Valentines Day approaches, and all across campus, thoughts turn to romance. What to do to show that special someone that he or she truly is special?
Sure, a dozen roses are a classic gesture. But a wonderful date is even nicer. So where to go? Luckily for our respondents, Philadelphia is chock-full of restaurants and clubs offering mood and food for just about every taste, and sure enough, just about every mood and food shows up in their answers, from the ne plus ultra luxury of Le Bec-Fin to the terminally hip Continental. (We hope Christina Kim has saved up for her date.) And for those not satisfied with just dinner, theres always coffee afterwards.
Emma Whitfield, Wharton 03
White Dog Cafe. I like their atmosphere.
Esther Boettger, College 01
I would go to Mahogany because its a really cool cigar bar.
Laura Andrews, College 03
Marrakesh, because its very secluded and it feels like you entered a different country.
Helen Amsterdam, Wharton 04
The Latest Dish is a really cool place; its off of South Street.
Kim, College 02
Le Bec-Fin. I heard it was a really nice place, and Ive been wanting to go for a while now.
Anya Vodopyanor, College 03
Cuba Libre. Great decor and atmosphere.
Karl Boog, Wharton 02
Tequilas would be a fun place to go. They have great food, good atmosphere, and a good wait staff.
Sabine Botka, Wharton 03
Theres this live jazz bar called Zanzibar Blue that I would like to go to.
Petter Hagen, Wharton 02
The Swann Lounge at Four Seasons is a very classy place. They also have the best desserts.
David Punda, Wharton 02
Whenever I have a date I go to La Colombe. They have the perfect atmosphere.
Radko Tejnsky, Wharton 02
Deux Cheminees is this very nice French restaurant, but it can be a bit pricey.
Sally Chaung, College 03
I went to Astral Plane once. They have a good variety of food, so you can never go wrong.
Allen Jun, College 02
The place to see and to be seen is Continental. If you go, dont forget to wear black!
Daniel Kim, College 03
A good place to go after dinner is Xando downtown. Its perfect for chatting.
Jennifer Lim, College 03
Rouge has nice dim lights, so it has a real cozy feel, but it can get a little loud sometimes.
Originally published on February 1, 2001