CityGuide - 20 fun first-date restaurants

Where to get your first-date game on in Atlanta

What makes a place great for a first date? First of all, it should be nice. Not like special-occasion-fine-dining nice (unless you’re into that sort of thing), but somewhere fun and relaxed and preferably a notch or two above your neighborhood Waffle House (unless you’re into that sort of thing). Delicious food is obviously the goal any time you go out to eat, but good, strong drinks and engaging ambiance are of particular importance when navigating the potentially awkward first-date situation. It’s all about the experience. A place with games like bocce ball or ping-pong can help break the ice, and outdoor seating or quirky décor can help provide spontaneous talking points to alleviate any weird lulls in conversation. Last but not least, the place should probably be lively, with lots of people around, just in case your date happens to be a stranger from the Internet. Not judging, but safety first!

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