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New to Gaslamp Area need place for Valentines

ms2sell Jan 28, 2009 06:39 PM

Hello my fellow foodies!

I am new to this board (first post) but my girlfriend constantly raves about it so I though I would try it out. I just recently moved to the area (temporarily) for business and have not had a chance to get out much. I am staying downtown around 6th and K and was looking for some good places to take my girlfriend who will be visiting for Valentines day weekend.

She does not eat Beef or Pork, or Duck for that matter but fish and chicken are fair game. She loves anything with squash and italian and french seem to be some of her favorite fares. I was looking for some place on the romantic side but mostly with great food and if they have a tasting menu or wine paring all the better. So if anybody has any suggestions please let me know. Would love it if I could walk I do have a car here but rather not have to deal with parking.

Thanks and happy to come aboard


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    duck833 RE: ms2sell Jan 28, 2009 07:13 PM

    I was there last week for a conference. Visited Cafe' Chloe three nights straight. I would not hesitate to take her there, great French Bistro food and wine.

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      ms2sell RE: duck833 Jan 29, 2009 01:54 PM

      Thanks I will definitely check that out. Any idea of a place that might do a tasting menu?

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        honkman RE: ms2sell Jan 29, 2009 02:28 PM

        Cafe Chloe has a tasting menu for Valentines (and it is also the only day they take reservation, normally it is first come, first serve)

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          ms2sell RE: honkman Jan 30, 2009 04:14 PM

          Great I will give them a call to see what they are serving.


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      araknd RE: ms2sell Jan 29, 2009 02:17 PM

      It's not specifically French or Italian, but Oceanaire has good fresh seafood.

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        ms2sell RE: araknd Jan 30, 2009 04:15 PM

        That's funny I just went there the other night (first restaurant I tried downtown) and I loved it. Had some spicy mahi mahi that was great!

      2. Beach Chick RE: ms2sell Jan 31, 2009 04:09 PM

        Welcome Marvin!

        Maybe Bertrand's at Mister A's which is in Bankers Hill...love Oceanaire too..
        Enjoy Cafe Chloe but I wish they would get better chairs..they are so darn uncomfortable.
        Also, Grant Grill at the US Grant Hotel and JSix at the Hotel Solamar are lovely too..
        Have a great Valentine's and report back.

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