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Aya Pastry 

Selling gift boxes of hand decorated heart-shaped sugar cookies for $40/box with option to add a custom message to one cookie, as well as selling strawberry chocolate and raspberry macarons for $14 a box and individual Coconut Cream Pies for $6.50.

  • Orders go live on 1.30 and are available until 2.10 for pick-up at Aya Pastry (1332 W Grand Avenue) from 2.13-2.16 from 9am-5pm.


Four course pre-fixe menu for $69 (8 items total to share), plus $35 wine pairings. Vegetarian tasting menu available, pre-order encouraged. Each person can choose one of the two listed for each course.

  • First Course
    • apples/radish/white balsamic/all the herbs 
    • fried parsnips/fermented cherry/goat cheese/duck crackling/mint 
  • Second Course
    • tajarin/mushroom/chicken skin/sravecchio/thyme
    • black truffle ravioli/celery root/mustard/schmaltz
  •  Third Course
    • smoked sturgeon agnolotti/hackleback caviar/butter/chervil
    • short rib ravioli/brussels sprouts/saor/whey
  •  Fourth Course
    • chocolate mousse 
    • raspberry pretzel pie

The Heritage in Forest Park

Regular menu plus special treats to set the mood, including:

  • Amuse Bouche L’amour
  • Quail Lovebirds for two: $45 (Hominy salad with chimichurri, roasted rutabaga and squash, with a cider mole)
  • Her/She Pie: $9 (Chocolate whip, vanilla whip, chocolate graham crackers crumble, shaved chocolate, strawberry powder)
  • 15% off entire selection of bottles of wine.


Five course pre-fixe menu (below) for $110 per couple, plus $30/person drink pairings. Regular menu available. 

  • Kombu veggies 

  • Japanese sweet potato, mirin, seaweed salad, daikon 
  • Wagyu Beef, rice, furikake, smoked shoyu, scallions 
  • Maine lobster Osaka-style Okonomiyaki, lobster kewpie 
  • Creme brûlée kakigori, Meyer lemon, & blueberry

Lula Cafe

Four course tasting menu for $65, plus $30 wine pairings. Accepting reservations by phone-call or in person only for the dining room from 5:30 through 11:00pm. The bar will be available for walk-ins, however they will exclusively be offering the tasting menu that evening. 

So many people, including the founders Jason and Lea, actually met and fell in love at Lula. They’ve hosted first dates, engagements, 109th dates, new babies, weddings, and so many more meetings of the hearts in our 20 years. With great romance come great stories, and they want to hear about all of the love stories created at Lula. They are asking the public to send any stories, anecdotes or pictures you may have to for inspired menu items and additional ways to spread the love.


Four course pre-fixe menu for $65. Each person can choose one of the two listed for each course. Beverages are a la carte with the exception of the welcome bubbles. 

  • Welcome Bubbles & Bites
    • Chilled oyster, caviar, green apple & Crispy fried chicken Oysters
  • First Course
    • spice roasted beets, little gem, winter citrus, dill yogurt, savory granola 
    • black truffle grilled cheese, lobster, tarragon 
  • Second Course
    • slow fire roasted filet mignon, king crab, charred caulini, crispy shallots , potatoes, jus 
    • pesto cavatelli, whipped ricotta, basil, lemon, pine nuts 
  • Third Course
    • milk chocolate cremeux, dark chocolate cake, almond butter, pretzels, chantilty 
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Maple & Ash (served on Thursday, 2.13, Friday, 2.14, Sunday, 2.16)

Regular menu, along with the special and surprises below.

  • Lobster and Crab Risotto (saffron, citrus emulsion, fine herbs, & lime) $50

  • Chocolate Truffles presented with check
  • Flowers handed upon departure at host stand (only on 2.14)

Dos Urban Cantina (served Tuesday, 2.11-Sunday, 2.16)

Fried Chicken Dinner menu (below) for $60 per couple, plus $35 for a bottle of bubbles on special. Happy hour and regular menus available.

  • One whole fried chicken
  • Tamales
  • Romaine salad
  • Sauces and condiments 
  • Chocolate cake
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nico Osteria (served Friday, 2.14 and Saturday, 2.15)

Regular menu available, along with specials including:

  • Zuppa di Lobster: Lobster consomme, lobster tortellini, tarragon Oil - $19
  • Fried Oyster Bruschetta: smoked tomato spread, celery salsa verde - $21
  • Shrimp Risotto: butternut squash, basil pesto - $24
  • Surf and Turf: 6 oz. Beef filet, crab salad, roasted garlic mashed potato, peppercorn sauce - $44
  • Chocolate Mango Torta chocolate mousse, cashew, tropical sorbet - $14

Nico Osteria is launching a very special contest on Valentine’s Day to win a classic Italian wedding reception for up to 100 guests.

  • Starting on Valentine’s Day, guests can submit their story of how they met and what an Italian wedding at Nico Osteria would mean to them at
  • Contest is open February 14-March 14, 2020. Winner will be announced no later than March 31, 2020. Wedding prize will be valid through this year, December 30, 2020.
    • Wedding menus, package details and official rules/contest terms will be listed on the website.
  • The wedding also includes a 50% discount on floral and event planning services from Elena’s Garden Events and a bubbly cart or wall from Bubbly Events.  

The private event spaces at Nico Osteria within the Thompson Chicago hotel, in the Gold Coast neighborhood, encompass three floors, each with their own look and feel. With chef Tim Graham as the hotel’s new executive chef, the chef-driven wedding menus offer cuisine from the entire Italian peninsula. 

Gadabout (drink specials served Tuesday, 2.11-Sunday, 2.16 with food specials on 2.14)

Cocktail specials:

  • Unapologetic Sweet Tart (Hendricks Gin, spiced plum syrup and floral bitters)
  • My Bloody Valentine (White rum, brandy, curacao, lemon & lime, lingonberry grenadine, cherry soak and angostura bitters)

The Robey Hotel (The Up Room, The Lounge and Cafe Robey)

>The Robey Hotel (offered Thursday, 2.13 - Sunday, 2.16)
Valentine’s Day enhancement for guests in-house (can be booked online with your stay) for $30 per stay including:

  • (2) Sparkling Rose half bottles with pink striped straws
  • Box of Robey chocolates

>The Up Room, The Lounge and Cafe Robey (served Monday, 2.10 - Sunday, 2.16)
Cocktail special for $14:

  • Love Potion (Jack Daniels, Aronia Berry Liqueur, Lemon, and Hibiscus Berry Tea)

>Cafe Robey (served Friday, 2.14 and Saturday, 2.15) Regular menu available plus a surf and turf special for $45 (which includes a complimentary sparkling rose):

  • Seared scallop, New York strip, celery root puree, charred broccoli and mushroom ragout
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District Brew Yards

It’s time for some puppy love: Grab your four-legged friend, and join Bold Dog Beer Co. for another pup party at District Brew Yards (417 N. Ashland)! Howlentine’s Day takes place Sunday, February 16, 1-5 p.m. in the brewery; dog guests and their owners can enter through the dock on Hubbard Street. Bold Dog will also be releasing a new beer, a peach and dragon fruit gose. Holiday-themed dog attire encouraged and may get featured on @brewyards Instagram.

Finom Coffee

Finom Coffee (4200 W. Irving Park Road). The pink-hued Tres Leches De la Rosa Latte (8 oz., $4.25; 12 oz., $5; 16 oz $5.75) combines espresso with three milks—steamed whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk—and Mexican peanut marzipan candy. Settle into the vintage furniture and stay a while, and even order some Hungarian-inspired small plates by Co-Chefs/Owners Rafael Esparza and Daniel Speer when hunger strikes. Finom is open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.


