Instead of scouring Yelp reviews for the word "romantic," maybe just follow the sage advice of chef and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain on where to take your lady friend for that first day. The man's got it all figured out for you.
In an interview conducted at the Tribeca Film Festival, Bourdain gave a word of advice to all the young lovers out there, telling the interviewer what a single Bourdain would do on a first date. The wisdom:
"When I was single I would take people to sushi first date. And if they didn’t eat the Uni, there was really no chance of a relationship.”
Basically, what the dude is saying is, go out to a restaurant that will test your compatibility. If you're a foodie and she's on a strict grilled cheese-only diet, you guys might have problems down the road. Better to get that out in the open early. Though, for the record, grilled cheese is wonderful.
In addition to his words on dating, Bourdain commented on how to make it as a celebrity chef. He said you need to things: "Cooking skills and a serious personality disorder." If you have those two things, yay?
Now go grab sushi, and for the love of god, try the Uni.