Best Dinner and a Movie - 2005
Ferré Ristorante e Bar
The come-on: For $22.95 per person, you get a three-course dinner plus a ticket to a movie at the Magnolia Theater next door. The catch: You have to arrive for dinner between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Oh, the suffering. This Tuscan-Italian hotspot in the West Village provides the perfect way to impress a first date. Choose one from a list of starters, entrées and desserts. Good choices are the pear-and-goat-cheese salad, grilled salmon with fingerling potatoes, green beans with basil citrus sauce and tiramisu. Then stroll a few doors down and turn in your vouchers for movie tickets. Discussing the menu will get you through the first couple of hours and then a cool documentary will provide new fuel for conversation over cappuccino at an outdoor table. A date doesn't get much more foolproof than this, so don't blow it.