Valentine's Day: 100 most romantic restaurants in America, including 15 in California and 4 in Las Vegas

Valentine's Day: 100 most romantic restaurants in America, including 15 in California and 4 in Las Vegas
The Little Door was the sole L.A. restaurant to make OpenTable's 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)

Romance is hard to quantify, but OpenTable has come up with a formula based on 5 million reviews and shout-outs on its food-reservation website. The result is a list of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S. for 2016 -- just in time for Valentine's Day.

California dominates the list with 15 restaurants, including the French cuisine Aly's Restaurant in Solvang or the getaway-in-the-Bay Forbes Island in San Francisco. Just one L.A. restaurant makes the list: the Little Door.


Restaurants span 33 states, and most of those selected serve American and French fare.

Whether you're going near or far for Valentine's Day, here are 100 places to consider for dinner -- and where you can keep the romance going.

Addison RestaurantSan Diego
Alizé at the Top of the Palms Casino ResortLas Vegas
Aly's RestaurantSolvang, Calif.
AmbienceLos Altos, Calif.
Bistro RomanoPhiladelphia
Bouchard Restaurant and InnNewport, R.I.
Briarhurst ManorManitou Springs, Colo.
Cacharel RestaurantArlington, Texas
Café CentralEl Paso, Texas
Café MatisseRutherford, N.J.
Café MonarchScottsdale, Ariz.
Café RenaissanceVienna, Va.
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Carlos' BistroColorado Springs, Colo.
The Cellar RestaurantDaytona Beach, Fla.
The CellarsVirginia Beach, Va.
Chez FrançoisVermilion, Ohio
Chez Nous French RestaurantHumble, Texas
Circa 1886Charleston, S.C.
Coco PalmPomona, Calif.
Collage RestaurantSt. Augustine, Fla.
Different Pointe of View (at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort)– Phoenix, Ariz.
The Dining Room-Biltmore EstateAsheville, N.C.
Duling Kurtz HouseExton, Pa.
Edgewood TahoeLake Tahoe, Nev.
Eiffel Tower (at Paris Las Vegas) – Las Vegas
The English InnEaton Rapids, Mich.
Erminia Roman RistoranteNew York City
The Farmhouse at Turkey HillBloomsburg, Pa.
Fearrington House RestaurantPittsboro, N.C.
Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colo.
The Flatiron CafeOmaha, Neb.
FleurieCharlottesville, Va.
Forbes IslandSan Francisco
The French Room (at the Adolphus Hotel) – Dallas, Texas
Geja's CaféChicago
The Goodstone Inn & Estate RestaurantMiddleburg, Va.
Harry's RestaurantManhattan, Kansas
The HobbitOrange
Hugo's Cellar at the Four QueensLas Vegas, Nevada
Inn at Barley Sheaf FarmHolicong, Pa.
Iridescence –Detroit
Jillian'sPalm Desert, Calif.
Keystone Ranch Restaurant (at Keystone ski resort) – Keystone, Colo.
L'Auberge de SedonaSedona, Ariz.
La BergerieAlexandria, Va.
La Cremaillere RestaurantBedford, N.Y.
La Mer at HalekulaniHonolulu, Hawaii
LatitudesKey West, Fla.
Le VallaurisPalm Springs
Les NomadesChicago
The Little DoorLos Angeles
Mar'sel at Terranea ResortRancho Palos Verdes
The Melting Pot – Seven California locations; others nationwide
Michael's-South Point CasinoLas Vegas
Michel's at the Colony SurfHonolulu, Hawaii
Middleton Place RestaurantCharleston, S.C.
ON20Hartford, Ct.
Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio
Over the Moon CafeTacoma, Wash.
The Painted LadyNewberg, Ore.
Palme d'Or (at the Biltmore) – Coral Gables, Fla.
Paseo GrillOklahoma City, Okla.
Penrose Room-The BroadmoorColorado Springs, Colo.
Pepper Tree RestaurantColorado Springs, Colo.
Peter Shields InnCape May, N.J.
PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio
Rainbow Room Dinner & DancingNew York City
The Refectory Restaurant & BistroColumbus, Ohio
The Restaurant at the Gideon Ridge InnBlowing Rock, N.C.
Restaurant IrisMemphis, Tenn.
Ristorante MassimoPortsmouth, New Hampshire
The River CaféBrooklyn, N.Y.
River's EndJenner, Calif.
Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More (in Salvatore's Grand Hotel) – Buffalo, N.Y.
Saddle Peak LodgeCalabasas
Salacia Prime Seafood and SteaksVirginia Beach, Virginia
SASSI – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Seagar's RestaurantDestin, Fla.
Second Empire Restaurant and TavernRaleigh, N.C.
Shadowbrook RestaurantCapitola, Calif.
Shearn's Seafood and Prime SteaksGalveston, Texas
Sir Winston's Aboard the Queen MaryLong Beach
Ski Tip Lodge (at Keystone ski resort) – Keystone, Colo.
St. Martin's Wine BistroDallas, Texas
Stonehouse at San Ysidro RanchSanta Barbara
The Studio, An Artistic Dining ExperienceHilton Head Island, S.C.
thirty-two - Biloxi Miss.
Thomas Henkelmann-Homestead InnGreenwich, Ct.
Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai – Poipu, Hawaii
The Tree Room at Sundance – Sundance, Utah
TS Steakhouse at Turning StoneVerona, N.Y.
'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
V.MertzOmaha, Neb.
Vernon's SpeakeasyLos Ranchos de Albuquerque, N.M.
Viande RougeDuluth, Ga.
White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine
Yono's RestaurantAlbany, N.Y.
ZenkichiBrooklyn, N.Y.