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100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019

Setting the table for romance involves an array of ingredients: scrumptious food, alluring ambiance and unmatched service. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new romance, partner or friend, the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants list for 2019 offers the perfect backdrop for creating delicious and lasting memories. Our list of honorees is based on an analysis of 12,000,000+ reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated February 04, 2019
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801 Chophouse – Des Moines

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Des Moines
4.8
2595 reviews
Awesome restaurant in all ways! Wish you still had your onion rings on the menu!!

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Altius

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mt. Washington
4.8
5051 reviews
So happy that we choose this restaurant for our honeymoon dinner!

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Atlantis Steakhouse - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

$$$$
Steakhouse
Reno
4.7
2202 reviews
We had a great time celebrating our anniversary. Our serving staff was amazing and would go back. They made our night amazing.

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BakerStreet

$$$$
Contemporary American
Fort Wayne
4.7
3642 reviews
Service was top-notch! It was my companion's birthday, and the server (I wish I could remember her name) helped me make her day special.

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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$
French
Milwaukee
4.8
5134 reviews
Fabulous dinner! So glad to have the old menu back!!

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Baxter's Lakeside Grille

$$$$
American
Lake Ozark
4.8
3530 reviews
The food was great, the view was so amazing, but what made it even better was the service Lindsay C was great and tied the whole meal together. See you guys next year

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Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
American
Lancaster
4.8
2959 reviews
Love this establishment. Food and drinks are always high quality and service is very attentive. My suggestion to anyone going their first time... get the Belvie bread. It will set the mood for the rest of the meal.

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Benvenuti's

$$$$
Italian
Norman
4.8
2305 reviews
Great food and service

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The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

$$$$
Italian
Canton
4.8
6408 reviews
Had dinner celebrating our 20 year wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect.

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Black Cat

$$$$
Contemporary American
Boulder
4.6
2756 reviews
Amazing experience all around. The ambiance, service, wine, and food were all excellent. We will definitely be back!

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Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.8
6822 reviews
Great food and service! Nice atmosphere! Definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Richmond
4.7
4198 reviews
Great Service and Food! Would highly recommend for a special event or a fine dinning experience.


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Bouchard Restaurant and Inn

$$$$
Contemporary French
Newport, Rhode Island
4.8
3974 reviews
Service. Food, ambiance was all perfect. In my opinion this is the finest restaurant in the area.

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Cafe Monarch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Old Town Scottsdale
4.9
6143 reviews
This was simply the best dining experience we have ever had! The food, service, wine, and patio ambiance were all exquisite. Amazing night!


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Cafe Provence

$$$$
French American
Prairie Village
4.9
3655 reviews
Eating outside at Cafe Provence is a great experience on fall evenings. And, the food is exceptional.

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Cafe Sparrow

$$$$
French
Aptos
4.8
1078 reviews
My husband and I loved Cafe Sparrow. From the menu selection to the wine selection to the amazing crème brûlée dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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Caprice Bistro

$$$$
French
Wilmington
4.8
2730 reviews
Excellent meal with entree and a drink for two. Delicious.

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Carlo & Johnny

$$$$
Steakhouse
Montgomery
4.9
6777 reviews
Jeff Ruby’s always delivers a top notch experience. Fantastic food, excellent service, great atmosphere. If you’re in the mood for a nice meal or celebrating a special occasion, why would you go anywhere else?

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Chandlers Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Boise
4.9
4220 reviews
Great food, excellent service, amazing jazz music. Five stars

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Chef's Table at the Edgewater

$$$$
American
Winter Garden
4.9
2339 reviews
It’s hard to say whether the food or the service was better because everything was amazing.

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Chimney Park

$$$$
Contemporary American
Windsor
4.9
2444 reviews
Their attention to seasoning, flavors and presentation is as good as it gets. Been here many times and never been even a little disappointed. A definite pleasure to have this restaurant in my backyard.

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Christopher's World Grille

$$$$
Continental
College Station
4.9
2652 reviews
They have certainly raised their prices, probably since Covid and all that was affected by that. The portions were at least quite large, and the presentation was just awesome. Very attentive staff throughout.

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Claire's at the Depot

$$$$
Contemporary American
Warrenton
4.8
2903 reviews
We had the lamb chops and the risotto with shrimp. Both excellent. Service was excellent. I wish I could remember his name (has a beard). He was much better than some of the other servers I have encountered there. The best food in Warrenton bar none.

