Inside The Ten Most Romantic Restaurants In America, According To Yelp


With Valentine’s Day one week away, it’s high time you make some reservations. That is if you’re planning on going out next Wednesday night with that someone special in your life. It is a weeknight after all. Sometimes the urge to Netflix and chill is just too strong, especially when V-Day falls midweek. Perhaps, on the other hand, your fear of missing out is too high and you just gotta hit somewhere great, snap some Instas for the feed, eat some great food, and maybe squeeze in a bottle of wine … or two.

Over at Yelp, they know the pain of picking the perfect place to spend a night of amore-filled dining. So the app created a list of the top 25 most romantic restaurants in America. There are plenty of classics through the list, but we thought we’d focus on the top ten according to the people who care enough to post up their opinions on Yelp. In fact, we’ll let the Yelpers describe how great these restaurants are. And, maybe, one will be near enough your house so you can go out, drink that wine, snap those photos, and still make it home in time for a little Netflix and a whole lotta chill.

10. Cibo in Phoenix, Arizona

Maggie X. writes: “Cibo is probably my favorite restaurant in (close to?) downtown Phoenix. Everything I’ve tried on the menu is excellent, they offer such a generous happy hour, and service is professional. There are quite a few lauded Italian restaurants in the vicinity, but none come close to Cibo in my opinion.

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9. Club A Steakhouse in New York City, New York

Maria T. writes: “Hands down the best steakhouse I’ve been to ever! The moment you walk in, you are enveloped in a warm reddish glow, as the small live jazz band plays sultry dinner music. The host is super friendly, and the manager or owner, Bruno, may greet you with a warm handshake. Make reservations for priority seating, although we did come here once before without reservations and were accommodated quickly and treated like royalty!

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Some birthday love from my munchkin 💖 @grizzlyval

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8. Mama’s Fish House in Paia, Hawaii

Michelle V. writes: “WOW! This place took my breath away! The food here was amazing! I originally didn’t want to go because Hawaii naturally has such good food but this place was just mind-blowingly good. I would definitely say it’s in my top 5 places I’ve ever tried, regardless of the cost.

7. Island Prime in San Diego, California

Kamara M. writes: “Just WOW! Never has a restaurant done such an amazing job on all fronts. The food was exceptional, our service was stellar, and the view was breathtaking.

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First time having lobster bisque…..

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6. L’ardoise Bistro in San Francisco, California

Sally C. writes: “Fantastic. One of my favorite French places in the city. Cozy, intimate restaurant that makes me feel like I’m in Paris. Coq au vin is as good as all the reviews say. Super affordable at $23. The duck confit was also juicy and excellent. Potatoes that came with it were fantastic.

5. Gourmet Italia in Temecula, California

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Paula B. writes: “Excellent Restaurant! I was born in Sicily and the food was amazing! I would highly recommend if you are in Temecula. The owner is from Sicily and very hospitable. Great night for my birthday!

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Nom nom #glutenfree

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4. Penumbra in Chicago, Illinois

Mike B. writes: “So glad we found this place. From outside it doesn’t look like much, but what you don’t see if the large dining room in the back. All of the food is amazing, I have not a bad bite of food here. On top of that, the staff is very friendly and they have a great bartender making a variety of cocktails.

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Have you tried our basil grapefruit old fashioned?

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3. Canoe in Atlanta, Georgia

Stephanie B. writes: “I can’t say enough good things about Canoe! The service is excellent. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about everything on the menu and he also provided great recommendations!

2. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf in Chicago, Illinois

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Shelby F. writes: “Beautiful ambiance, a divine collection of flavors, and free wine?!!!! My partner and I enjoyed sweet/tart gimlets, the salmon caesar (my favorite dish all night), the dry aged steak with bone marrow, a baked potato, and yes, of course, the chocolate cream cake. The free wine of the day was prosecco, which was so fun.

1. Café Monarch in Scottsdale, Arizona

Majid J. writes: “In a world full of overpriced, ultra-hip, high-attitude and low-quality Scottsdale restaurants, it was refreshing to find this amazing gem, Cafe Monarch. A place where time slows down, and where great service is not an endangered species. This place is truly amazing, from the ambiance of the dining room to the romantic patio heated by the gentle glow of a central fireplace.

If none of these Yelp approved spots tempt your senses, then check out Eat This City for great chef-approved restaurant picks in cities across America and the world.