First date spot in Union Square?
- elchinoloco2 Mar 1, 2010 10:11 PM
Howdy folks, long time browser, first time poster. But I find myself with a reason to ask my own question now.
I find myself need a place to meet someone for a date this Sunday, the 7th. I can't do dairy, she can't do soy but aside from that, there isn't any other dietary restrictions. Good drinks would be very nice, food as well. Some place that doesn't frown on (hopefully) long conversations. I am old fashioned and will do my best to pay so somewhere around $100 overall?
I thank you folks in advance for anything you can come up with, and hope I've mentioned everything relevant.
I have gone on dates in union square at republic and heartland brewery. Both will fit in your price range, with room to spare. Note that the food at the brewery can leave something to be desired at times, but the atmosphere lends itself to drinks and conversation. Both are right adjacent to Union Sq itself, so its convenient.
Republic? With the communal tables? Unless the interior of the place has changed, it's not very date-y. And it's super-loud.
Possibly the Belmont Lounge? It would be easy to stay within your budget there. The food is passable (about as good as it is at Heartland), and there are several small rooms so you can find a private corner.
Why don't you try The House on East 17th, one block east of Union Square, I think. Very cute and cozy - great first date spot. They have a cool wine bar, plus food.
Here's a link to see the exterior, although the menu is not posted there: http://www.thehousenyc.com/
For menu items, check MenuPages. The reviews are mixed, so maybe it's better to have cocktails and small apps before indulging in a full meal.