While we can always vouch for cool places in the city where we can let our hair down with ‘Closer’ playing in the background, sometimes a quiet dinner with somebody is all you need. If you’re more into candles than strobe lights, here are places you can hit up.

Masala Bar, Bandra

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Photo courtesy: Masala Bar

Carter Road’s new crowning glory, Masala Bar boasts of molecular gastronomy in cocktails and innovative food items on their menu. There’s pulled kathal {jackfruit} burger, carbon pav bhaji, Goan-style pork ribs and keema bolognaise. You can try their very popular Bailley’s popsicle to finish you meal with. With each table and the entrance beautifully lit, this makes for a great spot for that anniversary dinner.

Jugheads, Khar

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Photo source: Pixabay

Now, Jugheads has been an old couple-frequented spot. Each table is nicely lit with a tea light candle in a glass bowl with rose petals.They have an ambiance that transports you back to the nineties{you can always catch a Backstreet Boys song here}, have a one plus one offer till 8pm {on weekends} and swoon over your better half, all at once.Their food menu has sauteed mushrooms at INR 175, prawns aglio olio at INR 325 and potato wedges at INR 165.

Dome, Churchgate

Photo source: Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

Photo source: Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts

Touted as one of the best views with warm lights at besides the sea at The Intercontinental, Dome should be saved for special occasions. With cocktails starting at INR 750 and beer at INR 450 a pint, may be pre-drinking is a good idea when you’re low on cash. There’s sushi, seafood platter, crepes and artisanal square pizzas to be relished.

Pali Village Cafe, Pali

Photo soure: Pali Village Cafe

Photo soure: Pali Village Cafe

With no signboards directing you to this place quietly sitting besides Janata bar, Pali Village Cafe has been a favourite haunt for those who like their food tasty and interiors, ruined. Slightly higher on the pricing with salads starting at INR 290, sandwiches at INR 355 and mains at INR 560 – it will pinch you a bit but the vibe will make up for it. Unless you prefer its noisier cousin Janata, PVC is ideal for when you want to talk.

#LBBTip: The experience will better without smartphones. Leave them at home maybe?

Featured photo courtesy: Masala Bar