Best First Date Spots Around St. Louis

February 5, 2012 10:06 PM


For many, the first date is quite simply a “make it or break it” situation. Impressing your date on the first outing is crucial to the future of the relationship. Luckily, the best first date spots around St. Louis can more than meet your expectations. Whether you’re looking for a unique dinner or an interesting night out on the town, St. Louis has got you covered.

Flamingo Bowl

1117 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63101
(314) 436-6666

Flamingo Bowl, located on the trendy Washington Avenue downtown is another one of the best first date spots around St. Louis. With a colorful interior, 12 large lanes of bowling, and an extensive drink and food menu, Flamingo Bowl is sure to impress that special someone. Prices at Flamingo Bowl are extremely reasonable, and shoe rental is available. After 9 p.m., all guests must be age 21 or older, so don’t forget to bring proper identification! Hours: Sunday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

3210 South Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 772-4442

Founded in 2007, Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant is a gem of a place located on popular South Grand Boulevard in St. Louis. With an inviting, dimly lit interior and friendly staff, Meskerem’s ambiance immediately makes you feel at home. Meskerem makes heavy use of a particular type of bread – injeera – that requires you to eat with your hands as you tear off the bread and scoop up your food. What better way to get acquainted with your date than to share a delicious meal? Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


1001 Washington Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63101
(314) 621-6001

Mosaic is a beautiful restaurant in downtown St. Louis that serves up delicious tapas seven days a week. Tapas are small plates that are meant to be shared; for best results, several tapas should be ordered to comprise a meal. Mosaic presents tapas in an eclectic atmosphere that is sure to make both parties at ease. Check out the Short Rib Mini-Burgers; these tiny treats feature maple smoked cheddar on a brioche bun and are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday,

Stephanie Shepard