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Romantic Date Ideas?? Pleasanton/Livermore Area

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I am from out of town and will be taking a very special female out that night. She lives in the area and I do not. However, I want to take her someplace nice and upscale. Cost isn't as much as an issue as long as it is an all around great restaurant.

i am basically looking for not a super romantic obvious type of restaurant, but not some greasy spoon either. Just looking at a place that women would very much like to go to. Good food, ambiance and a decent wine list are all things I'd like to find.

Also, any recommendations of what to do afterwards? Any quaint lounges to grab a drink? Anywhere that has a live band play we can just go have a good time?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Claude and Dominiques sounds like a good fit. Nice, small French restaurant in downtown Pleasanton.

    www.claudeanddominiquesbistro.com

    The Restaurant at Wente Vineyard is nice. Although it could fall into the "obviously romantic" category.

    http://www.wentevineyards.com/restaur...

    Hap's and Mcnamara's are both relatively nice steakhouses, though you'd be much better off driving to Danville (10-15 min.) and going to Forbes Mill if an upscale steakhouse is what you're after.

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    Hap's Original Steaks & Seafood
    122 W Neal St, Pleasanton, CA 94566

    McNamara's Steak & Chop House
    7400 San Ramon Rd, Dublin, CA 94568

    Forbes Mill Steakhouse
    200 Sycamore Valley Rd W, Danville, CA 94526

    1. If you are willing to make the drive to Danville, Patrick Davids is very nice as well.

      http://www.patrickdavids.com

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      Patrick David's Cafe
      416 Sycamore Valley Road, Danville, CA 94526

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      1. re: Ian F

        Fussy F and Ian F have given you good advice. All are suitable. I might choose Wente. Most of those have reviews in the Contra Costa Times that would tell you more about them. contracostatimes.com