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Home Run Inn

Home Run Inn is offering specialty items for the month beginning on February 5, ranging from their chocolate swirled strawberry daiquiri to heart shaped pizzas to share A-Pizza your heart with your loved ones.  “Home Run Inn is always looking to celebrate holidays with a fun twist,” says Gina Perrino Bolger, Senior Vice President of Home Run Inn and fourth generation family member. 

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Medi Kitchen & Cocktail

For Valentine's Day, the team has created a tasting menu priced at $150 per couple. Dinner includes an array of choices for appetizers, dinner, dessert and libations. Medi’s a la carte menu will also be available.


Lemon just opened in West Town and will launch their new "Lounge Menu" featuring classics with updates, as well as three specialty cocktails just for the holiday. Lemon will also host a performance with Dom L’Amour from Atlanta with a three piece band, and will offer table reservations near the stage (for $75-$150) that will include a bottle of wine.

    • Lounge Menu

      • Negroni: Gin, Campari, House Sweet Vermouth Blend, Orange Peel

      • Old Fashioned: Bourbon, Demerara Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters, Orange Peel

      • Manhattan: Rye Whiskey, House Sweet Vermouth Blend, Angostura Bitters, Maraschino Cherry

      • Gimlet: Vodka or Gin, House Sour Lime Cordial, Lime Juice

      • Sidecar: Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, Gum Syrup, Sugar Rim

      • Daiquiri: Rum, Lime Juice, Cane Syrup

      • Espresso Martini: Vodka, Espresso Liqueur, Cold Brew, Demerara Sugar, Grated Dark Chocolate

    • V-Day Specialty Cocktails

      • Clover Club: Gin, Raspberry, Dry Vermouth, Lemon, Egg White

      • Kir Royale: Sparkling Wine, Creme de Cassis, Lemon Oils

      • Aviation: Gin, Maraschino, Lemon, Creme de Violette

      • Portrait of a Lady on Fire: zero alcohol option 

Mya by Medi

For Valentine’s Day, the team at Mya has created a tasting menu priced at $75 per person with available wine pairings for $25 per person. The courses include a New York strip, lobster agnolotti and more. There will also be entertainment for the evening. 

    • Amuse Bouche

      • Oysters on the Half Shell with mandarin rose mignonette, kaluga caviar, lemon

    • Course 1 

      • Lobster Agnolotti - sunchoke tahina, rose harissa, chives

    • Course 2 

      • Dry Aged Prime New York Strip - beet mutabal, black trumpet mushrooms, truffle jus

    • Course 3

      • Chocolate Strawberry Love Cake - chocolate ganache, strawberry mousse, candied almond

    • Add fresh shaved black truffles: $40/8g

Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar

Available February 9 through February 17, Heritage's V-Day Offering is for dine in only. Their tasting for two is $225 and includes short ribs, scallops, caviar supplements and more (gluten-free and pescatarian possible). Add on a beverage pairing for $65/per person. All regular menus, reserve list and raw bar will still be available. 


Mercadito offers a Valentine's Day tasting for two. Dinner is $50 per person and includes an array of choices from guacamole to tacos. Offerings also include special add-ons like the “LOVE-ster taco” made with butter poached lobster and the “La Vida Rosa” cocktail.

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All of the Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day cocktail specials will be available Monday, 2.12-Saturday, 2.17.

  • To Pluto and Black  - Mezcal, Falernum, Orgeat, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Lemon 

  • U Got it Bad - A clarified Red Velvet cocktail with a red cream cheese frosting ice cube. 

  • I’m Not Going to Beg You To Stay - Highlife and Hot Pocket

  • Ladies Celebrating Ladies - Old Cuban (a mojito topped with Champagne) with our mint washed gin, fresh lime and topped with champagne. 

Alamo Drafthouse Chicago

"You are the chips to my queso" special Valentine's Day menu will be available 2.13-2.29, featuring a chips & queso + 2 beers bundle

Pilot Project Chicago

Buy a heart shaped bavarian salted pretzel and flight for $20 on Wednesday, 2.14. 

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Virgin Hotels Chicago

  • Crushed Heartbreak Bar
    • This limited-time pop-up experience by Bucketlisters is available throughout the month of February and includes cocktails/mocktails, plenty of photo-ops, and interactive elements including a tarot card reader. Each ticket includes a 90-minute reservation and an interactive welcome shot. Additional drinks and bites will be available for purchase on-site. Tickets are required and can be purchased on the Bucketlisters website.
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Miss Ricky’s
    • Celebrate the holiday with a five-course, curated menu that includes truffle-crusted scallops, king crab ravioli, and much more. Reservations are encouraged and priced at $95 per person ++. Book a table on OpenTable.
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Dimo's is bringing back their heart-shaped pizzas again this year. Folks will be able to preorder a 12” heart-shaped pizza for pickup at all four locations. Any of Dimo's pies can be made into a heart; unfortunately, gluten-free crust is not an option. Prices range from $18 for heart-shaped cheese up to $25 for some specialty pies.

• Dimo's Cafe, 4647 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square
• Dimo's Cafe at Revival Food Hall, 125 S. Clark St. in the Loop
• Dimo's Pizza Wicker Park, 1615 N. Damen Ave.
• Dimo's Pizza Wrigleyville, 3463 N. Clark St.

Preorders open at on Thursday, Feb. 1, and close at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

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At the Logan Square location, it’s an All Night Happy Hour party with special pricing on taquitos, queso, guac, grande nachos and margaritas. You can also snag $15 beer buckets, red festive ice shots, décor and chocolates for cupids of all kinds. At the OG Fulton Market location, Federales is celebrating with a special Happy Hour party from 4pm – 8pm including special pricing on food, beverages, beer buckets and more, plus party décor, chocolates, and red ice shots.

The bar and restaurant will each also offer their roster of margaritas - both frozen and classic - including a spicy watermelon version and a frozen tequila rosé all night long. A shot of ultra-premium Clase Azul Ultra Ańejo tequila, available for $95 per shot. 

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Indienne will be running an exclusive 5-course tasting menu for $175++ per person with a $75 per person optional wine pairing. Non-vegetarian, vegetarian, and vegan menus are available. Reservations are open and available via Tock.

Yogurt - Strawberry Chat • Potato • Mint

Oyster - Coconut • Chili • Cucumber Rasam

Tomato - Accapam • Tanburi • Gold

Chocolate - Raspberry Chutney • Black Rice • Nolen Gur

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Smith & Wollensky Chicago

Smith & Wollensky’s American Wine & Wagyu offering allows guests Napa Valley wines paired with Snake River Farms American Wagyu.

Flight Club Chicago

Sip on Flight Club's Love Struck Cocktail - a floral blend of Gin, Grapefruit & Rose Vodka, Aperol, lemon juice, apple rose syrup and egg whites, garnished with candy wafer hearts.

Gordon Ramsay Burger Chicago

Guests can try their limited-time Chocolate Cherry shake, made with cherry custard with a dark chocolate drizzle, topped with whipped cream and finished with a maraschino cherry. Available through the month of February for $9. 

Ramsay's Kitchen Naperville

At Ramsay's Kitchen, a specially-crafted menu featuring an exclusive 3-course prix fixe dinner. Available for dine-in on February 14 only, try dishes such as Snapper Crudo, Lobster Risotto and Opera Cake. $95 per person, $140 with wine pairing.

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Maxwells Trading

The restaurant will be offering their regular a la carte menu with the addition of a special lavender cocktail called the Queen Bee made with The Roof Crop's lavender honey, Skeptic Distillery gin, lemon, butterfly pea flower and lavender essence.

They will also be offering locally grown floral bouquets by The Roof Crop as a supplement to their a la carte Valentine’s Day menu offerings. The large hand-tied bouquets feature paperwhites, tulips and lilies. The bouquets will be available February 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th and are $75 each.

Bouquets by The Roof Crop can be added to reservations via Resy.

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The Albert

The Albert will have Valentine’s Day-inspired offerings throughout the month of February. Specials include a weeklong prix fixe dinner menu and a hands-on cooking class for couples.


  • Available nightly February 12-18, 2024
  • $65 per person (or $75 with 1 glass of prosecco) excluding tax, gratuity and additional beverages
  • Chef Chiappetti’s three-course prix fixe menu includes:
    • 1st Course – Choice of Braised garlic mussel pot Grilled romaine lettuce, fried anchovies, creamy garlic dressing
    • 2nd Course – Choice of Maine lobster ravioli, saffron cream sauce Grilled beef tenderloin, shrimp De Jonghe, butter polenta Mushroom risotto, pesto artichoke
    • 3rd Course – Choice of Sticky butter rum cake Warm chocolate flourless cake, salted caramel sauce

Reservations are available on OpenTable.


  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the Emmy Noether Room (Loft Level)
  • $60 per person
  • Join Chef Steve Chiappetti and mixologist Patrick Santchi for an interactive cooking class that dives into dishes for couples, matched with the preparation of cocktails. Bites and drinks showcased on the evening’s class menu.
  • Reservations are available on OpenTable.


HOLU has announced a weekly opportunity for bottles of wine at rare pricing, launching on Valentine’s Day. Beginning Wednesday, February 14 and every Wednesday evening thereafter for a limited time, the modern Asian steakhouse will offer half-off bottles of wine across its entire portfolio.