Duck into Wood restaurant (3335 N. Halsted St.) for the four-course couples menu, priced at $70/person. The meal from Executive Chef Ryan Brosseau and team starts off with Oysters Rockefeller with parsley, butter, breadcrumbs, and lemon, then moves into servings of Hand-cut Taglierini, dressed in olive oil, roasted garlic, truffle, and pecorino. The main course features choice of Chateaubriand for Two, CDK Angus filet mignon, wild mushrooms, sauce bordelaise, and pomme purée; or Salmon en Croûte for Two, with sorrel cream sauce, lemon, and fennel salad. Sweethearts end with Pot de Crème, dark chocolate custard, English toffee, orange caramel, and candied orange garnish. 

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The Rose Hotel

To celebrate the love in the air this Valentine's Day, The Rose Hotel located in Rosemont has collaborated with The Prisoner Wine Company to host a special pairing dinner on February 14 hosted by John Samaritano featuring a menu crafted by Executive Chef Nicholas Malloy. For $80 per person, the evening will include a cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m. and a seductive dining experience guided and expertly paired with world class wines beginning at 7 p.m. including the following: 

  • Scallops with Parsnip Puree, Poached Apple, Shaved Asparagus, Pancetta and Micro Greens
    • Wine Pairing: "Snitch" 
  • Smoked Short Rib with Cranberry Polenta, Rainbow Chard, Onion Ash and Garlic Confit Chimichurri
    • Wine Pairing: "Cuttings" 
  • Braised Lamb Shank with Pita Skordalia, Fried Rosemary, Pearl Onion and Lamb Jus.
    • Wine Pairing "Eternally Silenced" 
  • Red Wine Cheesecake with a Red Wine Strawberry Reduction.  
    • Wine Pairing: "Prisoner" 

Ocean Prime Chicago

Ocean Prime, located at 87 E. Wacker, will be offering a special menu addition for Valentine’s Day diners.The special dish, crafted by Executive Chef Jason Shelley, is a Roasted Sea Bass over Alaskan King Crab Gnocchi with Champagne CreamThe dish is topped with a Baby Carrot Salad in a Preserved Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette. 

Geja's Cafe

Geja’s Café, located at 340 W. Armitage, will be celebrating Valentine’s from Sunday, February 9 through Monday, February 17. Geja’s Café will be decorated for the love-filled holiday and will feature a selection of rosé sparkling wines and champagnes, fondue cuisine, complemented with entertainment throughout the evening from live flamenco and classical guitarists. The Valentine’s Festival will also play host to the Celebration of Marriage Night, where couples receive an added discount based on the years they have been married.

“Our goal at Geja’s Café is to create the perfect Valentine’s experience for our guests that spans past the actual day,” says Jeff Lawler, Geja’s Proprietor. “We will combine the necessary ingredients of an intimate atmosphere to include fine champagnes, lavish decorations, live music, flower arrangements by Dilly Lily, couple massage packages at Massage House in Lincoln Park, and delicious fondues into the perfect recipe for romance.”

Beginning February 9, couples can also indulge in Geja’s Celebration of Marriage, on Monday, February 10. With proof of total years married, couples will receive a celebration savings of 1% off their food bill for every year married. As an example, couples wed 15 years will enjoy a 15% celebration savings.

For those looking to celebrate on Friday, February 14, Geja’s will offer a Valentine’s Dinner Package which includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rose Champagne, Geja’s Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue, Geja’s salad with a Dijon vinaigrette, entrée fondue of Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp, Geja’s luscious Belgian flaming chocolate dessert fondue and a Geja’s Valentine’s forever keepsake. All seating times are $125 per person. Tax and gratuity is included. Seating times available are as follows: 3:00-5:00 p.m., 4:00-6:00 p.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 8:00-10:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.          

Reservations for the Valentine’s Dinner Packages are now available. A credit card payment at the time of reservation is required. Geja’s regular reservation policies and menu will be in place for the remainder of the Valentine’s week. Please ask about the special packages Geja’s has arranged at Massage House or flowers from Dilly Lily.

Allgauer's on the Riverfront

Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, located within Hilton Chicago Northbrook, invites diners to join them in celebrating love with dinner specials curated by Executive Chef Nicholas Landeweer. Couples will be offered a special menu consisting of the following:

  • Appetizers:
    • Grilled Shrimp wrapped in smoked salmon and served with citrus-herb aioli
    • Lobster Risotto with lobster chunks, green beans, herbs and Italian cheeses
  • Salad:
    • Beets, Apple and Almond Salad made prepared with dried cherries, goat cheese tart and topped with white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Entrees:
    • Grilled Filet Mignon Au Jus and Lemon Roasted Jumbo Shrimp with fresh herb butter, smashed Yukon golden potatoes, green beans and baby carrots
    • Sautéed Salmon Oscar with crav, asparagus, rice pilaf and fresh chive hollandaise sauce
  • Desserts:
    • Shared flourless chocolate cake
    • Caramel mousse and raspberry sorbet

Items on the special menu will be available a la carte, in addition to Allgauer’ s dinner menu. 

The Albert

The Albert, an art and science inspired restaurant located at 228 E. Ontario, is hosting diners in for a special astrology-themed five course culinary experience on February 14, February 15 or February 16 for $105 per person. Each course represents a different Zodiac sign. The menu includes the following:

Amuse (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces):

·         Oyster on the Half Shell with Horseradish & Vinegar Foam

1st Course (Aries):

·         Red Oak Lettuce with Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Pickled & Freeze Dried Strawberries

2nd Course (Taurus):

·         Buffalo Carpaccio, Egg Yolk, Balsamic, Watercress

3rd Course (Gemini):

·         Duo of Duck. Duck Rillette and Foie Mousse, Blackberry Jam, Brioche Toast

4th Course (Cancer):

Shumai, Shrimp, Cabbage & Lemon

5th Course (Leo):

·         Coal Fired Flat Iron Steak, Charred Soubise & Pomme Puree

Intermezzo (Virgo):

·         Beet Pot de Creme with Sunflower Seeds & Pomegranate 

Dessert (Libra):

·         Almond Angel Food Cake with Rose Foam and Lychee

Mignardises (Scorpio and Sagittarius):

·         Hibiscus and Blackberry Pate de Fruit 

·         Cayenne & Cinnamon Ganache Tart 

Hornblower Cruises & Events Chicago

Hornblower Cruises & Events Chicago is hosting several Valentine's Day Weekend cruises on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Guests of each two or three-hour cruise will be offered a private table with views of Chicago's architecture from their seats, a freshly-cut single rose per couple and the opportunity to dance the night away following a buffet or plated meal. Both Lunch and Dinner menus feature a first-course Caesar Salad, a second-course Lobster Bisque and an array of options for dessert. Lunch entree options include Jumbo Forest Mushroom Ravioli, Maple & Mustard Glazed Chicken Breast, Oven Baked Fresh Atlantic Salmon Filet and Braised Beef Short Rib, while dinner entree options include Jumbo Forest Mushroom RavioliOven Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme or six-ounce USDA Choice Filet Mignon & Jumbo Shrimp. Additional enhancements, including guaranteed window table, a bottle of champagne for the table, keepsake champagne flutes and a half dozen roses are also available. Cruises range starting from $79.90 - $149.90 per person and tickets are available for purchase online

ROOH Chicago 

Situated at 736 W. Randolph, ROOH Chicago will be offering a special Valentine’s Day night. The restaurant will be treating couples to a sweet surprise, consisting of a popsicle with the flavor and shape revealed upon delivery.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern

State and Lake Chicago, 201 N. State St., will be offering a dessert treat for couples this Valentine’s Day. Guests who visit may order a Cuddle Bear Cake comprised of devils’ food cake, rum roasted bananas, vanilla bean mousse and strawberry crunch for just $15. The creation was artfully constructed by Chicago’s Queen of Pastry’s herself, Chef Toni Roberts.

