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Private dining for two?

Looking for a nice place to take a lovely lady where we can dine privately in our own room. Prefer Silicon Valley area.

If nothing like that exists, then what restaurants provide 5 Star everything AND a quiet intimate atmosphere?

All the reviews I see seem to indicate that most places are noisy. I want to be able to carry on a conversation and be able to only hear what she has to say.


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  1. Manresa is relatively quiet.

    Sam's Grill in SF has curtained booths.


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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I don't think Sam's is the atmosphere he's going for.

      My first thought was Chez TJ -- since it's in an old house they might have a little nook where you can dine intimately, and even if they don't, the dining rooms are small and it has a quiet, elegant atmosphere. Oh, and a MIchelin star.

      1. re: Ruth Lafler

        Sam's is just the only place I can think of with private booths.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              They have doors -- they're like little rooms. I don't know if they would seat a couple in one, though, since they seat six.

    2. High-end Japanese places sometimes have private tatami rooms. I see that Fuki Sushi in Palo Alto does.


      1. May be Plumed Horse in Saratoga?

        1. Two great places to rendevous and both with in-room dining, and Michelin Stars are Dio Deka in the Hotel Los Gatos.


          Also Madera Restaurant in the Rosewood Sand Hill Resort in Menlo Park.


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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Ahhh...when did that happen? It's still an upscale, boutique restaurant with luxury accomodations, and fits the OP requests don't you think?

              1. re: letsindulge

                I think the OP is asking for a recommendation to dine in a private room *within* a restaurant, not to have dinner in a hotel room. If that's the case, Dio Deko is very noisy, deafeningly so on weekends.

                1. re: buoncibo

                  Re-read the 2nd paragraph that specifically mentions restaurants. So now what does the 1st paragraph elude to?

                  1. re: letsindulge

                    Yes, I see where you're coming from, yet my take is OP is requesting a restaurant that *also* offers a private dining experience - a small dining room or a booth with curtains, etc. And if that doesn't exist, a restaurant that offers intimacy - well-spaced tables, quiet atmosphere, etc. OP goes on to say that (s)he wants to avoid noise, which would be the case in a private hotel room, but difficult at most SF/Bay Area restaurants, thus the request.

                    1. re: letsindulge

                      If someone were looking for a hotel where they could get a great meal in their room rather than a restaurant with private dining rooms I'd expect to see the phrase "room service."

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston

                        Tomatoe, tomato. I just wonder where he ended up!

            2. Mr. J or Classof6977, has this dinner taken place, and if so where did you go? Sounds like you are in hot pursuit of this "lovely lady" who's words you are so eager to capture.

              1. kappa in sf japantown has a little private room that seats maximum 3 i think. not sure if there is a door or curtain, though the place is usually pretty quiet.

                1. No private rooms that I know of, but Acquerello is quiet, with well-spaced tables, professional service, and a well-deserved Michelin star.