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Need advice on romantic post proposal restaurant

Hello,

I was planning on proposing next sunday and afterwards heading to a nice romantic dinner. Problem is that we are both vegetarians and thus kinda limits out choices. Budget is midrange, it would be nice to stay under 60-80 a person. It would be awsome if it was close to michigan ave, right down town but does not have to be.

I looked at Geja's, Spiaggia, and the one on top of john hancock. I like the view of signature room but I am not sure after all the bad reviews of the horrible service.

Any suggestions, this would be a very special day and thus something just perfect would be awsome, at this point I am leaning between Geja's and Spiaggia.

thanks

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  1. Congratulations.

    For me, anything with really good food fits the romantic bill, but here are my suggestions:
    Spiaggia Cafe (you'll find the prices more in line with your budget and the food just as good)
    North Pond (in Lincoln Park -- the park itself-- close to, but not walking distance from Michigan Ave)
    Naha
    Sepia (also a short cab ride)

    But for vegetarians, why not give Green Zebra a shot?. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere romantic and the service excellent. It's predominently, but not all-vegetarian. It, too is a cab ride away, but not all that far.

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    Green Zebra
    1460 W Chicago, Chicago, IL 60622

    Restaurant Naha
    500 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610

    North Pond
    2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

    Sepia
    123 North Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

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    1. re: chicgail

      Another vote for Green Zebra.

      1. re: ms. chow

        Ditto. We are also vegetarians and had a spectacular meal there not to long ago. Green Zebra is the place to go!

    2. cite on lake point tower has a very romantic atmosphere and a stunning view. it's much more spacious than the signature room, and the food is better. but i don't think they have very many choices for vegetarians. check out their menu online and see if your soon-to-be fiance would like the few veggie choices they have. if she would, then i think it''ll be the perfect place for you to propose! call ahead and tell them about the special occasion and request a booth seat for optimal ambiance.

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      Floataway Cafe
      1123 Zonolite Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306-2015

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      1. re: mountsac

        Cite looks amazing, any idea what their price ranges are, they dont list that on their site.

        Also any reviews of Geja's, is it all that its made out to be?

        1. re: manmanSS

          Funny you should mention Geja's. My husband and I drove past it this morning and remarked at how it's still there doing fondue (I think they're still doing fondue) after 40 years. It was pretty trendy way back when, but it's nothing special now. I don't know who makes it out to be something these days. It did survive all this time, anyway.

          1. re: manmanSS

            i don't remember the exact price, but i believe the entrees range from 30's to 40's. it's a bit cheaper than the signature room and will definitely be within your 60-80 per head budget, unless you go crazy with the wine.

            1. re: mountsac

              I dont know why but a lot of people said that Geja's was one of the best romantic spots, and it came up on a lot of the foodie lists aswell.

              Cite, seemed pretty welcoming, but I am just afraid of an outrageous bill at the end of the day. As a medical student, unfortunately it matters a lot. But I mean this only happens once, so I mean if I can get it done for close to or under 60 a head, it would be perfect. Also we dont drink, so the wine cost maybe less :)

              1. re: manmanSS

                i remember we each got our own soup, main dish, and dessert, and that turned out to be way too much food - my girlfriend got a heartburn afterward XD so if you share a salad or soup and share a dessert, i don't think the bill will be outrageous.

                1. re: manmanSS

                  i remember we each got our own soup, main dish, and dessert, and that turned out to be way too much food - my girlfriend got a heartburn afterward XD so if you share a salad or soup and share a dessert, i don't think the bill will be outrageous.

                  1. re: mountsac

                    Call Cite and ask about the price range. My guess is that after you add in parking, tax and tip, you'll be past your price limit. On this most special of evenings, why worry about money? Go someplace less expensive and be worry free. Believe me, you'll barely remember the restaurant or food. You'll be to busy making plans and staring into each others eyes to remember the ambience of the restaurant or anything else. Congrats and best wishes!