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

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.

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.

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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