Photo courtesy of Neil Burger Photography for HOLU

Wake 'N Bacon

Wake ‘n Bacon in East Lakeview will offer an a la carte special in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Created by Executive Chef Will Silas, Wake ‘n Bacon will feature a Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Linguine available for the holiday. The al dente pasta is tossed in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, and topped with julian sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, fresh chopped parsley, and chicken thighs marinated in fresh herbs, lemon, and minced garlic. The special dish will be available on Saturday, February 10, Sunday, February 11 as well as on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14).

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap

The Rambler Kitchen & Tap will host a Family Feud trivia night on Valentine’s Day. Games begin at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and are free to play with teams of two to eight players. Winners will receive prizes including a $50 Rambler gift card (first place), $25 Rambler gift card (second place) and High Noon bucket (third place). Valentine’s Day food and drink specials will include an $8 Skillet Cookie, $25 High Noon buckets, $5 Camarena Tequila shots, $15 select wine bottles and $12 Blackened Chicken Nachos. To reserve a table, email

The Owl

On Valentine’s Day, The Owl in Logan Square will play classic rom-com movies all evening while they invite guests to make DIY Valentine’s Day cards. The Owl will supply all the materials to craft a card for their significant other or for the cutie across the bar. The evening will kick off with half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Draft beers will also be on special for $4 from open to close along with $8 Four Roses. Perfect for a late night dance party to end the night, The Owl is open until 4 a.m. on Valentine’s Day.

The Graystone Tavern

Chicagoans who visit the Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will be offered a special Valentine’s Day drag show on Wednesday, February 14. The show will feature live performances from Chicago's favorite drag bubbie, Merriam Levkowitz, music, and dancing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. Graystone Tavern's food menu will be available. Tickets are $12 per person.

Sweet Mandy B's

Sweet Mandy B’s in Lincoln Park and Streeterville will offer festive holiday treats available from Wednesday, February 7 to Wednesday, February 14 at both locations. Specialty Valentine’s Day items will include Chocolate Covered Strawberries, a Raspberry Iced Brownie, Sweetie Pies (iced sugar cookie sandwich filled with buttercream), Chocolate Ganache Hearts, and Heart Shaped Cut-out Cookies.


On Wednesday, February 14, Remedy’s half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. while creating DIY Valentine’s day cards for that special someone. Remedy will supply the card-making materials while supplies last. Guests can sip on new seasonal half-price cocktails like the Mentatellu with Fernet Menta, Ketel One Vodka, and Borghetti Espresso Liqueur ($13) or the Remedy Hot Toddy with Evan Williams White Label, Maplewood Bitter Orange, demerara, orange and spice tea, lemon ($11).


On Valentine’s Day, the bartenders at Estelle’s will be ready to lend an ear as they invite Chicagoans to cozy up to the bar for their annual “Wine About Your Love Life” night. Half-price glasses of wine will be available for $6.50 each (normally $13) with selections including Beckstoffer '75 Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon, Planet Oregon Pinot Noir, Nomadica Rosé and more. Estelle’s will also provide all the supplies for guests to make DIY Valentine’s Day cards for their sweetheart. 

Additional specials will include half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., $8 house cocktails, $8 Party Pockets and $5 Coors Banquet and Budweiser bottles. Patrons can also team up to play Estelle’s Reality Show Bingo for a chance to win prizes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Easy Bar

Chicagoans with a beer-loving sweetheart can head to Easy Bar in Wicker Park on Valentine’s Day for an open mic comedy beginning at 10:30 p.m. Easy Bar will also provide all the supplies for guests to make DIY Valentine’s Day cards for that someone special. 

Specials will include $6 Bell’s Brewing drafts, $6 New Belgium drafts, $4 Malort shots,$6 Hard Seltzers and $9 mix and match beer and shot combos. Guests can kick off the evening with happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring half-price on everything. Free pool is also available all evening. 

Cody's Public House

Cody’s Public House in West Lakeview invites patrons and their furry friends to enjoy a free polaroid in Cody's dog kissing booth and free sweet treats on Valentine’s Day beginning at 7 p.m. Drink specials will include $5 House Wines, $12 premium wine half bottles, and $7 Cupid Kiss bombs. 

Central Park Bar

Chicagoans can visit Avondale's neighborhood bar, Central Park Bar, for half-price glasses of wine all evening. For $20, guests can also enjoy a glass of wine paired with a cheese plate from Logan Square specialty cheese shop, Beautiful Rind. Additional specials will include $6 shots of Four Roses, $10 Four Roses Old Fashioneds and $9 beer and shot combos as well as half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can also enjoy a special edition “Lover’s Karaoke Night” from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

All Too Well

All Too Well will offer a “His and Hers” Valentine’s Day special featuring a pair of sandwiches. The $26 combo includes the Catching Kelce with steak, cheddar, garlic mayo, tabbouleh and jus paired with the Taylor’s Version, a Tuscan grill-pressed sandwich loaded with shaved turkey, thin-sliced ham, tomatoes, cucumber yogurt, smoked provolone, arugula, and artichoke and white bean hummus. The combo will be available Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16.


On Valentine’s Day, guests will be offered aliveOne’s half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All night drink specials will include $6 Half Acre beers, $4 Abita Purple Haze Beers, and $8 House Cocktails. As a special treat from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. aliveOne will host a special Valentine’s Day edition of the “Read Some Shit” open mic story series where writers, artists, and musicians share their “shit”. 

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Eataly Chicago

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Specials (February 9 - February 18): Eataly Chicago restaurants La Pizza & La Pasta and Vino &... will have special menu offerings for the holiday. Highlights include:

  • Pizza Cupido ($29): Neapolitan-Style Pizza with a Heart-Shaped Crust, Slow-Cooked Cherry Tomato Sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Burrata, Basil, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Available only in La Pizza & La Pasta.
  • Burrata con Funghi e Tartufo ($29): Liuzzi Burrata, Black Winter Truffle, Mushrooms, Housemade Rustic Bread
  • Tonnarelli all’Astice ($42): Housemade Black Ink Pasta, Wild Canadian Lobster, Cherry Tomato, Lobster Sauce
  • Lettera d'Amore ($22): Flourless Chocolate Cake with a Customizable Edible “Letter” for your Valentine, featuring Semisweet Chocolate Mousse, Apricot Gelee, Chantilly Cream Rice Biscuit, and a Chocolate Glaze. Available in both restaurants from February 10-14.
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Levain Bakery

Starting Tuesday, February 6th, Levain Bakery will offer limited-edition Valentine’s cookie tins and cookie grams. Here's a sneak peek into the lineup:

  • Valentine’s Cookie Tins: For the first time, Levain has designed a Valentine’s Day exclusive tin that holds 8 of their 6-ounce cookies. Valentine’s Tin ($15) will be sold in all Chicago Levain bakery locations, for pick-up + local delivery exclusively through DoorDash, and available at for national shipping.

  • Cookie Grams: Send your valentine a cookie gram, Levain’s limited-edition single cookie gift box. This customizable heart-themed box can be delivered straight to anyone’s doorstep. Sold at all Chicago Levain Bakery locations and exclusively through DoorDash. $1 per cookie gram (does not include price of the cookie). Use promo code, LOVECOOKIE for $5.00 off purchase, no minimum spend required. 

Girl & The Goat

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Girl & the Goat with a special prix fixe menu, priced at $95 per person. The full beverage menu will be available for a la carte purchase, including an optional wine pairing. Tickets can be purchased on OpenTable.

Duck Duck Goat

Ashareable menu progressing from dim sum to full dishes for $85 per person. Drinks will be offered a la carte. Tickets can be purchased on OpenTable.


A shareable, Peruvian inspired menu featuring new bites, with the option to add on some classic Cabra faves. The food menu is $75 per person and libations will be available a la carte. Tickets can be purchased on OpenTable. 

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Delightful Pastries

Delightful Pastries (5927 W Lawrence Ave.) is offering a sweet selection of housemade candies and pastries. Candy options include Passionfruit Truffles, Grand Marnier Truffles, Raspberry Brandy Truffles and Pecan Turtles. Seasonal pastry specials for the holiday include Raspberry Mousse with Berry Confit Minitorte, Chocolate Mousse Hearts, Sugar Cookie Hearts with Royal Icing and Linzer Hearts with raspberry, apricot or passion fruit jelly. 

In addition to the classics, the 25-year-old bakery will offer the sugar free Keto Almond Coconut Truffles and Vegan Chocolate Bark with pistachios and Michigan sour cherries, made with 70% Valrhona bittersweet chocolate. The Roasted Almond Pistachio Honey Nougat is gluten-free and dairy-free.

Spirit Elephant

Spirit Elephant in Winnetka (924 Green Bay Rd) will offer a Valentine’s Day dinner. The special meal is $32 and includes the tender Filet Mignon (mushroom based) with Sauce Diane, a Loaded Twice-Baked Potato and Creamed Spinach. For dessert, the restaurant will offer a Chocolate Mousse with berries ($9). The specials will be available Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 18 for dinner. Reservations may be made online.

elephant + vine

elephant+vine, the vegan fast casual concept from Wild Thing Restaurant Group with locations in Lincoln Park and Evanston, will offer the Strawberry Oreo Shake ($8.95) during the entire month of February. The vegan shake is a blend of strawberry, chocolate and Oreo cookies with plant-based milk and ice cream.

Gene & Georgetti

Gene & Georgetti will offer a special Valentine’s Day menu with dishes such as the Burrata D’Amore ($29), imported Italian burrata with a slightly spicy ’nduja-marinated shrimp; Ravioli Valentino ($37), housemade, heart-shaped ricotta-filled ravioli, imported bottarga and lobster sauce; La Tagliata con Tartufi ($89), a 14-ounce prime NY strip steak from Northwest Meats, sliced and served with pecorino fonduta and Marinello Tartufi black truffle and served with mashed potatoes; and Dolci Tortino Cioccolato ($14), heart-shaped molten chocolate cake with a spiced chocolate. 

