Restaurant-reservation website OpenTable has named Fort Worth one of the 2015 Most Romantic Cities in America. .
“Whether you’re looking for love or seeking to reignite a spark between you and your favorite dining date, you’re invited to make a reservation for romance at a restaurant in one of these cities,” the website says. It’s almost like it could benefit from you using it to make Valentine’s Day reservations or something.
Fort Worth appears to come out No. 21 out of 25 in the Romantic Cities layout. San Antonio ranks second, behind Atlantic City, and Austin is ninth. Dallas and Houston aren’t on the list.
When you click “Discover and Book” you get a list of Fort Worth restaurants (with a URL that says dallas-restaurants) that includes The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus (which OpenTable lists as “downtown” — uh, no), Waters Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine (again, not downtown, but at least it’s closer), Max’s Wine Dive Fort Worth, and (actually downtown!) Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Simply Fondue.
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The criteria appear to be: The restaurant is doing something special for Valentine’s Day/week, and you can make reservations through OpenTable.
OpenTable lists a total of 14 Fort Worth restaurants (on a page titled “Dallas Valentine’s Day Restaurant Reservations”) with Valentine’s Day offers; we like ’em all, but for romantic, we’ll take Le Cep or, on a more moderate scale, Cafe Modern.