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Jan 4, 2007 06:05 PM

Where in Boston to Propose?

Hi Everyone,

A friend of mine who is visiting Boston in a week plans to propose to his girlfriend. He asked me the best places for him to propose and which restaurants are a must to visit while in Boston.

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    1. re: Sugar04

      Especially if they can get an upstairs window table. I suspect the maitre'd would give them one if the (hopeful) groom explained the situation.

      1. re: Bostonbob3

        I completely agree with Mamma Maria- excellent, elegant and she'll probably be surprised as the name doesn't reveal anything about the elegance of the place...

    2. When we ate at L'espalier the fellow at the next table got on his knees and proposed to his date. It was particularly of note to us as we were there for our 25th anniversary.

      1. Locke-Ober is a beautiful room with great food. As ur-Boston as Delmonico's and 21 used to be ur-Manhattan.

        1. That lighthouse in Newburyport would be a very cool option, too.

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            1. re: gini

              But that IS for two. Granted, not cheap, but it seems like quite the romantic experience.

          1. Does he want to propose at the restaurant, or propose, then go to a restaurant? If it's the former, I'd say any of the suggestions here are good, plus perhaps the Barker Tavern in Scituate, Five North Square in the North End, or Trattoria Pulcinella in Cambridge.

            If it's the latter, Plum Island, the Old North Bridge in Concord, and the Arnold Arboretum are all good places, I think, depending on the weather of course! (Today would be perfect!)

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            1. re: hiddenboston

              great ideas! I have emailed these to him
              not sure if he wanted to propose at a restaurant or outside.
              So I sent him everyone's ideas :)