Most romantic restaurants

Yes, romantic restaurants do exist in the San Gabriel Valley. Here are the results of a quick poll of the newsroom:

Dino’s Burgers in Azusa — “Because the chicken warms hearts — and sometimes creates heartburn.” (Jennifer McLain, reporter)

Firefly, South Pasadena; Bistro 45, Pasadena; 750 ml, South Pasadena; Crepe Vine, Old Pasadena. (Larry Wilson, public editor)

Graziano’s Italian Restaurant in Rowland Heights – “(It) has a very nice intimate atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner and the food is great, very authentic. It’s hidden away in a little shopping area. (Claudia Palma, reporter)

Buca Di Beppo is always a fun and romantic dinner. The authentic food is always delicious, and since there is always so much to take home, it makes great leftover lunch too. They also have great wine and dessert choices. Chris and I love this place! I would suggest sitting in a private booth or request to sit away from parties or large groups to really have an intimate romantic dinner.” (Claudia Palma, reporter)

Bistro K in Pasadena — “… One of the best meals I’ve had in my life, and as an added bonus allow diners to bring in their own wine. The only downside the restaurant is TINY. You’ll be snuggled up close to your date … and the the couple sitting behind you. (Audrey Reed, reporter)

Bistro 45 in Pasadena – “The food is on par with Bistro K, the dining room is far more spacious and the wait staff was attentive. Both bistros have bank-breaking power; dinner for two could run about $200.” (Audrey Reed, reporter)

Magnolia Lounge in Pasadena – “The food offerings are typical bar fare – hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, french fries – however all dishes are well-prepared with quality ingredients. The bar oozes romance, but to up the flirt factor, skip over the clear chairs and look for a spot on a couch or outside under the tree.” (Audrey Reed, reporter)

Crabby Chad’s in Covina – “… The food and service are excellent. Plus, what could be more romantic than gazing into your sweetheart’s eyes over a plate of oysters??” (Michelle Mills, reporter)

Fuddruckers in Burbank – You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good time. Watch TV, play games, dress your own burger, and finish the night with a warm cookie. Best of all, Fuddrucker’s doesn’t take reservations! (Esther Chou, online editor)