The Sweet List: 5 Great First Date Restaurants Part 1
The first date is always a big deal. It’s scary because you don’t know what to expect and it’s exciting because you don’t know what to expect. You want it to work and you’re hoping your date doesn’t turn out to be a jerk, married, flaky, flighty, or insane. You’re hoping that you both will just get along and that your never-ending search for someone you can spend some quality time with finally comes to an end. The restaurant where you both decide on meeting for that first time can be the place where one of you makes a complete ass out of yourselves (been there!) or the place that is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. To help you out, in this three part series, I will give you a list of five restaurants that are great starts for a first date. The rest is up to you.
Location: West Village, NYC
Cornelia St Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
Tel: (212) 989-9319
Nestled on a quiet street right in the heart of the west village, Cornelia St. Café has an ambiance that has the perfect mix of romance and fun. When you enter this well-lit and artsy café, it’s exposed brick walls and wood tables create a great atmosphere where you can talk and get to know each other better, like you’re in someone’s living room, rather than have to scream over loud music. The food is American, some with twists like the Thai Bouillabaisse (shrimp, scallops, mussels, salmon, calamari, snow peas, red peppers & cellophane noodles in a lemon grass coconut milk broth $18) With a history of giving artist’s a place to perform since this café’s inception in 1977, you can go downstairs to a performance space and see local artists play music, read their poems, or catch a new playwright’s work-in-progress. It’s like two dates in one!