Actually, this is a date spot for dates with my mom. But I have seen others on dates here. White tablecloths, low lighting. Garden space in the back for warm weather.
The wine list is more than serviceable and the fare is classic American. I can't resist a crabcake. Now I've said it. If crabcakes are on a menu, I order them. I like the ones here.
First Avenue is very quiet in this stretch above the UN and below the UES, so it is not a bother to look out on it while dining.