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Jun 11, 2008 07:06 PM

Romantic celebratory dinner...

I want to take my boyfriend to a romantic restaurant to celebrate his job promotion. Most important I am looking for really good food. He always takes me to nice places so now is my turn to impress him. Could you tell me what you think of these suggestions I was given and please recommend anything else. I was told that The Wilshire, Grace, and The Cellar in Fullerton were all nice places. Thanks and I would appreciate any help!!

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  1. I went to the Wilshire for the first time on Saturday and loved it. The patio is fantastic and would be a great setting for a celebratory meal.

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    1. re: teach

      I really like Wilshire a lot! The patio is lovely especially in this weather.

      Another patio I really like is that at Pane e Vino. It has a Tuscan romantic feel to me.

      1. re: teach

        Thanks! Do you have to specify you want the patio when making reservations?

        1. re: mh4e

          you should request the patio when making the reservations. it's often the most requested space, and since this is a celebration....better to be safe.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I thought of this after I hit Post. Glad you suggested it.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Thank you, I've thought of that but is it romantic?

            1. re: mh4e

              It can be very romantic. Nice patio, rustic indoor area, nice food-very nice in the evening.

              Also, my fave, the Chef's Table at Providence!

              1. re: Diana

                Diana - I now see through your link where your loyalty to Providence comes from, and they've earned it. Not looking to rehash the old thread, just wish my experience had been remotely similar to yours.

                1. re: lawdog262

                  re your experience: me too!

          2. I don't know where you're coming from, but if you're willing to come to Costa Mesa... I think Habana at the Lab is romantic, especially the patio area.
            They serve Cuban food, and although I've never had authentic Cuban food, I think their take is pretty good. Not really extravagant, but it's nice in the hip sort of way.

            2930 Bristol St Ste A110, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

            1. Ortolon was amazingly romantic and the food was also really great.

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              1. re: Obessed

                Thank you, I will definitely check it out!

                1. re: Obessed

                  The food was good, but small portions and lots of foam. My girlfriends and I went to Taco Bell afterwards.... seriously.

                2. lots of people like the wilshire, but mostly for group outings. romantic dinner is Nook in west l.a. it's pretty secluded in the corner of a mini-mall. it's really difficult to notice because there a sign for it at the plaza, but in front of the restaurant itself there's only a blue arrow. it's very cute inside. great for a date, good food, great service. i also like sprazzo on westwood for italian and great dessert. it's small and romantic. romantic all depends on what you and your bf likes, cuz i consider small and quiet restaurants romantic, and i also like trendy and popular (like dan tana's) which i think is romantic.