My boyfriend is turning 40. I have little to no experience with Bay Area restaurants.
We are seeing a concert in Berkeley over his Birthday weekend, so we will probably stay in/near Berkeley, and would love to find a restaurant for a romantic dinner the night before the concert.
1) We like all kinds of foods
2) We will need to have a Friday evening reservation/seating for late evening, not before 8:30pm. (WE aren't going until late may, so that's how much "advance reservation" time I have)
3) Must be romantic. We are not "super fancy" people, so I don't care about the atmosphere being "posh" , and I certainly dont' want the waitstaff to be snooty :) But I would love the restaurant to have an intimate feel, where we can sit side-by side, not across from eachother, and not be the center of attention in the restaurant.
4) Price. Would like to spend 100-125 (before tax/tip) for dinner for the 2 of us, this would include main course, 2 drinks each, and a dessert to share.
Any ideas? Thanks so much in Advance!