Favorite Romantic Restaurant

What is the place you would most like to take your lover for a romantic set-the-mood meal here in Montreal?

Personnally, I can only speak for two places that we have frequented so far. Carlos & Pepe’s when we were younger, and Ouzeri now that we are more settled. Both have very good food. But back home we had a place that beat both of these hands down when it comes to romantic setting.

Geja’s is a fondue restaurant in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. They don’t take reservations, so the wait is always an hour or more on Friday and Saturday nights. But the wait is part of the package. To pass the time, most everyone hangs out at the small bar in the back. Conversation with your companion begins there over a bottle of wine, crackers, and cheese spread. The light in the bar gives a pink glow and the bartop is made of tiny ceramic hearts for added cheese. By the time your table is ready, the bottle of wine you have finished keeps the conversation flowing. The fondue meal three courses. Cheese fondue followed by the meat of your choice with vegetables in an oil fondue and ending in a chocolate fondue. Generally accompanied with a second bottle of wine. The setting is an excellent romantic setting with a live flamenco player, dim lighting, intimate booths, and plenty of time to converse while your food is cooking. Always a great meal with great company. Perfect to warm you up during the winter season.

So what is your favorite romantic restaurant? And yes, I am taking notes for next year.

2 Comments so far

  1. Zekee (unregistered) on February 14th, 2006 @ 11:41 am


    When feeling particularly flush (it can go north of $150/head, easy) Queue de Cheval.
    When feeling not so flush, Casa Tapas.
    When feeling broke, breakfast at Chez Claudette.

  2. Bosko Milekic (unregistered) on February 15th, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

    Hey! I’ll adopt the same format as Zekee:

    When feeling particularly flush: Garçon (French), Rosalie (French), Da Emma’s (Italian)

    When feeling not so flush: Lele de Cuca, other portugese and/or Brazilian places north plateau area, etc; Sakura — if slightly adventurous you can get “Shabu-shabu” here, a traditional japanese fondue dish, fun to eat with a date (Japanese).

    When feeling broke: breakfast @ Fruit Folies (sp?)

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