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May 10, 2000 12:06 PM

looking for a fun first date type place

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I'm looking for a fun, hip, first date type restaurant. I once went to the restaurant called "First" and it was perfect. It's described as a great-late night date place. I want something similar to that. I don't want that romantic type place that is way too quiet with candlelight - that can be scary when you're out with someone for the first time. So I figure youthful, fun and hip is the way to go. Hope someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks.

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  1. One of my favorite first date places is Il Buco. The room is a little dark, very homey, supposedly it used to be an antique store during the day and a restaurant at night, but I believe it's a full-time restaurant now. It's kind of hip, has very good tapas-like Italian/Spanish food, nice wine list. Usually when I go, there is a large group laughing away in the back room, adding to the jovial feeling. If you arrive early, or want to linger over your wine after the meal, you can sometimes hang out in the wine cellar, where they have a few benches and tables, and it's very romantic. Apparently the chef has changed since I was there, so you might want to read some of the posts on here before you go. Also, I noticed many people complaining about the service, but I've never had a problem.