Restaurants The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date  

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List of the best restaurant chains to take a first date, as ranked by food experts. First dates are one of the most stressful experiences one can go through. There’s so much pressure put on making a good impression that it’s important to ensure that every detail is perfect. If the first date doesn’t go well you can’t guarantee that you’ll see a second date and beyond.Picking the perfect first date restaurant is a vital part of the dating process. A restaurant with bad service and mediocre food is going to take away from a romantic date night atmosphere. This list answers the question, “What are the best chain restaurants for a first date?”

The restaurants on this list range from informal get-together locations to romantic experiences. The list has many steakhouses, which lend themselves to first dates well due to their impressive nature and well-made food. Many of the restaurants on this list offer live music, friendly waitstaff, and perfect lighting for an idealistic date.

Whether you want to impress your date with expensive food and loving ambiance or want to have a more open, friendly date, there are restaurants on this list just for you and your special date.

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242 93
The Cheesecake Factory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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2
177 98
Olive Garden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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3
155 93
Outback Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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4
99 76
The Melting Pot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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5
86 79
Hard Rock Cafe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
Restaurant, Hotel, Casino

6
89 83
Benihana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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7
100 92
Red Lobster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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8
78 91
Chili's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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9
78 91
Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
Restaurant, Fast casual restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

10
53 67
Rainforest Cafe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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11
51 72
House of Blues is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date

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46 63
T.G.I. Friday's is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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44 68
California Pizza Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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43 61
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date

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41 64
Black Angus Steakhouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date

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46 72
Cracker Barrel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
Restaurant, Retail

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45 71
Ruby Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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18
45 71
Joe's Crab Shack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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19
33 63
Buca di Beppo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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20
27 52
On the Border Mexican Grill & ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date

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27 52
Romano's Macaroni Grill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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28 63
Fuddruckers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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26 62
Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonan... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date

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19 50
Claim Jumper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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19 51
Planet Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Restaurants to Take a First Date
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