Of course, if the company's good enough, you can have a great date anywhere. But some restaurants offer a magical combination of food, atmosphere, and comfortable seating that simply lend themselves to more fun and more romance. What follows are our favorite Date Night restaurants from 2012, in alphabetical order. See them all in the slideshow or head straight to the reviews below.
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