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Top 100 romantic restaurants in America: Two Arizona eateries make OpenTable's list

Posted: 9:41 AM, Feb 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-04 01:27:54-05

If you're still working out your Valentine's Day dinner plans, OpenTable has released its list of the "100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America" and two Arizona eateries were highlighted.

"Setting the table for romance involves an array of ingredients: scrumptious food, alluring ambiance, and bespoke service," OpenTable wrote in the list's introduction.

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix and Scottsdale's Monarch both made the list for Arizona.

Related: 20 best date-night restaurants to check out around the Valley

(The Melting Pot, a national fondue chain, also made the list and does have multiple locations in Arizona).

Quiessence is housed on the grounds of a 10-acre pecan grove and farm. The menu is crafted from seasonal and fresh ingredients from the farm that surrounds you, as well as other local farms, and features rustic dishes.

Related: 16 unique restaurants to check out in Phoenix

Monarch (formerly Cafe Monarch) has been featured by OpenTable a few times as one of the best restaurants in America. Monarch serves a four-course menu that changes weekly as ingredients change.

OpenTable said its list was curated from more than 10 million reviews from its verified users between Dec. 1, 2015 and Nov. 30, 2016.

IF YOU GO:
Quiessence, 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85042,  http://www.qatthefarm.com/
Monarch, 6934 E. First Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251, www.cafemonarch.com

FULL LIST:

2017 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America (alphabetical order)

Alexander’s – Roanoke, Virginia

Antebellum – Flowery Branch, Georgia

Arabellas Italian Ristorante – Winter Haven, Florida

Arielle’s Country Inn – Sellersville, Pennsylvania

BakerStreet – Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bertrand at Mister A’s – San Diego, California

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard – Canton, Ohio

Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia

Bistro San Martin – Arlington, Washington

Boulevard Bistro – Elk Grove, California

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse – Norfolk, Virginia

Café Central – El Paso, Texas

Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey

Cafe Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia

Carlos’ Bistro – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chef’s Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida

Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio

Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas

Chimney Park – Windsor, Colorado

Christopher’s World Grille – Bryan, Texas

The Chop House – Multiple Locations

Circa 1886 – Charleston, South Carolina

Coldwater Cafe & Catering – Tipp City, Ohio

Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida

Cygnus 27 – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Daniel’s Restaurant – Hamburg, New York

Del Alma – Corvallis, Oregon

The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina

Don’s Pomeroy House – Strongsville, Ohio

Edgewood Restaurant – Stateline, Nevada

El Gaucho – Tacoma, Washington

The English Grill at Brown Hotel – Louisville, Kentucky

Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina

Firefly – Panama City Beach, Florida

Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado

The Flatiron Cafe – Omaha, Nebraska

Fleurie – Charlottesville, Virginia

Four Winds Steakhouse – Wills Point, Texas

Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey

Gabriel’s Restaurant – Sedalia, Colorado

Gardner’s – Olympia, Washington

Geja's Café – Chicago, Illinois

The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia

Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island

Harry’s Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas

The Hobbit – Orange, California

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

Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm – Holicong, Pennsylvania

The Inn at Little Washington – Washington, Virginia

Jackson’s Steakhouse – Pensacola, Florida

Jillian’s – Palm Desert, California

Joshua Wilton House – Harrisonburg, Virginia

Katherine’s Steakhouse – Mesquite, Nevada

L’Auberge Chez François – Great Falls, Virginia

La Cocina International Restaurant – St. Augustine Beach, Florida

La Cremaillere Restaurant – Bedford, New York

Latitudes – Key West, Florida

Le Cep – Fort Worth, Texas

Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California

The Little Dipper – Wilmington, North Carolina

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse – Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Melting Pot – Multiple locations

Michel’s at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii

Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona

Montalcino Ristorante Italiano – Issaquah, Washington

Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse – Charenton, Louisiana

Nick and Nino’s Penthouse Steakhouse – Springfield, Illinois

The Old Inn On The Green – New Marlborough, Massachusetts

Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

Over the Moon Cafe – Tacoma, Washington

Penrose Room-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Pepper Tree Restaurant – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Perry Street Brasserie – Galena, Illinois

Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio

Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio

Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain – Phoenix, Arizona

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio

The Restaurant at Convict Lake – Mammoth Lakes, California

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Inn – Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee

Rey’s – Raleigh, North Carolina

Ristorante Massimo – Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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

Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina

Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina

Sedgley Place – Greene, Maine

Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado

Sky’s Restaurant – Grand Forks, North Dakota

Sonoma – Princeton, Massachusetts

St. Martin’s Wine Bistro – Dallas, Texas

Stables Steakhouse – Terre Haute, Indiana

The Steakhouse at Harrah’s-Harrah’s Reno – Reno, Nevada

The Studio, An Artistic Dining Experience – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Tempo Dulu – Portland, Maine

TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone – Verona, New York

V.Mertz – Omaha, Nebraska

Vernon’s Speakeasy – Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

Vintage Tavern – Suffolk, Virginia

Wally’s Desert Turtle – Rancho Mirage, California

Yono’s Restaurant – Albany, New York