Looking to jazz up that palette of yours this summer? Have someone special to do it with? Well, do we ever have a treat for you. ResortsandLodges is excited to set the table with The 5 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, served with a side of luxury. Whether you are working on a budget or have money to blow, these five dining experiences are sure to spark romance and leave you wanting to come back for seconds. Enjoy!
1. The Cellar – Fullerton, California
Right out of the gate, you should know that this romantic rendezvous was designed and constructed by the same team that built Disney’s The Pirates of the Caribbean set. Pretty cool. The elegant, French-style cuisine restaurant has been wooing couples of all ages since 1969. A full menu of luxury dining elements, including grilled artichoke and salmon tartare, aim to a more refined palette. Whatever the occasion, The Cellar is a must hit hot spot for a romantic night out in Northern California.
2. One if by Land, Two if by Sea – West Village, New York
Yes…places like this do really exist. That should be more than enough preface for the romantic experience you are in for at this long standing New York establishment. Located in the swank West Village of New York City, One if by Land, Two if by Sea is a romantic paradise in one of the busiest cities in the world. Just be sure to bring your apatite, as you indulge in the tastes of Pacific lobster bisque, crispy pork belly and butter poached lobster. As for your date…well, you can thank us later.
3. Armani’s – Tampa, Florida
Perched atop the Grand Hyatt Tampa, Armani’s is a romantic Italian dining experience like no other. The magnificent ocean views from your 14th floor seating arrangements are wow factor enough to justify an enchanting evening meal. Fresh salad’s, delicious veal dishes and of course, Italian specialties all reign supreme at Armani’s. Proclaimed “extraordinary” by Zagat’s, a dinner on a Friday night here is something you won’t want to pass up.
4. Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina
Located on the grounds of the Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Circa 1886 is an exceptional dining experience that focuses on seasonality, local ingredients and Southern flavors. An extensive wine list containing more than 250 varieties of wine is available at all times, with a staff to recommend the perfect pairing for your meal. And don’t worry, romance is the flavor of the hour at Circa. In fact, the restaurant was named one of the 20 Best Restaurants for a Date by Men’s Fitness Magazine.
5. On the Marsh Bistro – Kennebunkport, Maine
For those who consider themselves experts in the travel space, Kennebunkport, Maine, is perhaps one of the most scenic destinations in the United States. For those who also know their dining well, Kennebunkport is synonymous with luxurious restaurant accommodations and scrumptious cuisine. On the Marsh Bistro highlights both aspects of this amazing city. Voted one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Maine, On the Marsh serves up contemporary European cuisine, with a menu that includes everything from from chilled lobster to pan roasted mussels. The natural romantic setting of Kennebunkport is more than enough to make for a great night out with that special someone.