Californians won’t have to travel far to have a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day.
OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation website, reveals which restaurants in the U.S. are the best at setting a romantic ambiance in its “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America” list. Multiple restaurants from California were included.
The list was based on OpenTable reviews from Dec. 1, 2021, to Nov. 30, 2022, the number of reservations restaurants had on Valentine’s Day last year and a diner survey for U.S.-based OpenTable users.
Here are the restaurants from California that made the list:
- 555 East – Long Beach, CA
- 71Above – Los Angeles, CA
- Bacari – Silver Lake – Los Angeles, CA
- C-Level – San Diego, CA
- Cesarina – San Diego, CA
- Copley’s on Palm Canyon – Palm Springs, CA
- Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens – Corona Del Mar, CA
- Girl & the Goat L.A. – Los Angeles, CA
- House of Prime Rib – San Francisco, CA
- La Boheme – West Hollywood, CA
- Musso & Frank Grill – Los Angeles, CA
- Pacific Coast Grill – Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
- Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, CA
A total of 13 restaurants from California were featured on the list, the most compared to the other 27 states included in the listing.
Mark Echeverria, the chief financial and operating officer at Musso & Frank Grill, was ecstatic to see that his restaurant made the list.
“For 104 years, we have proudly served our community with affection and we’ve been honored to welcome countless thousands of couples of all ages, on dates, after their engagements and weddings, or on their wedding anniversaries, Echeverria said.
“All stages of love have occurred in our dining rooms. There is something deeply romantic about being in a red leather booth, sipping a martini, and eating a steak with the one you love.”
Like Echeverria, the team at 555 East were delighted to see that their restaurant was a part of the list.
“For nearly 40 years, 555 East has been a destination for our guests to celebrate special occasions – from engagements to anniversaries and even weddings, a restaurant official told KTLA.
“Guests love our timeless, classic ambiance and it’s our pleasure to serve them and make any occasion special.”