There is no question that going out to eat and the atmosphere of the restaurant is fun for a couple and creates romantic feelings. Perhaps it could be best said that your company makes the romance more than the restaurant. However, without a doubt there are some restaurants that really do exude a romantic atmosphere.
Certainly one place in our area that I consider romantic is Grecian Gardens. It is an interesting restaurant because it is divided in to two sections. One area is a family restaurant however on the weekends they open up a back part which is secluded and has nice paintings and has a bar along with a nice atmosphere. The food is not expensive however you can spend some money on great steaks if that is your choice. One nice touch they have is a Greek appetizer called Saganaki which they flame at your table which is fun. The service is excellent and as I said there are wonderful paintings in the restaurant. We do have to drive about 20 minutes to a small city near us but is certainly worth the time.
One of our most recent favorite romantic restaurants is Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. The restaurant is somewhat expensive. You can expect to pay a little under a hundred dollars but they do have unique signature dishes made by their chef. They are located in our newest mall located about 20 minutes from downtown Peoria, Illinois. The atmosphere is darkened greatly which makes it even for us long time married people, easy to hold hands.
Another restaurant that is important to us does not have a romantic atmosphere but it holds romantic memories because we had our wedding rehearsal dinner there is named Agatuccis’ Restaurant on University Avenue. Agatuccis’ is known for Italian dishes and great pizza. During our high school years it was a place we all loved to go to for pizza. It was the reason we picked it to have our rehearsal dinner. It was a little different for a rehearsal dinner but it fit. During our dating years and early years of marriage it was the place we loved to go to eat. Even today it is romantic to us. You can find it by getting off the University exit off of Interstate 74.
Other potential romantic restaurants in our city would be Jim’s Steak House, The Fish House and Jonah’s Seafood in East Peoria. One of the things about coming to Peoria, Illinois is you will not be at a loss to find a romantic restaurant. Peoria offers many styles of restaurants.
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