Romantic Places for Dinner

by Mary Beth Swayne

About Mary Beth Swayne

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Mary Beth Swayne is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in newspapers including the Greater Philadelphia Newspaper network. She has also written for seven magazines and non-profit organization publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pennsylvania State University.

Romantic Places for Dinner

For some, anniversaries, marriage proposals and other special occasions take place during romantic getaways. New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York City offer plenty of activities during the day and are home to romantic restaurants that provide memorable settings for a special evening. If you live around the corner, these romantic restaurants could be ideas for just-because-I-love-you dates.

Broussard's Restaurant

With the combination of great food and the modern spirit of New Orleans, Broussard's three elegant dining rooms have hosted romantic evenings since 1920. Located in the French Quarter, the dining rooms provide a view of a tropical courtyard--the perfect place for a romantic kiss. Open for dinners Monday through Saturday, special moments are welcomed with Southern delights, including Louisiana pecan crusted drum and Creole spiced rubbed ribeye ($34) Broussard's Restaurant 819 Rue Conti New Orleans, LA 70112 504-581-3866 broussards.com

Cafe La Boheme

Beneath five dazzling chandeliers and next to two large open fireplaces, diners can travel the world through the international cuisine choices at Cafe La Boheme in Los Angeles. From Berkshire pork chop to Chilean sea bass, Cafe La Boheme has a dish for every palate. Add the romantic ambiance and this City of Angels restaurant will create an amorous evening. Cafe La Boheme 8400 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 348-848-2360 boheme.globaldiningca.com

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

In 2008, One if by Land, Two if by Sea was voted New York's most romantic restaurant by Open Table Viewers. In the same year, the restaurant received 24 marriage proposals per week. Aaron Burr's renovated 18th-century carriage house offers romantic touches, including burning fireplaces, lit candles and piano music. Dinner choices include roasted rack of lamb and wild mushroom fettuccine. Romantic gardens with high-arched connecting walkways offer a continuance of the romantic evening. One if by Land, Two if by Sea 17 Barrow St. New York, NY 10014 212-255-8649 oneifbyland.com

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