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Look to Sinatra for romance out of the ordinary

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Seafood specialties are a favorite at Sinatra.
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Looking for quiet sophistication in a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner destination? Your search ends with Sinatra. Whether the weather accommodates a table in the peaceful garden patio or you stay inside the regal dining room that serves as a tribute to the Chairman, Sinatra’s surroundings and stellar service provide the charm to create a memorable meal.

The cuisine is maintained by veteran chef Theo Schoenegger, who cooked for Sinatra himself at New York City’s San Domenico. Frank would probably order the tomato-garlic clams over spaghetti, but we recommend the Pesce San Pietro as your go-to seafood-pasta combo—delicately sautéed John Dory with asparagus and lemon-caper butter sauce with squid ink gnochetti. It’s a dish as colorful as it is flavorful.

The bigeye tuna carpaccio is the favorite appetizer on this menu, and the roasted branzino with salsa verde is another seafood signature. But those who want to stick to the land—or more traditional Italian-American classics—will find what they’re looking for, too, particularly with the veal parmigiana, a tender bite that melts in your mouth like mozzarella under the broiler. The only goal at Sinatra is to make you feel special, on any occasion. Sinatra at Encore, 702-770-5320; daily 5:30-10 p.m.

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