7 metro Phoenix restaurants and 2 in Sedona named among most romantic in the US

OpenTable released its list of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S. just in time for Valentine's Day, and nine Arizona establishments made the cut.

The list was curated by analyzing over 13 million restaurant reviews from diners who used the OpenTable app to book reservations. Diners rate restaurants out of five stars in four categories: food, service, ambiance and value.

The best-rated on the list was Cafe Monarch in Old Town Scottsdale, with a near-perfect score given by over 6,000 reviews. One diner, who gave the restaurant 5 out of 5 in every category, said "the food was wonderfully presented and balanced beautifully."

Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale on Sept. 11, 2019.
Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale on Sept. 11, 2019.

What are the most romantic restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley?

In addition to Cafe Monarch, other Scottsdale and Paradise Valley restaurants that made the list were Dominick's Steakhouse, Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Lon's at The Hermosa Inn and Ocean 44.

Ocean 44's sister restaurant Steak 44, located in central Phoenix, also made the list with 4.9 stars.

What is the most romantic West Valley restaurant?

In the West Valley, Glendale's Arrowhead Grill made the list. Diners praised the restaurant's food and service, rating the steakhouse 4.7 out of 5 stars.

What are the most romantic restaurants outside of metro Phoenix?

If you're thinking of taking your sweetheart to Sedona for Valentine's Day, OpenTable suggests Mariposa, a Latin restaurant praised for its gorgeous views of Sedona's red rocks, or fine dining destination Dahl & Diluca Ristorante Italiano.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 9 most romantic restaurants in Phoenix and beyond, per OpenTable users