Sometimes you just need to fill your stomach, but other times, you’re going out for the food as much as the ambiance. As the biggest dining out holiday of the year approaches, OpenTable, an online provider of dining reservations, unveiled what users voted as the most romantic restaurants. More than 12 million verified experiences were tabulated, so it’s safe to say this isn’t just one person’s opinion on romance.

The complete list is pretty diverse and includes 32 different states. The food includes everything from Italian and French to steakhouses — proving the right atmosphere and charming location matters just as much, if not more than the type of food served.

Listed in alphabetical order, here are the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018.

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018

Altius – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ariana – Bend, Oregon

Arrowleaf Bistro – Winthrop, Washington

Babette’s Cafe – Atlanta, Georgia

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All set for our "Bubbles and Oysters" night!

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BakerStreet – Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri

Benvenuti’s – Norman, Oklahoma

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio

Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia

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Had the lobster bisque and yada yada yada.

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Bistro San Martin – Arlington, Washington

Black Cat – Boulder, Colorado

Bob’s Steak & Chop House* – Multiple Locations

Bolete Restaurant – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bookbinder’s Seafood and Steakhouse – Richmond, Virginia

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Time for cocktails! #lovecosmos#rvadine

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Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Café Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona

Cafe Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas

Caprice Bistro – Wilmington, North Carolina

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Caprice Bistro

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Carlo & Johnny – Cincinnati, Ohio

Chandlers Steakhouse – Boise, Idaho

Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland

Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Chez Francois – Vermilion – Vermilion, Ohio

Christopher’s World Grille – Bryan, Texas

Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina

Claire’s at the Depot – Warrenton, Virginia

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Super nice * ( day + place + friends )

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Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida

Connors Steak & Seafood – Huntsville – Huntsville, Alabama

Donatello – Tampa, Florida

El Gaucho – Tacoma – Tacoma, Washington

Enzo’s on the Lake – Longwood, Florida

Erling Jensen The Restaurant – Memphis, Tennessee

Erminia Ristorante – New York, New York

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Throwback to a beautiful night in a remarkable city

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The Fig Tree Restaurant – Charlotte, North Carolina

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar – Memphis – Memphis, Tennessee

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Celebrating with @llane7 for her birdday.

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Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House – Memphis, Tennessee

Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas

Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey

Frog Hollow Tavern – Augusta, Georgia

The Gamekeeper – Boone, North Carolina

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Cozy mountain restaurants 🏔

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Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island

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Enter the private wine room at @graciesprov, one of several beautifully warm and intimate spaces throughout our establishment in which we host customized events, from personal celebrations and office dinners to full-fledged weddings! It may come as a surprise that Gracie's is a full-service event venue as well as an off-site caterer, but bringing our guests' visions to life is truly one of our greatest passions. We open our doors seven days a week for special affairs, and there is never a room rental fee to use any of our private spaces. Don't hesistate to be in touch if you'd like further details on booking an event (and pssst, check out those beautiful blooms from one of our favorite industry partners, the amazing @flowersbysemia!). | 📷: @jwesselphotography

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The Grill – The Ritz-Carlton, Naples – Naples, Florida

Hanover Street Chophouse – Manchester, New Hampshire

Harvest Beat – Seattle, Washington

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#veganmenu

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Hugo’s Cellar – Four Queens – Las Vegas, Nevada

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✨When you are in the mood for one of the few Old Vegas dining experiences, you will definitely want to stop by this place! "Fine dining in Las Vegas was once all about gourmet rooms, which featured the best beef and seafood, along with a few Italian dishes and the obligatory escargot. Today, the range of fine dining in Las Vegas extends much further, but the city still has a few traditional fine dining establishments like Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens. Steaks are given their due here, especially the prime rib, which comes in sixteen and twenty-four ounce sizes. Seafood includes lobster, crab, shrimp and fish. Dishes likes Veal Marsala, rack of lamb and roasted duck complete a menu that gives diners a wealth of options. Salad is prepared table-side. To put the finishing touches on this Old Vegas gem, every lady receives a rose when she's seated." (Credit; 10Best)✨ #lasvegasrealestate#miami#hendersonhomesforsale#sanfrancisco#investing#lasvegaslife#uae#lasvegasnevada#realtors#brokers#wealthbuilding#newyork#ilovelasvegas#hendersonrealestate#hendersonnv#milliondollarlisting#summerlinrealestate#lasvegasrealestateforsale#orangecounty#lasvegas#listing#dubai#mtl#lasvegasrealtor#losangeles#movingtovegas#realestateinvesting#lajolla#buyer

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The Inn at Little Washington – Washington, Virginia

The Ivy Inn Restaurant – Charlottesville, Virginia

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – Louisville – Louisville, Kentucky

Katherine’s Steakhouse – Mesquite, Nevada

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Nice little walk in the morning here in Mesquite Nevada

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L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia

La Fable – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Latitudes on Sunset Key – Key West, Florida

Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California

Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia

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My Handsome

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Lewnes’ SteakHouse – Annapolis, Maryland

Mahogany Prime* – Multiple Locations

The Melting Pot* – Multiple Locations

Mizuna – Denver, Colorado

Mucca Osteria – Portland, Oregon

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Lovely place to eat. Mucca Osteria #muccaosteria

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Nineteen61 – Lakeland, Florida

Nocturne – Denver, Colorado

The Ocean House Restaurant – Cape Cod – Dennis Port, Massachusetts

Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

Over The Moon Cafe – Tacoma, Washington

Oyster Loft – Pismo Beach, California

Paseo Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Cheers to 3 years! #happyanniversary

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Pellana – Peabody, Massachusetts

Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Birmingham – Birmingham, Alabama

Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey

Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio

The Precinct – Cincinnati, Ohio

The Prime Rib – Baltimore (The Original) – Baltimore, Maryland

Red Prime Steak – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio

Restaurant L – Cincinnati, Ohio

Restaurant Lorena’s – Maplewood, New Jersey

Ristorante Lombardo – Buffalo, New York

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No complaints here

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River Cafe – Brooklyn, New York

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas

Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More – Buffalo, New York

Ryan’s Restaurant – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Delightful here.

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The Saddle River Inn – Saddle River, New Jersey

Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina

Scalini Fedeli – Chatham Chatham, New Jersey

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina

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what about second breakfast?

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Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman – San Antonio, Texas

Southern Social – Germantown, Tennessee

St. John’s Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California

The Tailor and the Cook – Utica, New York

Tony’s – St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri

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Friday night ready to rumble#tonysstlouis

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Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House – Austin Arboretum – Austin, Texas

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#SORRYNOTSORRY @trulucksrestaurant

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The Victor Cafe – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Linguine with clams and opera singers #philly

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Vintage Year – Montgomery, Alabama

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We have an awesome patio for dining #oldcloverdale

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Washington Inn – Cape May, New Jersey

Webb Custom Kitchen – Gastonia, North Carolina

(h/t OpenTable)

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.