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Romantic in North County Coastal for under $100

Our neighbor did us a favor the other day and we'd like to give her and her husband a gift certificate to say thanks.

Anyways, we've never met her husband but he is due to come home for two weeks shortly before leaving again for seven months. We'd like to give them a gift certificate to a romantic place for dinner while we watch their kids.

Any recommendations for a romantic place for two that they could have a nice meal and bottle of wine for $100? Is that even possible?

thanks in advance for recommendations

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  1. Which county? (There are several in CA.............)

    1. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume you mean North Coastal San Diego County.
      I think the only hang up with some of the area's top "romantic" spots might be your $100 lid. A lot of the usual suspects (Mille Fleurs, Market, etc.) typically top out above that. So ... I'm going to suggest a few that might fit under romantic and the price cap:
      Ki's, in Cardiff by the Sea. www.kisrestaurant.com. Great ocean view, solid menu.
      Third Corner, Encinitas. http://the3rdcorner.com/. Connected to a wine bar, bistro style dining.
      As I type these, I realize it's so hard to know what is romantic. At least at the two I've mentioned, your friends can have a nice meal and bottle of wine. I'll leave the romance up to them. :)

      1. I'm not familiar with the area, but just a general suggestion. Do you have a nice bottle of wine you could give them along with the $100.? They would probably pay a $20. corkage and still have $80. to spend on their meal. Wine in a lot of restaurants eats up that $100. fast.

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        1. re: Gail

          Excellent point Gail. Great way to open up a few more "romantic" options and stay under the price point.

        2. Jake's Del Mar is a great place and you can't beat the oceanfront location..

          www.jakesdelmar.com

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