The World's Most Romantic Places to Propose
Overlooking Central Park
The Romance: Combine a view of the Columbus Circle entrance to the park with legendary chef Thomas Keller’ s spectacular food and you’ve got Per Se, a Manhattan perch that perfectly suits your purpose. In fact, you’ re bound to win someone over just by having a reservation at this notoriously exclusive restaurant. When you speak to a reservationist (two months in advance is recommended), ask (beg, plead) for a park-view table near the fireplace, and mention your plans. The restaurant is happy to help facilitate any extra romantic touches you might have in mind.
The Price Tag: Per Se’s nine-course, market-driven degustation menu runs the gamut of ambrosial ingredients, from oysters to caviar and truffles, and is $275 per person, without wine. For a less expensive option, try a spot that’s smack in the middle of the park: the Boathouse Restaurant, where entrees are in the $30 range.