10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

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10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

What do Paris, Barcelona, Venice, and Chicago have in common? They are considered the most romantic cities in their respective countries, with Chicago consistently listed in the top 10 US cities alongside the likes of Honolulu and Charleston.

Chicago’s stunning art deco décor, beautiful historical buildings, and the stunning banks of Lake Michigan are perfectly paired with plenty of fantastic restaurants for a memorable date night.

Our list of the top 10 most romantic restaurants in Chicago is here to help you plan the perfect evening with your special someone.

Geja's Café

Imagine a date night where you can interact with your food, and partner, with fun and delicious offerings during a true evening out. That’s exactly what you’ll get at Geja’s Café, a fondue restaurant featuring a variety of cheese and chocolate fondue pots, plus plenty of seafood, steak, and chicken options cooked your way in your choice of either soybean oil or broth.

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Fare: Fondue
Serving: Dinner, Private Events

Bavette's Steakhouse & Bar

The romantic atmosphere combined with an informal French menu makes Bavette’s a perfect romantic restaurant in Chicago for a fun date night. Listen to jazz as you peruse the extensive international wine list and enjoy some of the finest steaks in the area.

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Fare: French
Serving: Dinner

North Pond

As you can imagine from the name, North Pond is located right on the banks of a pond in Lincoln Park overlooking the stunning Chicago skyline. The seasonal menu gains its inspiration from local ingredients to provide a perfect romantic Chicago date night.

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Fare: American
Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Private Events

Avec

Wine, the most romantic beverage, is at the heart of the avec experience. The rustic ambiance and cuisine perfectly complements the wine and beer menu for an enjoyable romantic evening out or a fun, boozy brunch.

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Fare: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Serving: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Private Events

Beatnik

Show your date your eclectic side with an evening at Beatnik. As the name implies, the décor and cuisine are inspired by the Beat generation of the ‘50s and ‘60s with a focus on a worldly dining experience.

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Fare: Mediterranean with Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and South America influences
Serving:Brunch, Dinner, Private Events

Maude's Liquor Bar

No need to cross the Atlantic to experience the atmosphere of the world’s most romantic city.

Maude’s Liquor Bar is one of the romantic restaurants in Chicago, as it’s Parisian-inspired dishes are served alongside an elegant bar menu in a romantic candlelit setting.

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Fare: French
Serving: Dinner, Private Events

Celeste

When your ideal date night includes bar hopping until the wee hours of the morning, head to Celeste for three distinct bars in one location. The Pub provides a throwback to traditional public house, The Deco Room provides an early 20th Century Chicago look and feel, and The Roof Garden for drinks under the stars.

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Fare: Bar food
Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Private Events

Spiaggia

Fine Italian dining in a romantic setting does not have to break the bank. Spiaggia proves this by providing a second, more casual menu and atmosphere at Café Spiaggia, the perfect first date destination.

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Fare: Italian
Serving: Lunch, Dinner, Private Events

Everest

With the tranquil beauty of the city laying forty stories below you, Everest offers a selection of some of the finest wines and cuisine outside of France. Try the seven-course degustation menu for the full dining experience, or take advantage of the pre-theatre menu if your date night includes a show.

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Fare: French
Serving: Dinner, Private Events

Gilt Bar

Is there a more romantic dining destination than a menu that encourages sharing? Gilt Bar’s candlelit space under a soft glowing chandelier, gilded bar, and dark leather booths is designed for a romantic date night restaurant in Chicago.

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Fare: American
Serving: Dinner, Private Events

Which of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago is your go-to date spot? Are there any places we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

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