Some people's hearts are reached through their stomachs.

Something about a glass of wine, an appetizer, and fine dining makes the sparks fly.  Pick the right restaurant, and you could be in for a night romance.  I mean after all, who can resist a cozy room and a candlelit booth?  Add the smell of a broiled steak prepared to perfection and look out.

That's exactly what you get with the lone restaurant that was chosen in North Dakota.  That's right, North Dakota only had one restaurant that made this prestigious list while other states had several.

OpenTable has come out with its annual list of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in each state.

OpenTable by the way, is a real-time online booking network for fine dining.

Their data was based on 12 million dinner reviews that had its patrons raving about their experiences.  I mean, after all, food can be its own love language, right?

Before we get to North Dakota's "Best of the Best", when it comes to combining fine dining and romance let's look at the restaurants that made the list from our surrounding states.

Surprisingly, not a single restaurant made the list in South Dakota or Montana.  I would've thought someplace in Deadwood or perhaps Rapid City would've made the cut.

Same with the Big Sky state.  I'm surprised some joint in Yellowstone country wouldn't have cracked the top 100.

Minnesota had three restaurants.  Baldamar in Roseville, Murray's Restaurant in Minneapolis (a celebrity favorite), and the Porterhouse Steakhouse and Seafood in Lakeville.

That brings us to the restaurant that has put North Dakota on the map for romance and fine dining.  It's none other than Harry's Steakhouse in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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Google Maps Screenshot

Harry's Steakhouse is located in downtown Grand Forks and is a favorite for couples on a big date night or before a UND sporting event.  Harry's address is 421 Demers Avenue.

If you like steak, seafood, chops, and cocktails, this is the place for you.  Next time you're on the east side of the state it might be just the place to impress your date.

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