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Nassau county first date spot?

antipode Dec 26, 2009 08:53 PM

I'm looking for a good place for a casual first date -- not looking for dinner.

Maybe a cool coffee shop, or a mellow but cool bar where we can hear each other?

Any ideas?

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  1. OLIVER_J RE: antipode Dec 27, 2009 07:10 AM

    There are a couple of places in Garden City. Waterzooi comes to mind, nice casual atmosphere.


    1. mcf RE: antipode Dec 27, 2009 04:07 PM

      I've always read good things about this place:


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        antipode RE: mcf Dec 30, 2009 11:33 AM

        Thanks. I've been to the cup. Waterzooi is a bit chic, no? I was hoping for a little more casual...

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          financialdistrictresident RE: antipode Dec 31, 2009 12:05 PM

          Waterzooi is not chic. It's a casual Belgian place. Might be a little dark for a first date . . .

          Are you open to lunch or brunch?

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        CurlieGlamourGirlie RE: antipode Dec 31, 2009 11:20 AM

        Gabrielle's has a nice bar if you want to just hang for a little while.

        I was going to suggest The Cup as well - LOVE their pie in a mug!

        1. financialdistrictresident RE: antipode Dec 31, 2009 12:13 PM


          1. financialdistrictresident RE: antipode Jan 3, 2010 10:35 AM

            antipode, so where did you end up? How was it?

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              donnyp RE: financialdistrictresident Jan 3, 2010 05:46 PM

              antipode - how about Roots in SeaCliff if things went well on your date? They are on holiday break now but will re-open Jan 13 or 14th I believe. Wed nights they have music which starts about 7:30. Small place with a great chef but very casual. May have to be over 40 to appreciate the vibe however.

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                pwrube RE: donnyp Jan 4, 2010 11:27 AM

                Went to Roots about 1 1/2 years ago....glad it's still around. Enjoyed it much and have to remember to go back. The music makes it an even better evening.

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              antipode RE: antipode Jan 7, 2010 08:01 PM

              Well, things got delayed. But we're on for Friday night, 8:00.

              Which is complicated. Need: bar, not too noisy, not too crowded.

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                antipode RE: antipode Jan 17, 2010 04:15 PM

                Ended up at the Library in Farmingdale, for drinks.

                Not bad. Nice enough. Cool carousel decor. They let us drink at a table, instead of the crowded bar, because the Jets game was on. It got loud, of course, but that's to be expected.

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                  financialdistrictresident RE: antipode Jan 18, 2010 03:53 AM

                  antipode, thanks for reporting back.


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                ChefSDB RE: antipode Jul 3, 2010 03:25 AM

                Try Fork & Vine in Glen Head. Great, intimate bar. Forkandvineny.com

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