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Dec 26, 2009 08:53 PM

Nassau county first date spot?

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

      1. re: mcf

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

        1. re: antipode

          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?

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

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            1. re: financialdistrictresident

              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.

              1. re: donnyp

                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.