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Nov 13, 2008 05:29 AM

Romantic Restaurant Suggestions. Birthday wkend

My boyfriend is taking me to our favorite city in the world and we would love a few suggestions for a special romantic dining experience. We are staying near Union Square and we love North Beach and Italian food but we are very open to other suggestions and areas. We appreciate all your help. Thank you!

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    1. re: Paul H

      Our budget is about $200 top limit. We don't drink too much with dinner. Maybe a couple of glasses of wine. Thanks!

    2. I think Quince is very romantic. Wonderful handmade pastas, impeccable service, great ambiance. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there in Sept. Can't wait to go back, but it is a splurge. 2 appetizers, 2 pastas, cheese course, 2 desserts, 1 bottle of wine and 2 glasses of champagne came to $250 or so w/o tip.

      Quince Restaurant
      470 Pacific Av, San Francisco, CA 94133

      1. We went to Acquerello on my 45th birthday. Really lovely, romantic but not stuffy- pre-fixe menu.

        In North Beach proper is Da Flora. Haven't been but a chowhound search will yield many responses

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        1. re: suebe

          I've heard that Florence at Da Flora can be temperamental, which could affect the mood.

          The place in North Beach that has "romantic" welded to its description is Cafe Jacqueline. KItten could hit it for a chocolate souffle for dessert.

          Cafe Jacqueline
          1454 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. re: Xiao Yang

            You're right about Da Flora! That's hillarious. Maybe that's why I haven't made it there- subconscious avoidance... a la memories of Bruno at the Aub Zam Zam

          2. re: suebe

            I also agree that Acquerello would be a great choice. My boy friend took me there for my birthday this year. We had an absolutely wonderful dinner. Do order the prix fixe dinner, it is more reasonable than any other high end places in my opinion.