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Romantic Date Ideas?? Pleasanton/Livermore Area

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Vegasvec Aug 22, 2007 02:17 PM

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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    Ian F Aug 22, 2007 02:55 PM

    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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      chow_eb Aug 24, 2007 09:39 PM

      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

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      Fussy Foodie Aug 22, 2007 02:29 PM

      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

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