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Love is in the air with Valentine's Day coming just around the corner. Before you get struck by cupid's arrow, there are a few important decisions to make including what to do, what gifts to get, and most importantly: what to eat.

There are hundreds of different dining options in Chicago for this special day. From black-tie to pajamas to choosing between classic American food or munching on Latin cuisine. Looking at all of the possible options can be overwhelming so sit back and let your taste buds feel the love.

Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery


This year Fabulous Freddies is serving up the food closest to our hearts: $10 heart-shaped pizzas! This offer is valid anytime leading up to Valentine's Day and the best part is it can be delivered so send it to your friend at the office or enjoy it at home in your fuzzy socks.

Freddies will also be selling chocolate dipped strawberries at $2.75 for 4 dipped strawberries. These are only available on Valentine's Day.

Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery, 701 W 31st Street, Chicago, (312) 808-0147

Fogo de Chao

Celebrate your Valentine's at Fogo De Chao, every meat lover's paradise. Couples dining at Fogo De Chao on Valentine's Weekend will receive a Valentine's Card for a complimentary lunch or dinner on your next visit*- your perfect excuse to come back and fill up on meats and savory sides.

On Sunday, February 14th, Fogo will open from 11am-9pm, dinner pricing will apply.

Fogo De Chao locations:

Chicago: 661 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654 - (312) 932-9330

Rosemont: 5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018 - (847) 678-7200

Naperville: 1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563 - (630) 955-0022

The Chocolate Sanctuary

The Chocolate Sanctuary is offering some Valentine's Day treats that you may fall in love with.

  • Surf and Turf ($42) - 6 oz filet and lobster tail served with creamed spinach, garlic roasted Yukon Gold potatoes; crab and lobster ravioli amuse.
  • Special Baked Spicy crab mac & cheese
  • And for Desserta special Valentine's dessert made for two.

As a special treat guests will receive complimentary truffles box to indulge in that evening.

Chocolate Sanctuary- 5101 Washington St | Gurnee, IL 60031| 224.944.0808


Spice up your Valentine's Day by dining at Barbakoa! Barbakoa, a modern bistro serving up latin cuisine and craft cocktails, is offering some appetizing specials for the upcoming holiday. The options include:

  • Bacanora Margarita:This unique drink is made with Bacanora, pomegranate juice, agave and lime juice - $12.
  • Tortitas de Jaiba: Two crab cakes served with avocado-tomatillo sauce & shoestring fried onions - $11.
  • Salmon: Grilled salmon with mofongo, roasted wood-grilled vegetables and ajillo butter sauce -$17.
  • Carlotta: Red velvet mousse with sweet chocolate and strawberry coulis.

For more information visit their website or call (630) 852-2333to make your reservation today!

Barbakoa - 1341 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove.


If you're seeking Italian food, consider Carlucci. There will be Valentine's Day Special Menu items which includes choices of Heart-Shaped Lobster Ravioli and Chocolate Covered Strawberry Specials paired with a Champagne Special.

Not only that, but all guests that dine Friday, Saturday or Sunday during Valentine's Weekend will receive a mystery envelope, which include prizes, including a grand prize 3-night, all inclusive trip to Iberostar Paraíso del Mar, Riviera Maya, Mexico, $100 Gift Certificate, Free Bottle of Wine, 10% off, 20% off, or a Free Appetizer.

Carlucci: 1801 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515 - (630) 512-0990

Level 257

For couples looking for something more exciting than a typical sit-down Valentine's Day dinner - Level 257 is just for you. This stylish setting combines sophistication with fun. Along with food and cocktails there are tons of new and retro video games to heighten your dining experience. This Valentine's Weekend, Level 257 is offering great packages to make your night-out much more lively.

Friday & Saturday have a special Prix Fixe Menu - $65 per Couple

  • Choose 1 Appetizer to share: Whipped Ricotta, Chips and Queso, Quesadilla, Bacon Wrapped Dates.
  • Choose an Entrée each: Amish Chicken, New York Strip, ScoNsh Salmon, Pomodoro, Butternut Squash Parpadelle
  • Dessert to share

Sunday Package - $60 per couple

  • 1 hour of bowling for 2 people
  • 2 shoe rentals
  • 1 hour of gameplay each
  • 1 Valentine's Day special dessert per couple
  • Single Rose
  • Anna Shea Chocolates - limited to the first 50 couples to book

That's a $99.50 value for only $60!

Sunday Hours: 12pm -10pm

There is also an option to add-on some extra goodies such as:

* Extra hour of games for $8 per person

* PAC-Shop gift (from selection) - $20 per gift

Level 257: 2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL 60173 - (847) 805-0257

Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants

Seeking a place that is the perfect balance between casual and upscale? Consider Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant with a menu featuring dishes designed to pair with Cooper's Hawk privately made wines. The specials on the menu for this Valentine's Day include:

Surf & Turf - Tender Filet Medallions with parmesan and Horseradish Crusts, Herb-Crusted Lobster Tail Roasted Vegetables, Mary's Potatoes $35.99.

Salted Caramel Creme Brulee - Fresh Berries Flaky Sea Salt $7.99

To make your reservation contact your local Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant.

Chevy Chase

To add a one-two step to your evening, Chevy Chase Country Club is offering an elegant setting to dance the night away. On Saturday, February 14th from 7pm-11pm, enjoy dinner and Dancing for $75 per couple. The menu for the night features choices including:

Starters: Cold Shrimp Appetizer and a Tiffany Salad

Choice of: 8oz Filet Mignon, Chicken Picatta or Pasta

Served with: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus, a Decadent Dessert & Bottled Wine.

RSVP by calling 847-465-2311 by February 10th.

Chevy Chase Country Club 1000 N Milwaukee, Wheeling, IL

La Stanza at Labriola Chicago


At La Stanza Ristorante, not only can you celebrate the holiday, but you also celebrate the food. This Valentine's Day they have concocted a menu with many specials. The dishes include:

Buongiorno drink special -$12

  • North shore gin #6, Aperol, bergamot essential oil, lemon juice, egg whites, bitters.


  • Half dozen oysters on the half shell with champagne mignonette $14
  • Jumbo lump crab over hearts of palm with cherry tomato and baby arugula $16.


  • Linguini Mare: Shrimp, mussels, clams and calamari with a spicy Pomodoro $26.


  • Sauteed Red Snapper: With red onions, pine nuts and raisins $30
  • Beef Tenderloin with Broiled Lobster Tail: 6oz beef tenderloin, cold water lobster tail, garlic mashed potato and rapini $48.


  • Chocolate Atomic Cake: Banana, cheese cake, strawberry, chocolate cake and mousse $9.

La Stanza at Labriola Chicago:535 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, United States 312-955-3100

Sanfratello's Pizza

Still thinking about that heart-shaped pizza from earlier? Luckily for those that are farther out from the city, Sanfratello's Pizza is also offering heart-shaped pizza with a complimentary small pizza fritz! Available to dine-in or be delivered.

Not only that, but at the Highland location they will be selling half-priced chocolate martinis on Valentine's Day!

Sanfratello's Locations:

1050 US 30, Dyer, IN 46311 - 219-322-0095

9400 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322 - 219-922-1400


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