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Romantic restaurant for b'day dinner

Portland, Oregon
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Romantic restaurant for b'day dinner
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We are making our first trip to Palm Springs in Nov. My husband and I are each 35, foodies and looking for a romantic restaurant to have a nice b'day dinner. We would prefer a single establishment (not a chain), a nice selection of wines and a fun drink menu. What are your recommendations? Thanks!

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$$$$, French, International, European
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Sedona, Arizona
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Spencers and Augusta are two of our favorites. But PS is loaded with great restaurants.

Manhattan Beach...
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In Palm Springs our favorite romantic restaurant is Le Vallauris.

http://www.levallauris.com/

In Palm Desert our favorite is Jillian's. I'd have to flip a coin to choose one.

http://www.jilliansfinedining.com/

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Haven't been for a while but we liked Melvyn's It's old Palm Springs and was really famous during the rat pack days. I guess some older actors still go there on occasion.

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I also recommend Le Vallauris. I love that place. The food is innovative and always wonderful and the atmosphere is definitely romantic. I have been there a few times with people I describe as foodies. We all love it.

Some of the other restaurants mentioned in response to your inquiry would be best described as "60's dinnerhouse" -- lots of steak and prime rib but nothing unique or appropriate for "foodies."

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