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sidesjf Apr 1, 2013 11:11 AM

My husband and I are going to the Everyman theater for a matinee performance on Saturday. I want to go to dinner afterwards, somehwere with great food and a romantic atmosphere where we can talk. I have a reservation at Cinghiale which I hear is great, but not necessarily worth the price. We like all types of food. I have also been thinking about the Market, the corner byob, and fork and wrench. I know these are all trendy and I don't necessarily need that. Am I overlooking some great places?

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    chefdilettante Apr 1, 2013 06:31 PM

    Cinghiale is great and worth the price, IMHO. Sit on the osteria side, ask for a banquette with a view of the water and enjoy. Even if you disagree, you will have a beautiful romantic dinner.

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      melpy Apr 2, 2013 08:04 AM

      We were psyched up for Cinghiale for my birthday last August. Wanted to go to Charleston but it was a Sunday. Some parts were quite lovely but I wasn't blown away. I don't know if I would bill it as romantic by any means however.

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        sidesjf Apr 5, 2013 03:20 PM

        I am sticking with Cingular. Thanks for the advice about where to sit.

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          sidesjf Apr 5, 2013 03:21 PM

          I meant Cinghiale

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          xena1441 Apr 1, 2013 06:39 PM

          Woodberry's Kitchen was great.

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            stephanieg Apr 2, 2013 06:04 AM

            What about the Olive Room? Delicious yet reasonably priced greek food, and lovely atmosphere. I also love Mezze, which is also so delicious and affordable (but ask to be in the main upstairs dining room, which has the atmosphere you're looking for). Have fun!!!

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              hotel Apr 2, 2013 07:48 AM

              Is the Olive Room still open? The hotel that housed it was recently in foreclosure.

            2. foster Apr 3, 2013 01:09 PM

              I would stick with the Cinghale idea - I love it. We've found it can be a great value considering the quality.

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                sidesjf Apr 7, 2013 09:48 AM

                Cinghiale was great. I had the best mushroom soup of my life, fried sand eels with homemade mayonnaise, and excellent tortellini. And after all of that I was too full for an entree so I got another app of fish with citrus.

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                  chefdilettante Apr 7, 2013 03:29 PM

                  Thanks for letting us know how it went. Glad to hear you guys had a great meal.

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