Top 10 romantic restaurants in the US

Ah, l’amour! Few things go better with romance than exquisite food and sophisticated wines. But romantic dining is more than just fancy white tablecloths and candles. Our Top 10 Romantic Restaurants bring Cupid’s fork to jaw-dropping settings of sweeping Pacific views, rustic farms and forests, and even the sparkling vista of the Vegas Strip. From French classics to dramatic contemporary American cuisine, recipes for romance are created through the magic of these top chefs, alongside the Champagne, caviar and perhaps just a little bit of love potion #9.

The Barn at Blackberry Farm
Blackberry Farm
1471 W. Millers Cove Rd.
Walland, TN 37886

This magically lit turn-of-the-century barn pairs rustic romance and fine dining with an ever-changing regional menu that includes wild treasures and heirloom produce gleaned from the restaurant’s sprawling backyard farm.

Biga on the Banks
203 S. St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Right on the romantic San Antonio River Walk, chef Bruce Auden wows guests with contemporary takes on steak, Texas venison and quail, as well as sweetening the deal with his native English sticky toffee pudding.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort
5000 Kahala Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816

Panoramic views of the Pacific are paired with elegant Hawaiian fusion fare at this romantic beachside Oahu oasis.

The Belden-Stratford
2300 N. Lincoln Park W.
Chicago, IL 60614

Modern romance can be found at this distinctive dining destination in Lincoln Park, where chef Matthew Kirkley’s bold architectural imaginings of fish and shellfish dazzle the eye and palate.

The Restaurant
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
2800 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480

This grand dining room offers opulent décor and ocean views from every table, while the menu features locally sourced seafood like Florida stone crab claws and Key West pink shrimp.

Sierra Mar
Post Ranch Inn
Pacific Coast Hwy.
Big Sur, CA 93920

Perched vertiginously in a glass-walled dining room overlooking the Pacific, diners enjoy spectacular sunsets and refined local tastes of forager/chef John Cox’s “micro-regional” coastal cuisine.

Thomas Henkelmann
Homestead Inn
420 Field Point Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830

This luxurious dining room in a renovated 18th century mansion offers flawless French cuisine and fine vintage wines, while a stay in one of the rustic inn’s charming suites caps a perfect romantic evening.

Top of The World
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

To truly dazzle your date, look no further than lobster and Champagne 108 stories aloft in a glass-walled dining room that revolves full circle to offer dramatic views of a sparkling nighttime landscape of Sin City.

The White Barn Inn Restaurant
The White Barn Inn
37 Beach Ave.
Kennebunk, MA 04043

White linens and candlelight in an airy, restored 1820s barn makes for a romantic retreat that showcases fresh Maine seafood and game, alongside picks from the vast wine cellar.

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Hotel Bel-Air
701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Enjoy Wolfgang Puck’s elegant, sophisticated California cuisine at this iconic hotel hidden away among lush gardens; we recommend a romantic evening in a private booth on the patio.


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