My boyfriend and I will be visiting San Francisco next week. We've never been there together - only separately, and it's been a long time for both of us since we've visited. We are staying in the Union Square area. Every time we visit a new city, I like to surprise him with a romantic date night, so that's what I need your assistance with.
We are both foodies (apologize for the term - hate it, but there's no other way to describe it). As far as type of food, we'll eat anything, but we do love food with French influences. We love a well-made cocktail and wine as well. We are on the long-shot of a waiting list at the French Laundry as well as Gary Danko. And even if we did get in either one of those, the night I am planning I want the restaurant to be something intimate and romantic. Not fancy, but I want the food to be outstanding. I would love a place where we can sit next to each other, maybe a cozy banquette, and don't feel like we are shouting across a table. Low lighting and great music is always nice. Someplace with a good vibe, good ambience but most definitely romantic.
In my initial research on Chowhound I read that Gitane was a good choice and to request a specific table by number? (The post I read said to request table number 3.) Does Gitane sound like the kind of place I'm after? (And if so, is table number 3 the one?) Any other suggestions?
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Gitane Restaurant & Bar
6 Claude Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108