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The Hot List: 6 Romantic Restaurants

01/29/2018 11:36AM

“Sitting amid the history of Smith Flat House in Placerville is romance enough for me. Add to it their mouthwatering entrées (bouillabaisse, lamb shank, seared duck breast), decadent desserts, and impressive wine list, and I’m well on my way to food paradise. Just thinking about their menu has me salivating!” /dining-entertainment/dinner-menu

“Although casual and family-friendly, Bene Ristorante Italiano in Placerville is still a favorite spot to snag a table for two. With Frank Sinatra and the like serenading over the speakers and fresh flowers on every table, it’s the perfect setting for a Lady and the Tramp-style kiss over a plate of spaghetti and meatballs and a bottle of vino. And when your date leaves you the last few bites of cannoli? That’s amore.”

“My partner and I love La Provence Restaurant and Terrace in Roseville. It’s like being in a little French villa, plus they have consistently delicious food and wine, a cozy fireplace, and a pretty, twinkle-lit patio. It’s also where we got married, so it’s extra romantic to us, and the perfect anniversary or date night venue.”

Sienna Restaurant is the perfect place to cozy up with your beloved over cocktails and appetizers, or a full-fledged dinner. Whether sitting inside by the fireplace or out by the firepits, rest assured that you’re in good hands. The upscale environs are classy without being pretentious, making it the ideal destination for couples who seek quality food at a reasonable price.”  

“What could be more romantic (food-wise) than oysters? I get my share of this aphrodisiac from Sutter Street Steakhouse in Folsom. Their seafood is always fresh, whether it be lobster, calamari, or those delectable oysters. Their steaks are also always prepared to perfection. It’s easily my favorite steakhouse in the area.” 

“Folsom’s Bacchus House Bistro has all the right ingredients for romance to bloom. Between the amazing décor, attentive service, unforgettable fare (ahi tuna platter, day boat scallops, red-wine braised short ribs, oven-roasted rack of lamb), and live music (first Fridays, second Saturdays, third Sundays), an evening here makes you feel all the feels.”

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