Set in a historic 1767 carriage house once owned by Aaron Burr, this West Village institution exudes romance with candlelit tables, a crackling fireplace, live piano music, and decadent prix fixe menus.
Not surprisingly, it remains one of the city's most popular places to pop the question since opening in 1973.
Though the interiors of this Soho mainstay haven't changed much in over 40 years–imagine quirky original artwork, pink neon, and black tin ceilings–it's still one of the city's most beloved date spots.
The menu favors American comforts, as evidenced by the best-selling, bacon and cheese-topped Polo Burger.
Pro tip: it's so generously sized, it's great for sharing.
He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.
I checked the website Eater for its Heat Map, which includes new, tasty restaurants in the city. The stunning fact remained: it was quicker for my dad to find a wife than it is for me to decide where to eat dinner.
Bypass the tables and treat yourself to views of the highly skilled chefs at the nine-seat sushi bar.