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The best Valentine's Day restaurants in Chicago offering dinner specials

Go all out for your valentine by booking a romantic and unforgettable dining experience.

Jeffy Mai
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Jeffy Mai
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Valentine's Day is coming up and if you don't want to be in the dog house this year, you should really start planning. Fortuantely, some of the best Chicago restaurants across the city still have open tables for February 14. Treat your date to a fine dining Indian experience, a taco or sushi omakase, or an Italian feast. Afterwards, keep the spark going with a stay at one of the most romantic hotels in the city. So don't delay, check out our guide to the best Valentine's Day restaurants in Chicago and make a reservation before it's too late.

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The best Valentine's Day restaurants

  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • River North
  • price 3 of 4

Indienne, the Michelin-starred Indian concept from chef Sujan Sarkar, is spicing up Valentine’s Day with a five-course tasting experience. Menus will be available for non-vegetarians, vegetarians and vegans. It’s priced at $175 per person, with the option of adding wine pairings for an extra $75.

  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • Loop

Treat your valentine to a 17-course omakase experience at Sushi Bar. For $225 per person, you’ll start the evening with a Champagne toast, followed by Valentine’s Day-inspired nigiri bites, seasonal supplements like caviar and truffles, and an indulgent dessert. Wine and sake pairings will also be available, and all women will receive a rose at the end of dinner to commemorate the occasion.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Logan Square
  • Recommended

Reenact Lady and the Tramp with your valentine with a bowl of pasta at Logan Square hotspot Daisies. Chef Joe Frillman’s shareable four-course menu includes choices like smoked sturgeon rillette, butter poached turnip tart, and pappardelle with beef cheek sugo, plus one of pastry chef Leigh Omilinksy’s tantalizing desserts. Dinner is priced at $110 per person, with optional wine pairings available.

  • Restaurants
  • Latin American
  • Uptown
  • price 4 of 4

Who doesn’t love tacos? Cariño, the new Latin American concept that took over the former Brass Heart space, has launched a late-night taco omakase. Beginning at 10pm, the chef’s counter experience features 8-12 courses centered around the restaurant’s masa program, drink pairings and a vibrant soundtrack. The cost is $125 per person.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

Recently opened trattoria Olio e Piu is setting the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day with a special menu and a space that channels the sophisticated charm and elegance of Italy’s countryside. Guests can start with octopus carpaccio before moving on to red beets gnocchi with shellfish ragu or pan-seared red snapper wrapped in pancetta. To finish, dig into a caramelized pastry puff with vanilla creme, raspberries and pistachio ice cream.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4
  • Recommended

Take your date on a culinary journey to Peru with a four-course dinner at Tanta. Priced at $86 per person, the menu feature authentic dishes like petite sirloin with beet gnocchi and pesto; seared salmon with clams and squid; crispy pork belly; cebiche; and a decadent layered chocolate cake. The bar will offer a special cocktail—a Pisco Sour Catedral—served with two straws to heighten the romance.

  • Restaurants
  • Steakhouse
  • River North
  • price 3 of 4

The classic steakhouse with Mediterranean influences is going all out for the holiday and serving an eight-course tasting menu on Valentine’s Day. You’ll feast on dishes like steak tartare, dry-aged lamb chops, American wagyu New York strip and more. The experience is priced at $150 per person; the regular a la carte menu will be available as well.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Loop
  • price 2 of 4

Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani’s latest concept, which sits on the 16th floor of The Canopy by Hilton Chicago, delivers the flavors of the Mediterranean. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will offer a three-course prix fixe menu, with options including iberico and saffron crispy rice, paella-style risotto and king salmon.

  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • River North

José Andrés' tapas concept is offering a five-course tasting menu full of shareable plates. Savor Spanish flavors with bites like cone salmon trucha, croqueta duo and chorizo con patatas. You can also elevate your meal with luxuries such as truffles and trout roe.

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  • Restaurants
  • Argentinian
  • Loop

South American flair meets the Chicago skyline at Boleo. The restaurant on the 15th floor of the Kimpton Gray Hotel will present a three-course menu boasting lobster bisque, grilled filet and raspberry swirl cheesecake. Dinner is priced at $65 per person and includes a glass of bubbles or wine.

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