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There’s a cool factor to Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton thanks to the edgy industrial design that just might impress your date. Depending on his or her taste in interiors, you could win points just for choosing such a unique restaurant for dinner. However, keep in mind that in the main dining room there is really nowhere to hide — there are no dividers, curtains or even columns, so if you are hoping for a private corner with dim lights, this is not the place.
On the other hand, if you’re trying to break the ice on a casual date without any pressures, you might like Table No. 1 precisely for its informal, open atmosphere. You could even take seats at the communal tables in the center of the dining room. This way you could be sharing the table with other singles and groups, which might help carry you through any awkward silences during a nervous first date.