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Visit some of these top five places in Queens for your first date.

If you were ever indecisive about where to go on a first date, you have nothing to worry about now. QNS is pleased to ease your nerves by picking these top 20 places in Queens for a perfect date night. We have selected a range of activities for you and your special someone to enjoy, including walks in the park or at the pier, romantic dinners, carousels and lots of ice cream. Not to mention, fun and energetic bars where you can sip on a variety of refreshing drinks and dance!

Here are five favorites:

1. Start off calm and collected at Tru Lounge 

Photo courtesy of Tru Lounge

Photo courtesy of Tru Lounge

The formula for a successful first date is a soothing ambiance, beautiful scenery and scrumptious food. Tru Lounge in Astoria is the essential restaurant and lounge to strike up some engaging conversation over refreshing drinks and more.

2. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Eddie’s Sweet Shop

Photo courtesy of Eddie's Sweet Shop on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Eddie’s Sweet Shop on Facebook

If you have a sweet tooth after that delightful dinner, get your sugar rush at Eddie’s Sweet Shop in Forest Hills. This vintage ice cream shop will impress your date with gigantic sundaes with homemade ice cream of all different toppings and flavors.

3. Gaze at these splendid views of Manhattan at Long Island City Piers

Photo courtesy of Roman Slavik/Shutterstock

Photo courtesy of Roman Slavik/Shutterstock

What’s a better way to continue an exciting date while strolling down the Long Island City Piers? Especially on a summer night, you and your special someone can soak up the most captivating views that LIC has to offer while catching a nice breeze.

4. Merry-go-round at Forest Park Carousel

Photo: Addison Godel/Flickr

Photo: Addison Godel/Flickr

Are you and your date in a playful mood? Revisit your childhood at the historical Forest Park Carousel in Flushing, which has been around since 1903. You can still be a kid at heart by riding the fun carousel together.

5. Set a smooth tempo at Tempo Libero Bar

Photo via Foursquare

Photo via Foursquare

Slow down the date’s tempo by ending your night with some cool refreshments at an all-embracing gay bar in Jackson Heights. Relax and unwind as you learn more about your potential lover over a couple great drinks and music. You’ll surely enjoy the karaoke nights and a few uptempo beats to dance to.

The rest of the best:

6. Try authentic Mexican cuisine at Maizal 

Photo courtesy of Maizal Mexican Cuisine Facebook

Photo courtesy of Maizal Mexican Cuisine Facebook

Here’s an Astoria spot that oozes with the aroma of Mexican cuisine and quality tequila.

7. Have a taste of Italy at Barosa

barosas

Photo courtesy of Barosa

Enjoy a taste of Barosa’s Authentic Italian dishes, brick-oven pizza and beautiful scenery in Rego Park.

8. Appreciate nature’s beauty at Queens Botanical Garden 

Photo by the Queens Botanical Garden

Photo by the Queens Botanical Garden

Searching for summer love? Enjoy the great outdoors with your date at this Flushing gem.

9. Keep those cocktails coming at Dutch Kills

Photo by Dutch Kills

Photo by Dutch Kills

Keep things casual with a couple cocktails at this tavern bar in Long Island City.

10. Impress your date at this luxurious Pa-Nash Restaurant and Lounge

Photo courtesy of Pa-Nash NYC

Photo courtesy of Pa-Nash NYC

Visit this elegant Eurosoul spot in Rosedale, where a fusion of Mediterranean, Caribbean and Soul Food dishes is served.

11. Chill by the water at Bayview Grille and Marina 

QNS photo by Brianna Ellis

QNS/Photo by Brianna Ellis

At this nautical-themed restaurant in the Rockaways, diners can enjoy a bar and two dining rooms or a waterfront view from Bayview’s spacious dock.

12. Turn and twist to Latin rhythms at Sol Bar & Grill

Photo courtesy of Sol Bar & Grill Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Sol Bar & Grill Facebook page

You and your date will appreciate Sol, a brand-spanking-new Latin-themed bar and grill in Bayside.

13. Adore this glimpse of the city at Gantry Plaza State Park 

Photo by New York State Parks Department

Photo by New York State Parks Department

The midtown Manhattan skyline is such a romantic sight, in addition to Gantry’s mist fountain and lovely gardens.

14. Nibble on some sushi at Casa Asia 

Photo by Casa Asia Whitestone

Photo by Casa Asia Whitestone

Prefer the simple things in life? Visit this serene setting in Whitestone, where you can taste sushi and more.

15. Slice a sizzling steak at La Fusta Restaurant 

La fusta

Enjoy the intimacy of this Argentinian steakhouse in Elmhurst.

16. Taste traditional Italian at Bartolino’s Fine Italian Cuisine 

Photo by Bartolino's Astoria NY

Photo by Bartolino’s Astoria NY

Alongside its classic Italian ambiance, diners will love Bartolino’s authentic cuisine and traditional dishes.

17. Exhibits and movies await you at Socrates Sculpture Park 

Photo by Socrates Sculpture Park

Photo by Socrates Sculpture Park

As the summer fun winds down, head over to Socrates Sculpture Park and check out The 30th Anniversary LANDMARK exhibition until Aug. 28. You and your date can relax and watch a variety of outdoor movies between now and Aug. 24 as well.

18. Get acquainted at Quaint

Photo by Quaint NYC

Photo by Quaint NYC

Here’s a new American Bistro located right in Sunnyside.

19.Uwind at Edison Place

Photo by Edison Place

Photo by Edison Place

Take bite of authentic Irish food with a German influence in Glendale.

20. Coffee and good convos go hand in hand at 60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee

Photo by 60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee

Photo by 60 Beans Kitchen & Coffee

A peaceful and serene setting to converse over coffee and delicious bites in Astoria.

 

 

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