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Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

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Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

I am looking for a very romantic restaurant to take my girlfriend on our special anniversary. We have already been to Fleur De Lys and I can only get on the waiting list for Gary Danko. She's big foodie. Thank you!

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1. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

How about La Folie?

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2. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Since you are in Mountain view and she is a foodie may I suggest Manresa in Los Gatos.

Other options in the city are Atelier Crenn, Quince, and for food Coi or Benu

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3. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Acquerello. I believe it's better than Fleur de Lys and the atmosphere is much better than La Folie (where the tables are way to close together IMO). Food is superb and service is fabulous. It's right up there with Gary Danko. The "atmosphere" at Quince is very romantic -- it's so dark in there I couldn't read the menu.

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4. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Jardiniere?

From the SF Chron today:

…sfgate.com/files/2011/09/jardiniere.-hafali…

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5. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

We went to Absinthe after we were married at City Hall. Although we were there for lunch it had a lovely atmosphere, the staff were brilliant and even more importantly the food was FANTASTIC. We are big foodies too. Wish I could go back :(

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6. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Agree with Caffiend--Jardiniere would be the special restaurant of your dreams! I hope you can get a reservation. www.jardiniere.com

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7. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Have a look at the latest Zagat or this link from the chronicle at sfgate for the ones who made it to the top of the list

…sfgate.com/blog/…

and don't forget to tip well :-)

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8. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Quiet, elegant romantic - Acquerello

Lively, celebratory romantic - Jardiniere

Sharing souffles - Cafe Jacqueline (but atmosphere is very basic)

Cozy, candlelit romantic - Da Flora

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9. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Thanks for all your suggestions everyone. I am thinking of Jardiniere too since my gf and I watch Top Chef and the Chef was on there for Top Chef Masters.

What do you guys think of Coi?

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10. Re: Most romantic restaurant for a foodie in SF

Acquerello, Jardiniere, Cafe Jacqueline, Quince, Coi and Benu, are all great suggestions. Is Chez Panise too far? Have you been to Baumé Restaurant in Palo Alto?

Baumé Restaurant, would be my first rec, Chez Panise second and Jardiniere for the City.