Restaurants that serve heart for Valentine's Day

Want to devour a heart, literally, on the most romantic of holidays? These restaurants have heart on the menu



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Tanta's anticucho de corazon is served with chimichurri, corn and huacatay herbs.

Tanta's anticucho de corazon is served with chimichurri, corn and huacatay herbs. Courtesy of Tanta

Get your blood pumping at one of these restaurants cooking up the most important of muscles. From grilled chicken heart with spicy twists to multi-course dinners with more than one type of heart, one thing is for sure—this Valentine's Day, heart is the star of the plate.

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Chef Chris Pandel's gnocchi features a beef heart bolognese so rich in flavor it could make your heart stop.

  1. 1633 N Halsted St, (between North Ave and Willow St)
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Start your romantic dinner with succulent beef heart anticuchos, a traditional Peruvian appetizer made with marinated grilled meat on skewers.

  1. 4053 N Kedzie Ave, (between Irving Park Rd and Belle Plaine Ave)
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Shin Thompson opens his six-course Valentine's Day tasting menu with a beef heart tartare amuse bouche, which highlights the chef's modern Japanese cuisine.

  1. 952 W Lake St, (entrance on Morgan St)
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The West Town restaurant is hosting a Valentine's Day four-course Hearts Dinner featuring bison, lamb, chicken, veal and duck hearts.

  1. 1072 N Milwaukee Ave, (between Noble and Thomas Sts)
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La Sirena Clandestina

Spice up your night and try the chef's grilled chicken heart smothered in hot sauce and green onions.

  1. 954 W Fulton Mkt
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Machu Picchu

Add some heart to your night by sampling beef heart anticuchos before indulging in other Peruvian dishes.

  1. 3856 N Ashland Ave, (at Byron St)
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Sumi Robata Bar

Gene Kato's Japanese jidori chicken hearts are the best way to start your love-filled dinner at this River North joint.

  1. 702 N Wells St, (between Huron and Superior Sts)
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  • Critics choice

Eat your heart out at Peruvian celebrity chef Gaston Acurio's restaurant with the aphrodisiac anticucho de corazon served with chimichurri, corn and huacatay herbs.

  1. 118 W Grand Ave
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