What are the most romantic restaurants in San Francisco?

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Katie Sweeney

When I think of romantic restaurants in San Francisco, three places immediately come to mind. First there is Gitane. Located in the Financial District, Gitane specializes in Basque cuisine. Everything about this restaurant, from the smoky sherry cocktails to the velvet drapes oozes sex appeal. Even the bathroom is sensual! For the most romantic experience, pull up a seat at the intimate bar. With its low lighting, tantalizing aromas, and exotic cuisine, Aziza is another uber romantic restaurant. Chef Mourad Lahlou was born in Moroccan and his inventive techniques for using local ingredients to make traditional North African dishes have won him many accolades. Lastly there is SPQR. This restaurant has sleek wooden banisters and a long sexy bar. The artisanal Italian cuisine from chef Matt Accarrino is unlike any other pasta in the city. Pair that with a huge selection of wine from sommelier Shelley Lindgren and you've got the perfect Pacific Heights hot spot for date night.

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