Romantic Restaurant in Raleigh?
St. Jacques, Bloomsbury Bistro, Glenwood Grill, The Mint, Second Empire, Margaux
8111 Creedmoor Rd Ste 111, Raleigh, NC 27613
509 W Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608
2603-151 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608
St Jacques is an excellent restaurant specializing in cuisine of the South of France. The owners and wait staff are friendly, efficient, and knowledgable. But this is not a particularly romantic spot. The dining area is a small box, the tables are too close together, and the acoustics are just not right.. Bottom line, this place does not scream, take me home and have your way with me, several times.
Yes, An would be a good choice. And a big third for Herons. While in a hotel (it's a 5-star one), it's in a lovely setting. Excellent cuisine. Not sure about his schedule, but the harp player during Sunday brunch is very romantic. I usually shy away from hotel restaurants but Herons at the Umstead is truly special.
re: Fu Dee
FuDee - just a general question for you. I haven't eaten at Ruth's Chris in a while precisely because the service was sub-par and the steaks not anywhere near as tender as they were in the past. My last assessment two years ago was that RC's had become "too corporate," and less focused on their original offerings. Did you ever have that experience and has it improved if you have? As far as steakhouses go, I always fund Sullivan's to win-out over RC's. On the plus, I like the atmosphere of RC's better than Sullivan's, though.