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America's Most Romantic Restaurants
Yahoo Travel ^ | 2/11/10 | Sarah Storms

Posted on 02/12/2011 7:57:20 PM PST by DemforBush

You know the clichés: long-stemmed roses, soft lighting, strolling violinists.

Well, forget all that. Real romantic restaurants have cut the fluff. Instead, they’ve focused on what’s really important: great food and wine, excellent service, and an authentic ambience...

(Excerpt) Read more at travel.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: food; romance; valentinesday
Interesting selection of restaurants. I think I'd pass on Everest, because of my dislike of heights. And Simon Pearce, because I think you'd have to be insane to eat in that dining room (look at the pic). But La Provence in New Orleans? Mais Oui!
1 posted on 02/12/2011 7:57:24 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

The Venue is irrelevant its the company that makes or breaks it


2 posted on 02/12/2011 7:59:19 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: DemforBush
http://i52.tinypic.com/161ht1s.jpg
3 posted on 02/12/2011 8:03:13 PM PST by PGR88
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To: al baby
The Western Steer Steakhouse, it was my first date in high school. :^)
4 posted on 02/12/2011 8:03:34 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: DemforBush
whoops!


5 posted on 02/12/2011 8:04:11 PM PST by PGR88
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To: DemforBush

Antoine’s.


6 posted on 02/12/2011 8:09:58 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: DemforBush

7 posted on 02/12/2011 8:13:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (Hooray PinkyPie!)
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To: DemforBush
How about Chano's? It's located on 30th and Figueroa in Los Angeles, about two blocks north of USC.
8 posted on 02/12/2011 8:15:19 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: DemforBush

La Provence is across Lake Pontchartrain and a good 40 mile drive from New Orleans.


9 posted on 02/12/2011 8:31:15 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: DemforBush

Schimschack’s on Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn, NY, just a bit east of Niagara Falls. That is where Joe D and Marilyn Monroe hung out in 1952. Ultra-romantic, and great fare.
http://www.schimschacks.com/


10 posted on 02/12/2011 8:32:23 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: eyedigress
The Western Steer Steakhouse, it was my first date in high school.

Hey, when they leave you the whole roll of paper towel on the table you jus' know its going to be good!

11 posted on 02/12/2011 8:39:23 PM PST by Last Dakotan (Hunting - the ultimate in organic grocery shopping.)
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Used to go to Schimshack's all the time, loved it. Haven't been in 20 years. I'm glad to see they're still there.

La Provence and Antoine's are great.

If you get the chance check out Son'z Maui at Swan Court.
12 posted on 02/12/2011 9:08:58 PM PST by MV=PY
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"La Provence is across Lake Pontchartrain and a good 40 mile drive from New Orleans."

My bad!

13 posted on 02/12/2011 9:22:11 PM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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I would give up many romantic dinners for a few Jack in the Box tacos. I love them.

I don’t CARE what’s in them. I haven’t had one in years, there aren’t any in FL.


14 posted on 02/12/2011 9:34:38 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: DemforBush

The Melting Pot is good as far as chains go.


15 posted on 02/12/2011 9:55:20 PM PST by youngidiot (Don't let the name fool ya, toots.)
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“Well, forget all that. Real romantic restaurants have cut the fluff. Instead, they’ve focused on what’s really important: great food and wine, excellent service, and an authentic ambience,”
Golden arches, the smell of hot fry oil.......just makes a person want to get extra napkins, it does.


16 posted on 02/12/2011 10:43:02 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: DemforBush
I've been to this place once. There are many restaurants like this I guess. I prefer seafood and a waterfront view, if possible.

Looking west toward the Gulf of Mexico from the dock of Roy's Restaurant at Steinhatchee, Florida.


17 posted on 02/12/2011 10:49:19 PM PST by Daaave ( Magically delicious!)
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To: I still care

want me to fed x you some


18 posted on 02/13/2011 6:44:04 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: DemforBush

The writer of the article made the mistake, not you.


19 posted on 02/13/2011 8:14:13 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Last Dakotan
I was loving every minute of it. It was a time I will never forget. To me that gets ranked very high in the Most Romantic category.
20 posted on 02/13/2011 8:44:13 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: I still care
I would give up many romantic dinners for a few Jack in the Box tacos. I love them.
I don’t CARE what’s in them. I haven’t had one in years, there aren’t any in FL.

Folks out here (except for me, who is of two minds on the topic) either love 'em or hate 'em.

JIB just had some combo deal where you could get a Jumbo Jack, fries, 2 tacos + a small drink for $3.99.

21 posted on 02/13/2011 9:20:14 AM PST by martin_fierro (Hooray PinkyPie!)
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I don’t know if it’s the grease or what.

White Castle hamburgers are the same way. A strange thing to crave. My sister used to tell me the five holes in the middle are from “where they shoot the horse”. But I can get them (WC) in NY. JIIB is mostly out west, some South.


22 posted on 02/13/2011 9:32:57 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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