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Best of the Best Restaurants 2023
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Best of the Best Restaurants

Date Night - United States

Below are the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Date Night Restaurants that set the mood for a night of wining and dining.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Hot Tin Roof offers romantic, relaxed elegance with dramatic water and sunset views. The menu’s range of flavors combines traditional Florida foods with Latin, Caribbean, and tropical influences. The Stage Door lounge serves signature themed cocktails.
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 Cuisines: American, Seafood
 $$$$
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tim G was excellent. He made our visit spectacular. Will definitely be back again. He not only was honest but also provided things to do / activities that was really helpful
    coled677
    @coled677
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tom G. made the experience. The food was amazing. Atmosphere was amazing. We had the snapper & pork shank which I would highly recommend!!
    363emerym
    @363emerym
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dinner was so great. The food was phenomenal. All fresh and reminded me of a Michelin restaurant experience. Joanne was our severe and never missed a beat, drinks are always full, and food arrived in a timely manner.
    L5971JQmariac
    @L5971JQmariac
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Sunday Brunch. Many selections of food to choose from and all sorts of cocktails. The best part was the service! KIM G !
    Greatefultraveler1
    @Greatefultraveler1
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I were so impressed with not only our dinner but our server who was superb! Kyle, you were such a pleasure to have you serve us one of the best meals we had during our anniversary trip to Key West! We enjoyed lobster bisque, watercress and mache salad, duck leg confit and seared scallops! The drinks were absolutely delicious, apple caramel old fashioned and the “oatmeal cookie”. The crème brûlée was wonderfully rich and decadent and was perfectly paired with the oatmeal cookie drink! We had such a great visit, we dined at Hot Tin Roof for a second night. Just as great as the previous evening.
    FLGirlluvstotravel
    @FLGirlluvstotravel
    Reviewed June 2024

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4.5 of 5 bubbles2,375 reviews
Circa 1886 Restaurant serves exceptional contemporary American cuisine with an array of unique dishes, including schnitzel and foie gras. The refined ambiance, attentive service and remarkable wine list will make your experience even more enjoyable.
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 Cuisines: American
 $$$$
03.
5.0 of 5 bubbles581 reviews
Located on top of Gideon Ridge, the restaurant offers guests an intimate dining experience with stunning mountain views. The food is a delicious blend of fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared in a classical American style. The menu features dishes such as shrimps, scallops, salmon, and pork tenderloin, along with a variety of pasta dishes and salads. With its romantic and quiet atmosphere, the restaurant is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion.
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 Cuisines: American
 $$$$
04.
5.0 of 5 bubbles332 reviews
Located in a historic country setting in Clarkesville, the Glen-Ella Springs Inn offers an excellent selection of international and American cuisine. From shrimps to lamb chops, the menu covers a wide variety of dishes. The dinner menu is fabulous and the restaurant provides a unique casual fine dining experience that should not be missed.
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 Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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05.
5.0 of 5 bubbles804 reviews
The restaurant is located in Manchester, Vermont, and offers an international menu with a focus on freshness and flavor. The presentation and quality of the food is superb, with dishes such as tuna, shrimp and lobster. It is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance to fully enjoy the delightful service and great advice from the sommelier to choose wine. The Silver Fork is a must-visit for anyone looking for a great dining experience.
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 Cuisines: American
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4.5 of 5 bubbles672 reviews
Bistro St. Michaels is a French-inspired restaurant located in St. Michaels, Maryland. The restaurant offers classically prepared food with a seasonal influence and Eastern Shore roots. All dishes are made with the freshest ingredients, resulting in plenty of naturally gluten-free options. The Chef's Counter in the back bar provides a unique experience to watch the culinary team in action and the covered back patio is perfect for al fresco dining or hosting a special event.
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 Cuisines: French, American, Seafood
 $$$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,713 reviews
Desert Bistro offers a casually upscale gourmet menu with a Southwestern flair. The restaurant's intimate dining room and covered patio are perfect for enjoying the fun and innovative fusion and American cuisine. The friendly and attentive service makes for an unforgettable dining experience.
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 Cuisines: American, Fusion
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08.
4.5 of 5 bubbles233 reviews
Franny's Bistro is a cozy spot in Camden, Maine, featuring a variety of seafood and American fare served up by a friendly and attentive staff. Travelers note the outdoor seating area is especially charming but seating is limited, so reservations are recommended (also recommended? The cheddar grits.)
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 Cuisines: American, Seafood
 $$ - $$$
09.
5.0 of 5 bubbles563 reviews
Le Stick Nouveau offers a fine dining experience with meticulously crafted French cuisine. The immersive atmosphere and beautiful presentation of each course makes for a memorable dining experience. The menu features an array of delectable dishes including tuna, shrimps, scallops, risotto, lobster, lamb, duck and beef bourguignon. Be sure to save room for dessert as the chocolate mousse and cheesecake are both excellent. The professional and attentive staff also add to the charm of the restaurant. Located in the heart of Eureka Springs below the New Orleans Hotel, Le Stick Nouveau is a must-visit for foodies seeking a taste of French cuisine.
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 Cuisines: European
 $$$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,492 reviews
Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano is a Tuscan and southern Italian fine dining restaurant. The menu features Italian specialties sourced from local organic farms. The restaurant has won numerous awards for its food, service, and wine selection. The outdoor courtyard is a lovely, romantic space.
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 Cuisines: Italian
 $$$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles4,244 reviews
Better Than Sex features an intimate atmosphere that sets the perfect mood for a romantic date or a night out with friends. The restaurant is renowned for award-winning desserts and unique chocolate covered wines that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive, creating a comfortable and relaxed dining experience. The perfect place to create special moments with your loved ones.
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 Cuisines: European, Contemporary
 $$ - $$$
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12.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,372 reviews
Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn offers an intimate atmosphere with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Diners can enjoy an array of fresh and innovative dishes like tuna, shrimp, scallops, and filet mignon, accompanied by an extensive wine list. The restaurant is renowned for its meticulous service and its spectacular sunset views from both its indoor dining area and outdoor verandas. Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn is a favorite with locals and tourists alike, offering a unique dining experience.
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 Cuisines: American, Seafood
 $$$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles871 reviews
Fritz and Frites offers a delightful selection of European cuisine with a focus on German and French dishes. The restaurant has a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A great spot for a special night out.
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 Cuisines: French, German, European
 $$ - $$$
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4.5 of 5 bubbles954 reviews
The Inn at Little Washington features exquisite American cuisine with a French influence. With a Michelin three-star and a Forbes and AAA five-diamond rating, the Inn offers visually beautiful, delicious dishes. The restaurant accommodates vegetarians and customizes menus upon request. The staff provides impeccable service and adds unexpected wit and humor to the dining experience. The charming and sophisticated dining room creates an unforgettable atmosphere.
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MICHELIN MICHELIN 3 Stars
 Cuisines: American, International, Contemporary
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4.5 of 5 bubbles2,497 reviews
Collage Restaurant is a first-class dining experience with a menu that showcases fresh local seafood, steaks, and lamb in an eclectic mix of international and American cuisine. Standout dishes include lobster ravioli with shrimp, braised short rib ravioli with steak medallions, and filet mignon. A romantic atmosphere and excellent service make Collage an ideal destination for a special occasion or intimate dinner.
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