Where to Dine in New York

Whether you wish to carry on the celebrations after she has said yes to your proposal or set the mood before you pop the question, you will undoubtedly be on the look out for romantic places to dine in New York. Here are seven great choices:

  1. Try Aureole on West 42nd Street for a contemporary and ultra stylish restaurant serving progressive American cuisine. Charlie Palmer’s restaurant is located close to Time Square and a trip to Aureole can easily be combined with a Broadway show.
  2. For an exclusive and romantic retreat, complete with 1930s glamor, check out Upstairs at 21. This intimate salon style restaurant with just 32 seats is located above the famous Bar Room restaurant of the 21 Club. A short walk from Central Park, this could be the perfect post proposal dinner destination, but it would also make an ideal spot to pop the question, and the attentive staff can help you make arrangements.
  3. For a downtown alternative, The Savoy is a classic choice, and the combination of traditional methods, local produce, an evolving menu, and warm hospitality create an atmosphere guaranteed to enchant your new fiance.
  4. The West Village is a great option for a relaxed dining experience with superb food at reasonable prices. One if by Land, Two if by Sea may be a bit of a mouthful, but the picturesque setting of a converted colonial carriage house along with its new American cuisine make it worth checking out.
  5. The Place, also in the West Village, is ideal for summer when you can sit out on the candle lit terrace to sample pan European and new American cuisine, and as 10% of their profits go to charity you can ease your social conscience at the same time.
  6. Union Square Cafe, Danny Meyer’s first restaurant, has had the honor of being voted New York’s most popular restaurant eight years in a row so make sure you reserve early. Described as “American food with an Italian soul” this restaurant offers great food, good value, and plenty of options for vegetarians.
  7. Finally The Sea Grill at the Rockefeller Center is ideal for sea food lovers looking for a bright, modern restaurant with sleek decor. Serving fresh Oceanic delicacies, it overlooks the Rockefeller ice rink, making it the perfect follow up to a snowy Christmas proposal.