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Valentine's Day dinner specials

Celebrate the day with your sweetheart, your best friend or by yourself at these Valentine's Day dinners

Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Nothing says love like sharing good food with your significant other (or hell, yourself), 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

Geja’s Café

Regularly lauded as the most romantic restaurant in Chicago, Geja's will be throwing a festival from February 10 to February 20, so you can join the fun whenever or grab a reservation on Valentine's Day to enjoy a cheese fondue dinner, rosé and champagne, and live flamenco at this romantic spot.

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Lincoln Park

Bad Hunter

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Fancy a veggie-centric dinner? Head to Bad Hunter, where you can get reservations in the main dining room for the regular menu (we're huge fans of the butter dumplings and tempura fried lemons) or head upstairs to the Herbarium for a prix fixe menu ($65 per person) for a special dinner.

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West Loop

Jerry's Sandwiches

For the wallet–conscious this Valentine's Day, take your date to Jerry's Sandwiches (the Lincoln Square and Andersonville locations) for a $48–for–two prix fixe meal. You'll get complimentary sparkling wine and your choice of appetizers like cheese curds, bruschetta and jalapeño poppers. Entrees include fried lobster and beef tenderloin and you'll end dinner with a brownie sundae.

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Andersonville
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Baptiste & Bottle

Head to this new hotel bar on Valentine's Day for cocktails and food specials, like bison capraccio with potato crumble or lamb with white bean puree and marinated mushrooms. Rosé will be available by the glass and whiskey lovers will find cocktails tailored to them for $13 each.

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Loop

Queen Mary Tavern

Make your dinner an array of oysters. Enjoy a half dozen oysters and two special Valentine's Day cocktails for $24. Additionally, $1 oysters will be available a la carte with a $10 Pink Gin cocktail and live music all night long.

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Ukrainian Village

Carbon Arc Bar & Board

Film fanatics, head to Carbon Arc for Valentine's Day. They'll be playing Some Like it Hot served with a three-course prix-fixe menu. The whole experience is $65 per couple, with dishes like a traditional Waldorf Salad and Steak Delmonaco for two. You'll even get a glass of bubbly for the experience. Call for reservations or email vday@DavisTheater.com.

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Lincoln Square
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Vermilion

Enjoy a five-course Valentine's Day dinner at Vermilion with dishes like oysters with pomegranate and lime chili mint, New York strip and chocolate cake. All the aphrodisiacs you could imagine in one meal. The dinner is $65 per plate and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant or on OpenTable.

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River North

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

What could be more cozy than ramen on Valentine's Day? Head to Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya for $30 and $65 dinner packages with an optional add on of a white rose bouquet and Japanese chocolate set for $60. Seatings will take place at 5:30 and 8pm and both packages include appetizers, entrée and dessert with choices like pork gyoza, aji tempura and all choices of ramen. The $65 package includes additional drink pairings. Buy your tickets here.

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Wicker Park

Tuscany Taylor

Enjoy a $42 three–course prix fixe menu at Tuscany Taylor with dishes like bacon–wrapped scallops, New York filet with truffle butter and chocolate cake. Other dishes will be available as well, including ricotta, spinach and speck–filled ravioli and grilled lamb loin with vegetables.

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Little Italy, UIC
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Devon Seafood Grill

Devon Seafood Grill is putting together a special selection of entrées for Valentine's Day. Choose from lobster tail, 8-ounce filet Oscar or a surf and turf. Choose from sides like cauliflower mash, Brussels sprouts with prosciutto and wild mushroom risotto. Reservations are $60 per person plus tax and gratuity; the regular menu is available as well. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Rush & Division

312 Chicago

Grab red pasta at 312 Chicago's Valentine's Day prix fixe menu for $55 per person. You'll be able to get beet ravioli with pheasant or risotto with strawberry and crab and finish your meal with red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and strawberry sauce.

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Loop

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