I'd say that was written by a New Yorker with an attitude. 4 out of the 10 in New York City and at least 2 of 'em look pretty run-of-the-mill to me (OK, the one in Brooklyn with a view of the Manhattan skyline I'll buy).
You want view? Try the view from this place:
or this one:
You want elegance? Try this:
I can't top the wine country place they picked for intimacy so I won't try.
But those places are all in San Francisco. The truth is, the most romantic spot I can think of is probably here:
In case you don't recognize it, it's the dining room of the Sacher Hotel, Vienna