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mesohungy Aug 31, 2006 03:50 AM

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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    Maya Aug 31, 2006 08:20 PM

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

    1. d
      DavidB Aug 31, 2006 05:03 PM

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

      1. laaronson Aug 31, 2006 01:55 PM

        Bar Crudo

        1. psb Aug 31, 2006 09:38 AM

          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. Chuckles the Clone Aug 31, 2006 07:05 AM

            At Supperclub you eat in bed.

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

            1. Absonot Aug 31, 2006 05:06 AM

              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. l
                laurenb Aug 31, 2006 04:31 AM

                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!

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