I recently found out the guy I’m dating took a girl to Marea last year on a first date. If you’re not privy to New York City dining, it’s a white tablecloth restaurant on Central Park South where you can choose from items like $100-per-ounce caviar, $41 scallops, or $54 sirloin. Impressive, right?


Unsurprisingly, they never went out again. That’s because you have to make a woman feel comfortable on a first date, and while Marea is lovely, it just doesn’t suit the occasion.

Restaurant choice can make or break a date, whether it’s your first, second, or 192nd time going out with a woman. To ensure you don’t make the same mistake this guy made, I called in the two music industry exec cum gastronomy geniuses behind Immaculate Infatuation for some help. 

Maybe you’re looking for an intimate spot to get to know a woman on your third date. Perhaps you want to wow your girlfriend with a spectacular food/mind/body experience on your anniversary. Or, god bless you, maybe dinner is just a time-filler until you get her in bed. Whatever your needs, we’ve got you covered.

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