We will be going out for our anniversary dinner this Thursday. We live in Irvine near the Marketplace and have a baby at home so we need to go somewhere relatively close. We love sushi so I was thinking of trying Bluefin but is it anniversary enough (not really romantic)? I've heard a lot about Lucca's and it might be great with the smaller portions since we won't be eating until 8 pm and my husband doesn't like a lot of heavy food in the late evening. Again though, is it fit for an anniversary dinner? After all, it's in basically an upscale mini mall. I thought about Bistango b/c it's in Irvine and there's live music at nights. Thought this would be romantic and hubby and I could dance one cheesy, slow, two-step to make it feel special. I know the food's not great but at 8 pm, hubby probably would just split a nicoise salad and dessert with me, so maybe that will work.
What's your vote? Or any other suggestions?