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Yelp names top places to propose in the U.S. ahead of Valentine’s Day

Most of us have heard of the term “wedding season,” but did you know that Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day is known as “engagement season”? In fact, last year, WeddingWire named Valentine’s Day the most popular day of the year for engagements. With Cupid’s holiday quickly approaching, those looking to take the next step in their relationship may find themselves looking for the perfect place to ask for their partner’s hand in marriage. To assist in narrowing down the list, Yelp has released a list of the top places to propose, based on data collected from millions of reviews. 

To determine the list of the best places to pop the question, we identified businesses in a variety of categories with a high volume of words such as “engaged” and “propose.” We then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. 

Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale, AZ, tops the list as the best place to get down on one knee, with Yelpers loving the romantic ambiance, seasonal dishes and candlelit entrance. Other highlights on the list? A gondola boat tour with Gondola Adventures in Newport Harbor, Club A Steakhouse, a classic New York City steakhouse with old-world charm, and Canoe, a seafood-centric restaurant on the bank of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA.

To help you make your Valentine’s Day plans, we’ve indicated which of our Top Places to Propose lets you book a reservation directly from their Yelp Page. If you’re looking for more reservation options for the special day, search for restaurants on Yelp and filter by reservation availability. Click here for some great spots with tables available near you!

Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale, AZ. Photo via Maria H. on Yelp

Top places in the U.S. to propose: 

Businesses that offer reservations on Yelp, as of 1/25/2022 ♥

  1. Cafe Monarch – Scottsdale, AZ
  2. Gondola Adventures – Newport Beach, CA
  3. Penumbra – Chicago, IL
  4. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf – Chicago, IL
  5. Central Park Conservancy – New York, NY 
  6. Pane & Vino – Miami, FL
  7. Tickle Pink Inn – Carmel, CA
  8. Griffith Observatory – Los Angeles, CA
  9. Canoe – Atlanta, GA
  10. The Black Pearl – Dunedin, FL
  11. Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, PA 
  12. Cibo – Phoenix, AZ
  13. Club A Steakhouse – New York, NY
  14. St. Martin’s Wine Bistro – Dallas, TX
  15. Mama’s Fish House – Paia, HI
  16. Boucherie West Village – New York, NY
  17. Collage Restaurant – Saint Augustine, FL
  18. Americana – Las Vegas, NV
  19. Firefly – Panama City Beach, FL
  20. The Olde Pink House – Savannah, GA 
  21. La Mer – Honolulu, HI
  22. Bistrot La Minette – Philadelphia, PA 
  23. Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar – Memphis, TN
  24. Kerry Park – Seattle, WA 
  25. The Pink Door – Seattle, WA
  26. Sotto – Cincinnati, OH
  27. Gilt Bar – Chicago, IL
  28. Eiffel Tower – Las Vegas, NV
  29. Café Amelie – New Orleans, LA
  30. Over the Moon Cafe – Tacoma, WA