Dating in the 21st century is a confusing, daunting, swipe-filled process, but one thing remains a constant: Meet your date at Luxe and you won't run out of things to talk about. No other restaurant in town does a clashing-cool aesthetic quite like Luxe, so whether it's the rope curtains, the faux-cowhide booths, or the array of quotes on food, drink and life etched onto the front windows, there will be no shortage of conversation-starters. It helps, too, that the Mediterranean-influenced food is excellent and the innovative cocktail menu is always interesting. A hip soundtrack and mood lighting won't guarantee a second date, but it sure won't hurt either.
6605 Detroit Ave., 216-920-0600, luxecleveland.com.