The details: Open for drinks and bar bites Tuesday-Saturday at 50 University Ave. Ran into someone on the street and fell head over heels? The ambience is perfect for date night, and the food even better. The details: Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday and dinner Tuesday-Saturday at 1275 Minnesota St. Bourbon and Branch is the right atmosphere with mood lighting, cozy booths, and creative minds tending bar. In Haight-Ashbury, is more well-known as a cocktail bar, but it has a side room where it plates up dishes for veggie lovers and meat eaters alike.
A moody black and white color scheme — appropriate for a brasserie called Black Sheep — gets a dash of red from plush banquettes. Good second date spots inspire you to start with cocktails and segue into a bottle of wine that you can linger over. But the Salmon was superb and the burger very good. The seafood-heavy menu here is good for sharing - we particularly like the octopus and the gambas. The Short Version: Food writer Marcia Gagliardi, more commonly known as , churns out fresh restaurant news every Tuesday in her e-column. No one would be able to just order a salad here.
Ask lots of questions and take the experience to new levels for yourself. The guide is organized by neighborhood, spanning San Francisco and the East Bay. Own it, and order some beef tartare, too. You could get a glass of wine and an appetizer and be out within an hour. You can carry each other home. Note: this is not — we repeat not — a place to put a ring on it. The cocktails are strong and delicious, and the food is way better than your average bar wings and sliders.
Quintessential California cuisine in an historic setting. The omakase experience, like a not-terrible date, is leisurely and full of surprises. The private dining menus change seasonally and we are always happy to design a special menu for your event. When you're ready to signal to someone that you're serious about the relationship, it's time to head to a special occasion spot that shows your intentions through delicious food and top-notch hospitality. She enjoys sharing her love of food with people and giving little-known, off-the-beaten-path restaurants a boost. However, her recommendations take a lot of time and effort because she personalizes them to individual tastes and needs.
The seats in the back looking over the kitchen are our favorites. The Alembic: A Vegan-Friendly Restaurant With a Full Bar Last of all, Marcia had a special recommendation for vegan daters. Each section includes options for a first date, a breakup, a longterm relationship, and other scenarios see the key, below right, for exact categories. Another impressive Italian restaurant well-suited for a date? All in all, it seems like the city makes it easy to impress a member of the opposite sex. The yakitori are all spot-on and the agedashi tofu is also excellent. Minimal lighting and top-notch Mediterranean food can be counted on to make an evening more romantic. The current schedule ranges from to a local high school Jazz Band.
If you want to get super intimate and not socialize with anyone else, try to get seats at the end of the table. Get an early start though, because most of the building shuts down around 8:00. The details: Open for brunch Wednesday-Sunday and dinner Tuesday-Saturday 900 22nd St. And yes, we want to challenge your taste buds and push your boundaries. If you time it even better, you could watch a spectacular sunset as you sip your red wine, marveling both at the beauty you see and at the minimal effort it took to create such a perfectly romantic moment.
The details: Open for dinner Wednesday-Monday at 1825-3 San Pablo Ave. It really does feel like a home cooked meal in an elevated setting. The space is sleek and cool and has an awesome outdoor area, and the food is well-executed every time. I could eat here all the time. She told us she gets at least one text a day from friends and relatives wondering where to eat in San Francisco. Ask first hand how she put together the playlist. Steve Dustin, the former culinary operations director for Big Night Restaurant Group, took over as executive chef in June, and added tasty spins to the already solid menu.
B44 Catalan Bistro is in the FiDi and has the usual tapas suspects like warm octopus and patatas bravas. The lovely space and delicious food are perfect for a romantic evening. The sundae is made with banana bread, smoked peanuts, dulce de leche and chocolate ice cream. This is a take on Italian food that you may not be familiar with. A16 has an assortment of seating: sit inside at the bar that overlooks the bustling kitchen, at a cozy table opposite the bar, or outside in the charming covered patio. If you like to watch planes land through the buildings of downtown San Diego, while sipping on a fine glass of champagne, this is the restaurant for you! A date night can be difficult to plan while on the road.
The details: Open for lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch, at 1520 Locust St. Note that Ryoko can get somewhat loud, so if your date is sensitive to sound, you might want to go someplace else. If you straight-up love to try new foods, this is going to be your jam. Cucina Urbana is located walking distance to Balboa Park. I love to write, and I love even more to share my experiences and the moments I enjoy, in the hopes that others can enjoy them too! Keep it in the rotation for spontaneous date nights. If sushi is your jam, head to Ryoko in the Tenderloin.
Novel, intimate, and well thought out. Marcia said she has a substantial following in New York City, so she gives eateries on the East Coast a shout out once in a while. Someplace like Aatxe, the recently opened Spanish tapas joint from the Flour + Water and Bon Viviants teams. Order a round of Aperol Spritzes and a handful of antipasti to share. The Parisian-inspired wine bar and bistro is more on the expensive side, but you can stick with the small plates and partake in the oyster happy hour from 4 p. You can also search near a city, place, or address instead. They recently added a Bar by Red Door next door with craft drinks that change with the seasons, so definitely something you could add on to your evening! However, if you have higher budgets, definitely check those out! The food is Mediterranean with inspiration draw from the South of France, Italy, and Spain.