Texas boasts three winning cities for fourth consecutive year; Oklahoma City takes top spot
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As we look forward to all the romance that Valentine’s Day brings, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to release its 2017 rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America.
Food trends may come and go, but our data indicates that Americans continue to have an appetite for romantic dining. In order to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day in 2016.
“Food is the universal language of love, so it’s not surprising that romance and dining go hand in hand,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer of OpenTable. “Diners in the cities on this year’s list, from uber-hip Brooklyn to steamy Miami Beach, are seeking out delicious, intimate dining experiences and proving that romance is alive and well across the nation.”
The following cities, listed in order, comprise the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America for 2017. The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/m/25-most-romantic-cities-in-america-for-2017/.
25 Most Romantic Cities in America for 2017
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2. St. Louis, Missouri 3. Savannah, Georgia 4. Memphis, Tennessee 5. Brooklyn, New York 6. Richmond, Virginia 7. Charleston, South Carolina 8. Kansas City, Missouri 9. Austin, Texas 10. Baltimore, Maryland 11. Charlotte, North Carolina 12. Louisville, Kentucky 13. Lahaina, Hawaii 14. Portland, Oregon 15. Scottsdale, Arizona 16. Miami Beach, Florida 17. Dallas, Texas 18. Houston, Texas 19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 20. San Diego, California 21. Nashville, Tennessee 22. Indianapolis, Indiana 23. Cincinnati, Ohio 24. Chicago, Illinois 25. Atlanta, Georgia
For diners still searching for a terrific table for Valentine’s Day, OpenTable recently released the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2017. Diners can also find more tips and trends regarding Valentine’s Day on the OpenTable Blog as well as details about our #ValentinesDishPics Valentine’s Day giveaway.
About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.
About OpenTable: OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 21 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 40,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.
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