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Dallas' bastion of fine dining still revered as most romantic in America

Dallas' bastion of fine dining still revered as most romantic in U.S.

While we mourn the impending demise of Bijoux, we can take comfort in knowing that the bastion of romantic dining in Dallas still ranks among the best in the United States.

OpenTable has released its 2015 list of the most romantic restaurants in America, to coincide with the Hallmarkiest of holidays, Valentine’s Day. The French Room is the lone Dallas spot on the list, but our great state does claim six more spots out of 100.

Over the years, the restaurant at The Adolphus hotel has been recognized by national magazines for its superlative experience, and it’s currently the only dining room in Texas to hold the AAA Five Diamond Award. There have been many a question popped under those gilded arches, as the painted cherubs on the ceiling looked upon the presumably happy couple.

Says one diner in a review posted on January 15, “The French Room meets or exceeds Europe’s best.” Remarks another, from a review left January 14, “This is still the ultimate dining experience in Dallas. Flawless and fun.”

Another couple recently toasted their 45th anniversary at the French Room. “From start to finish, the meal and experience was excellent and top notch, and was exactly what I was hoping for to celebrate our anniversary,” the husband cooed.

As with all of its listy lists, the restaurant reservation site determined this one by analyzing the opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Joining the French Room are fellow Lone Star establishments Chez Nous French Restaurant (Humble), La V Restaurant and Wine Bar and Truluck’s Seafood (Austin), Republic of Texas Bar & Grill (Corpus Christi), Spindletop (Houston), and Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof (Bryan).

The French Room
The French Room is among the most romantic restaurants in America, according to OpenTable diners. Photo courtesy of the Adolphus