The 50 Best Restaurants for Date Night in America: OpenTable Releases Its 2019 List

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Here's a relationship rule my husband and I live by: Not a week goes by without a date night. Or two.

You see, we’ve established very early on that date night is crucial to the wellbeing of any relationship. Not just ours.

But setting aside “real” quality time is a lofty goal—easier on paper, infinitely more difficult in practice. Between work, errands, and the daily indignities (read: responsibilities) of adult life, it’s easy to forget that your romantic relationship needs to be nurtured and cultivated too.

Think of it this way: You put in some major work to advance your career. Or the raising of your children. Why not do the same for the partner you chose to do all of this with? And a night out is one of the easiest things you can do to reconnect, recharge, and stay in sync as a couple.

Does it have to be fancy? Of course not. Does the restaurant have to be stereotypically “romantic,” with ironed white table cloths and a server that points out each element of a dish with a well-groomed pinkie finger? Hell, no. Nothing has to be overly precious or pretentious.

Remember: The most important element of a date is the person who’s sitting across from you. (You could go to In-N-Out for burgers and it’s all going to be great.) But of course, you’re not always going to want that. And things like good food and quality ambience will often help.

Here’s where OpenTable’s 50 Best Restaurants for Date Night in America comes in. The 50–strong list, which features restaurants in 21 states and the District of Columbia, represents a good cross section of different kinds of “date night” establishments: Some are neighborhood joints, some are crowd favorites in tourist cities like Las Vegas, some are longtime city institutions, and others are truly for special occasions—such as anniversaries and birthdays.  

Topping the roster are Texas and Nevada with six honorees each. Second up is Georgia with four. California, Arizona, Pennyslyvania, and Florida each have three.

To view the full list, scroll down or click here.


50 Best Restaurants for A Date in America for 2019



Arrowhead Grill (Phoenix, Arizona)

Blend on the Water (Long Island City, New York)

Castaway, Burbank (Los Angeles, California)

Catch L.A. (Los Angeles, California)

Chart House Restaurant (Weehawken, New Jersey)

Connors Steak & Seafood (Huntsville, Alabama)

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Devon Seafood + Steak (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Eiffel Tower (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Filomena Ristorante (Washington, D.C)

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (Dallas, Texas)

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar (Memphis, Tennessee)

Giada at The Cromwell (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Girl & the Goat (Chicago, Illinois)

Golden Steer Steakhouse (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)

GW Fins (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Harry & Izzy’s Downtown (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)

J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood (Glastonbury, Connecticut) 

Jimmy Kelly’s Restaurant (Nashville Tennessee)

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Gilbert  (Phoenix, Arizona)

Kyle G’s Prime Seafood (Orlando, Florida)

Latitudes on Sunset Key (Key West, Florida)

Le Diplomate (Washington, D.C) 

LeCulture Cafe (Detroit, Michigan)

Maggiano’s (Nashville, Tennessee)

Mama’s Fish House (Paia, Hawaii)

Meson Sabika (Chicago, Illinois)

Ocean Prime (Tampa, Florida)

The Olde Pink House Restaurant (Savannah, Georgia)

Pappas Bros, Steakhouse (Dallas, Texas)

Perch L.A. (Los Angeles, California)

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (Multiple Locations)

Pier W (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Pink Door (Seattle, Washington)

Portland City Grill (Portland, Oregon)

Ray’s on the River (Atlanta, Georgia)

RPM Italian (Chicago, Illinois)

Russell’s Steak, Chops, and More (Williamsville, New York)

St. Elmo Steak House (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Steak 44 (Multiple Locations)

The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Place (Atlanta. Georgia)

Talula’s Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Texas de Brazil, Fort Worth (Dallas, Texas)

Top of the Hub (Boston, Massachusetts)

Top of the World Restaurant at The Strat Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Vic’s on the River (Savannah, Georgia)

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Here's a relationship rule my husband and I live by: Not a week goes by without a date night. Or two.

You see, we’ve established very early on that date night is crucial to the wellbeing of any relationship. Not just ours.

But setting aside “real” quality time is a lofty goal—easier on paper, infinitely more difficult in practice. Between work, errands, and the daily indignities (read: responsibilities) of adult life, it’s easy to forget that your romantic relationship needs to be nurtured and cultivated too.

Think of it this way: You put in some major work to advance your career. Or the raising of your children. Why not do the same for the partner you chose to do all of this with? And a night out is one of the easiest things you can do to reconnect, recharge, and stay in sync as a couple.

Does it have to be fancy? Of course not. Does the restaurant have to be stereotypically “romantic,” with ironed white table cloths and a server that points out each element of a dish with a well-groomed pinkie finger? Hell, no. Nothing has to be overly precious or pretentious.

Remember: The most important element of a date is the person who’s sitting across from you. (You could go to In-N-Out for burgers and it’s all going to be great.) But of course, you’re not always going to want that. And things like good food and quality ambience will often help.

Here’s where OpenTable’s 50 Best Restaurants for Date Night in America comes in. The 50–strong list, which features restaurants in 21 states and the District of Columbia, represents a good cross section of different kinds of “date night” establishments: Some are neighborhood joints, some are crowd favorites in tourist cities like Las Vegas, some are longtime city institutions, and others are truly for special occasions—such as anniversaries and birthdays.  

Topping the roster are Texas and Nevada with six honorees each. Second up is Georgia with four. California, Arizona, Pennyslyvania, and Florida each have three.

To view the full list, scroll down or click here.


50 Best Restaurants for A Date in America for 2019



Arrowhead Grill (Phoenix, Arizona)

Blend on the Water (Long Island City, New York)

Castaway, Burbank (Los Angeles, California)

Catch L.A. (Los Angeles, California)

Chart House Restaurant (Weehawken, New Jersey)

Connors Steak & Seafood (Huntsville, Alabama)

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Devon Seafood + Steak (Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Eiffel Tower (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Filomena Ristorante (Washington, D.C)

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck (Dallas, Texas)

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar (Memphis, Tennessee)

Giada at The Cromwell (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Girl & the Goat (Chicago, Illinois)

Golden Steer Steakhouse (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)

GW Fins (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Harry & Izzy’s Downtown (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)

J. Gilbert’s Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood (Glastonbury, Connecticut) 

Jimmy Kelly’s Restaurant (Nashville Tennessee)

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, Gilbert  (Phoenix, Arizona)

Kyle G’s Prime Seafood (Orlando, Florida)

Latitudes on Sunset Key (Key West, Florida)

Le Diplomate (Washington, D.C) 

LeCulture Cafe (Detroit, Michigan)

Maggiano’s (Nashville, Tennessee)

Mama’s Fish House (Paia, Hawaii)

Meson Sabika (Chicago, Illinois)

Ocean Prime (Tampa, Florida)

The Olde Pink House Restaurant (Savannah, Georgia)

Pappas Bros, Steakhouse (Dallas, Texas)

Perch L.A. (Los Angeles, California)

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (Multiple Locations)

Pier W (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Pink Door (Seattle, Washington)

Portland City Grill (Portland, Oregon)

Ray’s on the River (Atlanta, Georgia)

RPM Italian (Chicago, Illinois)

Russell’s Steak, Chops, and More (Williamsville, New York)

St. Elmo Steak House (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Steak 44 (Multiple Locations)

The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Place (Atlanta. Georgia)

Talula’s Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Texas de Brazil, Fort Worth (Dallas, Texas)

Top of the Hub (Boston, Massachusetts)

Top of the World Restaurant at The Strat Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Vic’s on the River (Savannah, Georgia)

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