First Date Recommendation
I am looking for a great first date recommendation for this weekend in Manhattan. I was told about Perilla, Louro, and Prima by a buddy and was looking for some thoughts on those/other potential options. Atmosphere is key for me and would prefer a lighter menu with some good seafood options. Price isn't too important, but don't need to impress with the cost - prob aim for $100-$150 pp after drinks. Thanks in advance for the help.
I'm not bonkers about Perilla, personally. I find it just sort of okay, nothing special. And in NYC there's no reason to settle for just sort of okay.
Prima you might get stuck at a communal table - terrible for a first date.
Louro could work. A few other options I'm seeing with openings on Friday or Saturday (you don't say which night) -
Public (great date place, downtown cool ambience, creative food)
The Dutch (maybe a bit on the noiser side)
- kept the search limited to below 14th, better areas for bar-hopping etc afterwards.
Check out North Square. Solid food and the wife and I found it cozy. Spent about $100pp for oyster appetizers, 2 entres, and a bottle of wine. Worth a look IMO.
Trendy with good seafood options?
The NoMad hotel restaurant. Good luck getting a reservation for a decent time though.
I also like Millesime for dates: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/899401
It can be a bit empty, so it depends if your definition of trendy includes it being very busy, but the look and feel of the place is actually pretty good otherwise.