I'm hanging out with a dear friend of mine and I wanted to take him to a semi-romantic place with a fireplace where we can lounge and chat without feeling rushed to leave. Good food and/or a good view. Any suggestions?
Not sure where you're looking, but Digs Bistro in Berkeley seems to fit the bill. Very intimate, cozy space and quiet enough for long, leisurely conversation. They have a fireplace, but it wasn't in use the night I had dinner there. No view.