We’ve heard similar stories in our Ask a Waiter column, but this Gourmet piece about Valentine’s dining-room drama is still pretty juicy.
A surprising number of proposals are, in fact, turned down. At Gramercy Tavern, a woman once asked a man to marry her. When he didn’t accept the offer, the woman stood up, started cursing, and began throwing plates onto the floor. “Clearly, he made the right choice,” says the captain on duty at the time.