ROOF on theWit

For dinner and drinks, venture 27 stories up above the city to ROOF on theWit’s Love the Drink You’re With weekend for live entertainment, a romantic view of the city, and specialty cocktails before you spend the night in one of theWit’s luxury hotel rooms. Indulge with sweet treats, a bottle of champagne, or a Heartbreaker Cake delivered directly to your room. Live entertainment will be available throughout Friday and Saturday night with DJs all weekend starting at 9:00 p.m., a live performance by The Champagne All Stars on Friday night from 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. and ballet dance performances during Saturday’s nightlife.

Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar

Located at 1 W. Wacker Drive, Raised is offering a selection of Valentine’s inspired cocktails including the Rambling Rose, with rose vodka, manzanilla sherry, and a strawberry simple; Shake It Off, mixed with fino sherry, aperol banana liqueur, and lime juice; and a Run and Tell That, complete with buttermilk, raspberry puree, chocolate liquor, rum, and a blueberry vinegar. Patrons can also complement their cocktail selections with a Champagne Strawberry Almond Cake. In addition, live music will be offered from Aya Duo on February 13 from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as DJ Agent Forte on February 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Staytion Market and Bar

Staytion will also be featuring a sweet pairing available beginning on Thursday, February 13th through Saturday the 15th for $59. The sweet pairing includes a Moët Impérial Brut or Moët Rosé Impérial‎ (187 ml bottles) balanced with a Strawberry Inspiration Torte dessert. Live music will also be provided from Aly Jados on February 14 from 5-8 p.m.


Carnivale is offering guests a Valentine's Day Prix-Fixe menu for two available on February 14, 15 and 16! For $90, guests will be offered an appetizer, two entrees, one dessert and two glasses of Juve & Camps Rosé. Dishes couples may choose from include Oysters, Mar Y Tierra, Branzino A La Veracruzana, Cauliflower Asado, Vanilla Passion Fruit Bombe Cake and more. Those looking for a brunch-style celebration may order a Valentine's Buffet Brunch on February 16 from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., featuring a special chocolate station, for adults and kids, alike. 

Replay Lincoln Park 

Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., is hosting a Parks and Recreation-themed Galentine’s Day celebration on Thursday, February 13 from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Reprising favorite cocktails (did someone say snake juice shots?), entertainment, decor and themed tumblers and t-shirts from the bar’s pop-up, Replay Lincoln Park guests are able to enjoy Parks and Recreation trivia, the musical stylings of DJ Bluntz and more. 

Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville

Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville, located at 1027 W. Addison St., is playing Cupid this Valentine’s Day weekend by offering two special Cupid’s Pairings Packages, available beginning Thursday, February 13 through Sunday, February 16. Patrons can select to sweeten their experience by selecting Pairing 1, which includes a lane reservation by the hour, one item from their Valentine’s Day menu that includes signature menu items such as Esteban's Nachos, Classic Cheeseburger, Chicken Tinga Quesadilla, Chicken Bites, and Wings, and choice of alcoholic beverage; along with Pairing 2, which includes a lane reservation with a glass of house wine per person, and their Sinful Chocolate Insanity, to share with your sweeter half. Packages begin at $17.

Beatnik West Town

On February 13, the bohemian West Town restaurant will host a No Human, No Cry party, offering guests $8 slushies, $8 spreads and $8 bubbles all night long, set to a backdrop of reggae-inspired island beats spun by DJ Papa G and friends.


This Valentine’s Day, Bordel invites guests to VELVET, an evening of spontaneous cabaret performances and beats. On February 14, be seduced by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Paris as you are transported to the quarters of Pigalle & Montmartre. Speakeasy guests will be delighted by two pop-up burlesque performances beginning after 10:30 p.m. There’s no cover; VELVET is free. Reservations are not required.


On February 13, Celeste will host a single’s bash, offering its happy hour menu all night long ($8 select bites and drinks). 


DISCO is celebrating Galentine’s Day on February 13 and hosting a dance party set to throwback songs by all female artists spun by a female DJ. Grab a disco ball drink and celebrate female singers across the decades.

Come to DISCO on Valentine’s Day, February 14, for DISCO’s I Feel Love party, an evening showcasing disco love songs. 


From February 4 to 25, Houndstooth Saloon transforms into French Korner - a Mardi Gras themed pop-up. Events will take place daily, including Mask Decorating on Tuesday, February 11. Ideal for girl groups, French Korner at Houndstooth will provide masks, feathers, beads, gems and more to create your very own Mardi Gras mask. Bottles of wine are half-priced all evening long. Put your mask to use and attend the Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 15. 

Bar Biscay

The West Town restaurant is celebrating with a six-course menu highlighting the cuisine of the French countryside by Chef Alisha Elenz. The prix-fixe features choice of pan-seared scallops with mushroom risotto or bolognese, as well as roasted chicken with jus and an apricot, sage and pistachio chutney, or salmon en croute with asparagus, sherry cream and dill as mains, with a chocolate crepe cake for dessert. $75 per person with optional beverage pairings for $25. 

Black Bull

The Spanish restaurant even offers mini paellas designed to be shared by two people. 

El Che Steakhouse

Cozy up at the El Che hearth for a romantic parrillada platter for two. The Valentine’s Parrillada will go for $90 or $125 to be accompanied with a bottle of sparkling rose. The surf and turf platter features four prawns, one lobster tail, an 8 oz. filet and hollandaise sauce. The chef’s table is still available for reservations if you’re looking to get a group of couples together to celebrate. 


Join Filini at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago for a four-course meal with romantic touches for $64 per person. Available Friday, February 14 from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. the special Valentine’s Day meal will feature a Diver Sea Scallop starter, guests’ choice of a Winter Salad served with either Black Cod or Butter-Poached Tenderloin, and either a Bittersweet Symphony or Red Velvet Cake dessert. Diners will also receive a champagne toast and elegant box of truffles to take home. 


Chicago’s only German-Southern mash-up restaurant is saying “Ich liebe dich” with specialty cocktails in the spirit of the holiday, paying homage to Germany’s eastern neighbor, Poland—with vodka. New cocktails include a chocolate martini cocktail made with vodka, Bailey’s, chocolate and raspberry, as well as a new fruity red cocktail with vodka, cherries, cinnamon and lemon.


The Lincoln Park bistro will be offering a prix-fixe menu for the entire night for $80 with an optional wine pairing add-on for $45. Prix-Fixe menu items will be available a la carte at the bar for those looking for something more casual. 


The Lakeview neighborhood spot is featuring a specialty 6-course tasting menu from Chef Alisha Elenz, including a welcome cocktail for $80 this Valentine’s Day.  Menu items include salmon roe with brown butter and radish, Brussels sprouts with smoked pork, garlic honey and pickles fresno and choice of Hanger Steak with grilled asparagus and smoked tomato vinaigrette or Poached Cod with chorizo butter, piquillos, and Yukon for the main. For additional romance in this cozy basement restaurant, opt-in for the wine pairing.

Stan's Donuts & Coffee

The Chicago donut shop is offering a fresh lineup of Valentine’s Day donuts and drinks, including a twist on a classic, the new Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet donut.

