On the northern end of the North Pond Nature Sanctuary sits a lovely farm-to-table restaurant that’s every bit as charming as it is delicious. Housed in a building that was constructed in 1912 to be a warming shelter for ice skaters, North Pond now serves as one of the most romantic dining rooms in town. Chef Cesar Murillo highlights what’s in season with a Michelin-starred tasting menu each night but for a more affordable option, opt for the Sunday prix fixe brunch, which is priced at $49 per person. The skyline views are the cherry on top.
While the quality of the food is always important, a restaurant’s design and ambiance also play a big role in the experience. That’s why at the city’s most romantic restaurants, you’ll find stunning dining rooms, dim lighting, beautiful backdrops and other intimate touches that help spark love. Some of the best eateries in town know how to set the mood. A perfect date may involve a meal at an Italian trattoria, a lavish steakhouse feast or an evening in an unexpected place (who knew furniture stores had so much allure?). Whatever you prefer, the most romantic restaurants in Chicago are sure to provide you with a charming and unforgettable time.
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