Re: Newport on the Levee
Take her to Biaggio's Bistro on Ludlow. Knockout authentic Italian/Tuscan food, great hole-in-the-wall atmosphere that's appropriate for a date (dinner runs $10-18). If both of you are of age, the fine wine and beer shop across the street has a great atmosphere for wine and beer tasting for $5 on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5:00. If you aren't of age, the Esquire shows first run movies now.
I've taken dates to Newport on the Levee before and rarely to good results. I don't know if it's the overly contrived nature of that place (or maybe it's all the high school kids), but it doesn't lend itself to a date very well. Instead, take her to a place that she probably hasn't been to dozens of times. I've always had luck when I can give a date a new experience. It takes some knowledge of the city, but there are countless opportunities out there. You just have to look and be willing to try unfamiliar places.
What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?
All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.
Last edited by paintmered; 10-24-2008 at 10:33 PM.