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City Works Eatery & Pour House

City Works Eatery & Pour House, located in Vernon Hills & Schaumburg, has a new addition to the drink menu. The Raspberry Kiss, crafted with Baileys, Kahlua, Chambord and chocolate sauce, is only available for the month of February.

Roka Akor Old Orchard

Roka Akor Old Orchard (4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie) will have a special $120 tasting menu, available on Feb. 14 from 12 to 9 p.m. Diners will embark on a gastronomic journey starting with a first course featuring Yellowtail Sashimi, Grilled Diver Sea Scallop, and Prime Beef Tataki. The second course features Sashimi Platter and a Seared Salmon and Crispy Prawn Maki Roll. The third course offers a choice between Robata Grilled Lobster Tail and Prime New York Strip, accompanied by Grilled Broccolini, all infused with signature sauces and butters.

The evening concludes with a Honey Panna Cotta, providing a sweet finish with its combination of yuzu curd, red wine reduction, and chocolate tuile. For those looking to enhance their dining experience, Roka Akor offers upgrades to Japanese Grade A5-10+ Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture and Certified Tajima Kobe Beef from Hyogo Prefecture. An à la carte menu is also available. Reservations are required for this event, with a two-person minimum.

Roka Akor Oak Brook

Roka Akor Oak Brook (166 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook) offers a specially crafted $125 tasting menu available on Feb. 14 from 12  to 9 p.m. The journey begins with an array of starters including Prime Beef Tataki and Salmon Crudo, followed by a Deluxe Sushi Platter that features selections of sashimi and nigiri. The main courses feature Robata Grilled Lobster Tail and Prime New York Strip, each accompanied by grilled asparagus. The feast concludes on a sweet note with Honey Panna Cotta, complemented by yuzu curd, red wine reduction, and chocolate tuile. Guests can also opt for available upgrades like Japanese Grade A5-10+ Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture, Certified Tajima Kobe Beef from Hyogo Prefecture, and a Beverage Pairing that takes guests on a journey with selections matched to each course, including exclusive wines and a special Espresso Martini for dessert. An à la carte menu is also available. Reservations are required for this event, with a two-person minimum.

Roka Akor River North

Roka Akor River North offers a Valentine's Day dining experience on Feb. 14, from 5 to 10 p.m., with a specially curated $130 tasting menu. Begin the evening with a selection of starters, transition to a sashimi platter and nigiri that showcase fresh seafood, followed by a choice of signature main courses including Robata Grilled Lobster Tail and Snake River Farms Wagyu Filet. The meal concludes with a Chocolate and Strawberry Lava Cake paired with Honey-Lavender Ice Cream. For those looking to elevate their experience, optional upgrades include Japanese Grade A5-10+ Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture, Certified Tajima Kobe Beef from Hyogo Prefecture, and a Beverage Pairing. An à la carte menu is also available for personalized dining preferences. Reservations are required for this event, with a two-person minimum.

Godfrey Hotel

The I|O Rooftop’s Valentine's Day menu, available on Feb. 14, features a selection of dishes including Garlic Salmon, Hanger Steak, Mushroom & Saffron Risotto, Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert, accompanied by a variety of Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails including Angel’s Envy Old Fashioned, Heart’s Afiore Spritz,  French Kiss, Chocolate Raspberry Martini, and Espresso Martini. The rooftop igloos are available and each guest will be surprised with a special giveaway from Bacardi. Every couple making a reservation will also be welcomed with a rose and a mini taster portion of the Valentine's Day-themed cocktails.

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

This Valentine's Day, Hard Rock Cafe Chicago hosts a special, limited-time menu, available Feb. 9 - 18. Guests can indulge in the Surf & Turf, priced at $47.99, featuring an 8 oz center-cut New York strip steak served with grilled shrimp, sides, and traditional Diane sauce. For a sweet treat, the Sweetheart Sundae will be available. Priced at $14.99, this dessert combines scoops of strawberry and vanilla ice cream with lemon pound cake, mixed berry compote, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. To complement these dishes, the Pure Passion Martini, offered at $15, blends passionfruit and mango puree, orange juice, fresh lime juice, and grenadine with Absolut Vanilla vodka, and is finished with Riondo Prosecco.

The Hampton Social

This Valentine's season, The Hampton Social is offering a Valentine's Special (Feb. 8th-14th): Discover "The Perfect Pair" exclusive offer which features two glasses of rosé paired with a full order of oysters for a special bundle price of $30. This combination is available all day during both brunch and dinner. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. The Valentine’s Day specials are available at all Hampton Social locations Chicago (River North and Streeterville), Burr Ridge, Skokie, and South Barrington.

Bar Siena West Loop

This Valentine’s Day, start with the Potato Croquette antipasti, followed by an Orecchiette pasta. The main for the evening is the Surf and Turf, featuring a tender filet and lobster tail. End on a sweet note with the Bombolato dessert.

Siena Tavern

This Valentine's Day, the evening's menu features a Hamachi Tuna Crudo, followed by Crab Ravioli. The main course, a Braised Short Rib, and the meal concludes with a Caramelized White Chocolate dessert. 

LH Rooftop

This February, LH Rooftop in LondonHouse Chicago offers a Valentine's Day experience with their themed igloos. Available from February 1st to 28th, Valentine’s Day-themed igloos are adorned for the occasion. For those interested in this exclusive rooftop igloo experience, reservations can be made by contacting, with limited availability. LondonHouse's LH21 offers "Coupled Up With Cupid," a gluten-free and vegetarian dessert available from Feb. 10-18. This creation features a symphony of Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Compote, Vanilla Bean Gelato and Strawberry Sorbet Baked Alaska, Strawberry Shortcake crumble, Strawberry Sauce.

Sushi by Bou

Priced at $29, the Sashimi BouQuet is a fusion of art and flavor, features fresh slices of sashimi arranged in a bouquet style. Sushi by Bou also offers the Caviar and Bubbles Bliss. This combo includes an ounce of caviar paired with a bottle of fine bubbly for $150.


This Valentine's Day, guests can select a special Vanilla Shake with Red Velvet Cake, available throughout the month for just $10. Pair it with the Diplomat for a reduced price of $8. Make the shake boozy with vanilla vodka for $15. Share the Double Bandit Burger, priced at $18. This burger features American cheese, rad sauce, both charred and pickled onions, and dill pickles.


This Valentine’s Day, LYRA offers a special tasting menu at $125 per person, with an optional wine pairing for an additional $55. The first course features choices like Grilled Octopus, Charcoal Grilled Meatballs, or Spanakopitakia, enhanced by an optional Breads & Spreads addition. The second course includes Horiatiki Salata, Kale & Avocado Salad, or Grilled Halloumi. For the main course, diners can choose from Maine Lobster Linguini, Charcoal Grilled Lamb Chops, or Wagyu Beef Souvlaki, complemented by a selection of sides like Bouzoukia Potatoes, Charred Cauliflower, or Coal Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The meal concludes with a choice of Chocolate Tart or Orange Syrup Cake for dessert, accompanied by specially selected dessert wines. This Valentine's Day dining experience is available on Valentine’s Day only. LYRA will also have Valentine's Day specials throughout the weekend. 

Lure Fishbar

Lure Fishbar presents a Valentine's Day menu featuring a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, each with a suggested wine pairing. Starters include Pan Seared Scallops, Fluke Ceviche, and Roasted Baby Beets. The highlight is "The Love Boat," a selection for two featuring sushi, sashimi, caviar, and more. Entrees range from Ravioli Menage a Trois to Braised Short Rib and Pan Seared Duck Breast. Desserts like Chocolate Cake with Tropical Mousse and Raspberry Dome offer a sweet end. Special offerings like Champagne Oysters Shooter and Deluxe Seafood Tower are also available.

Prime & Provisions

Prime & Provisions is celebrating Valentine's Day with a special tasting menu priced at $125 per person. The menu includes a selection of first courses like House-Flared Thick-Cut Bacon and Lump Blue Crab Cake, with options to add Shellfish Tower or Alaskan King Crab Legs. The second course offers choices such as Wedge Salad and Clam Chowder. For the main course, guests can choose Broiled Wild Salmon, Petite-Cut Filet Mignon, and other options like Kansas City Strip, Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye, Dover SOle and Surf & Turf for an additional fee. The meal concludes with desserts like Banana Cream Pie, Chocolate Caramel Cake, and Tres Leche Cake, alongside a selection of assorted sorbets.


Fioretta Valentine's Day celebration will include a 4-course tasting menu featuring house options and additions, priced at $125 per person. The menu begins with a choice of Meatballs, Shrimp Scampi, or the option of adding Caviar Service and Shellfish Tower as additions. The second course offers Burrata & Cherry Tomatoes and Caesar Salad. For the main course, indulge in Macaroni Alla Vodka, Hand-Cut Filet Mignon, Monkfish Picatta, or choose from substitutions like Kansas City Strip or King Crab Linguine. Dessert options include Olive Oil Cake, Lemon Meringue Pie, Tiramisu, or a selection of Sorbetti.

Geja's Cafe

Geja's Cafe's annual Valentine's Day celebration includes 3 seatings of their special dinner package for the holiday (4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.). Diners will be offered all three courses of their premier dinner (cheese fondue, entree fondue, and chocolate fondue), plus a glass of Pommeroy Rose for the occasion.

