Best place to meet for a tryst: Nobody saw you there
Salute e Vita, Marina Bay
Salute e Vita, Marina Bay 1900 Esplanade Dr., Richmond, 510-215-0803
Hidden on the waterfront at Richmond's Marina Bay, this cozy little restaurant and bar is the ideal place to hook up with your best friend's beloved, especially for a little afternoon delight. The crowd is exclusively geriatric white folks who would fit central casting's idea of 1950s WASPs, so trust us: No one you know goes to Salute e Vita. Even if they did, they'd no sooner admit they saw you with what's-her-name than they'd want you to blab that you saw them with that hunky gardener. The seating is comfortable and overlooks lots of pretty sailboats all tied up in a row. Drinks range in price from $5 to $190 for a bottle of Dom. The food is edible, the bar is fully stocked, and there's a sparkle in her eye. Go ahead, make your move.