America’s most romantic restaurants
Forget the clichés. Truly romantic restaurants focus on what’s important: stellar food and wine, well-trained staff, and an atmosphere that makes you want to linger.
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We think it’s pretty simple: a great romantic restaurant, such as the ones here, should make you feel the way a great romantic partner does—special, and like you’re the only person in the room.
The Marine Room, San Diego
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Vanilla poached lobster and dessert tasting menus pair nicely with sunset views at this 72-year-old landmark restaurant. But the hottest tables are for chocolate brioche French toast at “high tide breakfasts,” from 7 to 10 on weekday mornings, when the rollicking waves set the mood.
Sotto 13, New York City
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If you’re always drawn to the next hot new thing, may we introduce this West Village number? Sotto 13 has the signs of a trendy Manhattan restaurant—inventive small plates meant for sharing, gourmet pizzas, mixologist-designed cocktails—in an alluring space. A roaring wood-fired pizza oven is the centerpiece of the rustic dining room, outfitted with bare wood beams, wrought-iron caging, and a skylight that reveals a weeping willow.
Pier W, Lakewood, Ohio
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Romantic sunset dinners over the water aren’t reserved exclusively for