You may have left your heart in San Francisco but this city knows how to rekindle any dwindling flame. If the passion in your relationship has gone the way of the rotary phone, these local spots amidst the rolling hills promise romantic perfection. With the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean waves and Golden Gate Bridge, consider these San Francisco sweet spots to fall in love with your sweetheart all over again.
House of Prime Rib
1906 Van Nes Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
A cozy English atmosphere brings an air of intimacy here to a private dinner any couple will love. The marble décor and top-line steak satisfy the heart and soul of every diner here. The chef uses only the top 2 percent of beef, and few other area establishments can compare. The best of the best is the least your special someone deserves when it comes time for a one-on-one night together, and House of Prime Rib is absolutely that.
This famed San Francisco neighborhood became well known when a popular 1990s TV show made its debut and was named after it. Today, the area consists of natural and cultural spots sure to romance any tried-and-true flame. The view from Twin Peaks gives a panoramic view of the world’s most beautiful city and offers ample opportunities to witness the natural beauty of hilly San Francisco. Between the architectural eye candy and botanicals here, there isn’t a bad time of year to visit.
San Francisco, CA
A European-inspired part of town with plentiful bars, taverns, nightclubs, festivals and a host of delicacies, North Beach offers everything couples need to rekindle that spark. From the Czech Café to Coit Tower to Washington Park there is something for any mood. A distinct characture of the neighborhood is reminiscent of the wild days of the Barbary Coast when San Francisco first became the place where anything goes.
561 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Chef Nicolaus Balla awakens the senses of many a patron with his distinctly exotic flavors. Ballas brings the finest culinary delights of distant lands to San Francisco. His blend of Eastern European and Asian-inspired training makes this the menu for anyone’s most beloved partner. Don’t miss out on the most heavenly desserts from Bar Tartine’s bakery for a meal that’s sure to please from start to finish.
1131 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
A SOMA-based Italian restaurant founded by an immigrant from Northern Italy, Rocco’s is now operated by the grandson of its namesake. Complete with dishes made from scratch and treasured family recipes, Rocco’s is a San Francisco Italian cuisine landmark. Make no mistake, if you and yours just don’t have time for a night out, steal a few hours in the morning together and head here for one of the best breakfasts in town.
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