OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As we look forward to the romance of Valentine’s Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The list of winners, which includes Canlis in Seattle, Madrona Manor in Healdsburg, Calif., and White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine, spans 32 states. California restaurants earned 16 spots on the list, followed by Hawaii with 10 winners and Florida with eight. Virginia boasts seven winning restaurants, trailed by Ohio and Texas with six honorees apiece. Nevada, New York, and Tennessee all have five winning restaurants, while Arizona and Utah have four each. Colorado restaurants earned three spots, as did those in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington restaurants are also included, among others.
Cheese pleases, as fondue, especially that which is served at nationwide The Melting Pot restaurants, proved extremely popular for the fourth year in a row. American regional fare accounted for almost half the spots on the list. French cuisine was also well represented. Other popular cuisines included Italian, European/continental, and seafood.
“Diners can be certain that romance is always on the menu at each of these winning restaurants,” said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. “From creating intimate settings and serving sensual foods that are fun to share and savor, this year’s honorees are experts in setting the mood for guests seeking to celebrate their affection for one another.”
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/romantic.
2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurantsin the U.S. Acquerello - San Francisco, California Addison at The Grand Del Mar - San Diego, California Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort - Las Vegas, Nevada Armani's - Tampa, Florida Basil's Restaurant - Narragansett, Rhode Island Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn - Destin, Florida Bella...On The River - San Antonio, Texas Bertrand at Mister A's - San Diego, California Bouchard Restaurant and Inn - Newport, Rhode Island Briarhurst Manor - Manitou Springs, Colorado Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast, Hawaii Cacharel Restaurant - Arlington, Texas Cafe Central - El Paso, Texas Cafe Matisse - Rutherford, New Jersey Cafe Renaissance - Vienna, Virginia Canlis - Seattle, Washington Capische - Wailea, Hawaii Carmen at The Danforth - Portland, Maine Castle Falls - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Cellar - Fullerton, California The Cellar Restaurant - Daytona Beach, Florida The Cellars - Virginia Beach, Virginia Chez Francois - Vermilion, Ohio Chez Philippe-Peabody Hotel - Memphis, Tennessee Different Pointe of View - Phoenix, Arizona Eagle's Nest-Hyatt Regency - Indianapolis, Indiana Eiffel Tower - Las Vegas, Nevada The Elkridge Furnace Inn - Elkridge, Maryland Equus @ The Castle on the Hudson - Tarrytown, New York Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant - Forestville, California Fearrington House Restaurant - Pittsboro, North Carolina Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui - Wailea, Hawaii Flagstaff House - Boulder, Colorado Fleur de Lys - San Francisco, California The French Room - Dallas, Texas Geja's Cafe - Chicago, Illinois Genoa Restaurant - Portland, Oregon Gibraltar - Miami, Florida Goldmoor Restaurant - Galena, Illinois The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant - Middleburg, Virginia Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar - Beverly Hills, California Isabela on Grandview - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Kai - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort - Chandler, Arizona Kamuela Provision Co. - Waikoloa, Hawaii La Caille Restaurant - Sandy, Utah La Mer at Halekulani - Honolulu, Hawaii LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel - Los Angeles, California Latitudes - Key West, Florida L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek - Sedona, Arizona The Left Bank-The Sanderling Resort - Duck, North Carolina The Library Restaurant - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina The Little Door - Los Angeles, California Log Haven - Salt Lake City, Utah Madrona Manor - Healdsburg, California The Manor House Restaurant - Casanova, Virginia The Mansion at Nottoway Plantation - White Castle, Louisiana McNinch House - Charlotte, North Carolina The Melting Pot - National locations Michael's-South Point Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada Michel's at the Colony Surf - Honolulu, Hawaii Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant - Manitou Springs, Colorado The Old Inn on The Green - New Marlboro, Massachusetts On The Marsh Bistro - Kennebunkport, Maine One if by Land, Two if by Sea - New York, New York Orchids at Palm Court - Cincinnati, Ohio The Painted Lady - Newberg, Oregon Pamplemousse Le Restaurant - Las Vegas, Nevada Peter Shields Inn - Cape May, New Jersey Picasso-Bellagio - Las Vegas, Nevada Primavista - Cincinnati, Ohio Red Fish Grill - Miami, Florida The Refectory - Columbus, Ohio Restaurant Iris - Memphis, Tennessee Ristorante Massimo - Portsmouth, New Hampshire River Cafe - Brooklyn, New York RM Champagne Salon - Chicago, Illinois Romeo's Cafe - Miami, Florida Roof Restaurant - Salt Lake City, Utah Salacia Prime Steak and Seafood - Virginia Beach, Virginia Sarento's Top of the 'I' - Honolulu, Hawaii Seven Glaciers - Girdwood, Alaska Shadowbrook Restaurant - Capitola, California Sir Winston's Aboard the Queen Mary - Long Beach, California The Sky Room - Long Beach, California Son'z Maui at Swan Court-Hyatt Regency Maui - Lahaina, Hawaii The Spiced Pear - Newport, Rhode Island Spindletop - Houston, Texas Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara, California The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Studio at Montage Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach, California Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai - Poipu, Hawaii The Tree Room - Sundance, Utah 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge - Kaupulehu, Hawaii V.Mertz - Omaha, Nebraska The Villa By Barton G. - Miami Beach, Florida Water's Edge - Long Island City, New York The Wentworth - Jackson, New Hampshire White Barn Inn - Kennebunk, Maine Yamashiro - Hollywood, California Zenkichi - Brooklyn, New York
Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog.
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