I have a date coming up that I am picking up in the Carmel Mtn. area. Unfortunately, all of my San Diego dating experience is in areas far south of there (Hillcrest, Downtown, OB, Old town, etc.)
So, I'm wondering if any of the fine hounds here have any suggestions for a very intimate dining experience in the more northern areas of San Diego. I'd like the food to be good, but I am particularly interested in a dim, highly intimate ambiance. No mexican food, please. I know the area standards, Mille Fleur, El Bizcocho, Jake's, Poseidon, etc. None of them have the intimacy I am hoping for... if you can recommend a place and an intimate, somewhat upscale quiet bar or lounge nearby to go with it you are really aces.
Help me out, hounds!