I haven't been compelled to write any reviews lately but this must be heard. My boyfriend can be really REALLY picky and particular about.... everything. So I rarely take him out to dinner. However, when we made it to dante, something changed. I made reservations in advance and requested the patio, luckily we got sat right away with a beautiful view of the river. Then it happened.... We were greeted by a big smile from a friendly server. It was almost shocking how happy the server was to be there. She had a big smile and it looked like she was having fun. And she wasn't a ditz.... When my boyfriend tried to quiz her on the wines (his way of showing off) she easily rattled off some interesting info on some cool wines. My boyfriend was finally impressed and even more impressed by the wine. The food was well, gorgeous and tasty, I can't wait to try some more. And best of all, it's the type of food that doesn't make you feel bloated and stuffed, even after dessert. It's healthy food and yet it's so satisfying. Since my boyfriend is so health conscious these days and still insists on being a lush, he was in heaven. I couldn't believe how at ease he was. I was really impressed that a restaurant can have such an effect. We spent a good three hours staring out on the water, talking, laughing, nursing a bottle of refreshing sauvignon blanc. On our way out we enjoyed a few cocktails in the lounge snuggled on cozy couch. The music was HOT! Everyone was feeling it. I will never forget that night, and, you know, I think we're heading back. However they did it, dante has some great atmosphere, happy people, and serious food. Mmmmmmmmmm.....
Pros: Food, Staff, View
Cons: Your server may keep the interest of your guest/boyfriend a little too much