Planning to pop the question or know someone who’s about to? Eliana Stefanitsis knows a thing or two about making that moment a special one. Since opening Molos in 2013, the Weehawken restaurant averages a proposal a month and it’s when Stefanitsis gets to play double-duty as GM and in-house proposal planner, coming up with some of the most unique ways to make that magicical moment even more memorable.
This refined Greek-inspired seafood restaurant located on the Hudson River has the most spectacular unobstructed views of the New York City skyline, making it one of the most romantic spots in the Metropolitan area to bring a loved one.
“Often times, I get a call from a shaky male voice and generally right away I know why they are calling,” says Stefanitsis. “Some are so excited, they will call and notify me about the proposal three months in advance. We love to get involved in proposals, whether it’s by setting up a menu of the food they had on their first date, or serving the ring in a glass of champagne. The best proposal I have experienced was when a man rented a plane who flew passed Molos with a banner that said ‘Jennifer, Will You Marry Me?’ while they dined by the water.
Here are her 5 tips for a perfect proposal: