Best Date Night
Gold: The Table. With contemporary American cuisine, this urban neighborhood restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails and progressive wines. 1110 Willow St., San Jose. 408-638-7911. thetablesj.com.
Silver: Black Sheep Brasserie. 1202 Lincoln Ave, # 30, San Jose. 1202 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. 408-816-7251. bsbwillowglen.com.
Bronze: La Fondue. 14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. 408-867-3332. lafondue.com.
Gold: San Carlos Children’s Theater. Watch children ages 5-18 perform in a wide range of productions. Past shows include Mulan Jr., Lion King Jr. and Shrek Jr. Multiple locations in San Carlos. 650-594-2730. sancarloschildrenstheater.com.
Silver: Water Dog Tavern. 1015 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. 650-622-4642. waterdogtavern.com.
Bronze: LV Mar. 2042 Broadway, Redwood City. 650-241-3111. lvmar.com
Gold: Wente Vineyards. Its restaurant with fine dining, tasting rooms and concerts showcasing renowned entertainers make this a perfect date night spot. 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore. 925-456-2424. wentevineyards.com.
Silver: New Parkway Theater. 474 24th St., Oakland. 510-338-3228. thenewparkway.com.
Bronze: Postino Restaurant. 3565 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. 925-299-8700. postinorestaurant.com.
Bronze: Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 1553 Olympic Blvd., Building E, Walnut Creek. 925-977-3477. ruthschris.com/restaurant-locations/walnut-creek.