The Kenwood makes Travel & Leisure's most romantic restaurants list

The Kenwood is named one of the most romantic restaurants in America by Travel & Leisure Magazine
The Kenwood is named one of the most romantic restaurants in America by Travel & Leisure Magazine

Tis the season of last minute reservations at the most romantic dining spots, and according to

Travel & Leisure Magazine

, Minneapolis's 

The Kenwood

happens to be one of the

15 new most romantic restaurants in the country


Travel & Leisure's list was published in their February 2014 issue and also includes places like celebrity chef José Andrés's Mi Casa in Dorado, Puerto Rico, the Boarding House in Chicago, and Husk in Nashville.

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According to the magazine, "Royal couple (and Balmoral regulars) Will and Kate would feel right at home at the Kenwood. First there's the décor, a Great Lakes take on the traditional English hunting lodge complete with plaid-lined walls, tufted-leather banquettes, and thick-framed portraits of horses and hounds -- all faintly lit for romance."

They also call out some menu highlights, which include wild boar pappardelle and brown butter-slathered trout. They pay particular attention to Chef Don Saunders's cassoulet, which they describe as, "an indulgent cassoulet [featuring] silky pork belly, duck confit, and bacon-infused Toulouse sausage." 

While the Kenwood doesn't typically take reservations, they have confirmed that they are full up for the big day. However they are taking reservations for the following evening, offering the same special Valentine's Day tasting menu, which is as you might expect: swoon-worthy. The four courses include smoked stealhead trout, butter poached lobster, beef tenderloin, and a passion fruit baked meringue. 

If you're planning on staying in for Valentine's this year, you might want to consider booking a table for the day after. For more information on how to do that, visit

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