Some final notes regarding the most romantic restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley:
- At least three people tried to make a case for Dino’s Burgers in Azusa. Reporter Jennifer McLain said the chicken produces heartburn. Reporter Dan Abendschein said the dishes are big enough to share (awww…). And graphics designer Manny Amaya said something like — nothing says romance quite like Dino’s chicken.
- 2008 Doo Dah Queen Michelle Mills adds Cafe Santorini in Pasadena to the list. “… very romantic spot. You can eat inside or on the patio. …. Save room for their luscious desserts…. I went there once on a date and I will never forget it — the guy, perhaps, but not the restaurant!”
- In the last post, one person asked about romantic Chinese restaurants. Is it an oxymoron? My suggestions: Triumphal Palace in Alhambra and Capital Seafood in Monterey Park. If you like Japanese food, try Gyu-Kaku in Old Pasadena and Shin-Sen-Gumi in Rosemead.
- Final word: Features staffer Linda Gold says the romance-level of a restaurant has less to do with the decor, food, service or lighting, and more to do with the person you’re with.