Nervous bachelors calling the restaurant to seek guidance on how to propose to their girlfriends is nothing unusual for St. Martin’s Wine Bistro. After all, the candlelit dining room and live piano player create quite the ambience. Usually, the restaurant staff suggests a plan to sneak the engagement ring into a champagne glass or dessert, but every so often, the fiances-to-be devise their own romantic schemes. “We had one that filled the entire private room with rose arrangements,” recalls marketing director Iris Halftlang. “The lights were low, the candles were lit, and I cannot tell you how many flowers must have been in that room.” St. Martin’s is also a great pick for birthdays and anniversaries, celebrated with candles on one of the chef’s sweet creations and a special song played on the grand piano. The best seat in the house is the private table in the Symphony Alcove, which seats up to four. It’s booked weeks out, so reserve early.

ST. MARTIN’S WINE BISTRO

3020 GREENVILLE

214.826.0940

$$-$$$

HOURS: Sun-Thurs, 5-10 p.m.

Fri-Sat, 5 p.m.-midnight

Sun, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.