Best Places for Date Night

These Triad Restaurants Rank Nationally for Date, Meetups and Meetings

By:  , Triad Business Journal

August 18, 2022

These Triad restaurants have what you’re looking for in a romantic date spot, business meeting location of just a friend meetup, and were just ranked among the top 100 best restaurants nationally by OpenTable.

OpenTable partnered with Bumble, an online dating app, to compile three national lists: 100 Best Restaurants for a Date, 100 Best Restaurants for a Friend Date and 100 Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting.

“People are craving connection, and partnering with Bumble to debut curated diner guides means skipping the dreaded ‘where should we go’ question and instead focusing on nailing that first impression,” said Susan Lee, chief growth officer for OpenTable. “The win-win is that this movement for in-person socialization also supports the still-recovering dining scene.”

The website prompts viewers to download the app to find their match and to check the list to find their table.

Print Works Bistro and Green Valley Grill, owned by Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels, made OpenTable’s 2022 edition of 100 Best Restaurants for a Date in America. Just under a month ago, both restaurants made OpenTable’s 2022 edition of the nation’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining.

“It really is a great honor for this employee-owned team to get recognized on two national lists as great places for outdoor dining and now for a date night,” said Dennis Quaintance, CEO of Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels. “The statistical probability that Greensboro would get one restaurant on either of these lists is improbable. But that both made both of these top 100 lists is amazing.”
Raleigh’s Rey’s Steakhouse also ranked for best date venue, making up the only other North Carolinian to be featured on the list.

Green Valley Grill also made the 100 Best Restaurants for a Business Meeting list, along with Winston-Salem’s Ryan’s Restaurant. Steak 48 in Charlotte was the only other North Carolina venue on the list for business meeting restaurants.

The Triad made the 100 Best Restaurants for a Friend Date list with three restaurants: Print Works Bistro, Ryan’s Restaurant and The Bistro at Childress Vineyards in Lexington. Raleigh’s Rey’s made this list also.

TBJ attempts to reach Childress Vineyards and Ryan’s were unsuccessful.

The three lists were generated from over 13.6 million verified OpenTable diner reviews, according to the press release, and were received and reviewed between June 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022. The final overall score is composed of many factors, including overall dining rating, user clout, the total number of reviews and regional overall rating. These data points determined the qualification of restaurants and were sorted with the special features of romantic, good for groups or good for business meals.