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.
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.
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.