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Valentine's Day dinner specials

Whether you're celebrating the day with your sweetheart, your best friend or by yourself, check out these love-filled, indulgent Valentine's Day dinner specials

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Nothing says love like sharing good food with your sweetheart, so show your adoration at some of the best Chicago restaurants with indulgent Valentine's Day dinner specials that range from Italian food to seafood. All specials are offered on February 14, unless otherwise noted.

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Valentine's Day dinners

Acanto

Acanto's Valentine's Day dinner is a six-course tasting menu with dishes like oysters with tomato granita and poached monkfish with pistachio sauce. Add wine pairings for $45.

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South Loop

Ada St.

Critics' pick

This Valentine's Day weekend, Ada St. is celebrating with a When Harry Met Sally theme. The $55 four-course menu will follow the stages of Harry and Sally's relationship and feature dishes like grilled prawns, spaetzle with duck confit, little neck clams and more. On Sunday night, catch a screening of the movie at the restaurant. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available.

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West Town

Ampersand

Chefs Michael Sheerin and Sarah Jordan (formerly of Cicchetti) team up for a Valentine's Day dinner inspired by Chaucer, with dishes like smoked venison saddle, Champagne and oysters and more. Dinners are held on February 13 and 14, with seatings from 6:30-8:30pm and 8-10:30pm, and cost $75 or $100 with wine pairings.

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River North

ARTango Bistro

This Argentine hot spot is celebrating Valentine's day all weekend with a four-course menu with dinner options like grilled rib eye and spice-rubbed lamb chops. Each dish has a nice South American twist. Dinner is $55 per person. They're BYOB so don't forget your wine!

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Lakeview

Bar Takito

For the entire weekend, Bar Takito is offering a three-course menu with heart-shaped sopes, grilled steak tacos and a devil's food cake. The three-course dinner is $35 per person with an optional cocktail pairing for $30. A prix fixe menu is also available.

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West Loop

Birchwood Kitchen

Critics' pick

Birchwood Kitchen is offering a three-course menu with a starter, entree and shared dessert. The menu is $35 per person and BYOB, so don't forget to bring a bottle of wine to share.

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Bucktown

Bistronomic

On Valentine's Day, Bistronomic will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu including options like lobster Thai soup, housemade smoked salmon tortellini, handcut Parmesan gnocchi and more. The dinner is $69 per person or $179 for two, which includes a bottle of wine.

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday or Sunday, Bistronomic will have a three-course prix-fixe menu for $45 as well as its a la carte menu.

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Gold Coast

Bohemian House

Critics' pick

Bohemian House is offering specials for Friday and Saturday, including duck paté en croute with grilled duck hearts and honey-roasted guinea hen with bread dumplings, charred Brussels sprouts, currants and foie gras sauce.

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River North

Boka

Critics' pick

Boka's Valentine's Day celebration consists of a five-course dinner with dry-aged beef, crudos and an assortment of specialty items. Tickets are $150 per person.

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Lincoln Park

Brasserie by LM

Brasserie by LM is offering its Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu on both Friday and Saturday. The menu features dishes like salmon rillettes with toasted brioche, wild mushroom risotto and more. The prix-fixe menu is $35 per person.

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South Loop

Bread & Wine

Bread & Wine's specials can be ordered as a prix fixe meal for $45 ($70 with wine) or a la carte. Options include oysters on the half shell, pork belly and poached egg, surf and turf and chocolate and roses.

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Irving Park

The Brixton

The Brixton is offering a four-course prix fixe menu with roasted beets, seared scallops, short ribs and cider and doughnuts. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available on request. The four-course menu is $50 per person.

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Andersonville

Café des Architectes

Critics' pick

Café des Architectes will offer a five-course menu with options like duck leg confit, poached seabass and more. The five-course dinner includes a cheese course from in-house Chestnut Provisions. Dinner is $95 per person.

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Gold Coast

Davanti Enoteca

Critics' pick

Davanti Enoteca is offering a menu with poached lobster, beef tenderloin and a chocolate espresso torte. The menu, with a bottle of wine, is $90.

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Little Italy

The Dawson

Available throughout the weekend, the Dawson's a la carte specials for two include poussin and roasted loup de mer. It's also offering a specialty cocktail, Blood and Sand.

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Noble Square

Dusek's Board and Beer

Dusek's five-course prix-fixe menu is available at seatings at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. It's $75 per person with beer pairings for $30 and wine pairings for $40. There are other specials available the rest of the weekend.

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Pilsen

Eataly

On Valentine's Day, Eataly is hosting a pop-up restaurant, Osteria Valentino, which will offer food from Eataly restaurants Carne, Pesce and Verdure.

