Dua Lipa was darn close suspending during her supper date with Trevor Noah recently

The London-conceived pop star, 27, and the South African entertainer, 38

were spotted Wednesday late evening sharing a personal dinner at Miss Lily's in New York City's East Town

which an insider tells us was a position fitting Noah's personal preference.

Our source says Lipa was "stricken" on what was "most certainly a date,

 however we're informed the pair is in the "early" phases of getting to know one another.

A different source lets us know Lipa and Noah are not formally a couple.

The team was seen strolling, talking and embracing, with the prospective previous moderator seeming to give the vocalist lyricist a kiss.