Quaint Romantic and Authentic in Chinatown? (Please Help!)
I've recently moved back to the bay area, and my east coast boyfriend is flying out for valentines day weekend. He's craving good Chinese food after having to endure so much mediocrity in DC. Does anyone have recs for some quasi-romantic, tasty (but NOT upscale/$$$) Chinese sit-down restaurants in Chinatown? He's never been to the neighborhood and we're staying the night in a hotel nearby.
I really appreciate any recommendations you may have! Thanks!
The romantic (or quasi-romantic) part really throws me for a loop as Chinatown and romantic really aren't used in the same sentence very often. For many Chinese, eating out is a public, family event, hence the tendency towards brightly lit and boisterously noisy authentic restaurants. I'm guessing your best bets could be R&G Lounge, Great Eastern and Louie's California Cuisine.