Valentine’s Day


Dining Happily Ever After: Meet Pat and David

OMG! It’s Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, here’s another Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway winner who has been dining out with her husband for 50+ happy years. Name: Patricia H. Romantic Dining Partner: David H. Married: February 22, 1958. Hometown: Coppell, Texas. Half a century of surprises: “My husband of almost 56 years, has surprised me so many [...]

A Romantic Surprise: Meet Sharyn + Dan

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Here’s another Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway winner with her tale of how her husband surprised her with a well-planned dinner, even securing some very qualified sitters for their kids.  Name: Sharyn L. Romantic Dining Partner: Husband Dan. Married: 1997. Hometown: Winter Garden, Florida. The fake out: “My husband is usually somewhat unromantic, [...]

A Slice to Remember: Meet Romantic Diners Michelle + Tom

We’ve got Valentine’s Day on our brain! Here’s another Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway winner with her tale of how her beau stole her heart with a visit to a legendary pizzeria.  Name: Michelle S. Romantic dining partner: Husband Tom. Married: August 1994. Hometown: Huntington, New York. Oh, what a slice: “After many years attending graduate school [...]

Aren’t They Romantic? Meet Diners Megan + Drew

Today, we notified the winners of our Valentine’s Day Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway. They were selected at random, but every entrant had a touching tale to tell. First up, Megan (and Drew, too!). Name: Megan K. Romantic dining partner: Fiancé Drew. Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, by way of Lincoln, Nebraska. Fun fact: They’re getting married on March [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Marriage Proposals

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, love is in the air. A 2013 survey by American Express revealed that 6 million people were planning or anticipating a marriage proposal on Valentine’s Day, and we imagine that number will be similar for 2014. Since it is one of the most popular dining holidays, we’re betting there will [...]

OpenTable Reveals the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America

As we anticipate the romance of Valentine’s Day, we are pleased to release its rankings of the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America. While our nation is known for its diverse food culture, our analysis revealed that romance is a popular dining trend in cities across America.  In order to provide a ranking of cities [...]

Enter the Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway: Share Your Tale of Romance + Restaurants for a Chance to Win 1 of 5 $200 OpenTable Gifts

Have you ever been swept off your feet by your sweetie in a restaurant? Been surprised with an over-the-top romantic restaurant outing? Has your dining partner gotten down on bended knee to pop a very important question? Enter the OpenTable Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway! With Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, we want to [...]

On Our Plate: Valentine’s Day Reservations; #ShareMyPlate No Kid Hungry Giveaway; dineLA; Chicago Restaurant Week + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Valentine’s Day reservations are open. Make a reservation for romance on February 14th. * Restaurant operators: It’s not too late to share your Valentine’s Day specials with diners. Visit Restaurant Center today! * Snap an Instagram of your plate + share it to help end childhood hunger. Enter the [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Make a Last-Minute Reservation for Romance!

Lovers of love, rejoice! Valentine’s Day has arrived. The best day to enjoy chocolate, Champagne, and candy hearts, Valentine’s Day is also the best day to share a meal with your special someone. If you still haven’t made your reservation, fret not. You can still score a terrific table for two today — either online [...]

OpenTable Reveals the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.

With Valentine’s Day almost a week away, we are pleased to release our rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in the United States. While we may typically think of our largest cities as magnets for romance seekers, our analysis revealed that romance thrives in cities and communities of all sizes. In order to provide [...]