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What makes a restaurant "romantic"?

Someone asked me this today and I was at a lost to come up with some sort of pithy answer.

Do you have one?

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  1. Tables far enough apart that you can talk dirty with your date and not worry about your neighbor overhearing.

    1. Wife with me, kids at home.

      1. All restaurants have the potential to be romantic. Even McDonald's or a hot dog stand can be romantic --if you're with the right person.

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        1. The right lighting can make the most stark restaurant romantic but the right company can make any place romantic.

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          1. re: HillJ

            Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode when Jerry's dating this girl and sometimes she looks great and other times plain (lighting?).

            1. re: ccbweb

              Beat me by 8 minutes. I was here to write the same thing.

              1. re: ccbweb

                Yes the company for sure, as well as the ambience/atmosphere, the lighting, the
                noise level or lack thereof....

                1. re: Gio

                  Atmosphere, lightning, noise ... care less ... company is all and the memories old or new that we make.