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Ohio is a super-romantic dining destination, apparently. 

Bridget Hallinan
Updated February 06, 2019

Just last week, we got a list from TripAdvisor detailing the “25 Most Romantic Restaurants in America,” which included well-reviewed date night spots everywhere from Florida to Hawaii. (Charleston Grill in Charleston came out on top, in case you were wondering). And Wednesday, OpenTable released a list of its own—and it’s four times as long. “The 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America” is an annual OpenTable feature, and this year’s list spans 32 states. While there was no “winner” designated (the list is organized alphabetically), there were some states that came out with more romantic restaurants than others—if you live in Ohio (9), Texas (8), North Carolina (7), or Virginia (7), you’ll find plenty of options for date night.  

To come up with the list, OpenTable looked at overr 12 million reviews between December 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018, for 28,000-plus restaurants. Restaurants qualified based on their “overall score” (which combines diner rating, regional rating, number of reviews, etc.) and the quantity of “qualifying reviews”—from there, they were sorted according to the number of reviews they had with “romantic” marked as a special feature, according to a statement. 

Below, the full list from OpenTable:

801 Chophouse – Des Moines – Des Moines, Iowa

Altius – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Atlantis Steakhouse - Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno, Nevada

BakerStreet – Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri

Belvedere Inn Restaurant and Bar – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Benvenuti's – Norman, Oklahoma

Black Cat – Boulder, Colorado

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood – San Antonio, Texas

Bolete Restaurant – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse – Richmond, Virginia

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Café Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona

Cafe Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas

Cafe Sparrow – Aptos, California

Caprice Bistro – Wilmington, North Carolina

Carlo & Johnny – Cincinnati, Ohio

Chandlers Steakhouse – Boise, Idaho

Chef's Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida

Chez Francois - Vermilion – Vermilion, Ohio

Chimney Park – Windsor, Colorado

Christopher's World Grille – Bryan, Texas

Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina

Claire's at the Depot – Warrenton, Virginia

Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida

Connors Steak & Seafood - Huntsville – Huntsville, Alabama

Cygnus 27 – Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Del-Bar – Lake Delton, Wisconsin

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Erling Jensen The Restaurant – Memphis, Tennessee

Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado

Fleurie – Charlottesville, Virginia

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis – Memphis, Tennessee

Folk's Folly Prime Steak House – Memphis, Tennessee

Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas

Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey

The Gamekeeper – Boone, North Carolina

Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gracie's – Providence, Rhode Island

Hanover Street Chophouse – Manchester, New Hampshire

Harvest Beat – Seattle, Washington

Hugo's Cellar - Four Queens – Las Vegas, Nevada

The Ivy Inn Restaurant – Charlottesville, Virginia

Jag's Steak & Seafood – West Chester, Ohio

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

Katherine's Steakhouse – Mesquite, Nevada

Kimberton Inn – Kimberton, Pennsylvania

L'Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia

La Fable – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

La Panetiere – Rye, New York

Latitudes on Sunset Key – Key West, Florida

Le Fou Frog – Kansas City, Missouri

Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California

Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia and Virginia Beach, Virginia

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia

Lewnes' SteakHouse – Annapolis, Maryland

Lon's at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse - Tulsa – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Majorelle – New York, New York

The Melting Pot – Huntersville, North Carolina and Midtown Charlotte, North Carolina

Millwright's – Simsbury, Connecticut

Minerva's – Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Mizuna – Denver, Colorado

Mo's A Place for Steaks – Milwaukee – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano – Issaquah, Washington

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto – Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Myron's at Alon Town Center – San Antonio, Texas

Nocturne – Denver, Colorado

Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

Paseo Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pellana – Peabody, Massachusetts

Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey

Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio

The Prime Rib - Baltimore (The Original) – Baltimore, Maryland

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio

Restaurant L – Cincinnati, Ohio

Rey's – Raleigh, North Carolina

Ristorante Lombardo – Buffalo, New York

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas

Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More – Williamsville, New York

Ryan's Restaurant – Winston–Salem, North Carolina

Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina

Salt at The Ritz–Carlton – Amelia Island, Florida

Scalini Fedeli - Chatham – Chatham, New Jersey

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano – Houston, Texas

St Martin's Wine Bistro – Dallas, Texas

St. John's Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Strip Steakhouse – Avon, Ohio

Summit House - Fullerton – Fullerton, California

The Tailor and the Cook – Utica, New York

Tony's - St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri

Trattoria Stella – Traverse City, Michigan

Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House - Austin Arboretum – Austin, Texas

The Victor Cafe - Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vivace Restaurant – Tucson, Arizona

Wally's Desert Turtle – Rancho Mirage, California

Washington Inn – Cape May, New Jersey

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