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OpenTable names the two most romantic restaurants in KC

Updated: 2014-01-30T18:02:53Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

The American Restaurant and the Melting Pot made OpenTable’s new list of the “ Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America,” just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The list features restaurants with “alluring ambiance” and “seductive menus.”

Dominic’s on the Hill in St. Louis also made the list, but none in Kansas. California had the greatest number of romantic restaurants at 14, followed by Florida with eight. Hawaii, Texas and Virginia each have seven winning restaurants. Popular cuisine included fondue and American fare, as well as French and Italian.

The winning restaurants were generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 14, 2013 and Jan. 15, 2014.

The American Restaurant opened in 1974 atop Crown Center. It features floor-to-ceiling views and has produced three James Beard Award winning chefs. The Melting Pot made the list as a national chain and has a location on the Country Club Plaza.

OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation service, also released its monthly list of area romantic restaurants. It includes Renee Kelly’s Harvest in Shawnee, Le Fou Frog in the River Market area, Piropos Restaurant in the Northland, Bluestem Restaurant in Westport, Cafe Provence in Prairie Village, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House in the Plaza area.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at JoyceKC

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