Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse specializes in traditional steakhouse cuisine with a California flair, such as the filet mignon au poivre ($35) and swordfish steaks ($32). Sommelier and General Manager Kalei Nash takes pride in offering an extensive wine list informed by extensive knowledge. Sip or pour a glass into a plastic-lined sock within an elegant, vaulted ceiling dining room.
Italian food makes the perfect romantic supper because you can wear a red shirt or blouse in the spirit of love while concealing clumsy marinara stains. Ventano Italian Grill & Seafood joins the culinary forces of chefs Arnauld Briand and Carmine Vento in an elegant and seductive environment of traditional Italian recipes, fresh seafood, and wines for the sipping. Ventano's dinner menu leads the palate through a vista of granite-stone-sizzling baby lamb chops ($13.50) and steamed mussels ($8.50) before arriving at an entree such as eggplant parmigiana ($16.50), gnocchi con pesto ($15), and potato-wrapped salmon (with jasmine rice and grilled asparagus in a lobster cream sauce; $21). Wine pursuers with cultivated noses can ruminate over a wine list ripe with international bottles for all memorable meals and occasions.