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San Antonio steakhouse takes prime spot among most romantic restaurants in U.S.

San Antonio steakhouse gets prime spot among most romantic restaurants

Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood
Bohanan's elegant atmosphere makes TripAdvisor and OpenTable users swoon. Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood/Facebook

When it comes to setting the scene for romance, one San Antonio restaurant offers the perfect backdrop. Over the past week, downtown staple Bohanan’s Prime Steak & Seafood has been honored by the users of not one, but two restaurant booking sites as among the most swoon-worthy in the nation.

The first honor came from travel giant TripAdvisor. On January 31, the site released its 2019 list of the most romantic Valentine’s Day restaurants in the nation. The rankings were pulled together from millions of reviews, weighing quality, quantity, and customer opinions

Bohanan’s came in at No. 3 — the only Texas eatery to make the list. Diners praised the selection of steaks, naturally, but also had praise for seafood dishes like the jumbo lump crab cakes and French-grilled oysters.

The users noted the steakhouse’s impeccable service and white tablecloth ambiance set the tone for a memorable evening. One user summed Bohanan’s appeal neatly, saying “this is our go-to place for special occasions and for other times when we just deserve a treat.”

TripAdvisor users were not the only ones with stars in their eyes. On February 6, verified reviewers from OpenTable chimed in with their passionate picks for the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America.

The restaurant reservation platform employed a different methodology, considering diner rating, user clout, and frequency of reviews to tally an overall score, then sorting according to the percentage of times in which “romantic” was identified as a special feature. But it still came to the same conclusion: Bohanan’s is a date night must.

Another Alamo City classic, Myron’s Prime Steakhouse at Alon Town Center, also made it to the top 100 on the unranked list, the only other San Antonio restaurant to receive a nod. (Wannabe cupids take notice, red meat is obviously the quickest way to a crush’s heart).

Elsewhere in Texas, six more restaurants were cited, making Texas second only to enchanting Ohio for V-Day dining. Galveston’s Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar; Houston’s Sorrento Ristorante Italiano; Dallas’ St. Martin’s Wine Bistro; Austin's Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House; Bryan’s Christopher’s World Grille; and Wills Point’s Four Winds Steakhouse round out the Lone Star State entries.