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Which 5 L.A. Restaurants Are Among The "Most Romantic" in America?

One plate of Albacore, two sets of chopsticks for a romantic dinner for two at Yamashiro in Hollywood (Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
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Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and the concept of "romance" is being pummeled into us all from every possible front, including where we eat. Now OpenTable has released a list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, and five Los Angeles-area spots made the grade.

The list uses 5 million diners' reviews to determine which restaurants make eaters swoon in their seats. Representing L.A. are: Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar in Beverly Hills, Yamashiro in Hollywood, Sir Winston's Aboard The Queen Mary in Long Beach, The Sky Room in Long Beach, and The Little Door in Los Angeles.

It seems the romance nod goes for themed decor, unique views, or quaint charm--or some combination thereof.

Of course, romance is what you make of it at mealtime, from a simple picnic in the park with your honey to staring into each others' eyes over a Korean BBQ grill, and, sure, even at a cozy table for two in a fancy restaurant.

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There are a ton of other romantic L.A. restaurants, though, like Cicada, Providence, Cliff's Edge, The Roof on Wilshire, Café Pinot, Lucques, or any number of snug bistros in neighborhoods all over town, any of which could have easily found a home on this list.

So, lovers, we ask: What table for two gets your vote for "most romantic" in L.A.?