Planning the perfect first date is a precarious task. The place needs to be nice, but not too nice. Romantic but not get-down-on-one-knee romantic. Not too bright, not too dim. Lively enough to not feel awkward, but quiet enough to have a conversation. Plus a food situation that won't require you to sit through three courses if things start going south. Phew! It's a long checklist, but single New Yorkers are lucky enough to live in a city practically made for first dates. Click through for a few of our favorite spots - and you may even snag a second one!