1. do you know what she likes and dislikes, e.g. is she a vegetarian, or is she allergic to anything?
2. how much do you want to spend, or what kind of impression do you want to give?
3. How much privacy do you need? Neither one you suggested can give you any ...
4. Personal question: how far do you want to get on first date?
both of them are not for first date....oh please...... except she/he is big hotpot or fast chinese food fan XD
to be honest, Red Moon made one of the worst cocktails iv ever had, and for f* sake it was on my birthday, i was really pissed......the only thing i like is the door maybe, and the DARKNESS inside.....
(continued) ... it looks like that Monkey might be too busy trimming his hair or something ... so here are some ideas:
if you are on a budget, and also prefer privacy, places like UBC Coffee (上岛咖啡) do have little cubicles and small functions rooms, but it is HARDLY romantic ...
if you do have a thousand RMB or so to burn, places like Peninsula, Regent and Grand Hyatt might be OK, it will impress her for sure if she has never been ... oh, if I were you, I would check the dress code though, I was kicked out a few times by Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for not wearing socks, heehee ...
this next one might seem a bit odd ... there is a 巴贝拉 on level 5 (or is it level 6?) of 贵友大厦 at 永安里 (next to Silk Street, opp from LG Twins Tower) ... 巴贝拉 is known for being not expensive, and if you have ever gone to those at JoyCity and Wang Jing, you would have found them packed, but this one is oddly quiet, so you dont need to wait for table, and you can also talk without worrying too much about noise, hence, a little bit romantic ...
... Good Luck !!