I'm heading back to Ottawa next week, and one evening will be spent dining with a delightful man. Although he lives in Ottawa (well, to be precise, Hull...), I'll probably be the one to choose the restaurant.
As he'll be paying, I don't want to choose anything extravagantly priced. What I'm looking for is a centrally located restaurant that serves excellent food at reasonable prices with semi-romantic decor. He's not an especially adventurous diner, so that limits us a little. And much as I love Thai and Indian cuisine, I don't find them especially "romantic."
Sooooo, how about French, Italian, Spanish or other Mediterranean? I'm staying at the Marriott, and would prefer to eat on that side of the river, if only 'cause I'll have to be up early for meetings the following morning...
I'm also totally open to eclectic places like the Urban Pear (where I STILL haven't yet eaten.) What do you folks recommend?