9704 Gayton Road
Second Place: Lemaire
Third Place: The Daily Kitchen & Bar
For a big chunk of voters, it seems that nothing says romance like cooking their dinner over open cans of Sterno. The cozy seating, extensive wine list and ease of feeding your date off a fondue fork makes Melting Pot the winner again this year. But plenty of people also want their romance cooked for them, making Lemaire in the Jefferson Hotel a solid second. Elegant surroundings, sofa seating and on-point service all contribute to an evening that leaves guests free to woo and the food details to the pros. Then there are voters who find a dating destination in the loud and lively California-look dining room of the Daily Kitchen & Bar, with a view of Carytown's street theater, because everyone's definition of romance is different.