My husband and I are planning to go out to dinner on Valentines Day and are hoping to find a nice, romantic restaurant with reasonable prices (BYO would be good) in Montco or surrounding areas. Center City might not be an option since we do not want to battle traffic since it is a weeknight (though we are open to other areas of the city such as Chestnut Hill, etc.).
Our biggest fear is that we are going to go to a restaurant that is normally good, but wants to pack in the customers and hike up prices because it is Valentine's Day. We went to San Marco in Springhouse last year and had a horrible experience - they overbooked the restaurant, made us wait over an hour for our reservation, packed in the tables, offred a limited menu at nearly double their normally high prices, offered horrible service. I'm afraid of going somewhere that is going to happen again. After last year's debacle, I vowed to stay in on Valentine's Day but my husband really wants to go out.
So, any suggestions for a great restaurant that does not totally take advantage of its customers on Valentines Day?