Nerves and jitters aside, a first date can be as enjoyable as it is tedious. First impressions can take you a long way in companionship, and we believe everyone needs the perfect ambiance to wield their charisma. It is no revelation that the place you take your date to will have a huge impact on your evening. We truly believe that it is high time first dates started happening at places other than the cliched coffee houses. Move over Barista and Starbucks as we give you 5 restaurants that will make your first date an evening you would love to look back upon.
The Project is a beautiful restaurant located inside Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village in Delhi. It has a lovely outset for a romantic evening with your date, with provisions for outdoor and indoor seating options to choose from. Away from the buzz of the city, the lighting is enigmatic and the staff is pleasant and quick in their service. The food is delicious and the cuisine ranges from Italian, to North Indian and Continental. The bar is pocket friendly and a perfect place in the heart of Delhi to make your date, a memory to remember for a long time.
Must have: Baked stuffed mushroom and Filafal with pita
Where: Inside Deer Park, Near Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Meal for two: 1800 (with alcohol)
2. Kinbuck 2:
Kinbuck 2 is an amazing restaurant that’s sure to help you sweep your date off their feet. With a breath taking rooftop view, this restaurant is a great place if you want to take your lady/man for the first date and yet not burn a hole in your pocket. With a captivating ambiance, marvelous food and beautiful décor, what tops its impression is its variety, with an array of 6 cuisines to choose from. So lets put the rumors of great things come a price at rest.
Must have: Carnati and Jumri
Where: P-10/90, 1st & 2nd floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Meal for two: 1000
Tonino is a restaurant that is waiting to be rediscovered. Perfect for the fast disappearing winters, or even a pleasant spring, the garden and terrace is an ideal setting for a leisurely meal. So bring your date to the ever popular restaurant, with authentic Italian food and classy ambiance, to enjoy the perfect first of many great dates, but fair warning, a date here will manage to set the standards of every future date.
Must have: Arrosticini, Minestone Toscana and Antipasti Misti
Where: 76/27, Near Andheria More, Near Metro Pillar 38, MG Road, New Delhi
Meal for two: 3,000
4. En- The Japanese Restaurant:
Enjoy a magnificent platter of Japanese food at En- The Japanese Restaurant. It is an amazing place to have your first date if your date loves Japanese food, the swanky decor guarantees perfection to your first night out. The interiors are beautiful, and staff are courteous. Do drop in to experience a class apart!
Must have: Chicken Tatsuta-age and Chicken Egg Soup
Where: H-5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadas Marg, Mehrauli in New Delhi
Meal for two: 2800
The Cherie is a popular restaurant ,famous for its romantic theme, the Cherie provides for outdoor seating, indoor seating and a terrace. The atmosphere is swell, and the service impeccable. The cuisines range from European, to Italian to Continental. The exotic view of the Qutub Minar is on display from its terrace, which adds to its romantic apparel. Do visit for your first date, as here you will get to gaze at one of Delhi’s beautiful monuments while gorging on delicious food.
Must have: Roquette & Pine Nut Salad, Drunken Tiramisu and Mezzeh
Where: 1501, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Meal for two: 2500