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River North

Feast

Feast is serving two special cocktails, Love on the Rocks, with strawberry, ginger beer and moscato, and Love Bites, with mango puree, tequila and prosecco.

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Bucktown

Fig & Olive

Fig & Olive is offering a three-course menu featuring options like seared sea scallops and chanterelles, Chilean sea bass and grass-fed filet mignon. The Valentine's Day menu will be available on Friday and Saturday and is $79 per person.

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Gold Coast

Filini

Filini Bar & Restaurant's Seven Deadly Sins menu will have an array of tempting food including grilled shark and a pork-stuffed pork belly. The seven-course menu is $95 per person or $125 with cocktail pairings.

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Loop

Fish Bar

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a seafood feast at Fish Bar, with lobster and shrimp tacos, Asian lobster salad, curried lobster bisque and a Maine lobster spaghetti. The menu is $46 per person.

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Lakeview

Frontier

Frontier is offering a four-course prix fixe menu including lamb, cured pork loin and poached shrimp salad. The menu is $40 per person or $75 per couple. An optional wine, beer or cocktail pairing is available for $20 per person.

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West Town

The Gage

Critics' pick

The Gage's Valentine's Day dinner specials include oysters with pomegranate and mimosa vinaigrette and escargot with truffled pecorino.

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Loop

GT Fish & Oyster

Critics' pick

GT Fish & Oyster is offering a six-course meal including seafood starters and a hen breast and beef tenderloin. For dessert, a rose cake is available.

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River North

Howells & Hood

On Friday and Saturday, Howells & Hood will offer an a la carte menu including shrimp and lobster soup with coconut milk and red curry, lobster pappardelle and a dry-aged cedar river ribeye.

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Magnificent Mile

Joe Fish

Single? Head to Joe Fish for a brunch social at 11am that includes a glass of bubbly and fresh oysters. It'll also be offering Bang Bang Pie biscuits, caramel french toast, and bacon and egg sandwiches. The social is $20 per person.

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River North

Kinmont Restaurant

For Valentine's Day, seafood restaurant Kinmont is offering a la carte speclals, including truffled oyster with caviar, a lobster dish for two, scallop crudo with foie gras and steak bearnaise. A special cocktail is made with Brugal white rum, Flor de Jamaica housemade tincture, Demerara simple syrup and sparkling wine.

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River North

Lawry’s the Prime Rib

Enjoy Valentine's Day weekend with a special three-course dinner for two. At the end of the night, take home a jar of CC Brown's Hot Fudge Sauce. Dinner is $125 per couple.

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River North

Little Goat Diner

Not in the mood for a quiet, romantic dinner? Head to Little Goat for a night of dancing, drinks and unlimited food. Tickets are $65 per person and include three drink tickets.

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West Loop

The Local

Grab your sweetheart (or just a friend) and head over to The Local Valentine's Day WEekend for their tasting menu featuring one starter, entree and dessert per person. Two drinks are also included per person to enjoy with a selection of oysters, bbq ribs, lobster tail and more. Dinner is $120 per couple.

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Chicago

Max's Wine Dive

Remember your first childhood crush? We can't, but you can relive it with a childhood-inspired menu that includes goat cheese tots, a Eugene Porter float and chocolate beignets. Dinner is $60 per couple with select bottles of wine for $25.

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Wicker Park

mfk.

Critics' pick

For the first time ever, mfk. Restaurant will offer a pre-fixe menu just for Valentine's Day. Their four-course menu will offer some of their menu favorites like suzuki ceviche (a poblano guacamole and squid ink tostada) and brand new dishes just for this romantic occasion. The pre-fixe menu is $55.

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Lakeview

mk

Critics' pick

mk is offering a lovers' tasting menu for the entire weekend. One lucky couple will be given specialty chocolate at the end of the meal and will receive their meal free. The menu is $79 per person, but you can upgrade by adding a cheese course and wine pairings.

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River North

Nacional 27

Critics' pick

Nacional 27 has created a special $75 Feliz dia de San Valentin prix fixe menu. After dinner, hit the dance floor to salsa the night away.

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River North

North Pond

Critics' pick

North Pond is offering a Valentine's Day menu including dishes like miso-glazed king crab, brown butter skate and black peppered wagyu beef. The menu is $125 per person with optional wine pairings for $60.

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Lincoln Park

Oak + Char

Oak + Char will be offering its regular menu, plus specials including gorgonzola dry-aged bison chateaubriand for two, pasta with duck ragu and a chocolate crémeux pistachio dessert.

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River North

Old Town Pour House

On Friday and Saturday, the Old Town Pour House will offer both an a la carte menu and a full prix-fixe menu. Featured dishes will include an orange and goat cheese salad, pan-seared sole, and a walnut and raisin pork roulade. The menu is $35 per person.