Kinzie Chophouse

Kinzie Chophouse will offer an 8-course tasting menu option for Valentine's Day on Wednesday, February 14th. The tasting menu is available for $150 per person, however the a la carte menu will also be available. 

FONDA Cantina

FONDA Cantina's Chef Miguel Escobar has assembled a menu filled with heritage Mexican preparations and flavors. The menu includes dishes such as Mole Risotto, Trout Pibil, and more. The three-course pre-fixe menu is available for $49 per person. The restaurant's a la carte menu is also available for the occasion. 


Aboyer, Chef Michael Lachowicz's French Brasserie, is offering two days of wine and culinary celebrations surrounding Valentine's Day.

  • Saturday, February 10th - Valentine's Chocolate & Wine Discovery

This limited seating event celebrates chocolate and its companion wines in a tasting format. From 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. taste chocolate desserts from Chef Lachowicz, chocolates from The Naked Truffle, and a variety of wines from Aboyer Wine Director Brian Duncan. Tickets are $88 per person, and are available now

  • Wednesday, February 14th - Valentine's Day Dinner

Chef Lachowicz has created a three-course dinner menu for all those celebrating, featuring French preparations and flavors. The menu includes Chilled Shrimp and Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail with Tomato-Garlic Dijonnaise Dipping Sauce, Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin and Truffle Mousse En Croute with Perigord Truffle Sauce, and a Classic Chocolate Soufflé with Raspberry Creme Anglaise. Reservations are now available for $88 per person

Bronzeville Winery

Bronzeville Winery is offering a Valentine's Day pre-fixe menu option for those celebrating, from Chef Lamar Moore. For the Love of Jazz: A Valentine's Day Candlelit Dinner will celebrate with Moore's menu, along with a Jazz soundtrack. Moore's menu features preparations for the amuse bouche and all four courses, including a choice of three entrees. Bronzeville Winery's extensive wine list featuring 60% female and minority-owned winemakers, offers an opportunity to select varietals (and explore some new ones) with each course. Available on Wednesday, February 14th from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m., the experience is priced at $125 per person. Reservations are now available on Tock.

Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink

Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink is hosting a lineup of Valentine's Day events, offerings and pink drinks. Their in-house flower shop, The Florist at Machine, will have Valentine's Day bouquets available for pre-order, plus a VDay Wines & Bouquet Workshop on February 8th. 

Preorder Valentine's Day Bouquets for pick up as early as noon on Valentine's Day (Wednesday 2/14). The bouquets will also be available without pre-order.

Available on Friday 2/9 through Sunday, 2/11 plus Wednesday 2/14, Machine will have the following a la carte menu specials: 

  • Strawberry Bruschetta: Balsamic Reduction - Whipped Sunflower Cheese - Balsamic Reduction -  Micro Basil - Crostini - Pink Peppercorn
  • Filet Mignon: Red Wine Demi - Potato Robuchon - Braised Kale - Mushroom Duxelle - Charred Onion Butter
  • Shrimp Risotto: Corn Espuma - Sofrito Oil - Corn Risotto - Cherry Tomato - Pepitas - Amaranth
  • Mushroom Tagliatelle: Trumpet Mushroom - Mushroom Blend - Truffle Butter - Tagliatelle - Crispy - Taleggio - Micro Basil
  • Salted Chocolate Torte: Condensed Milk Caramel - Hazelnut - White Chocolate Mousse - Chocolate Crunch

In addition to the Valentine's Day menu specials, guests can imbibe in pink drinks like:

  • Breakfast at Tiffanys: tenjaku gin, watermelon, berry and lemon that serves 2-6
  • Crystal Sage: black cherry ginger balsamic shrub, skeptic vodka, lo-fi gentian amaro, lemon, egg white and candied beet
  • Eternal Sunshine: creyente mezcal, dolin blanc, creme de peche, mint perfume and peychaud's that serves 2-6
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Photo courtesy of Austin Handler Photography for Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink

Vinny's Clam Bar

February 9th through Valentine's Day, Vinny’s Clam Bar in Tinley Park offers their specials for the love holiday which include: 

  • Oyster & Bubbles - two oysters and glass of bubbles -  $20
  • Crab Cake - grilled romaine, remoulade - $28
  • Scallops - asparagus tips, spinach, blistered cherry tomatoes, prosecco butter - $52
  • Chocolate Budino - mousse, italian shortbread, whipped cream, raspberries - $10

Reservations are available on OpenTable.


From February 9th through the 14th, Vasili’s in Naperville will offer guests these Valentine's specials:

  • Grilled Octopus Salad - arugula, Marcona almonds, blood orange, radicchio, citrus vinaigrette - $24
  • Ember Seared Skate Wing - black beluga lentils, chermoula, baby carrots, labneh - $34
  • Braised Lamb Shank - orzo, tomato sauces, grilled red onion, zucchini, eggplant, oregano - $38

Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Davanti Enoteca and Disotto

Davanti Enoteca (Lincolnwood, Naperville and Western Springs) and Disotto in Highwood will be offering the below specials for Valentine's Day week (2/9-2/14):

  • Shrimp Scampi - pan roasted shrimp, lemon, white wine, garlic, oven roasted tomatoes - $18
  • Lobster Agnolotti - lobster claw, fresno chili, ricotta, leeks, fennel, cherry tomatoes - $35
  • Branzino - European sea bass, lemon caper butter, artichokes, roasted lemon - $37
  • Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich - red velvet donut, coconut gelato, cream cheese icing, candied pecans - $12

Reservations are available on OpenTable.


Available February 9th-14th, the Gold Coast, Lakeview, Naperville, Elmhurst, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Frankfort and Oak Lawn locations will have the following specials:

  • Shrimp Scampi - pan roasted shrimp, lemon, white wine, garlic, oven roasted tomatoes - $18
  • Winter Salad - mixed greens, champagne-honey vinaigrette, pecorino Romano, pistachio, oven roasted grapes - $15
  • Lobster Agnolottil - lobster claw, fresno chili, ricotta, leeks, fennel, cherry tomatoes  - $35
  • Branzino - European sea bass, lemon caper butter, artichokes, roasted lemon - $37
  • Braised Short Rib - creamy polenta, fried shallots, root vegetables, espresso jus 32
  • Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich - red velvet donut, coconut gelato, cream cheese icing, candied pecans - $12

Reservations are available on OpenTable.

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Photo courtesy of Eric Kleinberg for Davanti Enoteca (Naperville)


Valentine's specials like $5 Bud and Bud Light Drafts, $5 Glasses of Four Good Times Wine, $20 Bottles of Four Good Times Wine, $25 Buckets of Nutrl, $5 Fireball and Lemondrop Shots, $12 Select Casamigos Margaritas, $6 Casamigos Shots and Half-off all apps from 4 pm-8 pm.

80 Proof

The Old Town bar will host Tipsy Tringo & Tacos: Valentine's Day edition from 7pm to 9pm. The $35 package includes Tringo, Call Drinks, Taco Bar and a Boozy Hot Chocolate Station.

Ranalli's Lincoln Park and West Loop

For Valentine's Day, both locations will offer $12 Heart Shaped Pizzas (two toppings) as well as $6 Skillet Cookies. 

The Langham, Chicago

This Valentine’s Day, Travelle Bar at The Langham, Chicago will have limited-edition, love-inspired libations crafted by mixologist Joy Rivas:

  • Make My Heart: Rieger Gin, coconut rum, Pisco, lemon, Cocchi Americano, strawberry cinnamon syrup, garnished with white chocolate covered strawberry.
  • Skip A Beet: Beet-infused Vida Mezcal, Hibiscus, Yellow Chartreuse, lime, garnished with a slice of raw beet.
  • Love Story: Grapefruit Cordial, lime juice, pineapple, egg whites, berry soda, garnished with a raspberry dust rose petal.

This special menu will be available this February and reservations for Travelle Bar can be made via Tock.

Make My Heart
Photo courtesy of The Langham, Chicago

Truluck's Rosemont

In addition to their regular menu, Truluck's Rosemont will offer two variations on a surf & turf in celebration of Valentine's Day. From Saturday, February 10 through Thursday, February 15, customers can select from an 8 oz. filet mignon and cold-water lobster tail for $99, or a 16 oz. prime ribeye and 1/2-pound of prime king crab legs combo for $130. Both entrees will be served with parmesan mashed potatoes and asparagus and come with a béarnaise sauce. Throughout the entire month of February, sip on Truluck's TRU Love Cocktail made with vodka, cava, Chambord, pineapple juice, raspberries and served over dry ice. Lastly, enjoy a Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake made with Callebaut belgian chocolate mousse, chocolate cookie crust, chocolate sauce, luxardo cherries, & topped with chocolate shavings (available by the slice or whole cake). Reservations can be made through OpenTable.

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Trulucks
Photo courtesy of Truluck's

Big Star Wrigleyville

A free order of Queso Fundido or Big Star Nachos with proof that you and your +1 met on a dating app. Don’t have the app on your phone anymore? No worries, just show your server your first DMs/texts and tell them your story. 

Big Star Wrigley salutes those still in search for love. Hang out with the company of $15 buckets of Lone Star Beer + free chips & salsa. Show your server you’re actively looking with a peek at your dating profile, and they’ll bring over that bucket of beers with a complimentary basket of chips & salsa. 

Maple & Ash

Couples can settle into the evening with a glass of bubbles from the restaurant’s Champagne cart that’ll be roaming around the room. Along with their standard lineup of steak and seafood dishes, guests can treat their significant other to a special Frutti di Mare Risotto dish available beginning February 9 through February 14. Plus for Valentine’s Day only, flowers will be handed out to guests as they arrive.