Stan’s Valentine’s Day collection includes four festive donuts and two Valentine’s Day drinks, plus Valentine’s Day Themed Sprinkle and Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Mini Donuts. New to this year’s limited-edition donut lineup:

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Donut ($3.79), a strawberry glazed donut drizzled with chocolate and topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry  (available Feb. 13 – 14 only)
  • Chocolate Dipped Red Velvet Donut ($2.79), a red velvet cake donut dipped in chocolate

Stan’s fans can look forward to two other returning favorites:

  • Chocolate Turtle Cake Donut ($2.79), a classic vanilla cake donut topped with chocolate, caramel pecans and chocolate drizzle
  • Valentine's Day Themed Sprinkle Donuts ($2.79), chocolate and vanilla cake donuts topped with Valentine’s Day sprinkles and mini hearts

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee will also roll out a new collection of Valentine’s Day drinks:

  • Chocolate-Covered Cherry Hot Chocolate ($3.39 – $4.39), cocoa, steamed milk and a burst of cherry syrup
  • Chocolate-Covered Cherry Mocha ($4.39 – $5.39), cocoa, espresso, steamed milk and a burst of cherry syrup

Stan’s Valentine’s Day donuts and drinks will be available at all 12 Stan’s stores through Sunday, Feb. 16. Guests can pick up an assorted dozen in stores ($29.99, or $26.99 with Stan’s loyalty app). 

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

The Gold Coast restaurant will be offering a prix-fixe menu for $85 per person. Specialty menu items include Hamachi Carpaccio, Pan Seared Foie Gras, Surf & Turf and French Silk Pie. 

Artifact Events

This Valentine's Day, Artifact Events is hosting a night of dancing and drinks. Instructor Natasha Overtuff of the Giordano Dance Company will waltz you through the basics of ballroom dancing while you sip away on bubbles. Tickets for this event are $75 and include 2 hours of dance instruction, one welcome glass of complimentary champagne, and assorted treats and candies. Wine and Beer open bar package is available for an additional $30. A cash bar will also be open for purchase of additional beverages. Tickets are available through Eventbrite. 


Recess is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day Stupid Cupid party on Friday, February 14. The party will feature pitch-black cocktails (available in party-sized water coolers) along with a special "Eat Your Feelings" menu filled with comfort food. Release any anger and frustration with customizable inflatable punching bags available to be punched or posed with for pictures. In the mood to really break a heart? Recess will have heart-shaped pinatas filled with surprises for guests to tear apart. This event is open to the public, no ticket required. 

Papa Cenar

Papa Cenar will be offering a four-course dinner for $48 a guest. Indulge in Meditteranean and Spanish favorites from seafood paella, grilled lamb and the fresh catch of the day.

The Smith

The River North spot is keeping it casual this Valentine’s day with a specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail in addition to their a-la-carte dinner menu. The love-inspired cocktail blends gin, aperol, vanilla, raspberry, cassis and sparkling rosé into a beautiful pinkish hue ($13.50). 

Stan's Donuts & Coffee and Labriola

This Valentine's Day weekend, Labriola and Stan's Donuts & Coffee are teaming up on date night, delivered. For just $39, guests can order garlic knots, a heart-shaped pizza with one topping, and a half-dozen assortment of Stan's Valentine's Day donuts, all delivered to them. The offer is available exclusively through UberEats, Feb. 14 - 16.

Untitled Supper Club

On Thursday, February 13th, Untitled Supper Club is Galentine’s Boylesque and drag show, All The Single Ladies, featuring Chicago male burlesque performers, circus, contortion, aerial and variety performers, along with very special drag queen guests. The show starts at 8pm. 

Upstairs at the Gwen

The lobby bar at The Gwen hotel is teaming up with Veuve for a bubbly and aphrodisiac special, available all weekend of Valentine's Day, Thursday through Sunday. For $40, guests can enjoy a half-dozen East Coast oysters with two glasses of Veuve Champagne. Or,  a half-dozen alone ($15) or just a toast of discounted glasses of Veuve ($20) or Moet Rose ($22). 

Topaz Cafe

The cafe will be offering a special Valentine's Day menu for $69.95 per person. This will only be offered on Friday, February 14 and the regular dinner menu won't be available. Menu highlights include crab cakes, rack of lamb and key lime tart. 


Citrine will be open for regular dinner service with a couple of special menu items for the holiday. 

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Pennyville Station

On Friday, February 14, Pennyville Station will offer its full menu of seasonal New American fare along with a few special items from Chef Jose Alvarez for the romantic occasion:

  • Special Crab Cake Appetizer For Two ($16.95)
  • 8 oz Filet & Crab Cake Surf N’ Turn entrée ($49)
  • Housemade Red Velvet Cake ($10)

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is making it easy to express “ALL THE FEELS” about your relationships this Valentine’s Day with the return of Conversation Heart Doughnuts, available today through Friday, February 14 at Chicagoland shops.

Each of Krispy Kreme’s heart-shaped doughnuts are topped with one of 24 sweet edible messages, including “CRAZY 4 U,” “ILYSM” and “BE MINE.” The collection features four Krispy Kreme classic fillings – Cake Batter, Strawberries & KREME, Original KREME and Chocolate KREME Filled. The specialty Valentine’s dozen comes with a limited-edition gift box, while supplies last.

Purchase this collection through Valentine’s Day at a Chicagoland Krispy Kreme shop located in Homewood at 17815 South Halsted Street, Evergreen Park at 9150 South Western Avenue, Hillside at 110 South Mannheim Road and Chicago in Block 37 at 108 North State Street.

Heaven on Seven

Chef Jimmy is hosting his annual Valentine's Day Cajun Cooking Class featuring a five-course dinner and demonstration on Wednesday, February 12, from 6-9 p.m. After receiving a champagne welcome, guests will receive personal instruction in the art of Cajun cooking from Chef Bannos, while sipping on beer, wine and Heaven on Seven hurricanes. In addition, guests will get to taste the finished product. This is an opportunity to learn about the history behind Heaven on Seven and the Bannos family on the 7th floor of the historic Garland Building and experience how it all began 40 years ago. Chef Jimmy will create a special Valentine’s Day themed menu for this cooking class. Tickets are $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and can be purchased by calling the restaurant at (312) 263-6443. Reservations are required. Ticket price includes five course dinner, cooking demo from Chef Bannos, beer, wine or Hurricanes.

Fannie May 

Chicago based chocolatier Fannie May has over 100 different confections (many heart-shaped) including a NEW Double Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Pixie – crunchy pecans in smooth chocolate caramel, drenched in rich dark chocolate and topped with sea salt.  

Sugar Factory

All month long, the Sugar Factory is offering romantic beverages for sharing with your partner, a friend, or anyone you love.  There are many options to choose from, such as: 

  • The Bubbly Kisses Goblet, garnished with fresh strawberries and gummy kisses, which has tons of bubbly and fruity flavor. ($38)
  • The Valentines Smooch Martini is a creamy and delicious beverage, with fresh strawberry and banana flavors. ($18)
  • Choose between Sugar Factory’s Naughty or Nice Insane Milkshakes ($17.95). Each with unique flavors, enjoy a cookies and cream milkshake in a dark chocolate ganache mug, covered in dark chocolate hearts and sliced strawberries. Or enjoy a nice cookies and cream milkshake in a pink chocolate ganache mug, covered in candy hearts and m&m’s.
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aliveOne will host an "alOveOne" themed evening on Valentine's Day. Specials will include $3 Bell's Two Hearted drafts and $8 "alOveOne" cocktails with Ketel One, LaCroix Pamplemousse, lime juice and demerara. aliveOne will be decked out in Valentine's Day decor and offer candy hearts and cupcakes from Sweet Mandy B's. Guests can start the night with a half-off everything happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by an emo dance party in the back room with music like Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Blink 182 and Dashboard Confessional. DJ sets from DJ Faithful Anchor start at 10 p.m.

