Five spots for a first date
Surprisingly, all of my great ideas for Valentine's Day didn't get me anywhere closer to actually getting a date. Oh well. I have been on a few dates, though, and thinking about Valentine's did get me thinking about first date spots, so here's a list of five restaurants that are good for first dates.
"David, what are the criteria for a first date spot?" you may ask. Well, I'm glad that you did, because I've been thinking about what makes a good spot for a first date. These are my opinions.
-Not cheap, not too expensive. You want to impress, but you do want to hedge your bets in case things don't work out. I'd set a good ceiling for the check at $80 at the high end.
-Good atmoshpere, friendly. Not stuffy or serious.
-It's good if there's something about the restaurant that you and your date could chat about. Maybe some interesting decor, or a great view. You know, if you can't think of anything else to talk to this person about.
-A menu that can fit a range of tastes. If it's a first date, you probably don't know if your date is vegetarian or has any other specific palates. Make sure the restaurant has a menu with a plethora of options.
-Classy, no sports bars. No TVs in the dining room in general. Too distracting.
I think that's it for now, but if you have any personal criteria for your first date spots, please mention them in the comments section.
1. York Street Cafe
2. JeanRo Bistro
3. Wild Ginger
4. Tink's Cafe
That's my five, what are your five?