Executive Chef Marcel Heiduk & the kitchen team will be offering dinner specials such as the Surf & Turf for Two, featuring an 18 oz prime dry-aged NY strip and a tasty Maine lobster, or the Wagyu Filet served “Oscar Style”, with tender asparagus and stone crab. To pair with these dishes, the bar team has come up with themed cocktails, including Loves Me, crafted with Bombay Gin and fresh strawberries, and Loves Me Not, with Maguey Mezcal and pineapple; but guests can also pair their dinner with their pick from Venteux’s selection of vintage wines or Champagnes.

The Graceful Ordinary

This Valentine’s Day, the riverside restaurant in St. Charles is gearing up to celebrate the season of love. Executive Chef Chris Curren and the team will offer specials featuring grilled Oysters Rockefeller topped with creamed spinach and herbed breadcrumbs, Lobster Tortellini with butter poached lobster and salmon roe, and a Tomahawk Ribeye for Two, served with creamed spinach, au gratin potatoes and spicy horseradish cream sauce. 

The Whistler

On February 14, the musical stylings of the Drew Hansen quintet will be offered while sipping on craft cocktails from the bar’s rotating drinks menu. 

Bar Pendry

If you’re a weekend-only Valentine’s celebrator, Bar Pendry's Sunday boozy tea service is an option, with an array of teas from Rare Tree Cellars, a curated menu of boozy (and spirit-free) tea cocktails, and a rotating selection of seasonal light bites. The entire experience is set to live jazz music from Chicago vocalist, Myles Hayes. Bar Pendry’s boozy tea service includes your choice of one tea plus a tea tower, packed with sweet and savory bites like the Smoked Sherry Onion Jam Bouche topped with crispy prosciutto, an indulgent S’mores Macaron, made with toasted marshmallow and chocolate. Patrons can also sample from the bar’s selection of a la carte tea cocktails, such as the Sunday Morning Sour, an earl-grey infused sipper made with Gentleman Jack whiskey, coconut milk and a soft egg white foam, or the nonalcoholic You’ve Met Your Matcha, crafted with Seedlip Grove #42 infused with Rare Tea Cellar’s Sweet Seoul Matcha and Mallorca Melon Shrubbery blends. 

Outside of boozy tea, guests will be able to select exclusive dining specials crafted just for the holiday, and on 2/14, a complimentary treat from the chef team. Alongside the cocktail menu, patrons will find a selection of sparkling and vintage bottles. 

Dove's Luncheonette

For the whiskey-loving couple, an early Valentine’s Day celebration on February 8th at Dove’s Luncheonette where a special evening centered around Pappy Van Winkle whiskey awaits. Featuring exclusive pours of the Pappy selection paired with chef-inspired dishes, five courses from a Buttermilk Biscuit opener with pimento cheese and pepper jelly to the fourth-course: a Whole Suckling Pig from Slagel Farms, stuffed with cajun boudin and served with golden berry salsa, charred corn relish, pickled cucumbers and PQB bread. In addition to a Gold Rush welcome cocktail, a Sazerac brand ambassador will guide guests through the nuances of Pappy 10, Pappy 12, Pappy 15, Pappy 20 and Pappy 23 with each course. Pours of Pappy's 13-Year-Old Family Reserve Rye and other Van Winkle rarities will be available for purchase any time throughout the evening. 

Cinnaholic Wicker Park

Cinnaholic in Wicker Park offers a lineup of over-the-top cinnamon rolls like the Cherry Cheesecake Roll or the Campfire Smores Roll. The Build-Your-Own Cinnamon Rolls lets you pile all the toppings and frostings of your choosing. 

The Cauldron

Tucked away in a former bank vault, the Cauldron team will have their Valentine’s edition potion-making experience where guests can concoct their very own cocktails. Each experience comes with a magic wand, a welcome drink poured by a magic wand, and two molecular cocktails brewed yourself. Experiences can be booked on their website.

The Violet Hour

Start or end your evening with The Violet Hour’s "Fireside Experience", where your seating at the bar’s hearth and be guided through a flight of three bartender-selected favorites from The Violet Hour’s archive of cocktails - complete with the lore behind their creation. Reservations are available on Friday and Saturdays with seatings at 5pm, 7:30pm, and 10pm at $100/person for those celebrating V-Day the weekend before or after the mid-week holiday. If you’re planning to swing by for a night cap on Valentine’s Day itself - look out for a handful of specialty cocktails like the "Rabu Rabu”, meaning lovey-dovey in Japanese, which pairs Awai 45 Japanese Whiskey with Mugi Hoku Barley Sochu, orange, black walnut, and lemon for a complex take on an Old Fashioned.


Daisies is teaming up with a Chicago chocolatier for the newest installment of their Crossover Croissant series. Executive Pastry Chef Leigh Omilinsky and Meg Galus of Good Ambler are doling out a chocolate croissant in time for Valentine’s Day. Aptly named The Chocolate Bar Croissant, the latest Crossover Croissant is a throwback tribute from when Omilinsky and Galus worked together at TRU back in 2007. Available for a limited time only (February 10-18).

On Valentine's Day, Daisies will also have a shareable four-course, prix-fixe dinner filled with Chef Joe Frillman’s signature vegetable-focused pasta dishes. Couples can settle into Daisies' dining room while digging into an appetizer platter with dishes like Smoked Sturgeon Rillette and Butter Poached Turnip Tart. For the main courses, couples can choose two pasta dishes and two entrees to share such as the Pappardelle with beef cheek sugo, Tajarin with lobster amatriciana, Grilled Trout with sunchokes and more. Round it all out with one of Chef Leigh Omilinsky’s signature desserts. And of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a little vino, so wine pairings are also available. 


Just opened last month in the former Brass Heart space, Cariño takes you on a culinary journey through some of Latin America’s flavors from the comfort of their green and velvet-clad space. Opt for the 12-14 course tasting menu in the dining room or give your sweetheart a front row seat to the action with a 14-16 course tasting menu at the chef’s counter. Look out for menu options like the aguachile with white soy-cured Ora King salmon and kanpachi from Baja California, served in an aromatic cloud of jalapeño and serrano chili vapor and optional wine pairings selected by sommelier Richie Ribando. 

Chef Fenton also offers a late night taco omakase at the chef’s counter on Wednesday - Saturday beginning at 10pm. The service, complete with an after-hours soundtrack, features 8-12 courses that center around Cariño’s in house masa program with drink pairings included.

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Photo courtesy of Neil Burger for Daisies

Avli on The Park at Lakeshore East

Avli on The Park in Lakeshore East, will offer a special Poached Halibut ($40) during dinner service with butter lemon sauce, vanilla risotto, parmesan touille, and confit grape tomatoes--by Executive Chef Nikos Kapernaros.

Dinner reservations are encouraged and can be booked on Tock.

Avli River North

On Wednesday, February 14th join Avli River North for a 5-course dinner menu ($99 per couple) crafted by Executive Chef Panos Chalikiopoulos featuring:

  • Welcome glass of Champagne
  • Tomato & Basil Soup
  • Aegean Tomato Salad
  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Choose Two Mains:
  • Shrimp Souvlaki; Breaded Chicken; Portobello Mushroom "Yiouvetsi"; Taverna-Style Lamb Chops (+$10)
  • Dessert
  • Ravani, a Greek semolina cake with hibiscus syrup, berries, and vanilla gelato.

Dinner reservations are encouraged and can be booked on Tock.

Avli River North  Shrimp Souvlaki
Photo courtesy of Avli


For the first time, the restaurant announces The Honeymoon Suite in Hush Money. Now available through March 2nd, the pop-up takes a poke at classic 70s motel vibes with mirrors, hearts, and more. The pop-up features a special cocktail menu and Valentine's Day-inspired food specials, plus, keep an eye out for special events to receive a reading from one of their resident palm or tarot card readers! The Honeymoon Suite is only open on Fridays & Saturdays from 5pm - 10pm so book now before there's No Vacancy!

Taureaux Tavern

Taureaux Tavern's Valentine’s Day menu will include a 32 oz porterhouse bordelaise for two with a choice of 2 sides for $99 and a 4pc Oyster Special for $10. You can drink Taureaux’s love potion called L'amour a Paris (Love in Paris) for $16 which includes Cranberry Gin, Vodka, Orange Curacao, Lime, Egg White, Peychaud's Bitters and Simple Syrup.

Reservations can be made via TOCK


Celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long at West Town’s Frontier. Starting on Friday, February 9 through Saturday, February 17, Frontier will be offering a tomahawk steak dinner and dessert for two ($125). Guests will also have the option to add a bottle of bubbly. 

For more information and to make reservations, please visit Frontier’s website. 

Lottie's Pub

From 7:00 - 10:00 pm on Wednesday, February 14, Bucktown’s Lottie’s Pub will be hosting a Valentine’s Day happy hour offering $14 heart-shaped pizza, $7 house wine, $7 Ketel Dirty Shirley, and $7 Don Julio. Don Julio and Ketel samplings and giveaways will also be happening on-site.


On Wednesday, February 14, Tanta will be offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu for $86 per person. Featuring four courses, guests will have the opportunity to partake in Peruvian dishes such as sliced petite striploin served with beet gnocchi and pesto, seared salmon with clams and squid, cebiche, crispy pork belly, lobster and shrimp salad, gulf shrimp, and chocolate cake. Vegetarian options will also be available for each course in addition to a limited à la carte dinner menu available at the bar. 

