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12 First Date Non-Closer Restaurants to Avoid

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As we know, there are a lot of great date restaurants in this city, but there are also some that you should never, ever consider for a first night out with that special someone unless you've considered the consequences. Even though many of these may be packed with couples on a Friday or Saturday night, and some are great for dinner later down the road, if you want a chance at a second date, steer clear of these.

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1. Panna II or Royal Bangladesh Restaurant

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93 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-4610
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2. One if by Land, Two if by Sea

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17 Barrow St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-8649
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3. Shopsin's

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120 Essex St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 924-5160
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4. Dojo

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14 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 505-8934

5. Penny Farthing

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103 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003

6. Momofuku Ko

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163 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 500-0831
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114 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-8850

8. Dos Toros Taqueria

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137 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-7300
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9. Sripraphai Thai Restaurant

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64-13 39th Ave
Queens, NY 11377
(718) 899-9599
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10. Lucky Cheng's

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24 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
(212) 995-5500
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11. Dumont Burger

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314 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-6128
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12. Di Fara Pizzeria

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1424 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230

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1. Panna II or Royal Bangladesh Restaurant

93 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
93 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

2. One if by Land, Two if by Sea

17 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014
17 Barrow St
New York, NY 10014

3. Shopsin's

120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
120 Essex St
New York, NY 10002

4. Dojo

14 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012
14 W 4th St
New York, NY 10012

5. Penny Farthing

103 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
103 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003

6. Momofuku Ko

163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
163 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

7. Sea

114 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
114 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

8. Dos Toros Taqueria

137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
137 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003

9. Sripraphai Thai Restaurant

64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377
64-13 39th Ave
Queens, NY 11377

10. Lucky Cheng's

24 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009
24 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009

11. Dumont Burger

314 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
314 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

12. Di Fara Pizzeria

1424 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
1424 Avenue J
Brooklyn, NY 11230

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