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Best Special Occasion Restaurants

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When you're planning a dinner for a special occasion, everything needs to be just right: the food exquisite, the ambience festive and the service impeccable.

Basically, the whole dining experience needs to match a mood of elevation when you get family and friends together to celebrate an anniversary, birthday or promotion. Rely on GAYOT's lists to find great special occasion restaurants near you.

Top 10 Special Occasion Restaurants




Greenwich, CT


Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Miami / South Florida

Napa / Sonoma, CA

New Orleans

New York

Orange County, CA

Paris, France


Phoenix / Scottsdale

Portland, OR

San Diego, CA

San Francisco / Bay Area


Vancouver, Canada

Washington, D.C.


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