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Recommendation for date night? Ideally in the Mission.

Hi - I'm looking for a recommendation for a restaurant that would impress a friend of mine who is very much into food and eating out.

- somewhat creative food
- reasonably romantic/cozy atmosphere
- preferably in or very near the Mission
- cost: somewhere around $200 or so including tax, tip, and drinks (figure one bottle of wine or 2-3 drinks a piece)
- multi-course set menu would be a plus, but not at all a requirement
- seafood is a plus

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. commonwealth, but the space isn't particularly "cozy", more modern.
    farina, but the food isn't "creative", more just good high-end italian.

      1. I second commonwealth and yuzuki (though the atmos at yuzuki isn't super romantic). Also the pasta tasting menu at Flour & Water.

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        1. re: possumspice

          Flour + Water seemed to me like a crowded bar with good food, a fun place to hang out with friends but romantic?

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            There's low lighting and a cozy ambience. Plus I guess my husband and I find good food to be romantic. :)

        2. I would try the Heirloom Café -- definitely cozy and romantic, in the Mission, with delicious food. Ask about the owner's special wine list.

          Range may push you out of that price bracket with drinks, but it's also a favorite.

          1. Incanto or La Ciccia? Those are are both fairly cozy and (for me) serve creative food.

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            1. re: Atomica

              Second both of those, especially La Ciccia.