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by By Chris Watkins | Jezebel magazine | February 7, 2017

Buckhead’s coastal Italian hot spot St. Cecilia gives way to amore when night falls. Warm light shines through the floor-to-ceiling windows onto table 72, a chic two-top perfect for bonding over slurps of chilled oysters with moscato mignonette, curated meat/cheese plates and pasta aplenty. @stceciliaatl

Inman Park cocktail house AMER brings together sexy date nights and handcrafted cocktails under one roof. Settle in with your date at leather-clad window booth table 21, then take the opportunity to people-watch or just stare longingly into each other’s eyes over a wide array of custom sips and light bites. @ameratl

The elusiveness of Midtown tapas spot The Consulate is part of the fun. Ask for one of the crescent-shaped booths (tables V1 and V2) that overlooks the restaurant and gives a sense of exclusivity as you order curated wine selections, flame-doused cocktails and sumptuous bites of globally inspired tapas. @theconsulateatl

Smyrna mainstay Muss and Turner’s secluded speak-easy-style bar, Eleanor’s, shines as the quintessential date-night spot. Bypass the bustle of M&T and journey through a steel freezer door, where you’ll suddenly find yourselves transported to this enigmatic cocktail lounge. Steal away to the back booth, simply called The Nook, to enjoy unabashed privacy over dimly lit candles and stiff drinks. @mussandturners

There’s something special about tables 50 and 61 at European getaway Ecco in Midtown. These intimate corner booths are ideal for first dates, where you’ll share savory/sweet fried goat cheese balls, house-cured meats and a bottle off the extensive wine list to toast dates and anniversaries to come. @fifthgroup