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Please help: romantic restaurant in/near Berkeley

CyanEyedGirl | Apr 22, 2008 07:51 PM

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!

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