Round Up: Best First Date Restaurants in Your City

Your first dinner date with a new match can be a stressful event, so we’re here to help clear one thing that may be looming on your checklist: your dining whereabouts. We scoured the web to find the best restaurants for a first (or just plain ole important) date in each of the country’s 10 most populated cities, for your viewing and chewing pleasure. Here we present to you the best 1st date spots in:

  1. New York, New York: Feel like you’ve bit off more than you can chew of the Big Apple? Here’s a Made Manual’s “10 Best 1st Date Restaurants in NYC”.
  2. Los Angeles, California: The city of angels can be haunting if you don’t know where to take a first date to dinner. Ask Men’s “Restaurants Tagged with First Date”.
  3. Chicago, Illinois: You’ll be blown away by this list of restaurants for a first date, equipped with categories for your “type” of date: Huffington Post Chicago’s “Chicago’s Best First Date Restaurants”.
  4. Houston, Texas: There are over 8,000 restaurants in Houston, narrow down your list with Friends Eat’s “Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Houston”.
  5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Do something unconventional and take your date to one of Philadelphia’s quirky spots with D Guide Philadelphia’s “Top 10 Unusual Restaurants”.
  6. Phoenix, Arizona: No need to sweat the restaurant venue, we’ve got your covered with MetroMix’s “10 Great First Date Restaurants”.
  7. San Antonio, Texas: Mexican food reigns supreme in the Alamo city, so narrow down what dish you’re craving and find the best place for it with Best of San Antonio’s Best Places to Eat.
  8. San Diego, California: This active city is full of ideas for a first date that don’t include sitting still at dinner, but if you decide to be traditional, check out “Sign on San Diego’s “First Date Dining: Cozy options for that first night out” for a hot spot.
  9. Dallas, Texas: The Big D can present a Big Dilemma when trying to pick out a restaurant- after all, there are more here per capita than anywhere else in the US. I Live In Dallas’ “Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Dallas”.
  10. San Francisco, California: Knock your date ‘outta the park with a restaurant on SF Weekly’s “S.F.’s Best Restaurants for a First Date” list.
Was your city on the list? Do you like to go on dinner dates to popular spots or more eclectic venues? Tell us in the comments below.