Tanta will also be offering a Valentine’s Day-inspired cocktail, Pisco Sour Catedral (not included with prix fixe menu pricing). The “Catedral” is a Peruvian tradition, served with two straws for the ultimate couple’s cocktail. A portion of sales from this cocktail will be donated to Peru's Pachacútec Culinary Institute.

Sushi | Bar Chicago 

Sushi | Bar Chicago will be offering an Omakase experience. For $255 a person, guests will start the night with a champagne toast before being seated at the rose petal covered, candled adorned sushi bar. The menu will include Valentine’s Day-inspired nigiri bites, seasonal supplements like caviar and truffles on select bites, and dessert. Special wine or sake pairings will also be available for purchase. Lastly, roses will be handed out to all of the ladies at the end of the experience to commemorate the occasion and keep the romance going. 

Reservations can be made via TOCK.

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Photo courtesy of Sushi | Bar Hospitality


Begin your meal with Oysters, with cucumber lime serrano raspado, then dive into Amerikas’ Scallops, comprised of pink peppercorn-passion fruit butter, black rice, and Chinese green beans. The main entrée is Surf and Turf, a 5oz filet and shrimp, accompanied by Peruvian potatoes purée and lobster chupe. Sweeten the evening with Pastel de Chocolate, or chocolate lava cake, strawberry champagne salsa, and Mexican vanilla gelato. Amerikas will also have three Valentine’s cocktails available: My First Love with hibiscus-infused gin, orange blossom water, apricot liqueur, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup, The Fallen Heart, made with Etsu Gin, amara, triple sec, lime juice, Peychaud bitters, house-made grenadine, and Topo Chio, and Amargo Adios – mezcal, coconut-infused Campari, pineapple juice, orgeat, lime juice, banana liqueur, and triple sec.

Marina's Bistro

Marina’s Bistro, in Uptown, is toasting to February 14th with a special Pre-fix dinner menu, available for $60. Savor the flavors of either Queso Frito con salsa de Tamarindo, fried cheese with Tamarind sauce, or Ensalada de Mariscos (shrimp/octopus salad) for your first course. Next, select between the Arroz con Pollo, rice with chicken topped with guava bbq sauce, or Arroz con Camarones, shrimp rice topped with garlic shrimp, both served with an arugula salad. Be sure to save room for dessert, as diners can choose between Flan de Fresa strawberry custard, or Coctel de Frutas – a bowl of seasonal fruits drizzled with lavender honey. Each dinner includes a cocktail. Reservations can be made on Marina’s website.

Cesar's Killer Margaritas

The Lakeview family-owned eatery will be offering two specialty margaritas – the Mezcalita made with Hibicous and mezcal, and a chamoy rim, and El Amor. Cesars’ dessert options include Choco-Galleta, a chocolate chip cookie skillet with fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate Abuelita, Volcan Lava Cake with vanilla bean ice cream, or the Fresh Donas, made-to-order beignets sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, served with vanilla anglaise and caramel pecan dipping sauces.

Adobo Grill

Adobo Grill will be offering a special Feliz Dia del Amor y la Amistad menu, on Wednesday, February 14th. Guests can select from menu items that include Crepa con Camaron, Epazote crepe stuffed with shrimp, cheese, and tomatillo-cilantro salsa, Filete con Chilaquiles, or Filet, red chilaquiles, jalapeno with goat cheese, and mole poblano, and Tuna en Salsa – marinated tuna, roasted herb fingerling potatoes, wild mushrooms, cream chilaca salsa. Adobo will be offering three Antojitos (appetizers), three main dishes, and two desserts – a Tamal de Chocolate with raspberries, and Pay de queso, or Galleta Maria crusted café de olla cheesecake, strawberry sauce, and candied almonds.

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Photo courtesy of Adobo Grill

City Cruises Chicago

Views of the city while cruising on Lake Michigan while dining with City Cruises’ Chicago Premier Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise. This dining experience includes cocktails and a three-course meal served to your table. Their DJ will create the ambiance as you and your significant other take in the sights of Chicago's skyline, including the Adler Planetarium and The Willis Tower. You can partake in the views from both an enclosed interior and open-air rooftop decks. 


Diners can try the special Valentine’s Day menu on February 14th oran all-day, all-you-can-eat Cupid’s Brunch on Sunday, February 11th from 11am-6pm. Reservations can be made on their Tock.

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook

Treat your sweet to a 4-course Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner at Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook’s Piazza restaurant pop-up (2815 Jorie Blvd) on Sunday, February 10th at 6pm. At $120 per person, loved ones can choose from a butler-passed cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres, a paired 4-course meal crafted by Executive Chef Leonard, a selection of wines, alongside a live string duo to fill the air for the evening. For reservations, visit OpenTable.

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

A 3-course Valentine’s Day dinner at The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant (1401 S Michigan Ave) on February 14th. At $95 per person, diners may select an array of dishes per course starting from a Yellowtail Hamachi Crudo with papaya, basil, aged soy, chili crunch trout roe to their Signature Lobster Bisque baked with puff pastry. As the main event, diners may select an 8 oz Prime Filet Mignon with black truffle & cauliflower mousseline, crispy shallots, Armagnac jus, or Pan-Roasted Alaskan Halibut with olive oil-confit artichokes, castelvetrano olives and preserved Meyer lemon ‘salsa verde’. To complete the meal, diners can choose from a Warm Chocolate Cake with Chambord, fresh raspberries, Key Lime Pie with graham cracker crust, candied lime, whipped cream, and Bhaba Au Rhum, a brioche cake with rum syrup and caramelized bananas. 

Oaken Bistro + Bar

End your Valentine’s Day celebration on a sweet note with Oaken Bistro + Bar’s buy any two entrées, and get a chef’s special dessert for free from February 14th through February 18th.  Their globally influenced menu inspired by the flavors of Latin America, Italy and Creole curated by Executive Chef Christian Alejandro. 

Canopy by Hilton Chicago Central Loop

Specially curated cocktails and bites in their in-house restaurant, Depot. 

Chicago Waffles

Chicago Waffles presents their Red Velvet Waffle for $14.49 and Pancakes for $12.29 this Valentine’s Day. The Red Velvet Waffles and Pancakes are available at their four locations: Willowbrook (10S642 Kingery Hwy), Oak Park (726 Lake St.), West Loop (1104 W. Madison St.) and South Loop (1400 S. Michigan Ave). 

Oaken Bistro Bar
Photo courtesy of Oaken Bistro + Bar

Olio e Piu

Olio e Più draws inspiration from La Dolce Vita, or “the sweet life,” emphasizing the shared meal at the heart of Italian culture. Their Valentine's Day specials include: 

  • Carpaccio di Polipo $34 - Octopus carpaccio, taggiasca olives tapenade, crispy capers, chive oil, cherry tomato  

  • Beets Gnocchi, Shrimps, Lobster Ragù $56 - Red beets gnocchi, shellfish ragù, parsley, garlic chili flakes 

  • Red Snapper, Pancetta e Cavolofiori $49 - Pan seared red snapper wrapped in pancetta,  cauliflower purée, Carnival cauliflower 

  • Amore Mio $19 - Caramelized pastry puff, vanilla Malagasy crème légère, fresh raspberries,  raspberry gel and pistachio ice cream on the side 

Sfera Sicilian Street Food

Sfera Sicilian Street Food is bringing back their Scaccia just for Valentine’s Day. Scaccia (pronounced "Ska-Cha") is a folded semolina "pizza", crisp on the outside and lasagna like in the center. The Celebratory Night for Two is a prepaid package via Tock, $79 per to-go package (serves 2). Your special meal includes:

  • Your choice of a pair of specialty Arancini ("Are-an-chee-knee”) aka stuffed risotto balls with signature fillings and cheese. Served with dipping sauces. 

  • Tagliere di Salumi e Formaggi (Selection of Italian Salumi and Cheese)

  • House Focaccia

  • Marinated Olives

  • Fennel and Citrus Salad

  • Roasted Beet and Couscous Salad

  • Your choice of a signature Scaccia, branded with a heart 

    • Ragusana - Sfera Marinara, Mozzarella Parmesan and Wild Garlic Ricotta with Fresh Basil Leaf Served with a side of house marinara

    • Funghi - Garlic sauteed mushroom, our porcini mushroom mix, parmesan sauce and ricotta cheese. Served with a side of house marinara.

    • Alla Norma - Sfera Marinara, grilled roasted zucchini, peppers, eggplant and tomatoes with mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of our house marinara

    • Chicago Style - Sfera Mariana, mild Italian sausage, green pepper and mushrooms with mozzarella cheese.

  • Two Cannoli, one Raspberry-Lemon and One Pistachio

  • Saffron Sour Cocktail Base to make a signature cocktail or mocktail at home

Goddess and The Grocer

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with sweet treats and gift baskets from The Goddess and Grocer - pick up available at multiple locations & delivery is available as well. Select items sold in stores. 

