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Pls advise! Gramercy date rec.

giadachiara Jul 11, 2007 08:12 PM

Best place to impress first date?? (A man taking a woman out for first time) preferably Gramercy area

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    emmers Jul 13, 2007 08:12 AM

    via emilia, resto (haven't been yet, but it has gotten some good reviews), metro cafe & wine bar, a voce, maybe thainy (funky decor, cheap tasty thai)

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      Todd Jul 12, 2007 08:59 AM

      Giorgio's of Gramercy is a great date spot.
      Lucy Latin kitchen would also be good for a first date


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        Lucia Jul 12, 2007 08:09 AM

        Casa Mono. The Tavern Room at Gramercy Tavern is also nice (haven't been to the main dining room). Both of these restaurants you'll have to wait for. If you're not interested in doing that, Giorgio's of Gramercy is a nice date place.

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        1. re: Lucia
          wanderluster Jul 12, 2007 08:33 AM

          Rodeo was DOH'ed.
          If you like vegetarian Indian food, Vatan on third around 28th/29th is very romantic, unique, and has a great pirx fixe menu.
          Blue Smoke is fun for upscale BBQ, and the Bread Bar at Tabla is also excellent for Indian fusion.

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          DJS Jul 12, 2007 01:42 AM

          Here's a few to think about: Mexico Lindo (26th & 2nd); Ole (25th & Second -- they also have a tapas bar next door); Molly's (a great pub -- more casual; 3rd between 22nd & 23rd); Mumbles (3rd & 17th); Rodeo (3rd & 27th - might be too loud, but there is great live music there, too).

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          1. re: DJS
            janethepain Jul 12, 2007 06:58 AM

            I guess it depends on the girl you're taking out, but I don't know if they'd be too impressed with Rodeo - I've only passed by but it looks like a rowdy fratboy bar. I think Molly's is charming, but maybe not for a first date.

            If you want to really impress her, I'd second Gramercy Tavern and add Veritas. Though if you're supposed to go even higher for the second and third dates, I don't know if that leaves you many options :)

            1. re: DJS
              beck Jul 12, 2007 07:35 AM

              I wouldn't be too impressed with Mumbles or Rodeo. More confused and disappointed. Gramercy Tavern and Veritas are great, as is Craft.

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                RGR Jul 13, 2007 11:44 AM

                There is absolutely nothing about Mexico Lindo in either the food or ambiance categories that would impress anyone, let alone a first date. And while I like the burgers at Molly's, a place to impress it definitely is not!

              2. steve h. Jul 11, 2007 08:33 PM

                i'm real fond of gramercy tavern - tavern side. been going there for years. my bride thinks it's pretty good, too.

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