Easy Bar

Easy Bar in Wicker Park is hosting Chicagoans to create Valentine's Day cards for their sweetie all week leading up to the holiday. Easy Bar will provide the supplies (free of charge; supplies are limited), and while crafting, guests can sip on daily specials like $6 glasses of wine on Monday, $2 and $3 select beers on Tuesday, $6 signature cocktails on Wednesday and more. Easy Bar also offers a half-price everything happy hour Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Friday, February 14, Easy Bar will host an 80's Valentine's Night Bash at 10 p.m. featuring the best tunes from the 80's. Specials available all evening will include $8 Barcelona Mules made with PAU Maui vodka, ginger beer and a Meiomi wine float.


On Valentine's Day, Estelle's is hosting their 4th Annual "Wine About Your Love Life" night featuring half-price glasses of wine, available all evening for $6 each (normally $12). Wine selections include Beckstoffer '75 Company Cabernet Sauvignon, Planet Oregon Pinot Noir, Angels & Cowboys Rose, Iconic Sidekick Chardonnay and Babich Sauvignon Blanc. Other specials will include a $5 "Be My Tindertine" shot. Candy hearts will be available for customers if they want to give a "sweet" special message to their Estelle's crush.

The Graystone Tavern

Chicagoans who visit The Graystone Tavern this Valentine's Day will enjoy a "Taco Dirty to Me" love-themed taco menu for $2 each including "When Chicken Met Taco" (grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, slaw, basil, mayo), "Taco 'bout Spicy Love" (fresh chicken breast, hand breaded and tossed in Korean BBQ sauce and slaw), and "Love and (chicken)tenderness" (fried chicken mac and cheese, slaw, hot sauce). Drink specials will include $10 bottles of champagne and $14 buckets of the champagne of beers, Miller High Life. 

Hubbard Inn

Diners will be offered a Valentine's Day dinner at the newly renovated Hubbard Inn with a three-course prix fixe menu for $50 per person created by Executive Chef Eric Babula. A beer and wine pairing menu will be available for an additional $25 per person. 

Highlights include a dozen East and West Coast Oysters, Heart-Shaped Ravioli (Semolina dough, braised beef short rib, house ricotta, poached beef jus, parmesan reggiano), Sweet Potato Gnudi (handmade pillows of sweet potato and ricotta, brown butter, crisp sage, balsamic reduction), Chocolate Porter Brownie (valrhona chocolate, vanilla porter reduction, applewood smoke, bourbon caramel, fruit powder, vanilla bean ice cream, pickled raspberry, basil), Rosé Panna Cotta (vanilla bean curd, rosé granita, rosehip syrup, sparkling rosé) and more. 


Guests will be offered a dinner with their sweetie and be offered a month-long Valentine's Day dessert special at Mastro's. The $18 dessert features a chocolate devils food butter cake baked with a cocoa and cream cheese topping served with chocolate ice cream, and drizzled with raspberry sauce and white chocolate ganache.

Morton's The Steakhouse

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Morton's in Chicago, Naperville, Northbrook, Rosemont and Schaumburg will feature a Steak and Lobster Special for $59. The entree includes an 8-ounce filet mignon paired with a 1¼ pound lobster topped with lobster butter sauce and finished with grated parmesan cheese and a savory puffed pastry.


Diners will be offered a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at Onward in Rogers Park with chef specials created by Executive Chef Patrick Russ. Features will include Alaskan King Crab Bisque (mirepoix, gochujang, creme fraiche; $14), 16-ounce Bone-In Braised Short Rib (white bean purée, sassafras, roasted baby carrots; $42), Island Creek Oysters (champagne granita, blood orange caviar; $2.50 each), and Berkshire Pork Loin (ricotta gnocchi, parsnip puree, char siu, rapini; $32). All guests will receive a complimentary pour of champagne to toast.

The Rambler

Guests are invited to get their group dates together to play The Bachelor themed team trivia at The Rambler in North Center on Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Prizes will include a 10 person The Bachelor season finale viewing party for first place and a five person viewing party for second place. The viewing parties will include appetizers and drinks. 

Themed drink specials will include Cran I Steal Him for a Second with Koval Cranberry, Mionetto Prosecco, club soda and orange ($9), the Wild Windmill Spritz with Fragola Wild Strawberry Liqueur, Mionetto Prosecco, club soda and strawberry ($9), a Fantasy Suite Martini with Mozart White Chocolate Strawberry Cream, Wheatley Vodka, White Creme de Cacao, cream, strawberry ($11) and more. Additional specials will include $4 Truly with a custom flavor station, $5 Tequila Rose and $7 Bollicini Sparkling Cuvée. 


Chicagoans who visit Remedy on Valentine's Day can show off their artistic talents or doodle while they drink and participate in a Valentine's Day coloring night. Remedy will provide "love" themed coloring books and coloring supplies along with candy and heart-shaped pizza (while supplies last). Specials will include $1 off all wine by the glass (normally $10 to $12). Wine selections include Sidekick Chardonnay, Babich Sauvignon Blanc, Angels and Cowboys Rosé, Ruffino Prosecco, Planet Oregon Pinot Noir, and 75 Wine Co Cabernet.

The Owl

In Logan Square, The Owl will host a casual Valentine's Day on Friday, February 14 with a half-price happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (excluding shots), and $6 glasses of BBLZ sparkling wine will be available all night. To celebrate the holiday, Illuminated Brew Works has added pink glitter to their Brony Double Dry Hopped Double IPA which will be available exclusively at The Owl. Candy and Valentine's Day cards will also be available for guests to write special notes on and give to the sweetie they spot in the bar. For guests looking for a late-night Valentine's Day party, DJ Fess Grandiose will be spinning from 10 p.m. to close.

Tuscany on Taylor Street

Tuscany on Taylor Street will offer a la carte specials in celebration of Valentine's Day on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla, highlights include Grigliata Mista (shrimp, calamari, cannellini beans, garlic herb sauce; $15), Agnolotti (shrimp filled, citrus cream sauce, crab meat; $20), and Aragosta e Filetto (butter baked 6-ounce lobster, grilled 5-ounce filet, sautéed spinach; $42). The complete menu is available upon request. Reservations are recommended.

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar

Guests will be offered chef specials and wine pairings this Valentine's Day weekend at Uvae in Andersonville. Created by Chef Charity Smith, specials range from $9 to $26 and will include a Pear & Prosciutto Carpaccio (paired with Paul Roger Champagne 3-ounce, $15; 6-ounce, $20; 9-ounce, $25), Warm Butter Poached Lobster Salad with tarragon citrus vinaigrette (paired with Domaine Jean -Paul Paquet Saint Veran White Burgundy 3-ounce, $14; 6-ounce, $18; 9-ounce, $22), Smoked Beet Dip (paired with Domaine Turner Pageot 48H Rosé 3-ounce, $12; 6-ounce, $15; 9-ounce, $18), Beef Tenderloin with a rosé vinaigrette, pink peppercorns, pickled watermelon radish (paired with Domaines Lupier el Terrio Garnacha 3-ounce, $18; 6-ounce, $22; 9-ounce, $26), and Lemon Herb Sole with baby roasted carrots (paired with Honig Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 3-ounce, $14; 6-ounce, $17; 9-ounce, $20). 

For dessert, diners can choose a $9 Sparkling Sorbet Float. Chef Smith's signature French Macarons will be provided as a special complimentary treat at the end of the meal. 


In celebration of Valentine's Day, Michelin-starred Yugen in the West Loop will offer an 8-course tasting menu available for $250 per person (additional $150 for beverage pairing) from Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15. 

