Satisfy your appetite for love this Valentine’s Day with an intimate meal at one of the most romantic restaurants across the country. Combining elegant cuisine with breathtaking views and chic interiors, Gayot’s top picks are sure to send sparks flying, whether it’s your first date or 50th anniversary. From seafood on the sand in Florida to Victorian opulence in California wine country, these hot dining spots are ideal for an unforgettable evening with that special someone.
1. Baleen - Naples, FL
One of the most charming hotel restaurants in Naples, Florida, Baleen overlooks a perfect swath of beach and the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a sunset seafood dinner at a table right on the sand.
2. The NoMad - New York, NY
This contemporary restaurant at The NoMad Hotel in Manhattan has a number of intimate nooks for a romantic meal. Reserve a table in the Parlour and whisper sweet nothings amidst the room’s dark wood furnishings, red velvet chairs and soft lighting.
3. The Restaurant at Madrona Manor - Healdsburg, CA
The Restaurant at Madrona Manor is one of California wine country's most genteel dining venues. After taking in the lush gardens on the veranda and sipping spritzers beneath glamorous chandeliers, you'll swear you're in a Victorian dream.
4. Sepia- Chicago, IL
How many times have we heard about the importance of first impressions? Sepia makes a great one with custom millwork and a floor-to-ceiling wine wall. But more than just a pretty face, this restaurant has the American food of chef Andrew Zimmerman to back it up.
5. ‘ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge - Ka’upulehu Kona, HI
'ULU Ocean Grill & Sushi Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu affords fantastic ocean views from its perch on the beach. The segmented space comprises a series of rooms as well as raised patios for taking full advantage of Hawaii's beautiful climate.
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