Connecticut Has 1 of the Most Romantic Restaurants in America: Report

With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, you might be looking for a romantic spot and one of the most romantic restaurants in America is right here in Connecticut.

OpenTable says its 100 most romantic restaurants list is based on more than 12 million diner reviews of more than 28,000 restaurants in 50 states and Washington, D.C.

The one Connecticut restaurant that made the list is Millwright's Restaurant and Tavern in Simsbury. 

 See the full list of restaurants here.

Millwright’s is located at Hop Brook Mill and overlooks a waterfall and pond.  

Chef Tyler Anderson opened it in 2012 and the restaurant website says it takes pride in purchasing locally and using ingredients from its 11-acre farm.

“These 100 restaurants excel at setting the table for romance and creating intimate dining experiences at every service,” Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable said in a statement. “Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new special someone, a spouse or even a friend, you can count on this list to find not only a restaurant with the right ambiance but also an exceptional meal.”

Millwright’s is helping lovebirds celebrate Valentine's Day by offering a $75 per person Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16. 

Other restaurants in the region to make the list include:


  • Pellana: Peabody

Rhode Island:

  • Bouchard Restaurant and Inn: Newport
  • The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn: Newport
  • Gracie's: Providence

New Jersey:

  • Peter Shields Inn: Cape May
  • Scalini Fedeli - Chatham: Chatham
  • Washington Inn: Cape May

New York:

  • Majorelle - New York
  • Ristorante Lombardo - Buffalo
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