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Two Arizona restaurants make Yelp's '100 most romantic restaurants' list in 2019

Posted: 6:00 AM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 23:19:54Z
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PHOENIX — With Valentine's Day two weeks away, Yelp released its annual listing of the "top 100 most romantic restaurants" in the United States. So, if you still need to make a last-minute dinner reservation somewhere (yeah, we're talking about YOU), this list may give you some inspiration.

Two restaurants in Arizona made the list: Cafe Monarch (#2) in Scottsdale was named the second most-romantic restaurant in the United States, and Cibo Urban Pizzeria (#19) in downtown Phoenix cracked the top 25.

Cafe Monarch is no stranger to these type of lists. It topped the same Yelp list in 2018. The fine-dining restaurant has also been featured on lists curated by OpenTable and TripAdvisor. The same goes for Cibo, who has not only been featured on local media lists, including some of our own, but also Travel and Leisure and Yelp.

Last year, Cafe Monarch relocated across the street to a larger building. View photos of the inside . Diners will experience cloth-lined tables and four-course meals.

Cibo opened in 2005 within a 1913 bungalow and features exposed brick, hardwood floors, and an outdoor patio illuminated with string lights. Diners will find more than 20 pizzas on the menu, along with pasta, salads, Bruschetta and other Italian dishes.

To make its list, Yelp said it identified restaurants that had a "large number of reviews" that included the words "romantic", "Valentine's Day," and "date night." From there, the company looked at the total number of reviews and ratings to determine how high a restaurant ranked. Also, the list was limited to two restaurants per city.

Penumbra in Chicago topped the list, and Bavette's Bar & Boeuf, also a Chicago favorite, rounded out the top three.

You can view the full list below:

  1. Penumbra - Chicago, IL *
  2. Cafe Monarch - Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf - Chicago, IL
  4. The Blind Rabbit - Anaheim, CA *
  5. Barrique - Venice, CA *
  6. The Black Pearl - Dunedin, FL *
  7. Canoe - Atlanta, GA
  8. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery - Boulder, CO
  9. Pane & Vino - Miami Beach, FL *
  10. Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill - Dallas, TX
  11. Gary Danko - San Francisco, CA
  12. Sotto - Cincinnati, OH
  13. Collage Restaurant - Saint Augustine, FL
  14. Boucherie West Village - New York, NY *
  15. Bistrot La Minette - Philadelphia, PA
  16. Kokkari Estiatorio - San Francisco, CA
  17. Dametra Cafe - Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
  18. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar - Miami, FL
  19. Cibo - Phoenix, AZ *
  20. Scusca Italian Ristorante - South Lake Tahoe, CA
  21. Pomodoro - Boston, MA
  22. Per Se - New York, NY
  23. La Mer - Honolulu, HI
  24. Talula’s Garden - Philadelphia, PA
  25. Mama’s Fish House - Paia, HI
  26. Bella On Houston - San Antonio, TX
  27. St Martin’s Wine Bistro - Dallas, TX
  28. The Cuban Restaurant and Bar - Hoboken, NJ
  29. Gracie’s - Providence, RI
  30. Hukilau Lanai - Kapaa, HI *
  31. Cafe Amelie - New Orleans, LA
  32. Montalcino Ristorante Italiano - Issaquah, WA *
  33. French Alpine Bistro - La Creperie Du Village - Aspen, CO
  34. Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar - Memphis, TN
  35. Sixty Vines - Plano, TX
  36. Bern’s Steak House - Tampa, FL
  37. The Pink Door - Seattle, WA
  38. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar - Worcester, MA
  39. 5th & Taylor - Nashville, TN *
  40. Fratellino - Coral Gables, FL
  41. Seito Sushi - Orlando, FL *
  42. Cafe Matisse - Rutherford, NJ *
  43. Orsay - Jacksonville, FL
  44. Colorado Fondue Company - Casselberry, FL
  45. Oporto Fooding House & Wine - Houston, TX *
  46. Root Down - Denver, CO
  47. Marcel - Atlanta, GA
  48. Pappas Bros Steakhouse - Houston, TX
  49. Bliss - San Antonio, TX
  50. The Mill House - Waipaku, HI
  51. Salty Sow - Austin, TX
  52. Grampa’s Pizzeria - Madison, WI
  53. Odyssey Italian Restaurant - Denver, CO
  54. Elizabeth on 37th Street - Savannah, GA
  55. Los Andes Restaurant - Providence, RI
  56. Broders’ Pasta Bar - Minneapolis, MN *
  57. Irene’s - New Orleans, LA
  58. Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern - Raleigh, NC
  59. Eiffel Tower - Las Vegas, NV
  60. Blue Duck Tavern - Washington D.C.
  61. 21 Great American Bistro - Fairfax, VA
  62. a Cena Ristorante - Portland, OR
  63. Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse - Las Vegas, NV
  64. Paseo Grill - Oklahoma City, OK
  65. Bida Manda - Raleigh, NC
  66. Amore Ristorante Italiano - Birmingham, AL
  67. Tidepools - Poipu, HI
  68. Cheever’s Cafe - Oklahoma City, OK
  69. Soul Gastrolounge - Charlotte, NC *
  70. Le Diplomate - Washington D.C.
  71. The Rabbit Hole - Colorado Springs, CO
  72. Ciro’s - Tampa, FL
  73. Toro Bravo - Portland, OR
  74. Eleven Eleven - Saint Louis, MO
  75. Le Patio - Wilton Manors, FL
  76. Kaluz Restaurant - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  77. Street & Co. - Portland, ME
  78. Good Food on Montford - Charlotte, NC *
  79. Antiquity Restaurant - Albuquerque, NM
  80. The Rotten Bunch - Austin, TX
  81. Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis, MN
  82. Circa 1886 Restaurant - Charleston, SC
  83. I Fratellini - Clayton, MO
  84. Dolce - Omaha, NE
  85. Magnolias - Charleston, SC
  86. Social - Fort Collins, CO
  87. Mama Carolla’s - Indianapolis, IN
  88. The Love Apple - Taos, NM
  89. Royal Taj - Columbia, MD
  90. Stanford Grill - Columbia, MD
  91. L’Albatros - Cleveland, OH
  92. Basi Italia - Columbus, OH
  93. Green Valley Grill - Greensboro, NC
  94. Victoria & Albert’s - Orlando, FL
  95. L’Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, VA
  96. Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant - Newport, RI
  97. Azure Restaurant - Honolulu, HI
  98. CUCINA urbana - San Diego, CA
  99. The Secret Garden Cafe - Occoquan, VA
  100. Dada - Delray, FL *

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