Whether it’s a special night to ring in the New Year, celebrate Valentine’s Day, stage a marriage proposal, or just be together with your loved one, these five restaurants will do the job. They each have something special that I think brings romance to the table. Not all of them are fancy, but they are romantic.
Cafe de Paris. Just the name says romance, doesn’t it? This is real Parisian food, in an atmosphere that mimics the cafes of Paris. It’s a small bistro with delights from an elegant cheese tray to positively melt-in-your-mouth desserts. Ask for one of the tables in the back room for maximum privacy.
Fork is the kind of restaurant that will say to your special someone “I’m hip and with it. And I know how romantic good, local food can be.” Fork is based on buying local, fresh produce and products straight from the farmer. So you’ll get Idaho goat cheese, Idaho beef, and Idaho wines. Your honey will know you love her for treating her so well.
The Gamekeeper says elegant the old fashioned way, with white linen tablecloths and large portions of steak. Housed in the historic Owyhee Hotel, the Gamekeeper provides that old money sense of romance.
Red Feather is one of those eateries that is so posh, yet so casual. Ask for one of the upstairs nooks for a special romantic dinner. Or reserve the wine cellar if you have a larger group. There is never bad service or bad food here, giving you freedom to focus on your sweetie.
Melting Pot. Something about dipping your food into boiling oil or melted chocolate makes it romantic all on its own. The Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant with dark lighting and intimate booths perfect for a romantic dinner. There are two seating times, since dinner can take hours, especially if you are having great conversation and really enjoying the food.