Dating first pick
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 a.m. If the date is going well, head to nearby Great NY Noodletown for late night eats.Second date: Fat Radish — Snag space at the bar for two or a table at this Orchard Street restaurant, where the noise level allows for conversation.Like the space, the bar’s cocktail list doesn’t take itself too seriously.The Nomad Bar — For a first date with a lot of anticipation, The Nomad’s bar is the spot.
The gist of it is that before going on a first date, the first three dates need to be completely planned out, with attention paid to newness, coolness, and locations across the boroughs.
Grab a shake or Concrete to go, before catching a movie at Regal Battery Park.
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 is just-right.
In it for the long haul: Peking Duck House — Celebrate a milestone at this Chinatown staple with a special bottle of wine (Bring one, since it’s BYO! The staff here is friendly and welcoming and make any evening feel memorable.
Cusp of exclusivity: Narcissa — Have a leisurely brunch of steak and eggs, crab scramble, and maple-drenched waffles.Each neighborhood includes picks for a first date bar, a second date bar, and a third, for a couple that’s exclusive-but-not-exclusive. Gallow Green — This rooftop stunner provides plenty of discussion points for any lags in first-date banter.