Food & Drink

10 American Restaurants Where Romance Rules

Find out where Zagat thinks true romance lies.

For Valentine's Day celebrations with the sweetheart, romantic dinners remain the go-to date of choice.

According to a recent Zagat survey, 42 percent of people said they'll be heading out to eat on February 14th, which means plenty of restaurants will be catering to couples angling for a romantic evening.

Restaurants like White Castle -- not known for their romantic flair the other 364 days of the year -- up the amorous ante on Valentine's Day to offer a budget-friendly option to those who love sliders as much as their significant other.

A Brooklyn-based restaurant is relying on a Beyonce-themed menu to ignite the spark for its diners, while a British luxury retail site is hoping to craft a romantic mood by going for broke: It's offering an in-home haute cuisine meal for nearly $100,000 -- possibly the most expensive V-Day dinner ever.

A romantic dinner doesn't have to be gimmicky to be good, however. Business Insider and Zagat rounded up some of the most romantic dining spots from cities all around the country, and we've shared 10 of their top picks below:

Bacchanalia - Atlanta

Hudson's On The Bend - Austin, Tex.

Grace - Chicago

Lucia - Dallas

Splendido At The Chateau - Denver (metro area)

Marché Moderne - Los Angeles
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Naoe - Miami

Bouley Restaurant - New York City
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