February 21, 2011 | New Orleans

Experience New Orleans suggests a romantic spot in the French Quarter for guys looking for a place to take their dates.

Guys, let me give you a helpful suggestion. If you are looking for a romantic place to go with your significant other, then you need to check out the Galvez Restaurant. From your dinner table, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the lights of the Mississippi River and the Crescent City Connection. Inside the restaurant, the subdued lighting creates the right mood. A wide selection of tapas offers plenty of chances to get close and share food, and the restaurant has fabulous homemade sangria to accompany your meal.

The Galvez RestaurantThe restaurant plays traditional Spanish music in the background at a comfortable level, still allowing for easy conversation. It is important to note that this music is not the bright brass sounds of Latin American restaurants but classical Spanish guitars and percussion. The warm music helps create a warm, relaxed ambiance.

It is certainly worth mentioning that Galvez has fabulous Spanish cuisine that can match any dietary requirements. Gluten free options and vegetarian options are available, as well as a wide array of seafood and meats. While I am a big fan of seafood, my wife opted for the daily special: the rib eye topped with a red wine sauce.

After finishing dinner, step out the door and into the heart of the French Quarter. You're only two blocks from Jackson Square. Take some time to walk along and absorb the soft glow of the Mississippi River in the evening. Spend some time in the excitement and energy of the Quarter. The choice is yours.

Best of all, you can pass the entire idea off as your own. Enjoy!