Created by Executive Chef Mari Katsumura, the tasting menu features seasonal canapés paired with Paul Bara Special Club Rosé Champagne like Japanese Souffle Pancake (shiso cured trout, creme fraiche, Osetra caviar), Beef Jerky (fermented shiitake, cippolini onion, garlic aioli) and Alaskan King Crab (Motoyaki, Kaluga caviar, crispy potato). 

Other highlights include King Trumpet Soup (cherry boshi, housemade tofu, breakfast radish dashi) paired with Ama No To "Heaven's Door" sake, Sashimi (Fuyu persimmon, fresh yuzu, Royale caviar) paired with Champalou "Les Fondraux" Vouvray, Aged Rohan Duck (satsuma, gobo, chickories) paired with I Custodi "Pistus" Etna Rosso, Strawberry Shortcake (wasabi, black sesame, Nasturtium) paired with Royal Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Red Label and more. Tasting menu supplements for an additional price include A5 Miyazaki Wagyu (shishito, eggplant, mitsuba bearnaise; $45) and a White Truffle for the Lobster Rice, freshly sliced for $75.

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The Fantasy Suite Martini at The Rambler, Courtesy of Sam Stone

City Mouse

Dinner (5:00pm-10:00pm) on February 14 and February 15

Executive Chef Matt Danko’s Valentine’s Day tasting menu will be offered at City Mouse,  including oysters, apple salad, seared and smoked chicken OR poached halibut, and a dark chocolate Pots de Crème. The Valentine’s Day cocktail menu is separated by ‘His’ (Old Fashioned prepared tableside), ‘Hers’, ‘Theirs’ (punch), and ‘Cheers’ (a shot) for all to enjoy. Tasting Menu Price: $60

Additonally, on February 17, City Mouse will be offering steak N’ eggs (country fried bavette, red eye gravy, shoestring fries, sunny eggs), croque madame (griddled tasso, gruyere fondue, blueberry mostarda), corned Wagyu beef hash (braised cabbage, poached eggs, grain mustard hollandaise), and duck fries (confit leg, cheese curds, scallions, horseradish). Available all day.


Saturday, February 15, 11:00am-1:00pm

Momotaro’s monthly Kitchen Dojo series with Executive Chef/Partner Gene Kato is an immersive, behind-the-scenes experience where guests can learn how some of Momotaro’s dishes are prepared. In each class, Gene will demonstrate the preparation of a dish and explain the traditional and modern techniques that combine in his Japanese cuisine. After each cooking session, guests will be offered a three-course meal built around the day’s featured dish, complete with beverage pairings. 

February’s session will be in collaboration with Momotaro's Executive Pastry Chef Jessica Vasquez. In this class, guests will learn various ways to use chocolate including but not limited to: tarts, truffles, & bonbons. Tickets: here Price: $175 per ticket

GT Fish & Oyster

Wednesday, February 12

Switch it up this year for Valentine’s Day and jump into a hands-on shucking demo led by chefs while learning everything you could ever want know about oysters and how to pair them like a pro! Held in the Whale Room, the private space at GT Fish & Oyster, spend date night and Valentine’s Day doing a fun, hands-on shucking expierience! Stay for dinner before or after class and receive 20% off your bill! Tickets: here Price: $75 per ticket


February 13-16 from 5pm to 11pm

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Boqueria will be offering a variety of menu options in celebration of every type of love - whether it be Romance, Bromance, or Galentine’s. Celebrate with your loved ones from Thursday the 13th through Sunday the 16th with a selection of pre-fixe dinner menu options, or classic tapas from the a la carte menu:

The ‘No Commitment’

The a la carte selection of classic and seasonal tapas including pan con tomate, escalivada, coliflor con azafrán and tortilla española.

The Classic Love Story - $49 per person

Fall in love on a journey to Spain and back with Chef’s selection of seasonal dishes and favorite Spanish classics from the a la carte menu

The Three Little Words - $60 per person

A selection of classic tapas and celebratory dishes designed to inspire those ‘three little words’ including: Jamón Ibérico - Scallop crudo with green apple, celery, and basil – and Nutella Churros.

The Grand Gesture - $70 per person

A menu of dishes worthy of a grand gesture; grilled oysters on the half-shell, a 12oz Ribeye (for sharing), and a molten chocolate cake

Margeaux Brasserie

Celebrate with a Galentine’s Day Cocktail Class on February 13th from 5-7pm. Led by a member of Margeaux’s  bar team, guests will learn how to make two different cocktails via a hands-on experience in the restaurant’s Saint Germain Dining Room. Tickets include two cocktails and recipe cards for attendees to recreate the drinks at home. Price: $40

Margeaux Brasserie Valentine’s Day Menu: 

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate with a romantic five-course pre-fixed menu ($120 per guest, excluding tax and gratuity) featuring dishes including Braised Beef Shortrib, Dover Sole for Two and a Champagne Verrine. The menu will be available Friday, February 14th - Sunday, February 16th. 

Baptiste & Bottle

Take a seat at Baptiste & Bottle for a 4 course prix fixe menu featuring hamachi crudo, two choices of pasta, a third course venison or monkfish, and a night cap of panna cotta. 

Tickets/Price: $69 per person with an optional $20 beverage pairing


Feb. 14-16th

Order a taste of sweetness with Bellemore’s Sweet Snacks on Valentine’s Day. Choose from a variety of bites after a meal for two (or indulge in all three!). Choices include a cherry blossom macaron, dark chocolate eclair, and passion fruit & chocolate torte. 

Tickets/Price: $3 each or 3 for $8

Politan Row Chicago

Friday, February 14 - 7:00pm-9:00pm

Kelly Ijichi and Randi Howry of Mom’s at Politan Row Chicago created a dining experience to highlight the flavors of Japan on Valentine's Day. Guests will start with a complimentary champagne toast and then through a 5-course meal full of dishes with optional beverage pairings by Bar Politan. Meal highlights include sashimi bento for two, furikake milbread with bonito butter, sake-braised shortrib with mushrooms and black truffle and much more! 

Tickets/Price: $65, can be purchased HERE

Swift & Sons

Order a treat after a romantic candle-lit dinner at Swift & Son’s this Valentine’s Day. Choose from the dessert trolley filled with treats including the strawberry-passion fruit bon bon, black forrest torte with cherry chocolate, and festive raspberry white chocolate heart shaped macaron.

Tickets/Price (if applicable): $3 each. Available Feb 14-16.

The J. Parker

Treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner on the rooftop at The J. Parker this V-Day. Choose from a menu featuring a steak or seafood entree exclusively available for the holiday, followed by chocolate fondue for dessert. 

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Courtesy of Ace Hotel Chicago


Celebrate Valentine's Day all weekend long from Thursday, February 13th - Saturday, February 15th. The Champagne Cave will be screening films all weekend including The Thomas Crown Affair, Eyes Wide Shut, Unfaithful, and Body Heat. 

Roka Akor

Roka Akor Chicago will be offering their special tasting menu along with their regular a la carte menu. Guests can also ask for a special 3-Course Cocktail Pairing ($30/person or $55 for 2) inspired by romantic cities around the world including Paris featuring a house-made Lemon Apple Infused Shochu, Barcelona featuring a house-made Berry Infused Countreaeu, and Verona featuring a house-made Sherry Honey Syrup and Espresso Kikoir. All cocktails will be made with Japanese ingredients as well. 

Additional cocktails available for Valentine's Day include The Falling Flowers, Dreams in Green, and Ahuacatl, and The Devil You Don't which all feature a different aphrodisiac ingredient. Those who prefer sticking to a classic, Dom Perignon is available for $45/glass or $250/bottle.

