If you aren't keen on taking your date for a formal dinner, head to the Panama Dining Room in Fitzroy for something a little more relaxed.
The food here is great - without breaking the bank - and the bar serves up some awesome drinks too. The have won awards from The Age Good Food Guide so you can definitely trust that the food will be up to scratch here.
After you have eaten, head over to one of the pool tables and challenge your date to a game. That will break up the night and give you a fun activity to end things on.
After dinner, you can also hang around for drinks at the bar as it is always quite busy with a big variety of people enjoying drinks.