Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate – but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.
Chicago moved to Tier 1 mitigations on January 23, allowing restaurants to reopen at 25 percent capacity. We've confirmed that these spots have resumed dine-in service, but things change fast. Please call ahead or make a reservation online, and don't forget your mask!
Maybe it's the candlelit tables or the lengthy wine list. Or perhaps it's the cozy booth seating that squeezes you even closer to your dining companion. The most romantic restaurants in Chicago crank up the heat and set the mood for an intimate evening out. Over the years, we've kept a running list of the city's top date-night spots—from dreamy outdoor dining rooms and fancy restaurants in Chicago to an old-school fondue haunt that's brimming with charm. Next time you're looking for romantic things to do Chicago, consider booking a table and allowing some of the city's finest chefs to wow you. Plan a night at one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago for Valentine's Day, an anniversary dinner or any old Friday night.
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