  • Valentine's Day at Roka Akor Chicago $107/person


Prime Beef Tataki, Truffle Jus, Fresh Shaved Winter Black Truffle
Robata Grilled Scallops, Yuzu, Wasabi Dust
Hon Maguro Tataki, Shiso Chimichurri
Chef's Selection of 5 Kind Sashimi Platter with Fresh Wasabi
Lobster Maki
Poached Lobster Tails, Chili Lime Butter, Cauliflower
Snake River Farms American Wagyu Filet, Chili Ginger Sauce
Grilled Fingerling Potatoes, Truffle Aioli
Dessert: Chocolate-Strawberry Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

The Barn Steakhouse, Stolp Island Social and Found Kitchen & Social House

The Barn Steakhouse in Evanston will be featuring the Cherry Sour ($11) with Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Lemon, and Egg White. Stolp Island Social in Aurora and Found Kitchen & Social House in Evanston will be featuring the Clover Club ($13) with Egg White, CH Gin, Lemon Juice, and Creme de Casis Black Currant Liqueur. 

Celebrate Valentine's Day all weekend long at Found Kitchen & Social House in Evanston. The restaurant will be offering a special 5-course tasting menu for $65 per person on Friday, February 14th only, with a la carte options available on Thursday, February 13th and Saturday, February 15th. 

The 5-course tasting menu ($65/person) available on February 14th features: 

  • Amuse: Market Oyster with pickled sunchoke, smoked salmon roe, and kaffir lime oil
  • 1st Course: Parker House Rolls served with fire-roasted maitake, black garlic, and pecorino
  • 2nd Course: Local Baby Winter Salad with blood orange, pomegranate, and Marcona almonds
  • Entree Choice of Dry Aged Squab with roasted beet, yuzu kosho, and charred cabbage; Roasted Acorn Squash on the Half Shell with lebna, charred green onion, za'atar, and pepita; RDM Indiana Shrimp Ceviche Tostada with avocado and salsa ravigot; OR Osso Bucco with Slagel Farm beef, creamed brussels sprouts, and gnocchi
  • Dessert: Old School Chocolate Pudding and fresh cream

Fry the Coop

Looking for a more casual Valentine's idea this year? Fry the Coop is offering a special Coop Bouquet meal for two on Valentine's Day for $21.99. The meal includes a bouquet of six tenders, two seasoned fries, two sauces, and two drinks. Plus, the tray will have chocolate hearts sprinkled around it as well. The Coop Bouquet meal will be available at the Chicago-West Town, Elmhurst, and Oak Lawn locations.

Texas de Brazil 

On Friday, February 14, they’ll be serving their full rodizio-style menu including their selection of churrasco-grilled meats, along with the preparations found at their 50-60 item salad area.

In addition to their regular menu, guests will be offered a sweet ending to their meal with any number of sweet Brazilian treats from their menu (Brazilian Cheesecake, Coconut Chess Pie, Brazilian Papaya Cream, and more), PLUS a special holiday dessert (available the entire month of February): Red Velvet Fusion Cake ($9). A layer of creamy white chocolate cheesecake batter is baked on top of a moist red velvet cake with sweet chocolate chips, cream cheese icing, and a drizzle of chocolate ganache.

The Globe Pub

On Thursday, February 13 at 7pm, grab your gals (and guys) and come spend Galentine’s Day with The Globe Pub! They’ll be showing Parks & Recreation and playing bingo for prices. Enjoy ½ price Wine, ½ price featured Cocktails, $8 Martinis, $4 Chicago-based Brewery Drafts, and $5 appetizers. 

Fresh Picks

Fresh Picks is offering a special Valentine's Day Dinner Box ($50) for anyone planning a romantic night at home. This special box is available to order now and features Sirloin Steak (~1.5 lbs), Microgreens, Pomegranate, Rosemary, Red Potatoes, Shallots, Carrots, Lemon, Brownies, and whipping cream. Cooking your sweetheart a dinner to remember with locally sourced ingredients delivered straight to your door. 

Prime & Provisions

Prime & Provisions' tables will be adorned with red roses and will be offering off-menu dishes. The temporary menu's red meat option will be a USDA Prime, All-Natural Proper Steak Diane ($58), a 45-day dry-aged cut, served with roasted cremini mushrooms and green peas. In contrast to the red meat option, a rich Lobster and Shrimp Risotto ($42) made with heirloom tomatoes, spinach, and parmesan is also available. A new chocolate dessert, the Black Forest Gateau ($18), served with macerated cherries and mascarpone cream, will also grace the steakhouse's menu. 

Siena Tavern 

Siena Tavern is also expanding its menu for the evening, including dishes created by Top Chef alum, Fabio Viviani. To start the occasion, guests will have the option to order either one of Chef Vivani's staple dishes, like his Truffle Gnocchi, or the limited-time Salmon Crudo ($16) paired with yuzu vinaigrette, persian cucumber, and a poached egg. The restaurant will also offer Bucatini Carbonara ($24) with Brussels sprouts, crispy pancetta, and a poached egg. In addition, a Dover Sole Involtini ($36), served with a shrimp and scallop mousse, cauliflower beet risotto, and charred shishito peppers, and topped with a citrus reduction will be available. The occasion would be remiss without the presence of an all-new dessert; the Apple Crostata ($14) featuring vanilla gelato and 25-year balsamic. 

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312 Chicago 

Executive Chef Luca Corazzina’s menu is inspired by Romeo & Juliet, which took place in his hometown of Verona, Italy. The shared couples menu is a 5-act food & beverage pairing menu for $120/couple

“Menu di Romeo e Giulietta”

  • Act 1:

·        Chocolate Covered Strawberries

·        Split of Moscato

  • Act 2:

·        Tartare di Tonno e Avocado: Tuna Tartare, Avocado, Crispy Capers, Pepperoncino Oil, Semolina Crackers // or // Carpaccio di Manzo: Thinly Sliced Raw Beef Tenderloin, Fennel, Cremini, Arugula, Parmesan, Lemon Oil

·        Pinot Grigio di Verona of Tomassi Le Rosse or Romeo & Juliet-inspired cocktail  

  • Act 3:

·        Risotto di Fragole: Arborio Rice, Strawberries, Jumbo Lump Crab, Moscato // or // Gnocchi di Ricotta: Beets Ricotta Gnocchi with Fontina Fondue, Oyster Mushrooms, White Truffle Oil

·        Valpolicella di Verona: Tastings of Tomassi Ripasso or Romeo & Juliet-inspire cocktail

  • Act 4:

·        Mare e Terra: 6oz Fillet Mignon, 6oz Lobster Tail, with Beef Fat Pureed Yukon Potatoes, Vanilla Prosecco Sauce, Red Burgundy Sauce

·        Pick Your Poison Cocktail: Choice of Whiskey, Vodka or Gin

  • Act 5

·        Tartufo di Cioccolato // or // Torta di Lamponi: Chocolate Sponge Cake with Raspberry and Chocolate Mousse

·        Romeo’s Dagger: Housemade Limoncello

Fisk & Co. 

Fisk & Co., a mussels & beer restaurant in the Loop, will be offering 2 complimentary glasses of Charles de Frere Jean Louis Cuvee with purchase of a dozen oysters on Friday & Saturday during dinner service, 6-10p. Fisk & Co has a raw bar so guests can see their oysters being freshly shucked.

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Courtesy of Fisk & Co.

Fat Rice

Lead your lover through the dark velvet curtains and slip into the red vinyl snakeskin booths of Fat Rice’s speakeasy sister, The Ladies' Room, for a 4-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu. 

