SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day almost a week away, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to release its rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in the United States.
While we may typically think of our largest cities as magnets for romance seekers, our analysis revealed that romance thrives in cities and communities of all sizes. 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 last year.
"Just as every diner has a different idea of what makes a meal romantic, each of these cities has a diverse dining culture," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer of OpenTable. "The commonality lies in the proportion of diners seeking a romantic dining experience - and the number of area restaurants providing just that. If you're looking for love, you just might find it in any of these locales."The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/RomanticCities. Top 25 Most Romantic Dining Cities in the U.S. 1. San Antonio, Texas2. Austin, Texas3. Providence, Rhode Island4. La Jolla, California5. Columbus, Ohio6. Salt Lake City, Utah7. Nashville, Tennessee8. Louisville, Kentucky9. St. Louis, Missouri10. Houston, Texas11. Dallas, Texas12. Milwaukee, Wisconsin13. Richmond, Virginia14. Raleigh, North Carolina15. Tampa, Florida16. San Diego, California17. Baltimore, Maryland18. Honolulu, Hawaii19. Indianapolis, Indiana20. Brooklyn, New York21. Pasadena, California22. Las Vegas, Nevada23. Phoenix, Arizona24. Santa Monica, California25. Portland, Oregon For diners still searching for the right restaurant, OpenTable recently released the Diner's Choice List of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States. Diners can also find more tips and trends regarding Valentine's Day on OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog at OpenTable: http://blog.opentable.com. About OpenTable, Inc. OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating approximately 10 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 26,000 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 more than 385 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK. OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates
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