Friday, February 27, 2015

Romantic dining? Phila. comes in 15th

Philadelphia may be the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, but when it comes to romantic restaurants - well...

Romantic dining? Phila. comes in 15th

The iconic sculpture in Love Park. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The iconic sculpture in Love Park. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia may be the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, but when it comes to romantic restaurants - well...

OpenTable, the restaurant-reservation service, puts Philadelphia in 15th place on a list of the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America.

San Antonio, Texas, was No. 1 for the second year in a row.

Atlantic City was No. 4. Guess that "Always Turned On" ad campaign really paid off.

The OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index is calculated using three variables:

• The percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews

• The percentage of tables seated for two

• The percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day last year

“Throughout history, love, food and romance are inextricably tied together,” said Caroline Potter, chief dining officer of OpenTable.

“When we looked at the connection between the number of diners seeking to share a romantic meal and the array of area restaurants offering intimate dining experiences, the data clearly pointed to these as the top cities in which desire is celebrated over dinner.”

Top 25 Most Romantic Dining Cities in America

1. San Antonio, Texas

2. St. Louis, Mo.

3. Providence, R.I.

4. Atlantic City

5. Oklahoma City

6. Salt Lake City

7. Columbus, Ohio

8. Houston

9. Brooklyn

10. Louisville

11. Austin

12. Ann Arbor

13. Milwaukee

14. Nashville

15. Philadelphia

16. Boston

17. Raleigh

18. Santa Monica

19. Portland, Ore.

20. Baltimore

21. Kansas City

22. Indianapolis

23. Miami

24. Los Angeles

25. Phoenix

 

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