I don't really go out all that much but I do like the old fashioned way of dinner and a movie or coffee. Or the unconventional type of dates that are mostly based on the person you take out.
I think that in a good company every place are good.
I've never been on a date...so I don't know exactly how one goes or what you do on a date...so maybe dinner? Or something out of the box like horseback riding?
I love surprises, as well as being spontaneous.
casual coffee for first meeting. First date depends on the person.