We’re having dinner like it’s..1760

RUSSIAN HILL

By Nicole Honchariw

Where: 1760 (Polk Street/Nob Hill)
When: First date, on a weeknight.
Good to know: The food is mostly in tapas portions, the cocktail list shouldn’t be overlooked.
Cash factor: On the pricier side.

While many women try and claim otherwise, there’s a simple truth when it comes to first dates: most of us are going to feel at least slightly self-conscious while eating. With that in mind, going to a place that serves delicious food in tapas style portions (read: small) is a great way to do dinner without the pressure of noshing too hard. Enter 1760, a sophisticated Polk Street (Nob Hill) nook providing a creative menu of cocktails, wines, and small but tantalizing bites. Ease into your evening with the staples (hamachi crudo and the Thai style beef tartare, if the two of you are more daring), and gauge your order from there. This more casual approach to a dinner date also takes some of the pressure off; if things aren’t going well, you need not stick around for four courses before you hit eject. And on the other extreme, if the dinner far exceeds expectations, head to any one of several nearby bars on Polk (like the moody Amelie or the fantastically divey Cabin,  both of which are just next door).








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