Grab yourself a date and head to the Square for a rocking atmosphere and great meal at the Root Cellar Café.
The restaurant, which won the San Marcos Stars award for Best Date Spot, has been serving great food and providing wonderful service to San Marcos couples for almost 11 years.
Arah Lee, lead server, said she sees couples on dates at the restaurant on a daily basis.
“There are lots of couples who come in here,” Lee said. “In fact, we’ve had people come in here for their first date and end up planning their engagement here.”
John Allan, Root Cellar manager, said the restaurant’s ambiance is part of what makes it the perfect date place.
“It’s the vibe we have got going here,” Allan said. “We are actually in a basement. You have to step down and once you come in, we’ve got the Edison light bulbs with a nice orange hue.”
Allan said the service is another reason the Root Cellar is a good date place. The employees know how to treat each couple without being overbearing.
“We make them feel special,” Lee said. “We like to see lovers.”
Lee said even employees come to the restaurant for their own date nights.
She said San Marcos is the perfect place for the restaurant due to the variety of people that walk through its doors.
“(College kids) bring their families in and it’s really good to have people from all over the place,” Lee said.
Allan said most college students appreciate the atmosphere of the restaurant, especially with the addition of the new bar.
“It’s very relaxed and very easygoing. We’re not overbearing,” Allan said. “People love the Root Cellar.”
Allan said employees from the Root Cellar are proud to win this award again.
“We really do have something special,” Lee said. “It’s one of a kind.”
For more information, visit Root Cellar Café online at http://www.rootcellarcafe.com.