Chef, author and unofficial MP icon Anthony Bourdain just gave an interview to Fodor’s where he revealed his favorite New York spots. As a matter of fact, he recommends legendary sushi restaurant Masa as a first date litmus test:
I’ll go where the food is. I think the Time Warner Center is the ugliest building in the universe, but I’d walk through hell to eat at Per Se or Masa. I just signed a contract for a nice advance for a book, and I’m looking to totally reward myself and do something really outrageously expensive and self indulgent. A woman might go out for an Hermès bag, I go to Masa. That’s also a really good first date place. Take someone to Masa and if they don’t eat absolutely everything, there’s no possibility of a relationship.
Top Chef Travels - Anthony Bourdain [Fodor’s]