From Molly Gise of Nation's Restaurant News: SAN FRANCISCO - With Valentine's Day [arriving Feb. 14], OpenTable Inc. has compiled a list of the nation's most romantic restaurants as judged by users of the online reservations service. OpenTable analyzed more than 4 million reviews from last year to build its list, which includes 50 restaurants from coast to coast. Restaurants receiving high marks in romance ranged from steakhouses to fondue restaurants to eateries in popular vacation spots like Hawaii and Las Vegas. "The scope of this list illustrates that that there isn't a single definition of what makes a restaurant a romantic one," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer. "Romance can be enjoying inspiring views, sharing food, or flirting with your date over a juicy rib-eye."
OpenTable's Most Romantic Restaurants in America:
Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort -- Las Vegas
Ambrosia Restaurant -- Santa Ana, Calif.
Andrea: The Resort at Pelican Hill -- Newport Beach, Calif.
Auberge du Soleil -- Napa, Calif.
Bistro Romano -- Philadelphia
Cafe Renaissance -- Vienna, Va.
Canlis -- Seattle
The Cellar -- Fullerton, Calif.
Chez Shea -- Seattle
Different Pointe of View -- Scottsdale, Ariz.
Eagle's Nest: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis -- Indianapolis
Eiffel Tower -- Las Vegas
Erminia Ristorante- New York
The French Room -- Dallas
Geja's Cafe -- Chicago
Gibraltar -- Miami
Il Bistro -- Seattle
Il Cielo -- Beverly Hills, Calif.
La Caille Restaurant -- Salt Lake City
La Fondue -- Saratoga, Calif.
LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel -- Los Angeles
Latitudes Beach Cafe -- Key West, Fla.
The Little Door -- Los Angeles
Log Haven -- Salt Lake City
Madrona Manor -- Healdsburg, Calif.
Michel's at the Colony Surf -- Honolulu
The Melting Pot -- various locations
Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant -- Colorado Springs, Colo.
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