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Private dining for two?

Classof6977 Nov 4, 2012 02:34 AM

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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    Rapini Nov 7, 2012 10:39 AM

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

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      Dustin_E Nov 6, 2012 02:20 PM

      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. letsindulge Nov 6, 2012 12:13 PM

        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. letsindulge Nov 4, 2012 06:25 PM

          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: letsindulge
            Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2012 06:34 PM

            Dio Deka no longer has a Michelin star.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              letsindulge Nov 4, 2012 07:05 PM

              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
                buoncibo Nov 6, 2012 10:24 PM

                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
                  letsindulge Nov 7, 2012 10:20 AM

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

                  1. re: letsindulge
                    buoncibo Nov 7, 2012 02:54 PM

                    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
                      Robert Lauriston Nov 7, 2012 03:41 PM

                      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
                        letsindulge Nov 7, 2012 04:56 PM

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

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              ceekskat Nov 4, 2012 11:02 AM

              May be Plumed Horse in Saratoga?

              1. Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2012 10:09 AM

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


                1. Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2012 09:11 AM

                  Manresa is relatively quiet.

                  Sam's Grill in SF has curtained booths.


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                    Ruth Lafler Nov 4, 2012 09:29 AM

                    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
                      Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2012 10:06 AM

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

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                        Ruth Lafler Nov 4, 2012 02:42 PM

                        Tadich does as well.

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                          Robert Lauriston Nov 4, 2012 05:24 PM

                          Tadich's booths don't have curtains.

                          1. re: Robert Lauriston
                            Ruth Lafler Nov 4, 2012 06:28 PM

                            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.

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