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The Diner Reviews are in: 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2023

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by OpenTable team
Updated January 30, 2023

Food is its own love language, but when it’s served in a cozy room or a candlelit booth? Guaranteed fireworks. For those looking for a quintessential Valentine’s Day dining experience, start with the most romantic restaurants across the US, created by analyzing over 13 million reviews.

A photo of Charley's Steak House-Tampa, FL restaurant
4.7 (9466)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Charley's Steak House is owned by the Woodsby family and has operated in Florida since 1974. Charley’s serves only three-year-old USDA prime and choice Angus steers, aging them four to six weeks for tenderness & flavor and hand-cutting the steaks daily to ensure consistent quality. The steaks are then flame-broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom-built pit at 1200º searing in the tantalizing taste that has made Charley’s the #1 steakhouse in America every year since 2007! Charley’s philosophy of providing only the finest extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar. The wine list approaches 1000 selections from scores of exceptional wineries around the globe. Charley’s has been recognized with numerous awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, DiRōNA and Orlando Magazine’s“ Best Steak House & Best Old Favorite”. Charley’s has been creating fans from around the world for nearly 40 years. We look forward to having you become a fan soon!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Anthony made our special occasion even more special!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Tampa restaurant
4.7 (10196)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Surprised in-laws with a 60th wedding anniversary! Food was delicious and just as we ordered it! Our waitress was very attentive to us. We were very satisfied with our visit. We will definitely be going again soon!
A photo of Dry Dock Waterfront Grill restaurant
4.8 (8946)
$31 to $50
Longboat Key
About the restaurant
The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is a “polished casual” restaurant over looking Sarasota Bay. We are located at the south end of Longboat Key behind the gas station. We are north of St. Armand’s Circle, and minutes from downtown Sarasota. Best known for Local Fresh Grouper and Red Snapper. Enjoy the second story dining area with a panaramic view of the bay, or enjoy dining outdoors on our dockside patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Whenever we come to Longboat Key. We make sure we have dinner here. Food is always amazing. Try the Seafood Pasta. Lobster, shrimp, crabmeat on linguine. Your choice of sauce but recommend the Tuscan Cream Sauce. The serving is huge. Both hubby and I took half our dinners home to eat the next day!!!
A photo of Ocean Prime - Tampa restaurant
4.8 (10601)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Located at International Plaza, Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime delivers an elevated experience with exceptional ambiance, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, Wine Spectator honored wine list and genuine hospitality. Reservations are recommended.
Ocean Prime strives to provide an elegant, fine dining atmosphere. Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask that our guests choose attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Ocean Prime is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappropriately dressed.
*Gratuity is automatically added to parties of 6 or more*
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
Food was exceptional. We had East Coast oysters and chilled king crab legs for appetizers. We had scallops risotto and sea bass for entrees. We shared the butter cake for dessert. We had the Black Orchid and Whiskey Clover for drinks. They were phenomenal. Adam was our server and his service was OUTSTANDING!!! We will be back.
A photo of Sacred Pepper restaurant
4.8 (6614)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Food. Flavors. People. Style.

Inspired by her flavorful travels, Candy DeBartolo set out to bring something different to North Tampa’s food scene: a dining destination where everything that happens around the table is considered sacred—a place where every detail matters. Together with her team of passionate experts, she opened Sacred Pepper to provide the community with new twists on classic favorites in an inviting atmosphere. Locally sourced ingredients and made-from-scratch pastas and sauces highlight a Contemporary American menu with dashes of Mediterranean flair. Cocktails are inspired by cultures from around the world as well as modern, traditional, and pre-prohibition tastes.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Always good! Service great! Will return again. High recommended.
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