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Jul 17, 2006 02:25 PM

Please...Have a heart! Highly Anticipated Second Date!

Okay, so, I've got a very important second date on one of the hottest days of the summer so far. I'm looking for some place sexy with good food and a/c as well as low lighting, since I'm positive my make-up will have slid off of my face by the time we get there. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, although Indian and Thai are out. Location isn't as important, although we probably won't venture south of the Village. Thanks in advance! Wish me luck!

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    1. re: orenshapiro

      In the context of what Jill is looking for, i.e., "sexy" and "low lighting," I don't think Bolo is a particularly good fit, though I would agree that the food's quite good.

      Trio, on 33rd St., b/t Lex & 3rd, might be a better choice. The Mediterranean cuisine is very good, and there are some Croatian specialties, particularly the strukli, that are particularly delicious. Being seated in one of the cozy booths, preferably toward the back, can make a couple feel tucked away and sexy. Lighting is low enough to provide atmosphere, but not so much so that one needs a flashlight to read the menu.

    2. What area were you looking for? Dos Caminos on Park Ave. South and I think 27-28 St. had low lighting and close to the subway.

      Pipa near Union Sq was a fun place for tapas and sangria. Also, if you're feeling lucky afterwards, you can walk on over to the W or WunderBar for drinks. They have private booths at WunderBar.

      1. Thanks for the suggestions! I really appreciate it.

          1. Too bad they have no reservation. Standing on the sidewalk in 100 degrees hoping for a table at the bar doesn't sound like the best circumstances for a 2nd date - speaking as one of those of the sex whose makeup would also be falling of their face too :-)

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