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Nov 4, 2012 02:34 AM

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!