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First Date Spots For You & Your Sugar Daddy, Presented by Secret Benefits

By Gotham Staff for Secret Benefits | May 1, 2018 | Food & Drink

Now that you’ve done the hard work of finding yourself a sugar daddy, with help from our friends at Secret Benefits, it’s time for your first date. Here are our top five favorite first date restaurants.



This bright and charming Soho brasserie has been a buzzed-about culinary destination since it opened in 1997. Not only is the traditional French cuisine to die for, its clientele is regularly stocked with the rich and famous, making it a prime spot for celebrity-watching—Jerry Seinfeld even proposed to his wife there!

The Polo Bar


Show your sugar daddy that you're definitely a girl who is at home in designer chic by taking him to designer Ralph Lauren's posh Polo Bar in between rounds of retail therapy. A rare find amidst Fifth Avenue's collection of high-end fashion stores, this cozy (and exclusive) restaurant was a sensation immediately upon its opening in 2015. Heavy on theme (the cocktails are served with little polo mallet stirrers!), but never kitschy, The Polo Bar serves classic American cuisine (although decidedly gourmet, with prices to match) with all the class befitting a proper sugar daddy.

Eleven Madison Park


Whenever a publication compiles a list of the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park is always near the top. A first date here would certainly allow for plenty of time to get to know your sugar daddy well, as each meal is a multi-hour, 11-course marathon of decadence, with wait staff who often present each course with elaborate introductions the explain the course's origin, and even (a plus for newcomers to haute cuisine) helpfully explain how to consume it properly. They say that many people are drawn to the sugar bowl by an overwhelming sense of adventure. Well, if it's adventure you're after, a 2-hour dinner at Eleven Madison Park will certainly satisfy that hunger.

The Grill & The Pool


The iconic Seagram Building contains one of the country’s most historic restaurant spaces, which contains not one but two fine dining restaurants. Each site features a different look, and a different menu—so which will it be: Surf (The Pool) or Turf (The Grill)? Honestly, you can't go wrong with either... So maybe you let your new sugar daddy decide.

Jean-Georges Restaurant


Meeting up in Midtown? Have your sugar daddy secure a table at this renowned (and oh-so-refined) French restaurant created by legendary chef (and purported inventor of the molten chocolate cake) Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Afterwards, you and your sugar daddy can stroll arm-in-arm just across the street to Central Park, to walk off your meal and plan your next adventure.

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