleased to name the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Highlighting winners in cities both large and small, the complete list features restaurants in 36 states and includes Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro, North Carolina, The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, and Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati, Ohio (pictured). Proving Virginia really is for lovers, the state boasts 13 winning restaurants, followed by Florida with 10 and Ohio with eight. California, Colorado, and North Carolina have seven each, Texas has six, New York and Washington each have five winners, while Nevada has four. Arizona, Illinois and South Carolina earned three apiece. Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania all have two standout restaurants. Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Tennessee are also represented.
The list is dotted with restaurants located on picturesque properties and eateries showcasing cozy dining rooms with incredible ambience. American and French cuisines dominate, and Italian, steakhouse fare, and fondue are also popular.
The list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between December 1, 2015, and November 30, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America 2017, according to OpenTable diners.Continue Reading