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100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2020

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 2020 offers the perfect backdrop for creating delicious and lasting memories. Our list of honorees is based on an analysis of 80,000,000+ reviews of more than 30,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated January 27, 2020
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Allora

$$$$
Seafood
Sacramento
4.8
1967 reviews
Lovely and delicious as always.

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Altius

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mt. Washington
4.8
5204 reviews
Altius at right at the top of the most consistently excellent restaurants in Pittsburgh. The steaks are always perfectly seasoned and cooked. The crab cake stuffed Dover sole was a phenomenal special. The service was exemplary even for a modern fine dining spot. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Annie Gunn's

$$$$
American
Chesterfield
4.9
4101 reviews
Consistent and awesome.

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Arethusa al Tavolo

$$$$
Contemporary American
Bantam
4.9
2906 reviews
First trip to Arethusa after wanting to go for a while. Was certainly not disappointed........great apps and meals. The flavors of everything were incredible. If you’re a foodie this is a must.

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The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil

$$$$
French
Rutherford
4.9
4234 reviews
Beyond delicious. My husband loved his app so much, he ordered a second one of the same.

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Barclay Prime

$$$$
Steakhouse
Rittenhouse Square
4.9
4586 reviews
Superior restaurant.

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Blue Ridge Grill

$$$$
American
Buckhead
4.9
5439 reviews
The trout my wife and our guest had was excellent, as was the delicious corn soufflé.


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BOCA

$$$$
Contemporary European
Central Business District
4.8
4665 reviews
Impeccable service. Food was terrific. Great place for a special night out.


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Boka

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Park
4.8
6152 reviews
Best tasting menu value in Chicago. Very creative and delicious.


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Bones

$$$$
Steak
Buckhead
4.9
9087 reviews
The food was outstanding and we enjoyed every second of it. We will be back!

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Chanterelle

$$$$
Contemporary French
Newport, Rhode Island
4.9
4076 reviews
The service, food and overall experience was outstanding. Our server Marco was terrific too!

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Boulevard

$$$$
Californian
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.9
8369 reviews
I would highly recommend Boulevard for anyone looking for an amazing meal and amazing service.

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Brewery Bhavana

$$$$
Brewery
Raleigh
4.8
3314 reviews
Absolutely find myself craving their scallion pancakes.


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Bull & Bear Steakhouse

$$$$
Unspecified
Lake Buena Vista
4.8
2797 reviews
The food was exceptional and the staff was great!

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Butcher & Singer

$$$$
Steak
Center City
4.8
7814 reviews
Food was outstanding! Brian, our server, is a true asset to your restaurant! Best waiter I ever had in my travels!

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Ca Del Sole

$$$$
Italian
Toluca Lake
4.7
3443 reviews
Great restaurant, wide selection on the menu and perfect service.


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Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Lincoln Park
4.8
7998 reviews
Great experience. We had the sprouts salad, which was amazing..the garlic shrimp...definitely ask for the extra bread..the octopus which was a total surprise..so soft and well prepared...and to close the night we had the paella with sea food..it was so much that we took some home and we will have it for lunch :) will definitely return.

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Cafe Juanita

$$$$
Italian
Kirkland
4.8
3131 reviews
Brilliantly seasoned and presented dishes. Northern Italian and French inspired cooking. Never disappoints.


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Cafe Monarch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Old Town Scottsdale
4.9
6456 reviews
Hands down, the best dining experience we've had to date.


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Cafe Provence

$$$$
French American
Prairie Village
4.9
3809 reviews
Food and service were great as always.

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The Capital Grille - Baltimore

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.8
3634 reviews
Amazing food and amazing service.

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The Capital Grille - Boston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Back Bay
4.8
5439 reviews
Waiting staff was exceptional and the food was phenomenal.

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The Capital Grille - Chicago - Lombard

$$$$
Steakhouse
Lombard
4.9
4855 reviews
Everything was pleasant as always can’t wait until our next visit.

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The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / North Loop
4.9
4373 reviews
GREAT!

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The Capital Grille - Costa Mesa

$$$$
Steakhouse
Costa Mesa
4.8
4125 reviews
The food is beautiful and delicious.

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Carlo & Johnny

$$$$
Steakhouse
Montgomery
4.8
7088 reviews
Carlo & Johnny never disappoints.

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Chef's Table at the Edgewater

$$$$
American
Winter Garden
4.8
2422 reviews
Absolutely awesome our dinner at The Chef’s Table couldn’t have been more perfect. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable.

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Chez Billy Sud

$$$$
French
Georgetown
4.7
2524 reviews
A wonderful experience; delicious food, exquisite service, and cozy and quiet ambiance made for a delightful evening with a dear friend.

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Chimney Park

$$$$
Contemporary American
Windsor
4.8
2506 reviews
THE place in Windsor and we'll worth going out of your way for!


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Chops Lobster Bar - Atlanta

$$$$
Steak
Buckhead
4.7
4026 reviews
The food and service was outstanding!


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Collage Restaurant

$$$$
Global, International
St. Augustine
4.8
5636 reviews
Still the best restaurant in Saint Augustine.

