Deciding you want to propose to your loved one is a huge decision. The planning process for proposing can be an added stress. Luckily there are many spots in Southeastern, CT that are romantic and the perfect place for your proposal. Whether this is the first stop before you propose, where you propose, or where you celebrate your proposal- these romantic hot spots are a perfect place to spend this special day. 

Water Street Cafe is the destination for anyone looking for a casually elegant dining experience to end the night, nestled in the center of the Borough. They are most known for their house-made desserts, fresh seafood specials, and their succulent oyster bar, featuring the best of local oysters alongside those from the northern waters of Nova Scotia and even those from the Pacific Northwest.  A favorite spot among locals but also highly rated by the New York Times, Zagats, and Connecticut Magazine, Water Street Cafe provides a simple and fresh New American menu with local and fresh-caught seafood and farm-grown produce, and the staff are also happy to offer gluten-free and vegetarian options for anyone who asks. We recommend the Duck & Scallops entree, served with oyster mushrooms, sugar snap peas, and mashed potatoes.

Breakwater is a waterfront restaurant located in Stonington Borough and features seafood specials and stunning sunsets with views of the Harbor and Fishers Island Sound. We love the Grilled Seafood Medley, featuring shrimp, scallops, calamari, and salmon, served with citrus butter and coconut-scallion rice.

Stonington Vineyards, Stonington, CT- What could be more romantic than enjoying a wine tasting with your partner? Taste six wines and enjoy a vineyard tour at the Stonington Vineyards this winter. Additionally, you may even get to catch live local bands while you visit.

Noah’s has been operating as a casual fine dining restaurant since 1979, and fits right in with the quaintness of the village. Check the website daily for lunch and dinner specials that keep the menu interesting, based on what’s fresh and available. Stop by for Tuesday night buck-a-shuck if local raw bar is your thing. Ask for a seat in the big picture windows for people watching along Water Street!

Sal e Pepe is a highly-rated Italian restaurant with an extensive wine list to accompany their special twist on pasta and other favorite Italian dishes. Play “Lady and the Tramp” while sharing your spaghetti and savor your food in an elegant atmosphere lit with candlelight and unique personal touches on each table. Toast your partner over a fantastic dinner at Sal e Pepe.

S&P Oyster has been a local and tourist favorite for many years due to their stunning atmosphere and delectable seafood dishes. Located right on the water in downtown Mystic, S&P Oyster is a perfect restaurant to treat your loved one to a meal of fresh oysters—they are aphrodisiacs after all!

If the way to the heart is through the stomach, you are sure to impress your loved one with a visit to Tschudin Chocolates and Confections. Sit at one of their round café tables to enjoy your sweets or take them to go. Their selection of chocolate is ever-changing and features specialty chocolates and chocolate desserts.