Best Restaurant for a First Date
Midtown Global Market
There are so many questions and options surrounding first dates that they can quickly overwhelm an already-antsy romantic mind. Do you want to get coffee, lunch, drinks, or dinner? Afterward, do you want to take in a late movie, catch a show, or play an indoor paintball game? Meeting at the Midtown Global Market will calm all that anxiety about pre-date decisions and last-minute revisions. Once you've strolled through Midtown's many shops and stalls, start scanning the superb — and relatively inexpensive — dining options. If you and your date don't agree, don't worry; each of you can hit a separate spot and then meet in the middle to share and compare. There's coffee at Mapp's, chocolate trifles at the Salty Tart, eggplant fries at the Sonora Grill, or bibimbap at the Rabbit Hole (which has a liquor license and stays open late). Plus, there's plenty of people-watching to be done inside this Lake Street bazaar.