Who knows, maybe get a room upstairs at the renovated Beekman Hotel. First date: Flatiron Lounge — This Jazz Age-themed bar is a pick for a weekday date, when the ambiance is bustling yet not cramped and the music just-right.Like the space, the bar’s cocktail list doesn’t take itself too seriously.Cusp of exclusivity: Lalito — Make a reservation for an evening of sharing dishes like pollo asado, vegan chicharrones, and baby steak.The staff and environment (and bathroom) here are so fun it will be easy to avoid talking about this budding relationship.Make a reservation in the early evening and let the evening fly by with the help of bottles of wine from the approachable list.First date: Whiskey Tavern — The unassuming digs at this Baxter Street dive are actually a great setting for a first date, plus it closes at 4 a.m. If the date is going well, head to nearby Great NY Noodletown for classic late night eats.Note: If someone is traveling to Pier A for a date, hold onto them. Cusp of exclusivity: Racines — Nod to the city of romance with a stop at this Parisian restaurant/wine bar (there’s actually a Racines in Paris, too).The food can be a pricey, so if money is a factor stick to drinking.
Second date: Dear Irving — The space here is broken into four rooms, each with a different theme (Marie Antoinette, Abraham Lincoln, and other historical figures), and entirely different date potential.
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Basically, the location should be an extension of the impression a person would like to convey — and that’s a tall order.
If the date is going well and spontaneity strikes, buy last-minute tickets to the interactive show downstairs, Sleep No More.
Second date: Motel Morris — This neighborhood newcomer is a fine place to get to know someone over drinks while deciding whether or not it’s too soon to split the steak tartare.