Is the way to your loved-one’s heart through their stomach? Impress your significant other this Valentine’s Day by booking one of these romantic restaurants.

1. Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “From the moment you walk through the door, you feel so special. The highly trained staff is amazing and willing to meet your every need. Such a classy place with classy food. This will stay on our list of top restaurants we’ve been to in the U.S.!”
  • Popular dishes: Crab cake, foie gras, rack of lamb

2. Café Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “The service is impeccable, the courses are perfectly timed, the food is phenomenal and so fresh, and the atmosphere is indescribably romantic… it’s as if you’ve stepped into the backyard of a gorgeous French villa.”
  • Popular dishes: Filet mignon, sea bass, duck


3. Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood – San Antonio, Texas

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Of all of the great places to get steaks in San Antonio, this is, without question, the best – from the ambiance, the service, the selections and the steaks! This is our go-to place for special occasions and for other times when we just deserve a treat.”
  • Popular dishes: Ribeye, jumbo lump crab cake, French-grilled oysters


4. Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “A truly wonderful experience. Old World charm combined with excellent French cuisine… If you’re looking for a romantic evening of fine dining, you’ll find it here. Not inexpensive, but worth it.”
  • Popular dishes: Crispy veal sweetbread, duck, soufflé


5. Charleston Restaurant – Baltimore, Maryland

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Few restaurants anywhere can deliver the total experience as the Charleston. Yes it is expensive, but the quality of the food and professionalism of the staff makes it that go-to for a really special occasion.”
  • Popular dishes: Lobster soup, foie gras, oysters


6. Chandlers Steakhouse – Boise, Idaho

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “So you know that the food is going to be great at Chandlers, but the best part is the atmosphere. They have a live jazz trio that plays every night, romantic lighting, and an ebullience that wafts over you. You can’t help but enjoy yourself.”
  • Popular dishes: Scallops, prime rib, chocolate soufflé


7. The Forge – Miami Beach, Florida

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Every time we come to The Forge we honestly leave with a smile. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is incredibly cool and glamorous.”
  • Popular dishes: Filet mignon, sea bass, soufflé


8. August – New Orleans, Louisiana

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “This is a NOLA treasure. The food is five-star along with the atmosphere in this lovely, renovated building. Wait staff was impeccable and personable… Perfect for a romantic date night.”
  • Popular dishes: Gnocchi, flounder Pontchartrain, pork loin


9. Summer House Steak & Seafood – Siesta Key, Florida

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “Excellent atmosphere, great wine variety, great choice of meats. We absolutely love this place. They treated us like we were the owners… This is the type of restaurant that you expect in a big city, and not in a beach town.”
  • Popular dishes: Lobster bisque, filet mignon, scallops


10. Daniel – New York, New York

  • What TripAdvisor diners say: “This is an experience. It’s not just about having some of the best food of your life or the best wait staff in the city – it is about how all of these come together to create probably the best dining experience in all of NYC. The food is decadent and the service is impeccable.”
  • Popular dishes: Foie gras, lobster, sea bass




The 25 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. list is based on reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners. The ranking takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews combined with the degree to which a restaurant is deemed “romantic” based on a proprietary algorithm. All restaurants featured have five locations or less, a minimum rating of 4.5 out of 5 bubbles, and have received at least 100 new review submissions between January 2018 and January 2019.