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Suggestions for first date in LES or Union Square area for tomorrow night?

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Hi all,
I'm looking for a cool, laid-back, romantic date spot in the Lower East Side or Union Square area for tomorrow night. We're mostly looking to just meet for drinks, with the option of getting some food if we're hungry and feel so inclined. So maybe a nice wine bar or tapas bar? Looking to spend maybe $100-150 or so. Thanks everyone!

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  1. well, too late for a reservation.

    your best bet is terroir on 12th street...east village. the best wine program at a wine bar in nyc with excellent small plates...

    desnuda on 7th also could work but the wine and food are not nearly as good.

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    Terroir
    413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

    Desnuda
    122 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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    1. re: sam1

      Thanks. Yeah, this was kind of a last minute decision to go out ... so no reservation is possible probably. I'll give those two a look. Any other suggestions are appreciated...

    2. For wine - yeah, Terroir.

      Vandaag is a great suggestion too: fantastic cocktails, interesting food.

      If you're meeting on the earlier side of the evening, Death + Company or Mayahuel could be good options - there are decent bar snacks at both, and there'll probably be a couple seats if it's before 7:00. Also, call PDT and see if they happen to have a rezzie open - you never know.

      The bar at WD-50 has some of the best cocktails in the city right now, up there with any of the fancy bars above. If you're not going to eat much (say, just share two or three plates) you could come in under budget, perhaps. No rez needed for the bar seats.

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      WD-50
      50 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

      Please Don't Tell
      113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

      Terroir
      413 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

      Death & Co.
      433 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

      Mayahuel
      304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

      Vandaag
      103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003