Banadar is in the heart of the Gaslamp district. They serve upscale Persian food. I had their spanakopita, chicken kabob with currents and chocolate moose cake. The restaurant has dim lighting at night, white table clothes and a cute little bar in the middle. It is very well decorated and the service is attentive. Everything I ate was delicious, with portions so big it can all be shared.
Date destination? Definately. Prices are on the $20-30 range for entrees, and appetizers are closer to $10 a piece. The atmosphere is romantic and calm. It is small and cozy. I went on a rainy night, but if the weather is nice I’d call ahead for a reservation.