Seductive Spots: The Haute 5 Romantic Restaurants in San Francisco

Cupid will be calling soon so here are some of our favorite suggestions for wining and dining your sweetheart in 2010.


Is it the 300-bottle wine list, the intimacy of the dining room, or the St. Regis address that makes Ame one of our favorite places to stare dreamily into the eyes of a lover? It is all three and a myriad of other reasons too. Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani are the genius minds that first brought Ame into our lives back in 2006. Their success at Terra restaurant in Napa Valley translated well to San Francisco, demonstrated by the annual accolades bestowed upon them from well-regarded sources like Michelin, Zagat, and Esquire. The menu features local ingredients blended with French and Italian flavors and Hiro’s Japanese background shows up with limited edition sake selections and a custom sashimi bar. We can’t think of a better way to firmly plant yourself in the heart of your honey.

Ame is located in the St. Regis Hotel at 689 Mission St.; 415.284.4040