My and my bf's six month anniversary is coming up and we are looking to go out to dinner somewhere in the $60-range (this amount includes tip, desserts, drinks everything). We will gladly drive anywhere in the south-east-north bay.
We'd like something intimate and a bit elegant (or as elegant as you can get on our budget!) and my bf is somewhat of a picky eater, so anything too exotic won't work. I'm partial to French, but Italian, Mediterranean and eclectic American/Californian would work too.
Also, we want to be able to make a reservation (we'd be making it about 3 weeks in advance), so that we don't have to wait around.
I've heard Merenda is good, and I've also heard good things about Bacar but I fear it might be a bit too expensive for us?
What suggestions do my fellow chowhounds have?
Thanks very much,