Filed under: Dining
Luxist readers nominated the restaurants that they believe to be the most romantic spots in the country. From Napa Valley and Orleans to New York and a quaint little town in Virginia called Washington, here are their top five favorite places to wine and dine their significant others (in alphabetical order):
Auberge du Soleil (Napa Valley, Ca.)
Enjoying a glass of wine at sunset in California's Napa Valley is one of the best ways to start an intimate evening, and the restaurant at Auberge du Soleil offers a chance to do just that.
Founded in 1981 by San Francisco restaurateur Claude Rouas, the eatery helped spawn the wave of popularity currently enjoyed by the entire Napa area. In 1985, Rouas and business partner Robert Harmon opened the inn---in French, auberge---to host visitors to the California wine country. He envisioned both the restaurant and the inn as a tribute to his beloved Provence, and, true to form, both continue to be exactly that.