The 10 Best Places in St. Louis for a First Date


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The Boathouse | Sara Graham

The Boathouse (6101 Government Drive, Forest Park; 314-367-2224)
A glass of wine and a boat ride -- what could be more romantic? Rent a paddleboat and explore Post-Dispatch Lake for a beautiful tour alongside the Saint Louis Art Museum, Art Hill, the Saint Louis Zoo and the World's Fair Pavilion. Grab a glass of wine, beer or a specialty cocktail designed for lakeside lingering.

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Brasserie by Niche. | Sara Graham

Brasserie by Niche (4580 Laclede Avenue; 314-454-0600)
Dine and stroll through the elegant Central West End. Take a seat on the perfect people-watching patio in front of Brasserie by Niche for a glass of one its 64 wines and feast on Gerard Craft's award-winning cuisine. After dinner, enjoy a stroll along the neighborhood's wide walkways, cool off near the spray of the iconic Maryland Plaza fountain and admire the elegant architecture of the CWE.

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Bailey's Chocolate Bar | Laura Miller

Baileys' Chocolate Bar (1915 Park Avenue; 314-241-8100)
Every good date ends with chocolate. Have dessert for dinner at Baileys' Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square. The dessert menu is definitely the focus here, though there are also great pizzettas and small plates and cheeses. Perhaps center stage, though, is the cocktail list with chocolate martinis, liquid dessert martinis and coffee martinis. There are also more than 90 beers available and a good wine, spirits and hot-chocolate selection as well.



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spelllivebackward
spelllivebackward

Bowling at Saratoga Lanes then Tiffany's once you get thrown out, yeah I know how to romance 'em

Brian Conley
Brian Conley

Courtesy Diner and then Mclains Corner. I play REO from the jump.

Sara Graham
Sara Graham

Me, too! These were from the food/restaurant industry perspective :}

Kelly Lindsey
Kelly Lindsey

Missy ,When we were at the Venice cafe there was a couple we were talking to & it was their first date. She said she had lived in st.louis her whole life & had never been their , loved it!

Danielle Hentchel
Danielle Hentchel

No City Museum? What better of an ice-breaker than to crawl and climb like kids? Also, parks! Laumier and forest park & cheap places!

Virginia Harold
Virginia Harold

My most memorable and favorite dates have not involved going out to eat or spending any money at all.

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