There's only one chance to make a first impression, and the right restaurant is essential. You're looking for atmosphere lighting that's seductive and cozy, a place that's not too loud. Most of all, you want the object of your desire to be impressed by your culinary tastes. When someone we know recently took a first date to SPOON, his date talked about the coconut soup at her favorite spot back home and how that was her measuring stick for all Thai restaurants. When she tasted the soup at Spoon, a look of surprise swept across her face. “Wow,” she said. “This is my new favorite.” When the taste of soup at a restaurant gets you a second date, you've gone to the right place.