We ate at Fables a few weeks ago and it was delightful. The tables are very close together and it is caual, in a good way. Le Violin is more upscale and also wonderful, more formal, also in a good way. For romantic and memorable, I'd go to Le Violin; but they are both lovely
Catherine Comstant is Scottish so no need to worry. Fables is now owned by one of the sous chefs and it is wonderful. i will be eating there next week. The 7th is home to lots of expats so English is spoken all around that neighborhood.