07 Feb 8 NC Restaurants Among Most Romantic In U.S.: New List
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re still looking for a restaurant to take your loved one to on Feb. 14, a new list from OpenTable can help. The company released its list of 100 of the most romantic restaurants in the country Tuesday and eight of those restaurants are right here in North Carolina.
The list was compiled using more than 12 million verified reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for over 26,000 restaurants across the country. According to OpenTable, American flavors dominate at these restaurants but Italian and French cuisines are also popular.
North Carolina, along with Ohio and Virginia, had the most number of romantic restaurants on the list. OpenTable says their list "features an assortment of intimate restaurants located on charming properties that provide the perfect backdrop for the occasion."
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The North Carolina restaurants that made the list are:
Caprice Bistro- Wilmington, North Carolina. Says OpenTable: "Delight in Chef Thierry Moity’s traditional French cuisine. Chef Moity, who has been cooking since age 13 in some of the finest French restaurants in Europe and New York City. The French cuisine is influenced by a combination of traditions-Patricia comes from the northern part of France near the Belgium border, while Thierry’s origins are deeply rooted in the central provinces of the country." The Fig Tree Restaurant – Charlotte, North Carolina. Says OpenTable: "Just minutes from Uptown Charlotte in the Historic Elizabeth neighborhood, The Fig Tree Restaurant is located in a beautifully restored 1913 Bungalow. Offering Seasonal Cuisine with influences from Italy and France, an award winning and affordable wine list and outstanding service. Whether you are looking for a romantic fireside dinner, a fun evening of dining al fresco or a private room for your group, The Fig Tree has it all." The Gamekeeper – Boone, North Carolina. Says OpenTable: "You haven’t fully experienced the Blowing Rock, NC region until you’ve dined at The Gamekeeper. It’s a true gourmet restaurant with an engaging blend of upscale elegance and mountain charm." Ryan’s Restaurant – Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Says OpenTable: "Enjoy the panoramic view of large oaks and a rolling stream from the many window-side tables, or the large, starlight deck. Or, savor the intimate atmosphere from a comfortable sofa, and in the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace." Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina. Says OpenTable: "Saint Jacques French Cuisine is a traditional French restaurant located in North Raleigh. We serve authentic food with a respect for century old recipes, recreated for the taste of today." Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina. Says OpenTable: "Located in downtown Raleigh’s historic Victorian Dodd-Hinsdale House (circa 1879), Second Empire combines history, atmosphere, exceptional service and gourmet cuisine for an unforgettable dining experience." Webb Custom Kitchen – Gastonia, North Carolina. Says OpenTable, "Nestled in the historic Webb movie theater, Webb Custom Kitchen brings you creative local dining, craft beers, premium wines, unique potables & unmatched service." The Melting Pot* – Multiple Locations. Says OpenTable: "The intimate location provides a casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale."
According to OpenTable’s insights, the best time to have made a reservation for your Valentine’s Day meal was over the past weekend. If you haven’t gotten your reservation yet you still have time, but don’t wait too long. In 2017, 40 percent of diners made their reservation in the week leading up the holiday.
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