First dates are not always the time to take risks. There is enough that could go wrong in terms of your outfit or conversation that you want to have a place that feels like a sure thing. So we understand why Pitch readers chose the Country Club Plaza as the Best Place for a First Date. There are plenty of other people around for people-watching, and even the pickiest eaters will find something.
But our readers had a wide variety of alternative suggestions, too. This random list of runners up is as close as we will likely come to being Cosmopolitan:
Eden Alley -- Show support for the locavore movement while still staying in the safe comfort of the Plaza.
Missie B's -- It's one place where you'll always have something to talk about.
Melting Pot -- Fondue on a date can be cliched, but it still exists for a reason.
Westside Local -- Some places can help improve your cool factor, and this is one of those places.
JP Wine Bar -- A great wine selection to calm your nerves, and the laid-back menu means that the first date could be mercifully short or last the entire night.
Cafe Trio -- When you need to impress a date, this is a good option.
Nara -- A vast menu of cocktails and sushi makes this a choice for the adventurous.
RecordBar photo booth -- Sitting close together makes for instant memories.