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Dominick's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
4.9
6134 reviews
Our experience tonight was superior. Ulysses welcomed us and Mike our server was fabulous! Thank you so very much.

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Eddie V's - 5th Street

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.8
5088 reviews
Eddie Vs made a birthday dinner very special! Looking forward to our next visit!

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Eddie V's - Orlando

$$$$
Seafood
Doctor Phillips
4.8
7014 reviews
This was our first time at this restaurant and we were excited to try it out based on the rave reviews from our friends and Eddie V’s did not disappoint!

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Estiatorio Milos – Midtown New York

$$$$
Seafood
Midtown West
4.7
7460 reviews
Phenomenal dining experience from start to finish.

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Fat Canary

$$$$
Contemporary American
Williamsburg
4.8
4458 reviews
Fat Canary is our go-to restaurant for any special occasion.

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Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.9
8549 reviews
From the food to the ambiance everything was amazing!


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Geronimo

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Santa Fe
4.9
9996 reviews
Extremely kind and thoughtful personnel.

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Gibsons Italia

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.9
2114 reviews
Our waitress was amazing. I can’t wait to come back!!

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Girl & the Goat

$$$$
Contemporary American
West Loop
4.8
12757 reviews
We enjoyed the ambiance, music, and great service. Each dish we tried was beautifully displayed and delicious.


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GW Fins

$$$$
Seafood
French Quarter
4.9
17073 reviews
Great food, great service, great people.

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J-Prime Steakhouse San Antonio

$$$$
Steakhouse
North San Antonio
4.9
3219 reviews
The dining experience at J-Prime is always first class.


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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$
French
Great Falls
4.9
1903 reviews
The food is outstanding as is the service. Love this gem.

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

$$$$
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
4.9
15657 reviews
Outstanding service.

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Las Vegas

$$$$
Seafood
Forum Shops at Caesars
4.8
19369 reviews
Great food and service! Great experience and will return and recommend!

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.8
8423 reviews
Great food and great service. I was happy with everything.

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Kokkari Estiatorio

$$$$
Mediterranean
Financial District / Embarcadero
4.9
8058 reviews
Best Greek food outside of Greece!!! Period!!

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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$
French
Great Falls
4.9
7987 reviews
Loved it. Great restaurant.

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La Grenouille

$$$$
French
Midtown East
4.7
3551 reviews
This beautiful, almost magical restaurant was a highlight of our trip. Each course was phenomenal.

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La Grotta

$$$$
Italian
Buckhead
4.9
2548 reviews
As usual an exceptional evening at La Grotta!

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La Mer at Halekulani

$$$$
French
Waikiki
4.8
1766 reviews
The service was impeccable, as was the food. Perfect mix of flavors and presentation.

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Lahaina Grill

$$$$
American
Lahaina
4.9
8980 reviews
Excellent as usual. We come to Maui once a year and always enjoy the meal and the service. The rack of lamb was done to perfection.

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Le Colonial - Chicago

$$$$
Vietnamese
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.8
6651 reviews
Great experience! Will be back!

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Le Diplomate

$$$$
French
Logan Circle
4.8
13053 reviews
Really great experience.

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Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

$$$$
French
Virginia Beach
4.9
2829 reviews
I have dined here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Atmosphere, service, and food are the best around 757. Looking forward to my next visit.


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Lewnes' SteakHouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Annapolis
4.8
2954 reviews
Lewnes is the best. Both steaks and seafood are prepared and served with the finest appreciation of detail.

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Lon's at The Hermosa

$$$$
American
Paradise Valley
4.8
7475 reviews
Excellent food, superb service and the ambiance is perfect to just sit and talk.

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The Love

$$$$
American
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
5449 reviews
Excellent meal!


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Durham - M Sushi

$$$$
Sushi
Durham
4.9
2319 reviews
It's a great sushi place.

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Mama's Fish House

$$$$
Fish
Paia
4.9
39610 reviews
Absolutely beautiful atmosphere-and delicious food and exceptional service!

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Mamma Maria

$$$$
Italian
North End
4.8
5367 reviews
Great place!


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Maple & Ash

$$$$
Steakhouse
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.8
4004 reviews
Lovely service and great ambiance!

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Marcel

$$$$
Steakhouse
West Midtown
4.9
3158 reviews
Great food, great service, great ambiance.


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Marché Moderne

$$$$
French
Newport Beach
4.8
4798 reviews
The oysters are among the best I've had anywhere! They are fresh and high quality, and the preparation is flawless.

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Miro's Restaurant

$$$$
Modern European
Palm Springs
4.8
2943 reviews
Our favorite Palm Springs restaurant!

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Montalcino Ristorante Italiano

$$$$
Italian
Issaquah
4.9
2392 reviews
Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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Ocean 44

$$$$
Seafood
Central Scottsdale
4.9
4839 reviews
Loved our server Juan! Great personality, great service!

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Ocean Prime - Tampa

$$$$
Seafood
Tampa
4.8
8983 reviews
Service excellent without being intrusive. I had lobster bisque and scallops with Parmesan risotto. Husband had filet with jalapeño potatoes. All incredible. Dessert was chocolate cake with ice cream. Outstanding place for a special occasion.