  • Dessert Box - Strawberry éclair, brownie bites, cake pops, shortbread cookies and macarons 

  • Heart shaped tarts for 2 - Dark Cherry Mascarpone Tart & Blackberry White chocolate

  • Cherry Vanilla Cake - Layers of cherry chip sponge with vanilla buttercream filling and pink buttercream icing 

  • Strawberry Shortbread Cake - Layers of vanilla cake, strawberry mousse and jam, strawberry buttercream icing, pink and vanilla shortbread crumbles

  • Red Velvet Twix Cupcake - Red Velvet Cupcake with cream cheese icing, Twix candy crunch, caramel caramel drizzle

  • Strawberry Rice Krispie - Strawberry Rice Krispie with dark chocolate drizzle

  • Heart-Shaped Cherry Mascarpone Tart - Heart shaped tart sized for sharing with a rich lemon mascarpone cream and dark cherries

  • Strawberry Pop Tart - Flaky pie dough with strawberry jam filling and strawberry icing

  • GODDESS SPA KIT ($125.00) - Featuring a handmade Mosser Glass Lady Soap Dish, Self Goddess Crystal Bath Bomb, Eat Gold Stay Sane Chocolate Bar, Self Goddess Aura Mist, best selling Anecdote Candle, two ESW Beauty Face Masks and two Kin Euphoric's Sparkling Beverages

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Malört is working on a new flavor for February. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the February Malört flavor will be Valentine Malört, a chocolate rose flavor. Like the others, it will be available at CH Bar & Table during the month of February. Bottles (375ml) will be priced at $75 and will come with their very own cheeky Malört-themed valentine so you can gift them to people you “love” (or the ones you pretend to). As with past flavors, Valentine Malört will also be available by the shot ($8).

This month’s charity will be AIDS/LifeCycle, a ride that takes place annually through the California countryside (from San Francisco to LA) and raises funds for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and The Los Angeles LGBT Center.


This Valentine’s Day, Yardbird is serving up a lineup of specials for those lovebirds looking to celebrate outside of the steakhouse sphere.

The River North restaurant’s a la carte V-Day menu is designed to pair with the ambiance of their floating second-floor bourbon room adorned with bottles of dark liquor. Reservations for Valentine’s Day are available on OpenTable.

  • Cacio e Pepe Ricotta Gnocchi: A stick-to-your-bones plate designed for sharing, combining the two Italian comfort staples. $22

  • Yardbird Marry Me Chicken: Yardbird’s signature fried chicken gets a makeover with the “marry me chicken” build of sundried tomatoes, basil and bucatini. $36

  • Stuffed Pork Tenderloin: this  savory plate is served with wild mushrooms, spinach, duck fat steak frites and au poivre sauce. $34

  • Frozen Strawberry S’mores Souffle: With a caramelized exterior, this sweet strawberry treat is a shareable (or not) dessert to round out the night. $16

  • Ruby Slipper: A house specialty, this Vodka-based cocktail has notes of lemon and pomegranate rounded out with a dash of spicy bitters. $18

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Stan's Donuts & Coffee

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Heart Shaped Gift Boxes are filled with 12 mini donuts – 6 Birthday Cake and 6 Chocolate Dipped– and available for pre-order and pickup on February 13 and 14 at all Stan’s Chicagoland locations.

Kimpton Gray Hotel + Boleo

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Boleo will feature a special three-course menu featuring lobster bisque with chive crème fraîche and butter-poached lobster, 7 oz. grilled filet with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and red wine demi, and raspberry swirl cheesecake with raspberry coulis. Enjoy à la carte or a three-course dinner for $65 per person, which includes a glass of bubbles or wine. 

Bubbles + Roses Package is available for stays from Feb. 9-18. Enjoy a bottle of prosecco, a bouquet of roses, truffles (chef’s choice), bath salts, and a flameless candle display. 


Tabú offers a special made menu for Valentine’s Day priced at $69 per person. Appetizers include Chilled Lobster & Prawns, Steak Kebab Frites and Tostones with slow cooked root vegetables, jalapeñoes, lime, mint and cilantro. Diners can choose between Salmon, Lamb Loin and Enchiladas for a main course, and can split a Chocolate Fondue for two for dessert. Make your reservation on OpenTable.

Untitled Supper Club

At Untitled in River North, diners can take part in a specially made prix fixe menu which will be served on Feb. 9-10 and again on Feb. 14. The menu is packed with dishes like Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Coffee Rubbed Grilled Filet Mignon, Crab Cakes, Pork Belly and way more. 

Untitled will also have live music by Lili K filled with classic burlesque sets between setlists. Untitled will also host a special Valentine’s Day themed Unbridled. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Farm Bar Lakeview

Farm Bar Lakeview is offering a number of dinner specials on the Friday and Saturday before Valentine's Day (February 10 and 11) as well as on Wednesday the 14th. To start, couples can share the whipped hummus served with pita before diving into the specialty Scallops with a celery root puree, broiled broccolini, mint oil and crispy prosciutto. To finish the evening, enjoy a slice of Red Velvet cake while sipping on their specialty wine menu and cocktails. Farm Bar Ravenswood will also be open for Valentine's Day with additional dinner specials as well. Reservations are available on OpenTable. 

Offshore Rooftop

Their Sweethearts Specials, running from February 14th - 17th, starts at $65 per person and welcomes guests with a round of bubbles and chips + dip for the table. The main course offers a choice between the Faroe Island Salmon with roasted seasonal vegetables, roasted red potatoes, lemongrass cream sauce and charred lemon or the Slow Roasted Short Rib with mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and a demi glaze. Finish on a sweet note with mini cheesecakes for the table. Reservations can be made on their website.


For $95 per person, start your evening with three appetizers; the Scallop Aguachile, the Duet made with red wine bosc pear, burrata mousse, pepito crumble, baby mustard greens,and a red wine glaze and the Petit Cup with cream of white truffle mushroom and grissini. For the main course, choose from a selection of Butter Roasted Chicken, Branzino or 18oz Cowgirl Steak with potato tartlet, blue crab butter, and bordelaise (for an additional $20). Save room for their Guava Cheesecake or Chocolate Mousse Cake to finish off the meal. Additionally, a wine pairing option is available. for $25 the team has selected sips to go along with this menu. You can make reservations on OpenTable.

The Dearborn

For dinner service on February 14, Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri is serving up three specials meant for sharing between loved ones. A Canadian Lobster and Winter Truffle Risotto with cherry tomato, poached lobster, shaved winter black truffle and watercress, a Maryland Blue Crab “scotch egg”, a soft boiled egg wrapped in Maryland style crab cake, or the Ox Heart & Beet Salad made with marinated ox heart, red and golden beets and a red wine-mustard dressing. Reservations are available on Tock.

Bar Mar by José Andrés

For Valentine’s Day the restaurant will be having specialty a la carte offerings, in addition to the full dinner and beverage menus. Menu details below:

  • Japanese Sea Urchin Cone ($22 ea): Yuzu-kosho mayo, shiso, nori, wasabi

  • Oyster and Caviar  ($15 ea): Champagne, green apple, Ossetra caviar

  • Salmon Causa ($7 ea): jicama, ora king salmon, red onion, yuzu mayo

  • King Crab Croquetas & Smoked Trout Caviar ($16/5pc): Crab-béchamel fritters

  • Tropical Tart ($6 ea): Caramelized banana-passion fruit curd, mango, sumac

  • S'mores Tart ($6 ea): chocolate ganache, marshmallow, graham cracker

  • Strawberry Champagne ($6 ea): Ivoire chocolate, Champagne, strawberry confit

Terra e Mare

Terra e Mare celebrates Valentine’s Day this year with $120 dinner for two. All dishes from Chef Zamler are made completely from scratch and feature ingredients of the land and the sea. 

Chef Noah has packed the menu with twists like a Rose Ravioli with pink rose apple, ricotta, roasted beets, pecans and rose water, or his Beet Cured Salmon with buttered leeks and turnips. He’s also cooking up a Hibiscus Panna Cotta with dried cherries and litchi noir, or diners can choose a Seafood Platter with poached lobster, stuffed clams, scallop crudo and more. For dessert, Terra e Mare will serve a Tiramisu with savoiardi, cocoa and mascarpone.   

Reservations are available now when you visit OpenTable.


Anelya offers Valentine’s Day specials February 9-17, and Chef Clark has assembled a sampling including Eggplant Ikra Caviar, Varenyky with lingonberries, Chicken Kiev and a White Chocolate Piana Vyshnia Cake. Anelya will also offer optional beverage pairings, including non-alcoholic libations. Reservations can be made now by visiting OpenTable.  


Parachute’s Valentine’s Day specials run February 13-17 and offer Korean food from the heart. Parachute will offer dishes like Kaennip Mari Twigim, Saewoo Saengchae, Kimchi Pajeon, 30-day Dry Aged Bulgogi and a Goguma Brûlée for dessert. Diners can also add on Sool, wine or non-alcoholic pairings to their dinner. Reservations are available via OpenTable. 

Hannah's Bretzel

Each Hannah’s location features an entire wall with more than 24 local, national, and European speciality chocolate brands. Guests can stop by to see the chocolate wall in person or add a bar on to any delivery order. Chocolates include:

  • Amedei (Tuscany, Italy)

  • Vosges (Barcelona, Spain)

  • Original Beans (Netherlands)

  • Chocolove (Colorado, USA)

Bazaar Meat

For Valentine’s Day the restaurant will be offering a four-course tasting menu to commemorate your love for $165. Menu highlights include a caviar cone, sea scallops, and Manhattan Wagyu Steak. Additionally, the a la carte menu will be available. 

Adorn Restaurant & Bar

Adorn Bar & Restaurant offers a shared five-course tasting menu that guides you through the stages of a relationship one dish at a time. For those who choose not to participate in the shared experience, an a la carte menu will be available alongside the tasting menu. The shared experience will be available exclusively for Valentine’s Day for $300 per couple. 

