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Date nights are few and far between for some of us, but other couples enjoy date nights regularly. I admire those couples who schedule a date every Saturday night, or the second Friday of each month.

I am not much of a planner, so I often "wing it" for a dinner suggestion with my husband, and it's usually a disaster.

It's important to have quality time with your partner, but where are the best restaurants for a date when you actually make the time for just the two of you?

I asked that question on a recent Facebook poll, and was surprised at some of the answers.

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Granite Staters definitely like the more relaxed places, but the food has to be good.  Duh!

You might think seafood restaurants were high on the list, but while we love our seafood, especially our delicious New England lobster rolls, most of the places on the list are good old "one size fits all" kind of restaurants.  Fancy specialty dining venues are not necessarily the best kind of place to have a relaxed date night.

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Let's face it.  In the 603, we love our leisure time, and dining establishments are part of the relaxation and live free attitude we strive for.

The number one restaurant mentioned in the crowdsourced post was a restaurant I had heard about for years, but never noshed in.  Given the number of positive posts about this eatery, it's on my list, and probably should be on yours as well.

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