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The Optimist

$$$$
Seafood
West Midtown
4.8
7889 reviews
My server Mark was personable and prompt. The food and cocktails were great!


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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.9
7734 reviews
Great steaks, cocktails, service,

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Parc

$$$$
French
Rittenhouse Square
4.8
14816 reviews
Our waiter Ryan Fleming was absolutely fantastic. Most definitely, made our lunch great. Knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, & cordial. He deserves a raise!


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Peninsula Grill

$$$$
American
Downtown Charleston
4.7
6886 reviews
Outstanding dinner .... again ... excellent service and excellent food!

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Peter Shields Inn

$$$$
American
Cape May
4.8
5796 reviews
Peter Shields Inn never disappoints. Excellent food and service.

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Restaurant IRON

$$$$
Southern
Pensacola
4.8
2251 reviews
Hands down: best restaurant in Pensacola. If you travel, you’ll truly appreciate this hometown gem. Elevated, creative dishes are the norm. Texture and flavor are on point.


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RL Restaurant

$$$$
American
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.7
6091 reviews
We have been to RL on many occasions. Service always great and never a surprise.

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Rosmarino Osteria Italiana

$$$$
Italian
Newberg
4.9
3273 reviews
It WAS an experience not just a meal.


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RPM Italian

$$$$
Italian
Chicago
4.6
10958 reviews
RPM is superlative in every way. We are regulars there because they never disappoint, especially when it comes to their wait staff and the delicious food.

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RPM Steak

$$$$
Steak
Chicago
4.7
5112 reviews
Great place to go out on a special occasion or date!

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge

$$$$
Steakhouse
Baton Rouge
5.0
2147 reviews
Great food! Love this place!

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The Saddle River Inn

$$$$
French
Saddle River
4.9
2540 reviews
Always a great meal and this was no exception.

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Salt at The Ritz-Carlton

$$$$
Contemporary American
Amelia Island
4.8
2663 reviews
The food, the staff, everything was absolutely amazing!! I would recommend Salt as a must to anyone coming to Amelia Island.


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SINATRA – Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

$$$$
Italian
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
4.7
3962 reviews
Great Date spot, wonderful food (octopus starter and Branzino main with pasta) paired with champagne. Wonderful service. Will return asap!

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Sorellina Boston

$$$$
Italian
Back Bay
4.8
4970 reviews
We had a delightful experience. Everything was perfect from our drinks at the bar before dinner to the special birthday dessert the restaurant provided.

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Sotto

$$$$
Italian
Central Business District
4.9
6026 reviews
Great lunch, great food, one of my good lunch places.

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Southern Social

$$$$
American
East-Bartlett / Collierville / Germantown
4.9
4512 reviews
Genuinely friendly service from every staff member. Everyone--literally everyone on the staff--greeted us with a smile and thanked us as we were leaving.


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St. Anselm - DC

$$$$
Contemporary American
Mount Vernon
4.8
3276 reviews
The food was exceptional and the service went above and beyond. I strongly recommend having dinner here.


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Steak 44

$$$$
Steakhouse
Central Phoenix
4.9
8571 reviews
Great place for a good steak.

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Steak 48 - Chicago

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.8
5963 reviews
I highly recommend coming here for any occasion and we will be back.

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Talula’s Garden

$$$$
American
Washington Square
4.8
11469 reviews
Our meal was excellent and the staff was great. We went for my fiancé’s birthday and he had a wonderful meal. Thanks to the Talula’s Garden team!

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Tar & Roses

$$$$
American
Santa Monica
4.8
3469 reviews
I think this restaurant is excellent. The service is almost too good and not much time before getting the first small plate and the drinks. Our waiter was amazing with his help on ordering.

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Tony's of Indianapolis

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Indy
4.7
2078 reviews
Two thumbs up for sure.

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

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown
4.8
4266 reviews
The food and the atmosphere are always on point.

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Naples

$$$$
Seafood
Naples
4.8
7208 reviews
Service was attentive. Highly recommend Truluck’s.

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Uchi Dallas

$$$$
Sushi
Uptown
4.9
3812 reviews
It was INCREDIBLE, and seriously everything we ate was mind-blowing.

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Uchi Houston

$$$$
Sushi
Midtown / Montrose
4.9
4068 reviews
Amazing food! We will be back.

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Uchiko Austin

$$$$
Sushi
Central Austin
4.8
5655 reviews
The food, as always, is phenomenal. Particularly the 72-hour wagyu beef sashimi might be the best thing I’ve ever eaten. It never disappoints.

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Via Reál

$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern
Irving
4.9
2647 reviews
Fabulous food and a fabulous time. The restaurant is beautiful, the service, impeccable and the food was delicious!

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The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia

$$$$
Italian
South Philly
4.8
4022 reviews
What an amazing place! I’ve heard great things for years and finally made it to The Victor Cafe. Another truly great South Phila Italian restaurant with its own unique vibe.

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Virtu Honest Craft

$$$$
Modern European
Old Town Scottsdale
4.8
3373 reviews
Amazing food and service from Nathan was excellent! Will be back.


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