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fishermb Jun 2, 2008 07:04 PM

Hey all, back with another date dilemma. Next week I'm taking a girl to the driving range at Chelsea Piers (we're both casual golfers) for a 1st date. It'll be at night during the week, and dinner is not involved. Afterwards, we may want to go somewhere and grab and drink and perhaps a light snack. Suggestions?

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    Lucia RE: fishermb Jun 2, 2008 07:06 PM

    El Quinto Pino or Tia Pol... although given the recent chef's change, it might be a slightly risky proposition...

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      fsd1116 RE: Lucia Jun 2, 2008 08:46 PM

      There's always Chelsea Brewing Company right at CPs. I have not been in a while so I can't vouch for it other than its proximity.

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        fishermb RE: fsd1116 Jun 3, 2008 04:33 AM

        Chelsea Brewing Company is usually pretty dead, their beer isn't so good and the food is mostly fried. I don't mind grabbing a drink there if I'm with the guys, but was hoping to do a little better for a 1st date.

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      foody1964 RE: fishermb Jun 3, 2008 04:42 AM

      It is a bit of a walk, but many times we have hit a few balls then went over to the bar at Buddakan. There are cozy little tables and great drinks.
      Enjoy your date!!!

      1. raji212 RE: fishermb Jun 3, 2008 05:01 AM

        Wine @ Cookshop

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          sam1 RE: raji212 Jun 3, 2008 07:34 AM

          cookshop if yr looking for something a bit more cosmopolitan.

          great place for drinks and a night out.

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            fishermb RE: sam1 Jun 3, 2008 09:47 AM

            Cookshop is a nice place right? I should note that depending on how hot it is that night, we might be a little sweaty and not exactly dressed up.

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              Lucia RE: fishermb Jun 3, 2008 11:54 AM

              I think you would be fine. Despite the prices and the wall of glass windows, I think Cookshop tries to pretend it is a casual, neighborhood place.

        2. egit RE: fishermb Jun 3, 2008 05:03 AM

          If you want a more causal pub-like atmosphere, you could try Half King, on 23rd just west of 10th Ave. Decent pub food, very low-key atmosphere. If you order food you can sit in the very nice garden.

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            MBovary RE: fishermb Jun 3, 2008 10:19 AM

            Izakaya Ten, on 10th ave next to Tia Pol btw 22nd and 23rd is a nice, low-key place. It's relatively casual and there are great Japanese snacks (from edamame up). The last time I went they had sake flights (of 3) which were great and reasonably priced.

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              CalorieBurner RE: fishermb Jun 3, 2008 12:19 PM

              What about Rusty Knot? Maybe not as low-key as you'd like, but if you enjoy a scene, at least it'll give you something to talk about.

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                fsd1116 RE: CalorieBurner Jun 5, 2008 06:58 PM

                Negative K on Half King. It's too loud for a date. And I disagree on the food.

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