Ok, ChristineG recently posted a thread on the manhattan board asking for a romantic restaurant to take her boyfriend to on his birthday. She wanted something with candles, dimly lit, intimate, romantic. In response to this a lot of people are suggesting the River Cafe as the perfect romantic restaurant. Now don't get me wrong I realize that it has one of the most amazing views but other than that I don't see how it's romantic. I mean isn't a romantic restaurant supposed to help set a personal intimate mood so that way you can focus on your date and forget everything else in the romance? I've never been there so am I wrong in thinking the River Cafe is a large, semi-well lit, possibly over priced restaurant that is often extremely packed? I ask all that have gone there, how is it romantic?