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OpenTable Lists Top 50 Romantic Restaurants, 2010

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While many sensible diners treat Valentine's Day as that perfect occasion to cook an elegant meal for their special someone at home, others still prefer diving head-on into the chaos of special holiday prix fixes, insane menu mark-ups, and hordes of diners who rarely, if ever, dine out. With Valentine's day fast approaching, OpenTable has released their list of the country's Top 50 Romantic Restaurants, 2010. The user-compiled list curiously includes a surprising number of casino restaurants and many, many different fondue spots.

Because no matter who you are, there's nothing remotely sexy about eating in a gaming facility, and fondue has't been considered romantic since Three's Company went off the air, we now present the list (with links), and the fondue spots and casino restaurants removed. Feel free to do with this list as you will -- the big day is less than three weeks away, folks. You've been warned:

Ambrosia Restaurant -- Santa Ana, CA
Andrea: The Resort at Pelican Hill -- Newport Beach, CA
Auberge du Soleil -- Napa, CA
Bistro Romano -- Philadelphia, PA
Cafe Renaissance -- Vienna, VA
Canlis -- Seattle, WA
The Cellar -- Fullerton, CA
Chez Shea -- Seattle, WA
Different Pointe of View -- Scottsdale, AZ
Eagle's Nest: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis -- Indianapolis, IN
Erminia Ristorante- New York, NY
The French Room -- Dallas, TX
Gibraltar -- Miami, FL
Il Bistro -- Seattle, WA
Il Cielo -- Beverly Hills, CA
La Caille Restaurant -- Salt Lake City, UT
LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel -- Los Angeles, CA
Latitudes Beach Cafe -- Key West, FL
The Little Door -- Los Angeles, CA
Log Haven -- Salt Lake City, UT
Madrona Manor -- Healdsburg, CA
Michel's at the Colony Surf -- Honolulu, HI
One if by Land, Two if by Sea -- New York, NY
Ortolan -- West Hollywood, CA
Pamplemousse -- Las Vegas, NV
Peter Shields Inn -- Cape May, NJ
Rey's -- Raleigh, NC
Shadowbrook Restaurant Capitola -- Capitola, CA
The Sky Room -- Long Beach, CA
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch -- Santa Barbara, CA
Tredici Steak -- New York, NY
Yamashiro -- Los Angeles, CA
Zenkichi -- Brooklyn, NY

·2010 Diners' Choice Awards for Most Romantic Restaurants in America [OpenTable]

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