Wanted: Romantic Dining in the East Bay
Looking for an intimate, low lit, relatively quiet, and fantastic food restaurant within which my husband and I can celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary next Saturday night.
Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda.
Nothing over $150 (we'll probably bring our own bottle of wine)
We usually go to Postino, but last time couldn't get a good table... looking to try something new... any advice?
I'm very fond of Prima in Walnut Creek. It's a lovely space, with fine food and great staff. For a special occasion, you might want to try the Chef's Tasting Menu ($60) with optional 2-oz. wine pairings with each course ($22). They own the wine shop next-door, and have a very extensive wine list.
It's not particularly noisy. More of a happy murmur than the roar you get in many places. There's a porch that is open to the street (South Main). That's probably the noisiest space, so you might ask for one of the interior rooms. On the weekend they'll probably have a piano playing soft jazzy stuff in the area around the bar, so keep that in mind too...