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World’s most romantic restaurants: Rome, France, West Indies, and yup, Greenville

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a store front at day: Passerelle © Passerelle Bistro Passerelle

In honor of Valentine's Day, CNN Travel put together its list of the world's most romantic restaurants, and one of them happens to be in downtown Greenville.

The list includes Crab Shack in the Maldives; Lake House in Daylesford, Australia; Sunset Monalisa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Tate Dining Room and Bar in Hong Kong; Aqua Shard in London; Le 1131 in Burgundy, France; Pimms, on the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies; The Kitchen at The Dunlavy in Houston; the Icehotel Restaurant in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden; Sentido Norte in Costa Rica; Imago in Rome; Yardbird Southern Table and Bar in Singapore; Catalina Rose Bay, in Sydney, Australia; and downtown Greenville's own Passerelle, overlooking beautiful Falls Park and the Liberty Bridge.

a close up of a tree: Passerelle at Liberty Bridge in Greenville © WYFF News 4, Google Earth Passerelle at Liberty Bridge in Greenville

Passerelle, a Table 301 group restaurant, opened in June 2013 in the space that previously housed the Overlook Grill.

The restaurant's name is French for "footbridge," a nod to its location near the entrance to Liberty Bridge, the iconic 345-foot-long suspension foot bridge that spans Greenville's famous downtown waterfalls.

Chris Dwyer, a Hong Kong-based travel and food writer, wrote in the CNN Travel piece: "Whether it's celebrity chefs or million-dollar views, 12th-century dining rooms or Indian Ocean idylls, here are 14 of the world's most romantic restaurants where the love is well and truly shared.

"Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina, boasts a series of waterfalls that make for a perfectly romantic backdrop for diners at Passerelle Bistro. As a regular award-winner among national al fresco dining spots, Passerelle is popular and charming.

"French classics such as baked goat's cheese, escargots, mussels and decadent cassoulet of duck are some of the restaurant's most noteworthy items, while desserts such as lemon crème brulee and chocolate mousse are other highlights. Unsurprisingly, a strong French wine list will please oenophiles.

"After dinner, couples can stroll the 32 acres of Falls Park and admire the Liberty Bridge above them."

To read the full CNN Travel article, click here.

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