Dating a tree-hugging eco-chick and need a romantic place to take her for dinner? And the only healthy place you can think of is the juice bar at Whole Foods? Grab the new guides to dating in NY and LA from Zagat.
The legendary restaurant and entertainment ratings publisher famous for its quotation mark-laden reviews, surveyed over 4000 locals in New York and LA, and came up with a pair of pocket-sized guides to everything from romantic restaurant reviews, to bad-date survival tales, to stats about dating preferences. (Like the fact that most New Yorkers think that the man should always pay, while in LA it’s whoever extended the invitation.)
You’ll get suggestions for great dating brunch spots, places to take cooking classes where potential dates hang out, little-known romantic spots, plus a list of night spots and other unusual places to take your date. They provide ratings of food, decor and service, along with an estimate of cost for the meal, plus a drink and tip, so you can avoid date night menu shock.
And the reviews are in categories that make it easy to find just the right place to take your girl. Like that eco-chick. Zagat’s NYC edition lists Savoy in SoHo in its Eco-Friendly section for some “fabulous” “farm fresh” fare while sitting among “country-home” decor. For about $58 per person. It’ll charm her right out of her hemp-woven dress.
Looking to dump someone instead? Zagat’s got you covered there too. They’ve got a listing of the best places to let her go, including ones with spectacular views so you have an excuse to stare into space, and places with hot servers so you can flirt openly and prove you’re no good for her anyway.