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First Date Spot: Lounge/Wine Bar????

doggybag Jul 13, 2007 09:00 PM

Looking for a lounge/wine bar/ casual restaurant or hotel bar for a first date on Sunday night. Need to stay between Chelsea/Flatiron and the UWS.

Any creative or unpredictable suggestions for a good glass of wine and laid back conversation?


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  1. LeahBaila RE: doggybag Jul 14, 2007 06:29 AM

    Wined Up (Bwy between 20th and 21st) is supposed to be great.

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      Lucia RE: doggybag Jul 14, 2007 07:25 AM

      Flatiron Lounge

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        pellegrino31 RE: Lucia Jul 16, 2007 06:58 AM

        second Flatiron Lounge - great atmosphere and drinks

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          slcorlis RE: pellegrino31 Jul 30, 2007 11:47 AM

          I third Flatiron Lounge. I had a first date there a few months ago, and found the atmosphere to be absolutely perfect. Plus, they have one of the better drink lists in town.

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        smithreers RE: doggybag Jul 14, 2007 10:52 AM

        Wined up is great. The offer all their wines as flight for five dollars each.

        1. uwsfoodiegal RE: doggybag Jul 14, 2007 06:43 PM

          Barcibo on Broadway at 69th. Super cute intimate spot with great wines and small plates. Very quiet. Love it there!

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            Ora RE: uwsfoodiegal Jul 30, 2007 03:39 PM

            I love the window seats @ Barcibo, I only wish they had more than 4.

          2. LNG212 RE: doggybag Jul 16, 2007 07:05 AM

            Vintage New York (93rd & Broadway). Great wine selections, small selection of foods. Their SoHo location has a more extensive menu.

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              scarletcerise RE: doggybag Jul 16, 2007 07:12 AM

              Wine and Roses on Columbus btwn. 73rd and 74th st. Excellent wine, service, and good food if you want it, outdoor seating, and the volume is low enough for good conversation, but lively enough that if you have an awkward first date silence it won't be...too awkward.

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                piegirl74 RE: doggybag Jul 16, 2007 12:51 PM

                Bar Veloce on 7th Ave in Chelsea/Flatiron.
                Barcibo on the UWS.

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                  ajgnet RE: doggybag Jul 27, 2007 04:11 PM

                  What about La Lanterna di Vittorio? That place is really underrated. They have a beautiful enclosed courtyard straight out of secret garden. It's well priced, dimly lit, unpretentious, and romantic.

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                    cimui RE: ajgnet Jul 31, 2007 11:30 PM

                    I love this place, too. It's one of the most romantic spots in the city--except when it's so crowded you're sitting on top of the next table.

                  2. egit RE: doggybag Jul 28, 2007 05:40 AM

                    Riposo 46 would be nice.

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