50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America for 2019

Whether it's your first date or your 500th, it can be stressful picking out restaurants for date night. OpenTable's 2019 list of the 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in America highlights the most popular spots across the country with the perfect ambiance, menu options and more to create a truly unforgettable date. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 30,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Restaurants:Arrowhead Grill, Blend on the Water, Castaway - Burbank
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Latin / Spanish
Neighborhoods:Glendale, Long Island City, Burbank

Arrowhead Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glendale
6,363 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List

Great service.

Best Overall in West Valley

Blend on the Water

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Long Island City
4,268 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups

It was great food, great ambiance, and the service was amazing.

Latin / Spanish in New York / Tri-State Area

Castaway - Burbank

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Burbank
5,995 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Food was delicious. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and were seated where we had an awesome view.

Most Booked in Los Angeles

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
7,294 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Outstanding food and beautiful vibes. I highly recommend it.

Seafood in Los Angeles

Chart House Restaurant - Weehawken

$$$$·Seafood·
Weehawken
10,282 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Our waiter Renee was phenomenal. He was patient , personable, and knowledgeable. He gave suggestions when we couldn’t make a decision regarding the great choices on the menu. I will definitely be retu...

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Best Ambiance in New Jersey - North

Connors Steak & Seafood - Huntsville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Huntsville
4,359 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic

Great meal.

Best Overall in Alabama

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Annapolis

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Annapolis
4,477 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Lunch

Delicious food and the wine of the month was great this time! Our waitress was very attentive, which is always nice.

Most Booked in Baltimore / Maryland

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Brookfield

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Brookfield
4,657 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

Always a wonderful experience!!!

Great for Lunch in Wisconsin

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Columbus

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Columbus
7,143 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

Beautiful. Enjoyable. Predicable in all the best ways. Never a disappointment.

Notable Wine List in Columbus

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Tampa

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Tampa
7,004 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Groups

We were out with friends celebrating a 50th birthday. Our service, food and overall experience was fantastic as usual!

Notable Wine List in Tampa / Central Florida West

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Oak Lawn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Oak Lawn
4,297 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Notable Wine List

Service was amazing and the food was delicious. The wine is wonderful and the atmosphere was festive.

Best Overall in South Suburbs

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Center City
8,420 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Romantic

Everything was excellent. The Philadelphia restaurant week menu was great. I will go back again.

Steakhouse in Philadelphia

Devon Seafood + Steak - Hershey

$$$$·Seafood·
Hershey
9,289 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Excellent service - the charred salmon salad was delicious! Will die in there again!

Seafood in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Eiffel Tower

$$$$·French·
Paris Hotel and Casino
19,893 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Just a great experience, nice place to have a special meal with someone!

Most Booked in Las Vegas
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Filomena Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
13,709 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

We’ve been going for over 30 years. Just one of our favorite places to indulge. There’s just something about it.

Italian in Washington, D.C. Area

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis

$$$$·American·
Downtown
7,969 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Beautiful restaurant with terrific food and wonderful service. Absolutely love the idea of wine flights and food flights. Very original.

Best Overall in Memphis / West Tennessee
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Giada - The Cromwell Las Vegas

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
The Strip
15,839 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Hubby & I tried the tasting menu. Each course was outstanding. We were so full after the entrees, our waiter, Andrew volunteered to pack up our leftovers & that we could come back for them & our fligh...

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Girl & the Goat

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
11,662 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

One of the finest restaurants in Chicago! Delicious!

Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois

Golden Steer Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Near the Strip
5,946 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Probably the best steak house in Vegas. Awesome old school atmosphere. If you’re looking for some great food and great Vegas history, this is the place!

Steakhouse in Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay Steak - Paris Las Vegas

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Paris Hotel and Casino
17,926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Did not disappoint! Everything was high quality and very enjoyable. Looking forward to a return trip soon.

Most Booked in The Strip

GW Fins

$$$$·Seafood·
French Quarter
15,151 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Excellent service- staff makes one feel welcomed and appreciated. Along with the delicious food and ambience- a truly wonderful evening.

Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Harry & Izzy's - Downtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Indy
7,804 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

Extraordinary server. Attentive but not hovering. Excellent timing serving food and drinks. The NY strip was generous and prepared as requested. Some people order “stuff” on top of their steak. But a ...

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Steakhouse in Indiana

Hell's Kitchen - Caesars Palace Las Vegas

$$$$·American·
Caesars Palace
26,758 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Great!!! I will definitely be back on my next trip!

Most Booked in Las Vegas

J. Gilbert’s – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – Glastonbury

$$$$·Steak·
Glastonbury
8,206 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Outstanding as always.

Steak in New York / Tri-State Area

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
6,254 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

I first dined at Jimmy Kelly's in 2008. I have enjoyed dining at Jimmy Kelly's every time I've been in Nashville since then. This week's visit was no different. Chris, our server, was impressive and m...

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Most Booked in Nashville

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Gilbert

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Gilbert
4,083 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

Terrific evening of food & fun with friends! Waiter, James, was perfectly attentive, made sure that my Gluten Free meal was proper. The Chef & kitchen staff turned out fabulous steak, prime rib & salm...

