A romantic meal is necessary at all steps of a relationship. For a new love interest, it’s a test of your chemistry and can carry a relationship to the next level. For long-term relationship, it’s all about maintenance and showing that you still care.

71 St. Peter
The cozy, rustic dining of 71 St. Peter makes the restaurant feel like a country hideaway in rural France. The satisfying menu and well chosen wine list make a great date spot.

Arcadia is big fancy steakhouse set in the Marriott Hotel, but get one of the comfy booths off to the side with a view of the city lights outside and love will be in the air.

Le Foret
Delicious French food, babbling brook nearby, old building, country setting. What else do you need for a romantic evening?

Le Papillon
Le Papillon’s food is a sensual delight. The intimate dining room and attentive service seal the deal.

Clubby, welcoming and plush, Paolo’s has become a San Jose institution with its great service, deep wine list and wide ranging menu of Italian classics.