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Chicago

Perennial Virant

Perennial Virant is offering specials for both brunch and dinner. On Friday and Saturday, order a tasting menu with courses like pork confit beignets and Skuna Bay Salmon. A prix-fixe brunch menu is also available on Valentine's Day and includes an item to share, one entree per person and your choice of a Bloody Mary, mimosa or mocktail. The dinner tasting menu is $75 and the brunch is $35.

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Old Town

Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush

Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush is offering a four-course tasting menu with entrees like sauteed prosciutto-wrapped prawns and herb-marinated beef loin. The dinner is $59 per person.

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River North

Pizza Rustica

Celebrate early in the day with lunch at Pizza Rustica, which is offering three courses and a prime rib carving station (or oyster bar) for $30 per person. You can also enjoy the build-your-own bottomless Bloody Mary bar or bottomless prosecco mimosas for $15.

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Uptown

The Promontory

The Promontory is offering a four-course tasting menu, but the night doesn't stop there. Try one of its handcrafted cocktails for two and stick around after dinner to catch a special jazz show on The Promontory stage. The tasting menu is $65 and wine pairings are $35. Tickets to the jazz performance tickets range from $40-$60.

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Hyde Park

The Publican

Critics' pick

Visit The Publican on February 12 for a pre-Valentine's Day celebration. The $89 five-course dinner includes dishes like handmade pasta. Wine pairings are included. On Valentine's Day, there's a four-course menu with optional wine and beer pairings for $65 per person.

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West Loop

Punch House

Punch House will offer a special Champagne punch made tableside, plus fondue. Booths are available for $200 and there are two seatings at 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

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Pilsen

Ramen-San

Ramen-San continues its Omakase Dinner Series with a $90 five-course menu for two that highlights oysters.

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River North

Randolph Tavern

This Valentine's Day, Randolph Tavern is offering an aphrodisiac menu featuring three courses with options like blackened grouper, filet mignon and ahi tuna tartare. Dinner is $45 per person.

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Loop

Red Door

Chef Troy Graves is cooking a special four-course Spanish-influenced menu for $39 per person.

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Bucktown

Riva

In addition to its regular menu, Riva will be offering a three-course prix-fixe menu including choices like colossal white shrimp, Riva lobster diavolo and more. The prix-fixe menu is $110 per couple.

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Streeterville

River Roast

On Valentine's Day, River Roast will offer some a la carte specials, including roasted venison and dover sole.

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River North

Roka Akor

Roka Akor's five-course tasting menu includes sushi, grilled lobster, king crab, prime filet and more. Each couple will receive complimentary truffles from Vosges. The menu is $98 per person, with wine or sake pairings for $45.

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River North

Ruxbin

Critics' pick

Ruxbin is offering a five-course meal including oysters, hamachi, blood orange quinoa salad, venison and scallops, and a chocolate and winter fruit dessert. The menu is $95 per person.

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West Town

Sepia

Critics' pick

Sepia is offering a four-course meal with blue point oysters, sea scallops and more. It's also featuring a special cocktail menu to complement the prix-fixe menu. The menu is $105 with an optional wine pairing for $65.

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West Loop

Shake Shack

Do Valentine's Day on the cheap by going to Shake Shack, where you'll get a free shake when you buy one.

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River North

Shaw’s Crab House

Critics' pick

Shaw's Crab House is offering a four-course menu Friday and Saturday with optional wine pairings. The full a la carte menu will be offered in addition to the prix-fixe menu. Dinner is $80 per person or $120 per person with the wine pairing.

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River North

Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern is offering a tasting menu featuring items like lobster risotto or beet gnocchi. The tasting menu is $65 and there are a la carte options available.

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River North

Signature Room

Take in great views of Chicago at the Signature Room with its $99 Valentine's Day four-course dinner, which includes braised goat and stuffed acorn squash. The menu is available all weekend.

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Magnificent Mile

Slurping Turtle

Critics' pick

While you're dining, watch a classic romantic film like Casablanca and Gone with the Wind. Slurping Turtle is also offering sweet treats to enjoy during the movies. The four-course menu is $45 with sake pairings for $30, and the seven-course menu is $75 with sake pairings for $50.

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River North

The Southern

The Southern's four-course menu includes a specialty cocktail and a Champagne toast. Options include oysters and a petite filet. The four-course dinner is $35 per person.

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Bucktown

Tête Charcuterie

Critics' pick

For Valentine's Day, Tête is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu including dishes like its hamachi crudo, longanisa sausage and a garden cocotte for $55.

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West Loop

Travelle

Travelle is offering a prix-fixe menu that starts with a glass of Champagne and includes Dover sole for two for $155 per couple.

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River North
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