The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 Second St.
A romantic hot spot in Old Sacramento, The Firehouse hosts an enchanting outdoor dining area within its walled courtyard. Diners may choose classical meals or vegetarian, as well as intimate wine dinners. Knowledgeable servers only enhance the experience, providing recommendations every couple will love. If you are a wine connoisseur, this is the place to go as it features a list of roughly 20,000 bottles.
The Melting Pot of Sacramento
814 15th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814-2009
An experience unlike any other, sharing a fondue at the Melting Pot is the romantic way to go. Dipping strawberries in chocolate and feeding them to each other, this could be the dream date your other half has always envisioned. The Melting Pot offers a unique menu of cheesy fondues, rich chocolates and a large variety of wines as well. Not the least expensive place in town, expect to spend at least $30 for the basics and more than $50 with drinks.
33rd Street Bistro
3301 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
For a unique change in taste, try the 33rd Street Bistro. Executive Chef Fred Haines and his brother Matt Haines opened the establishment in 1995 with an inspired menu perfect for the area. A few of the house specialties include peach ketchup, herb cheese flat bread and garlic bread. Its paninis may be served on herb focaccia or grilled ciabatta bread.
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Sacramento Dinner Cruise
Price: $99 per person
A Sacramento Dinner Cruise is in order for any couple that enjoys the water. Watch the sunset on the deck as you travel through the bay. Spend a couple of hours on the river away from everyday life enjoying the leisure of the spectacular view and a gourmet cuisine. Spin your partner on the dance floor to the live entertainment, or enjoy a cocktail on the deck. Request bookings at least five days in advance.
The Delta King
1000 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you like the river but prefer to stay stationary, then the Delta King is the place to be. Depending on your interests the Delta King offers a variety of entertainment. From September to April, the Sacra-Melo, a musical parody playhouse, offers up theater with song, dance and comedy beginning Sept. 28. Audience participation is at the top of the list at the Suspects Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Friday and Saturday nights and the Delta Bar & Grill offers live entertainment Thursday through Saturday.
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Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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