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Best Service in East Valley

Kyle G's Prime Seafood

$$$$·Seafood·
Stuart
4,384 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Great spot with beautiful views and excellent food!

Best Overall in Treasure Coast

Latitudes Key West, FL on Sunset Key

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Key West
11,202 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

This is our favorite place to eat. Not just in Key West-- anywhere.

Best Overall in Key West / Florida Keys

Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
11,138 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

Great service, delicious food, attentive staff, beautiful atmosphere.

French in Washington, D.C. Area

LeCulture Cafe

$$$$·American·
Detroit
1,622 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual

I must admit the food was spectacular to say the least, my waiter was wonderful. I was overall pleased.

Mama's Fish House

$$$$·Fish·
Paia
34,873 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Mama's was recommended to us by several coworkers and my goodness they did not disappoint!! First off the restaurant is located next to this incredible beach with turquoise blue waters and dramatic se...

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Best Overall in Hawaii

Meson Sabika

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Naperville
8,479 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Tapas

Everything was outstanding!

Best Overall in West Suburbs
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Ocean Prime - Tampa

$$$$·Seafood·
Tampa
7,845 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Friendly greeting, courteous service, lots of attention, excellent food! Definitely coming back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Best Overall in Tampa / Central Florida West

The Olde Pink House Restaurant

$$$$·Southern·
Savannah
19,067 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

As expected the dining experience was excellent. From start to finish a very elegant and delicious meal.

Best Ambiance in Savannah

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
NW Dallas / Love Field Area
8,757 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Excellent food and service.

Steak in Dallas - Fort Worth

Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
8,522 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Great date night dining. Food and service was excellent. The band was groovy and, at least where we were sitting, a perfect accompaniment to our meal. We can wait to go back.

Outdoor Dining in Downtown / South and East LA

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Grapevine

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Grapevine
4,690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Everything was perfect, and will definitely be going back.

Steakhouse in Dallas - Fort Worth

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Downtown Austin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
7,195 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Went for the lunch pork chop special, and it did not disappoint!

Steakhouse in Austin

Pier W

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lakewood
7,937 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Went here with my fiancé for our 6 year dating anniversary, and the food and atmosphere was awesome! Definitely recommend!

Best Ambiance in Cleveland / Akron / Canton

The Pink Door

$$$$·Italian·
Belltown / Pike Place Market
5,996 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

It was great. That place always has amazing food, ambiance, service, and sometimes entertainment.

Best Ambiance in Seattle / Eastern Washington
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Portland City Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
8,230 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Food and the view, as always, was fantastic!

Seafood in Portland / Oregon

Ray's on the River

$$$$·Steak·
Sandy Springs
12,293 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

We have enjoyed this restaurant every time we have been there. Food is good, the view is beautiful, and it's nice to walk the gardens.

Scenic View in Atlanta / Georgia

Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More

$$$$·Steak·
Buffalo
6,507 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

As usual, the food was delicious and service was great.

Best Ambiance in Western New York

St. Elmo Steak House

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown Indy
17,782 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

My family came here to celebrate my mom's birthday and it was one of the best meals we've ever had in the city. Our server Jason was professional, well versed in the cuisine, and helped us make our ti...

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Steak in Indiana

Steak 44

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Phoenix
6,828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Everything about this place was amazing. Food was great. Portions are big. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion etc.

Best Food in Phoenix / Arizona

Steak 48 - Chicago

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
4,777 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Fantastic spot.

Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois

Steak 48 - Houston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River Oaks
6,843 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays

Food was amazing! Excellently prepared and cooked to perfection. Service was top notch and never went wanting.

Best Overall in Houston

The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
7,850 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

From the moment we walked in to our ride on the elevators we were overwhelmed. We were greeted at the counter with a smile and a happy anniversary from the receptionist. Everyone was awesome. Our wait...

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Scenic View in Atlanta / Georgia

Talula’s Garden

$$$$·American·
Washington Square
10,191 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Excellent all the way around!

American in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Texas de Brazil - Ft. Worth

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Fort Worth Downtown
3,993 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups

We love dining at Texas den Brazil!!! We love the food and the service is great!! We have been eating there for many years!

Good for Groups in Fort Worth

Top of the World Restaurant - The STRAT Hotel & Casino

$$$$·Steakhouse·
The STRAT Hotel & Casino
18,285 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

This restaurant never disappoints! Amazing food, service and views!

Scenic View in The Strip
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Vic's on the River

$$$$·Southern·
Savannah
9,840 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Everything was perfect from having our special table available when we arrived to the food and the service. Would recommend the fried pork chop, it’s a king sized treat. We travel several times a year...

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Scenic View in Savannah

Wildfire - Schaumburg

$$$$·American·
Schaumburg
11,387 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Groups

Great service, great food, great drinks. Asked to be seated in a certain area and they did it. HIGHLY recommend Wildfire.

American in Northwest Suburbs