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Date night in SF - something exceptional and "reasonable" (?)

imkasman | Aug 17, 200909:53 PM

I'm looking for date night recommendations for my wife and I, that might fall into a more "moderate" price category. We just moved back to the city, and I am salivating at all the great fine dining options, but need to reign it in a bit for our more frequent (say bi-weekly) nights out together. We started out strong a few weeks ago at Fleur de Lys, which was outstanding (and almost $500 for two). I took my daughter out to RN74 for an off to college celebratory dinner last week. Perfect for the occasion, fun and hip, lovely room, and the food was fine (~$250). So, where to go next? I have reservations on Wednesday night at Perbacco, but I'm not too excited about it. Considering Bix, because of the cool alley location and live Jazz. Couldn't get in to A16 or Flour & Water at a reasonable time (we have young children at home, and a sitter). Any thoughts on a nice room with excellent food, at a price that would actually allow us to do it again in a few weeks...? I'm also considering bringing our own wine, as the markup is, insane. I love the idea of wine pairings for the wonderful, special occasion dinner, but spending $80 for a $30 bottle seems unnecessary for the casual night out. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Cheers!

Fleur De Lys
777 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94109

301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

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