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Proposing in NYC!

Just thought I'd drop by and update everyone on how the proposal went!

I booked Giorgio's in Gramercy and I have to say it was a great choice, I got in touch with the owner Sascha via their web site, he and all the staff were fabulous. I told them what I had planned and they were only too happy to assist, I think they were just as excited as I was. The restaurant had a nice intimate and friendly atmosphere, not too busy or noisy, we had a nice round table towards the rear. I arranged with Sascha to have my proposal typed up in the style of their dessert menu and he was more than happy to do so, infact he even did it in irish on the left and english on the right, it was presented in the leather wallet that the menu would normally be in which we were allowed to keep as a momento.

As Deirdre read the menu and seen her name at the top, she turned with a puzzled look on her face wondering what was going on at which point I got down on my knee and asked the big question... she said yes of course! There was a round of applause from the rest of the dinners and many came to congratulate us including some nice ladies who were visiting from Scotland!

As for the food it was beautiful and very reasonably priced, the macarroni cheese and lamb shank were fab and the porterhouse was just huge and very tasty! Regretably, we were all too caught up with the excitement to order desserts, really wish we had but they brought us some chocolate coated strawberries with the complimentary champagne! There was also a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary who the waitress invited over to have a toast with us!

It was a very special night and everything went just how I had planned and imagined. Everyone at Giorgio's were great, I cant thank them enough, I would high recommend Girgio's for a special occassion and will definately revisit it next time we are in NYC to relive the memory!

Thanks everyone for your comments and reccomendations!

Apr 02, 2008
Dec in Manhattan

Proposing in NYC!

Everyone - thanks for your opinions and suggestions, it has been a great help so far in narrowing down a short list of possibilities....

L'Impero, Giorgio's, il Buco, PO, Vice Versa and Maltesta

They look to most suitable in respect to the setting, ambience, menu and price! I would love to say I've been to Lupa but think maybe its just not right for this occassion so maybe another time!

Has anyone been to il Cantinori, The Little Owl or Allen&Delancey?
My friend has also recommended these!

You are obviously all very passionate about your food, which is great, I am new to this site and signed up on the off chance I might get a few replies but the response has been great, I'd like to compliment you all on such a friendly and informative site!

Thnx

Mar 08, 2008
Dec in Manhattan

Proposing in NYC!

My newyorker friend has also told me that One if by Land has several proposals per night and I don't want ours to be just another one!

Giorgio's are in the running, it looks nice and wont break the bank! Thx

Mar 08, 2008
Dec in Manhattan

Proposing in NYC!

Thank you, a friend and newyorker also suggested L'Impero, the decor and atmosphere look nice but other reviews I've read online say it can be hit and miss unless you are a regular?

Mar 08, 2008
Dec in Manhattan

Proposing in NYC!

Yeah euro to dollar is great at the minute!
Cheers

Mar 07, 2008
Dec in Manhattan

Proposing in NYC!

Wooow thanks guys, wasnt expecting so many replies so soon!
We are staying in Astoria with friends but the visiting family are staying east side so we will likely dine in the city! I'll check out some of these suggestions on line!

Many thanks

Mar 07, 2008
Dec in Manhattan

Proposing in NYC!

Hi All

I am taking my girlfriend to NYC for St Patrick's day and Easter and plan to propose!
I have the ring all sorted but need some help picking a nice restaurant...

I have some family coming from NC to meet with us but they will only be in NY for 2 days and would be annoyed if I didn't do it while they were there to celebrate with us, so at the minute the plan is dinner for 6 on sat 15th - probably Italian.

I am after a nice place with good food that's not too expensive, not too busy or noisy where we can really enjoy the meal and the moment. I was thinking of having the waitress/waiter bring the ring out with the desserts so it needs to be somewhere where I could arrange something like this! I have read a few reviews on line and Lupa and River Cafe sound nice but maybe a little pricy after drinks are added in.

All ideas welcome
Alternative proposal ideas also very much appreciated!! :-)

Declan
Ireland

Mar 06, 2008
Dec in Manhattan