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Collage Restaurant

$$$$
Global, International
St. Augustine
4.8
5499 reviews
Amazing food on our second visit and found more magic. No foodie should miss this place !

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Connors Steak & Seafood - Huntsville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Huntsville
4.7
5252 reviews
The food and service are the best! Definitely recommend.

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The Del-Bar - Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton

$$$$
Steakhouse
Wisconsin Dells / Lake Delton
4.8
3274 reviews
The service was great! Super attentive and willing to answer all of questions about the menu. The food was very good! Definitely a good spot to hit up if looking to celebrate or you’re just feeling like eating fancy! I would recommend putting in a reservation!

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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn

$$$$
Seafood
Newport, Rhode Island
4.7
2417 reviews
Service was phenomenal. The team delivered from start to finish an exceptional meal which we will fondly remember for many years to come.

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Flagstaff House

$$$$
American
Boulder
4.7
4803 reviews
Lovely! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Will come again.

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Fleurie

$$$$
French
Charlottesville
4.8
1478 reviews
Incredible experience. Thank you Melissa for making it incredible!

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Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.9
8387 reviews
Fabulous! Everything you could ask for a high-end restaurant. Beautiful with amazing food and exquisite service!

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Folk's Folly Prime Steak House

$$$$
Steakhouse
Memphis
4.8
2135 reviews
We went to Folk’s Folly to celebrate our 42nd anniversary. The evening was magical as the food, service and atmosphere were great. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the flavor and taste were exceptional. We split a bread pudding for dessert. It was the largest serving of bread pudding we had ever seen. Between the two of us we only ate half and took the rest home. If you want a special evening for a special occasion you simply can’t go wrong with Folk’s Folly.

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Four Winds Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Wills Point
4.7
3104 reviews
The best escargot that I’ve ever eaten anywhere. The steak was outstanding and the chicken fry tenderloin you could cut with a fork. Looking so forward to our next visit.

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Franklinville Inn

$$$$
Steak
Franklinville
4.8
4600 reviews
First time visiting the Franklinville Inn. What a gem! The hostess was very pleasant. We enjoyed looking at some of the history of the restaurant during our brief wait. Waitress Lauren was exceptional and the food was excellent. Our entrees were Shrimp and Scallops and New York Strip. Everything was perfect restaurant has its own flare and ambience. I highly recommend and will be back.

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The Gamekeeper

$$$$
American
Boone
4.9
2805 reviews
Our bartender was especially nice and helpful when my daughter got red sauce on her white sweater, he brought her some club soda to help get stain out. We didn’t get his name, but he was a very good bartender and very nice!

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Geronimo

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Santa Fe
4.9
9490 reviews
Great beautiful peaceful delicious

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Gracie's

$$$$
Contemporary American
Providence
4.8
3787 reviews
An amazing experience, the staff was super informative and so kind . They made our food experience heightened to a another level. The chef and his creations was delicious and beautifully presented. The wine pairing. Is a must .


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Hanover Street Chophouse

$$$$
Steak
Manchester, New Hampshire
4.8
3444 reviews
Food and service was excellent.

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Harvest Beat

$$$$
Vegan
Wallingford
4.8
918 reviews
Amazing food, served by an enthusiastic staff. Clever uses of local veggies to create a delicious experience.

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Hugo's Cellar - Four Queens

$$$$
Continental
Four Queens Hotel & Casino
4.7
6625 reviews
Had a very enjoyable, romantic evening.

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The Ivy Inn Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Charlottesville
4.9
2973 reviews
We love Ivy Inn. The food is outstanding and creative, the service is excellent and, most of all, it is quiet and you can speak without having to shout. We return to Ivy Inn over and over and all my thoughts about it are positive.

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Jag's Steak & Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
West Chester
4.8
5789 reviews
We came to Jags for our Anniversary Dinner. The service we had was outstanding. Our server was amazing and made our evening memorable. Jags has our Highest Recommendation!!

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Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse @ The D Las Vegas

$$$$
Italian
The D Hotel & Casino
4.8
4030 reviews
Fantastic restaurant, outstanding food and service.

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Katherine's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Mesquite
4.8
3185 reviews
Nice place to have a good meal. Excellent service.

