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What's a good place for a first date? Maybe something cozy and romantic that won't be too expensive as to scare the guy off. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. Cafe Claude is a small bistro style French restaurant near Union Square/ FiDi. It is incredibly inexpensive for the quality you get, and incredibly romantic with candles and warm colors, yet casual setting with a bar scene. I am sure there are several other posts on that restaurant here, they also have a great website. All ages and food preferences. The nice thing is that it is traditional french but not too fussy.

    Jackson Fillmore is said to be a great date place but I think it is a 20something stocks and bonds kind of a crowd.

    Good luck!

    1. I really like Blue Plate for a first date -- it has interesting food, a casual atmosphere that can be romantic, but can also just be comfortable. Prices are fair, not cheap. www.blueplatesf.com

      You could also consider The Front Porch, a new place on 29th street at Mission. It is less expensive than Blue Plate and has a little bit more of a fun, funky vibe.

      Both places are not loud, but not exactly quiet either.

      1. At Supperclub you eat in bed.

        Imagine the fun of telling the grandkids about your first date.

        1. I think Blue Plate inside might have more people
          per square meter than you want on a first date ...
          but the back garden would be great ... so maybe
          you can ask for that. You can pretend you are
          in France.

          The food is great.

          >Prices are fair, not cheap.
          Right on!

          I wasnt totally delighted with the desserts at BP,
          but you could always take a "romantic walk" [joking]
          to Mitchell's [the ice cream place, not the p0rn facility,
          although the long walk to Mitchell Bros, would probably
          beat Supperclub in the "amaze the grandkids" dept.].

            1. Kiss Restaurant (excellent Japanese food in a quiet, comfortable setting)

              1. Firefly in Noe Valley. Amazing prix fixe deal, cozy, friendly, casual (you can definitely wear jeans) and quiet enough to talk.