The restaurant or café should exude warmth. Candles are mandatory, with flowers placed in the middle of the table. Large paintings add charm to a sophisticated restaurant. The dishes, utensils and linens you choose will also enhance the desired ambiance.
The background music should be soft and slow, such as light jazz or acoustics. The volume must be low enough so that your diners can hear each other clearly. Also, ensure that there’s enough space on the table and in between each table so that couples feel like they have their own private space.
Upscale restaurants usually use simple and minimal printed menus, while a cosy Italian restaurant might have menus written on chalkboards. For printed menus, make sure that they are always clean and stain-free.