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Kimberton Inn

$$$$
International
Phoenixville
4.8
2116 reviews
Kimberton Inn is an outstanding dining experience. We were a party of four celebrating a September birthday and certainly found the best way to celebrate with dinner at the Kimberton Inn. In addition to entrees with meat, there were several vegetarian and vegan options. Three of the four in our party opted for the vegetarian/vegan options; one for wild mushrooms and the other two for roasted eggplant. The other entree was Australian lamb chops. All appetizer, salads, and sides were excellent. The extensive wine list is remarkable in that almost all choices are organic and/or biodynamic. We had a delicious, organic red Cote du Rhone. All were too full for dessert, but in addition to the regular choices, I was tempted by the Birchrun cheese plate which was listed under the appetizers. I give the Kimberton Inn top marks and look forward to my next visit.

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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$
French
Great Falls
4.9
7717 reviews
The entire evening was exceptional from the service to the food to the ambiance! Well worth the cost!!!

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La Fable

$$$$
French
Rehoboth Beach
4.9
1886 reviews
Great meal, and service was the best! Would recommend this restaurant.

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Latitudes Key West, FL on Sunset Key

$$$$
Contemporary American
Key West
4.8
11974 reviews
View was incredible as we ate this amazing lunch! Lobster bisque was delicious, we were all glad to have ordered our own bowl!! Hamburger, red snapper and fish tacos were all delicious. We were so happy that we got to experience this restaurant because we were the last group served due to Hurricane Ian. They had to evacuate the Key and cancelled all reservations after ours. Highly recommend and will definitely make dinner reservations next time we visit.

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Le Vallauris

$$$$
French
Palm Springs
4.7
3851 reviews
We have a wonderful meal celebrating our anniversary!! Nick was right on it, making sure we had what we needed.

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Le Yaca

$$$$
French
Williamsburg
4.9
7261 reviews
Other locations recognized, including: Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.9
3472 reviews
As always, a wonderful experience.

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Lewnes' SteakHouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Annapolis
4.9
2813 reviews
The steaks at Lewnes are second to none. I come here annually for my birthday with my daughters and get a filet mignon every time. It tastes amazing, is consistent and tender, and they have very generous portions. The simple elegance of the atmosphere is comforting and refreshing. I'm already dreaming about my trip back next year!

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Lon's at The Hermosa

$$$$
American
Paradise Valley
4.8
7167 reviews
Everything about this property is gracious and welcoming. The buildings and landscaping are unique and very well done. We will be back during the day when it is warmer so we can enjoy the large patio. The food and wine selections are excellent. We had a cozy corner booth. We could not have been happier.

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Mahogany Prime Steakhouse - Tulsa

$$$$
Steak
Tulsa
4.8
2707 reviews
Our anniversary and the service and food was excellent.

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Majorelle

$$$$
French
Upper East Side
4.8
788 reviews
Elegant, beautiful, charming, delicious. A very special spot.

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The Melting Pot - Charlotte - Lake Norman

$$$$
Fondue
Huntersville
4.8
1009 reviews
Other locations recognized, including: The Melting Pot - Midtown NC

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Millwright's Restaurant

$$$$
American
Simsbury
4.8
2843 reviews
We enjoyed our anniversary in a beautiful dining room overlooking the waterfall. Our server, Lincoln, provided excellent service and shared his extensive knowledge of the wine list. The Chef's tasting menu was delicious and included a variety of dishes. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

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Minerva's - Sioux Falls

$$$$
American
Sioux Falls
4.6
1591 reviews
It was a wonderful evening with friends!

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Mo's A Place for Steaks - Milwaukee

$$$$
Steak
Milwaukee
4.9
1961 reviews
Absolutely one of the best steakhouses! Service was fast and friendly! Will definitely return!

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Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

$$$$
Italian
Issaquah
4.9
2294 reviews
always fabulous...a neighborhood gem

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Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - Mt. Washington

$$$$
Seafood
Mt. Washington
4.8
6901 reviews
Outstanding food, outstanding view.

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Myron's at Alon Town Center

$$$$
Steak
North San Antonio
4.9
3773 reviews
Excellent service and outstanding food! Thank you to the Myron’s staff!

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Orchids at Palm Court

$$$$
Unspecified
Central Business District
4.8
2334 reviews
Wonderful dining experience. From the moment we arrived we were treated as special guests. The food, service and ambiance was all excellent. The room is one of a kind and sets the stage for a wonderful evening. One of Cincinnati’s very best restaurants.

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Paseo Grill

$$$$
American
Paseo Arts
4.9
3316 reviews
Actually spectacular food. Great service. Highly recommend.

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Pellana Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Peabody
4.8
3019 reviews
Pellana is a gem. The interior is classic elegance. Deep wood paneling, magnificent bar area and tables set far enough apart to create a smooth atmosphere. We had shrimp cocktail and the filet combinations and both were cooked to perfection. The service was attentive and fast, but never rushed.

