Good first date restaurant in New Haven
I'd vote for Barcelona. One idea would be to sit at the low tables in the bar area and have small plates. It's a great place to sit comfortably, have a drink (or two) and try several of the yummy tapas they serve. Since it's your first date, the flow of people in the bar area would give you lots to talk about, if the conversation happens to reach a standstill. Good luck!