Helmed by chef-owner Erick Williams, Virtue specializes in Southern American cuisine and seriously sexy vibes. The lights are turned down low, the playlist is always on point, the food is filled with soul and the menu boasts some excellent wines by the glass and bottle. Couples are best suited ordering a few appetizers and sides to share plus their own entrees. Save room for banana pudding studded with nilla wafers, and request a round of champagne with Williams, available at market price.
You don’t have to go to Paris to have a meal where you can feel the love in the air. From the twinkling lights of the city’s skyline to the many waterfront views, there are many romantic things to do in Chicago—and that includes some of the best restaurants in Chicago. A date at a romantic restaurant in Chicago could involve a quaint evening at a traditional Italian eatery, dining under the amber glow of lamps at a secret speakeasy bar, or a meal in one of the most unexpected places (who knew that furniture stores had so much allure?). These romantic restaurants in Chicago provide sultry or charming—whichever you prefer—atmospheres and unforgettable culinary experiences for your next Valentine's Day meal or an intimate night out.
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