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Peter Shields Inn

$$$$
American
Cape May
4.8
5633 reviews
We have been here 3 times and have never been disappointed! The food is amazing and so is the service. Every time we go to Cape May this is our go to restaurant.

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Pier W

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lakewood
4.8
8528 reviews
Pier W is the finest in fine dining. The views of Lake Erie are spectacular. Our waiter was so attentive and engaging. And the food... the food was top-notch. The filet was perfectly seasoned and prepared. My husband got the swordfish and it was so flaky, so flavorful. And the scallops! Like butter. Melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.

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The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original)

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.8
4125 reviews
The food, service, and value are unmatched. Always superb!

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Rey's

$$$$
Steakhouse
Raleigh
4.7
4071 reviews
As always, the food, service, and atmosphere was 5-star. Rey's is our "go-to" restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, romantic get-a-ways, etc. The NY Strip and shoe string potatoes are out of this world! Service is top-notch and your new manager is outstanding.

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Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Galveston
4.8
3407 reviews
Outstanding restaurant. Food is delicious and service excellent.

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More

$$$$
Steak
Buffalo
4.9
6751 reviews
Great experience great food great waiter met Russell truly enjoyed ourselves

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Ryan's Restaurant

$$$$
Steak
Winston-Salem
4.9
4050 reviews
Another very nice meal good food great service very enjoyable

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Saint Jacques French Cuisine

$$$$
French
Raleigh
4.6
2614 reviews
The food was outstanding and the staff was excellent. Not much else to say!

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Salt at The Ritz-Carlton

$$$$
Contemporary American
Amelia Island
4.8
2552 reviews
Great food Great service Made our anniversary very special

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Scalini Fedeli - Chatham

$$$$
Italian
Chatham
4.8
2063 reviews
The fixed price dinner was wonderful! Great value for the meal! From appetizers, entree and dessert, the choices were fabulous and well prepared. Service was impeccable. We’ll definitely be back!


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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$
Italian
Midtown / Montrose
4.8
2922 reviews
We use Sorrento's regularly for our business lunches. Always great food and service.

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St Martin's Wine Bistro

$$$$
French
Knox / Henderson
4.8
2163 reviews
Excellent as always! Service was top notch and the meal was outstanding!!

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Strip Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Avon / Avon Lake
4.9
3638 reviews
Amazing, kind and knowledgeable service! Our server was amazing and the food was outstanding. We were celebrating our anniversary and the staff greeted us with congratulations, an anniversary card and some special treats to share. We’ve never eaten here before but we’ll definitely be back. Thanks for making our night extra special.

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Summit House - Fullerton

$$$$
Prime Rib
Fullerton
4.8
5933 reviews
All I have to say is that the food and service is excellent.

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Trattoria Stella

$$$$
Italian
Traverse City
4.8
2327 reviews
Always outstanding!

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Austin Arboretum

$$$$
Seafood
Arboretum
4.9
3883 reviews
Had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Trulucks. The food was really good. We had a crab cake, tuna crudo, Lyonnaise Potatoes, mashed potatoes, asparagus, Texas Redfish, and bread. Everything was cooked perfectly and the flavors were amazing. Unlike a lot of restaurants, the pacing of the food service was spot on and we didn't feel at all rushed to finish our meal and head out. Our server, Maureen (sp?), was outstanding. She knew the menu well and just did a really great job of serving us. And before I forget, they helped us celebrate by comping a signature baked alaska made with Amy's ice cream. Very much appreciated and delicious! I can't recommend Trulucks enough. It made our night.

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The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

$$$$
Italian
South Philly
4.8
3884 reviews
Everything was fantastic, and a unique experience for the whole party.

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Vivace Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
Foothills
4.8
7439 reviews
We have eaten there before but last night was awesome. On the special occasion and was handled above and beyond. Everyone braved about the food. We were a party of four

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Wally's Desert Turtle

$$$$
Contemporary American
Rancho Mirage
4.6
2834 reviews
A charming venue with excellent service and food. Great background music too. My only critique would be the oysters. Not as good as I would have hoped. My husband had the liver and caramelized onions and raved about them. I had the veal chop and it and all accompanying dishes were perfect. The Grand Mariner souffle was perfect.


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Washington Inn

$$$$
American
Cape May
4.8
7219 reviews
A Cape May staple! Always fantastic. I have never had a bad meal there. The one thing I noticed that was different, was that you had to ask for bread. And it was $6.00 the basket of bread.


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