I'm arranging a first date with someone.
Would much appreciate any suggestions, here's the paramaters:
--Needs to be convenient to the Staten Island Ferry on the Manhattan side, but I guess anywhere downtown will do.
--Needs to be big enough so there will be no problem finding seats on a Thursday night between 7pm and 8pm. Can't be too loud or busy, since we're going to be exchanging "get to know ya" chit chat.
there are a hundred+ restaurants that might fit those paremeters...my advice is to followup w/ a couple more specifics (cuisine, price, atmosphere) and you'll get more suggestions...
I'm going to assume unlimited price range and a flexible palate. If that's a safe assumption, I think Megu's a great first date spot.
If you really want to be near - as in walking distance to the Staten Island Ferry...there are a couple of spots located on Stone St. and Hanover Square that will suit (Adrienne, Ulysses, Cipriani's, a steakhouse which name I forget etc. You can just walk thru the street and peruse the menu and select a spot that will work for you guys - though Ulysses Bar will work just fine as well...most spots not full at this weather.