About The Guide
Every year Ashley Madison, the world’s leading married dating website,1 releases the top 20 cities for summer signups in the United States.2 But this summer, the company is also launching its inaugural Restaurant Guide, providing Americans with a list of the country’s best restaurants, bars, casinos, and more for a bit of non-monogamous fun. Based on member survey data outlining the criteria for successful public sex and hookups, the guide takes everything from sexy cuisines and late hours to private washrooms and big parking lots into consideration. Whether your preference is a chain restaurant for a quick meal and a quickie under the table, or a high-end fine dining experience followed by a romp in your backseat, Ashley Madison’s Top Cities and Restaurant Guide is sure to have your next date spot.
1 Based on the number of signups to Ashley Madison since 2002.
2 Based on Ashley Madison signup data between June 20, 2022 and September 22, 2022. Measured per capita.
Versailles is one of Miami’s most iconic restaurants, serving Cuban cuisine since 1971. Not only is it a city landmark, it also fits the bill for many Ashley Madison members who like to take their affairs or non-monogamous adventures public. It’s perfect for those who prefer crowded places to blend in and go unnoticed. And if Hispanic cuisine gets you excited, this is the place for you.
This classic chain restaurant is headquartered in Orlando, so there really couldn’t be a better place for Floridians who just need something quick, cheap, and from the sea to get them going. The location on International Drive has an especially impressive surrounding parking lot, which is the perfect place for a “park-and-play” moment between secret lovers or non-monogamous couples.
You might be surprised to hear that for some Ashley Madison members, Italian and French cuisines aren’t as romantic as good ol’ American. If that’s the case for you, then The Colonnade is the place to be. Serving everything from southern fried chicken to pot roast to fish and chips, this Atlanta institution has been around since 1927 and knows its way around American food.
Las Vegas is a given for anyone who gravitates toward adult fun, late nights, and crowded places. But the ARIA Casino is especially appropriate for non-monogamous fun because of their private bathrooms, offering an extra level of discretion. Also available is a wide selection of restaurants offering everything from French to Italian to Chinese cuisine and popular aphrodisiacs like seafood and steak. Is there a better way to celebrate after a great day at the slots?
Arnold’s Bar and Grill
As one of America’s oldest and most well-known bars, Arnold’s Bar and Grill belongs on this list. It will appeal to those who only need some drinks before getting frisky, but a great mix of cuisines from Greek to some American and a bit of Italian will please those who want something to munch on. As a popular evening spot, it’s great for people who plan to get it up once the sun goes down.
Another great chain headquartered in Florida is Outback Steakhouse — the ultimate spot for those whose preferred aphrodisiac is meat. Prepare to enjoy it in two very different ways at the Boy Scout Boulevard location, which takes you out of the busy downtown area by about 15 minutes for a bit less hustle and bustle among a generally older crowd.
Another great location for those whose toes curl at the thought of American cuisine is Minneapolis’ 5-8 Club. This restaurant is the home of the Juicy Lucy and is located on the outskirts of the downtown area. It’s a great option for those looking for a bit of isolation and discretion — cheaters, we’re looking at you!
The Anchor Bar
It’s the home of the Buffalo wing! Operating since 1935, the Anchor Bar is a famous Buffalo restaurant and popular tourist spot. The latter point makes it the obvious choice over its rival, Duff’s Famous Wings, as a spot full of tourists is far more discreet than one full of locals.
For those who really appreciate a good can, bottle, pint, or what have you of beer before getting dirty. Shamrocks in Saint Paul is great for a late-night drink-and-do, and the dim lighting not only adds to the ambiance, but also makes it harder for others to recognize faces. Regular live music adds an extra layer to the experience if you want to impress your date and get a little foreplay going on the dance floor.
If you want your fancy tickled not only by your date but also by a fine dining experience, Chandlers is perfect. Meat and seafood lovers will love the extensive menu full of their favorite aphrodisiacs, and people looking for the utmost discretion can splurge and take advantage of the private dining rooms. If that’s not enough to sell you, Chandlers is part of Boise’s boutique Hotel 43, so make it an overnight event!
In addition to a large military presence, Jacksonville, North Carolina, also has a large Ashley Madison presence. Evidently, the city is full of people serving the country and serving themselves. A more low key but just as applicable spot in this city is the Waffle House on Marine Boulevard. Not only is it perfect for those who like to get down and dirty at breakfast or brunch, it’s also surrounded by motels and inns.
Suki Yaki Inn
Given its close ties with Japanese culture and the annual Japan Week celebration, it’s only fitting that the city’s oldest and most authentic Japanese restaurant, Suki Yaki Inn, is included on this list. Not only is the cuisine considered one of the most romantic by Ashley Madison members, the restaurant also has sectional/private seating options for added discretion.
Legend Brewing Co
For those looking for a down-to-earth and low key meeting spot in Richmond, this wallet-friendly pub offers a typical bar-food menu and its own in-house brews, complete with a beer garden and huge deck if you prefer to take your date outdoors.
Located across the Hotel Indigo in East Liberty, Blue Sky is situated above street-level on a quiet corner just off the thruways of Highland and Penn Ave. Offering elevated casual dining, this newly-opened restaurant serves up its own twist on American classics. Its discreet location, proximity to a nearby hotel, and American fare ticks all the boxes for Ashley Madison members looking for a date spot, especially in the warm summer months thanks to its large outdoor space.
La Doña Mezcaleria
This rustic mezcal-centric cocktail bar serves Mexican street food and is tucked away behind its sister restaurant, which is a popular yet more family-friendly spot. This adults-only bar would be an ideal go-to for the Ashley Madison members who typically order cocktails on their dates and name Mexican cuisine among their favorites.
Peppermill Hotel and Casino
If the stakes are high, the Peppermill offers no shortage of places to enjoy a romantic rendez-vous in Reno! From its wide array of luxurious rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, themed bars and lounges, and headliner entertainment, it’s an easy bet for a fun night out. Given Ashley Madison members often opt for crowded locations to avoid standing out, a casino is an ideal option to blend in and be discreet. Add an array of restaurants serving up classic American and Italian cuisine and you’ve got yourself a night to remember.
Located on a charming street corner in Little Italy, Etna is a perfect spot for those who love Italian cuisine and are looking for an authentic restaurant to share a bowl of pasta and glass of wine with their lover. The hidden gem is small with limited seating, which is all the better for those looking for a more private and intimate setting.
El Chinito Gordo
Let’s give them something to taco ’bout! This Mexican eatery boasts a discreet entrance for those looking to sneak in for happy hour, which happens every day from 3-6pm. Not only does Mexican cuisine rank high as one of the most romantic cuisines according to Ashley Madison members, but this date spot won’t have you breaking the bank either.
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and when it comes to dining out, the bigger the better! That’s why this popular all-American steakhouse chain is a great place to bring someone you’re looking to impress. Texans love their meat, and Ashley Madison members are no different, so this menu is the perfect selection for date night dinner. And if it goes well, there is a nearby hotel where you can go for dessert!
This upscale restaurant is known for its elevated wine list and delicious oysters — a known aphrodisiac for a sexy night out! While this is a more expensive date option, Jubans also offers “Half-y Hour” every day from 4-6pm where their beer, wine by the glass, and cocktails are half price. Their atrium bar is also the city’s best kept secret so be sure to check that out, too, if you want to have a night to remember!