Your next first date is happening inside a charming mansion on St. Mark's.
Unless you've got another beautifully renovated New Orleans-inspired space in mind for oysters and lavender-champagne cocktails. In which case, by all means. (But come here sometime, also.)
Here being Mr. White: a new Southern-leaning restaurant in which you might charm and be charmed, open as of this very night in the East Village. Menu's here. It's quite a looker, so let's look at it while we share some intel on the spot.