  • Good First Date: Giant Salad

  • I Think I'm Falling For You: Crispy Rice Tuna Tartar

  • What's Our Love Language (Choice of 1):

    • Raviolo 

    • Huge Scallops

    • Bone-In Ribeye

  • We Need To Take A Break

  • Sweet Surrender : Raspberry Chocolate Pinata

The Smith

The Smith will offer a Valentine's Day feast featuring dishes like Spicy Salmon Tartare, Ricotta Gnocchi with white truffle cream, Braised Short Ribs infused with red wine, and Jalapeno Cheddar Grits. Share the dessert experience of the Honeycrisp Apple Pie or S'mores in a Jar. Or treat yourself to the Sticky Toffee Pudding. 

Mercat a la Planxa

Travel to Spain this Valentine's Day without leaving the city through the flavors of Mercat a la Planxa’s special menu, serving Spanish tapas crafted in the spirit of Barcelona. To begin your dining experience, start with a welcome bite of Beausoleil Oysters topped with green apple, caviar, and mignonette. For starters, choose three plates from a variety of options including Pulpa a la Planxa, an octopus dish with peruvian potato and escabeche. For entrees, each diner can choose from a 14OZ Ribeye or the Atlantic Halibut with roasted carrot, rose harissa yogurt, coriander vinaigrette, puffed garbanzo. Finally, two sweet desserts of Raspberry Flan, Basque Cheesecake or Homemade Sorbet. $149 for two includes a welcome bite, three starters, two entrees, two desserts and complimentary chocolate covered strawberries for the table.

Rose Mary

Rose Mary is offering a pre-fixe menu for two this Valentine’s Day from Chef Joe Flamm. For $105 per person, each table of two will be offered the Tuna Crudo with veal aioli and Grilled Oysters to start, followed by the Mezzaluna with duck ragu and the Mushroom risotto with the addition of black truffle. As a main course, couples will share the Lamb Saddle served with Roasted Baby Carrots and a shallot vinaigrette as well as the Sweet Potato with a prosciutto vinaigrette. For dessert, the Chocolate and Honey Madarica served with a rum soaked biscuit and crispy chocolate crunch. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

BLVD Steakhouse

For $125 per person, start your dining experience with the choice of BLVD’s Wedge Salad, Onion Soup Fondue, Tuna Crudo or Steak Tartare. For the second course, the Mushroom Risotto with black truffles, Salmon topped with salmon caviar and stone ground white grits or the 8oz Prime Filet with 50/50 mashed potatoes and roasted mushrooms. BLVD has a number of additions to their pre-fixe menu for February 14, including their A5 Wagyu, Westholme Wagyu Strip, Surf & Turf and a speciality Seafood Tower for two for $95. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Staytion Market & Bar

Valentine’s Day menu specials include oysters on the half shell with beet mignonette ($4); hamachi crudo with prickly pear, avocado mousse, serrano and jicama ($19); osso buco with risotto and citrus and fennel slaw ($38); and strawberry panna cotta with buttermilk biscuit and caramelized cocoa nibs ($15). Sips include Red Letter (aperol, OGD, lemon, raspberry syrup) and more. Specials available from Feb. 9-17. 

Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar

Three menu specials, starting with prosecco shrimp with tobiko and micro chervil ($17); meeting in the middle with double-cut bone-in pork chop with apple and endive salad and thyme potato puree ($32); and ending with yuzu cremeux with hibiscus sauce, raspberry chip, vanilla gelato and rosemary streusel ($16). Special Valentine’s Day-themed cocktails ($18) such as Two Hearts on Their Quest (Tanqueray Gin, Giffard Rhubarbe, Cointreau, strawberry-orange peel syrup, lemon-lime, half & half, egg white), They Were in the Thick of It (Old Grand Dad Bourbon, Cynar, Tattersall Sour Cherry, Campari, Luxardo Liqueur) and Then Bridges Were Burned (Cimarron Blanco, Fruitlab Hibiscus Liqueur, lemon, Suze Liqueur, simple syrup). Specials available from Feb. 9-17. 


Diners can select a four-course choose-your-own-adventure menu. For wine lovers, the list, inspired by all of the regions Zach has lived and worked in.


Guests can partake in Tacombi options such as Tacos al Pastor, Baja Crispy Fish Tacos, Burritos, Beef Birria Tacos with Consomé, Quesadillas Gringas with al Pastor Pork, and more. Mexican cocktails will also be served like the classic Margarita, Spicy Margarita, Paloma, and Spiked Sandia featuring tequila, watermelon, and lime. Diners can expect a selection of spirit-free options like Aguas Frescas made fresh daily in a variety of flavors such as Agua de Sandia, Agua de Piña, Agua de Jamaica, and more.


Located at the Sable Hotel on the East End of Navy Pier, Lirica is offering a special menu on February 14. After receiving a glass of champagne upon arrival, guests will have the option to choose from Lirica’s normal menu of Spanish and Iberian plates, but with special starters and entrees to choose from as well. Specials include Braised Short Rib and Blue Cheese Tarts over an arugula, chicory and fennel salad, Surf n Turf served with brown butter asparagus, roasted corn mashed potatoes and a chili bearnaise or a House Made Langoustine Ravioli with wild mushrooms and shaved black truffles. To finish the meal, guests can choose a Strawberry and Pistachio layer cake with candied rose petals and fresh whipped cream. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Pigtail by José Andrés

A 5-course tasting menu for $100 featuring tapas to share, including Ostra con aire de remolacha y naranja, Manitas con Gambas, and Chicharron con Chocolate. Guests can upgrade select courses to include truffles or trout roe.

Jaleo by José Andrés

For Valentine’s Day, Jaleo will offer a 5-course tasting menu for $105, each course consisting of 2-4 tapas to share with your partner. Tapas include a Cone Salmon trucha, Croqueta duo and Chorizo con Patatas. Guests can upgrade select courses to include truffles or trout roe. Following dinner, head downstairs to the speakeasy Pigtail to cap the night off with a drink. 

Michael Jordan's Steakhouse

For $195, dive into a Lobster Bisque and Beet Salad to start, followed by Two Petite Filets with Lobster Butter. Savor the Chocolate Extravagance for dessert, a trio of chocolate bites prepared three ways. 

El Che Steakhouse & Bar

Dinner and a live-fire show from Chef John Manion. El Che pays homage to Argentina's asados. The wine list at El Che is 100% sourced from South America. Book the Chef’s Counter for a special multi-course experience.


A $95 three-course dinner this Valentine’s Day at Proxi in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood. Chef Andrew Zimmerman's Valentine's menu is adorned with culinary creations like Fanny Bay Oysters, Thai-style beef Tartare, Lamb Kofta Kabob, Lobster Dumplings, Aged Rohan Duck Breast, Paneer and Vegetable Kofta, Dark Chocolate Marquis plus Kaluga Caviar. Reservations are available on OpenTable.


For $175, couples can select heart-shaped cheese ravioli and coconut shrimp as appetizers, followed by entree options such as filet & lobster, filet & seabass, or filet & crabcake. In addition to the multi-course meal, diners can choose between two bottles of wine. Don't forget to sweeten the night with the Valentino Tronchetto served with mixed berries for dessert. 


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sepia with a special menu crafted by Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman and Chef de Cuisine Kyle Cottle. Dishes like potato and gruyere tortellini made with caramelized onion consommé, sherry, and sourdougho or sablefish misoyaki with charred cabbage, smoked cream cheese, sesame and furikake. Finish dinner with a few sweet bits from Pastry Chef Erin Kobler featuring apple pave made with malted sunchoke cremeux, sour apple sorbet, cajeta or chocolate torte with roasted banana, white coffee ice cream, candied cocoa nib. Wines will be specially selected by Wine Director Alex Ring. Price is $150 per guest and $75 for the wine pairing. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

West Town Bakery

West Town Bakery and OKAY Dispensaries in Chicago have teamed up to create cannabis cake mixes using fast-acting THC for euphoria in every bite. Created by Chef Chris Teixeria, these at-home cake mixes take the hassle out of baking a cake from scratch, each box contains everything you need for a quick and easy baking process. Cake Mixes are available for pickup at OKAY Dispensary locations in Chicago through their website.


Chef Jonathon Sawyer is offering Valentine’s Day menu specials in the restaurant on the ground floor of Willis Tower, straight from the live-fire hearth. Menu specials include recipes such as Wood Fired Oysters Royale with preserved lemon hollandaise and caviar, a Heart Puttanesca Pasta with potato gnocchi, Olive Oil Poached Sea Sturgeon or the Petit Filet with pomme puree, finished with a Molten Chocolate Cake or Fennel Pollen Flan. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Bar Esmé

At Bar Esmé, Chef Jenner Tomaska and team offer a special four-course menu at $75.00 per person and will be available February 10th-11th. Reservations are available via Tock.


This Valentine’s Day, experience a tasting menu experience from Chef Tomaska and his wife/partner, Katrina Bravo. At Esmé, diners will be offered a tasting menu inspired by the artwork of Raspy Rivera. A selection of supplements will be available to add on. These offerings will proceed at $310 per person and will be available February 10th-11th, in addition to Valentine’s Day. 

Or, gift your loved ones Esmé’s Elite Dining Pass that invites diners to three exclusive dining experiences and access into a world of privileges, from preferential booking to insider access to their culinary team. 

The program is available in three tiers, starting at $650.00 per person. In addition to the tasting menu and beverage pairings, members will also have exclusive access to:

  • Direct booking with their team

  • Artist studio visits

  • Gifting discounts

  • Cooking classes taught by Chef Jenner in the Esmé Kitchen

  • Private tastings

  • Field Trips


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