The dating spot

You’ll sit at a sleek black table or nestle up to your date along the bar, munching on the most popular dishes, the MFC, Miyagi Fried Chicken, and the Nori Taco, made with Grilled Salmon Belly, Sushi Rice, Spicy Napa Cabbage, Japanese Mayo and Chili Oil. Miyagi, you’ll be more in the mood for a meat stick.

Get up in those Chicken Thighs, grilled with Spring Onion and Shichimi, or nibble on the Prawn Dawg, made with Crunchy Orion Batter, Jalapeño Mayonnaise and Furikake.

less Click through to see some of the SFGATE staff's favorite date spots in the Bay Area.

We've included everything from a casual waterfront meal, such as the pictured Fish restaurant in Sausalito, to romantic spots ...

The simple concept of Dogwood Bar in Uptown involves smart cocktails and a grilled cheese station in the back. The bar, with a mixture of intimate tables for two and larger spots for groups, feels like a great place for a couple in the mood to go out and chat with a few friendly strangers.

The corner location also offers ample window seating if you're more of an introverted couple and would prefer to sip your drinks and people watch. A couple far past the wooing stage may not mind sweating together for a special night out.

The rectangular dining room filled with two person tables and a long, engaging bar is intimate, yet exciting.

A bright pink neon heart with the tag “LOSER” illuminates the front seated section, along with some witty Mr.

Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.

A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.

It seems that somehow my profile targets only those that are looking for money, or are spam. For example, the other night I got a message from a lady on Plenty Of and responded to her and then she quickly responded giving me her Yahoo screen name to IM her.

more You’re a sophisticated person with a finely cultivated sense of style and music – or at least you want your date to think you are.

This new Tenderloin jazz lounge, attached to the restaurant Cadence, does the trick nicely.

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