On Friday, February 14th starting at 6 p.m., The Ladies’ Room is offering a dual-seating, 4-course tasting menu. Sip on a glass (or bottle) of Piollot Cuvée de Reserve while dining on dishes prepared with ingredients inspired by love, including bleeding heart radish, passionfruit, and Sweet Lust Island, a special Ladies’ Room twist on the signature Floating Island dessert. Tickets are available for $100/person or $125/person for groups of four who want a bottle of champagne with this V-day dinner.


Big Star

Why send played-out flowers or chocolates to wish that special someone a Happy Valentine’s Day when you could say it with…tacos delivered straight to their door? 

You heard us right — Big Star is taking V-day from lame-sauce to hot sauce with taco-grams, a cheesier upgrade to the standard Valentine’s candy-gram and a spicier way to spread the love (and guac) this holiday.  

Available from Wednesday, February 12 - Sunday, February 16 from both Big Star Wicker Park and Big Star Wrigleyville while supplies last, surprise your sweetheart, bestie, galentine or any taco lover in your life with a delivery of tacos of your choice. Each order will come with a cheeky, taco-gram from Big Star (think retro, middle school-era cards), which will include messages like "I think you’re specTACOular,” "You guac my world” and more.  

Plus with Big Star’s partner DoorDash, you get $10 off your order (basically, that’s only $3 for three tacos— taco-bout a good deal). Whether you’re a cynic or a hopeless romantic, tacos will always love you back. HOW IT WORKS: 

1. Update the address on your DoorDash account to the address of your loved one

2. Select Big Star Wicker Park or Big Star Wrigleyville as your restaurant and pick the taco-gram option

3. Let your heart decide (and pick which three tacos to send)

4. Get that sweet $10 discount on your order (valid one time)

5. Kick back and let the taco magic happen

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Courtesy of Fat Rice

Utopian Tailgate 

Utopian Tailgate – the 10,000 square foot rooftop indoor and outdoor space above The Second City building at 1608 N Wells St in Old Town – is hosting it’s a “Tied Up & Turnt” Valentine’s Day Party on Friday, February 14. The Tied Up & Turnt party features a “Rope for Lovers” class and a Japanese Shibari suspension performance from Chicago Rope, tarot card readings, aphrodisiac-filled & consensual-kink themed food and beverage specials, “funky disco” dance party, and more all in the inside party space at Utopian Tailgate.  

  • Events @ Tied Up & Turnt

From 7pm to 9pm, Chicago Rope will host a “Rope for Lovers” class that will teach guests the fun and safe ways to explore how to collaboratively create, analyze, and execute rope scenes and tying techniques. The class is free for the first 20 guests and a sign up sheet will be available on site. Each participating guest will receive a red rope they can take home to work on their new skills.   

Also from 7pm to 9pm there will be a free tarot card readings by a tarot professional.   

From 9pm to 9:45pm, members of Chicago Rope will do a Shibari Suspension Performance that will feature intricate ties on each other and aerial acts for all guests to watch.  

Starting at 9:45pm the a dance party will start indoors at Utopian Tailgate featuring UV ropes from Chicago Rope, laser light shows, a giant disco ball, and “funky disco” music. 

  • Food and Beverage Specials @ Tied Up & Turnt

Utopian Tailgate executive chef/partner Nate Henssler has two food specials featuring aphrodisiacs and consensual-kink

Slurp This ($18) Six “Skinny Dipper” oysters on the half shell topped with watermelon kombucha and slivered pickled asparagus. Served inside a hollowed out watermelon rind with crushed ice. (Oysters, watermelon, kombucha, and asparagus are all classified as aphrodisiacs.)   

Threesome Cookie Plate ($6) Hand-decorated gingerbread character cookies featured in consensual-kink positions.   Utopian Tailgate bar manager Becky Dorsen created a specialty cocktail for the Tied Up & Turnt party.   

“What’s Your Safe Word?” Vodka, elderflower liqueur, blackberry cordial, and sage simple over crushed ice that’s garnished with tiny gummy handcuffs and a gummy heart.   

Also there will be special Lagunitas beers on draft priced at $4.

The Sixth Cocktail Bar

The Sixth – the Lincoln Square cocktail bar from The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group – will transform into “As You Wish”: a The Princess Bride inspired Valentine’s pop-up bar from Tuesday, February 11 until Sunday, March 22.
As You Wish will feature 16 Princess Bride-inspired specialty cocktails that are all named after famous lines and characters from the movie from The Sixth’s bar manager Dylan Seo and his bar team. 

The entire cocktail bar space will be decked in over the top décor and scenes from and inspired by The Princess Bride for a truly immersive experience.
The “As You Wish” pop-up bar is named after the oft-repeated line in the movie when Wright’s character Buttercup instructs the Elwes’ character Westley to do something and he always complies and answers "As You Wish.”
As You Wish is the follow-up pop-up bar to The Sixth’s “Yippee Ki-Yay” – a Die Hard-inspired Christmas pop-up bar that was also a fully immersive experience for guests.
The Sixth – located at 2202 West Lawrence Avenue – will be As You Wish every day the bar is open to the public. As You Wish will be open from 5pm to midnight Tuesdays thru Thursdays, 5pm to 2am Fridays, 5pm to 3am Saturdays, and 4pm until 10pm Sundays. As You Wish is closed on Mondays. As You Wish – just like The Sixth – will serve bar snacks as well to guests.
Seo’s 16-strong As You Wish specialty cocktail menu – some of which include The Princess Bride artwork-inspired custom ice cubes made from The Sixth’s in-house Clinebell Ice Block Machine – are:


>Twue Wuve

Lucy Pistolas Mezcal, Arakku, Fino Sherry, Caramel Pineapple Simple, Coconut, Blueberry Foam, Wat Bwings Us Togede

>Miracle Pill

Absolut Elyx Vodka, Troussepinette White, Cointreau, Kiwi, Citrus Stock, Citrus Ash, Noble Cause

>I’ll Most Likely Kill You In the Morning

Plymouth Navy Strength Gin, Cardamaro, Aperol, Blood Orange Cordial, Peychauds, Angostura, Sleep Well InconceivableTequila, Aperol, Green Chartreuse, Strawberry Jalapeno Cordial, Oyster Tincture (optional), Chocolate Covered Strawberry

>Miracle Max

Gustoso Rhum, Dimmi, Apologue Saffron, Tamarind, Apple Shrub, Keeps The Doctor Away

>It Fit Me So Well

Paranubes Rhum, Yellow Chartreuse, Coconut Rum, Jagermeister, Pineapple, Lemon, Here For Your Souls

>You Are The Brute Squad

Cachaca, Plantation Pineapple Rum, Campari, House Grenadine, Grapefrui

>I Don’t Even Exercise

Pisco, Scotch, Braulio, Spiced Banana, Avocado Orgea

>Anybody Want A Peanut? 

Old George Rye, Peanut Whiskey, Cynar, Banana Oat Milk, Peanut Brittl

>Kissing Book 

Hendricks Gin; Cherry, Cranberry, & Ginger House Seasonal Tonic, Fully Carbonated, Well Who Said Life is Fair?

>I’m Not A Witch, I’m Your Wife

Tanqueray Gin, Strega, Cocchi Americano, Malort Rinse, Chai Bitter

>Eel Infested Water

Singani 63, Apologue Persimmons, Luxardo Maraschino, Grape Cordial, Grapefrui

>Six Fingers

Grand Traverse Barreled Gin, Cocchi Americano (Green Tea Infused), Sloe Gin, Luxardo Maraschino, Raspberry Green Tea Simple, House Ginseng Bitters  


>Shortage Of Perfect Breast

Empress Gin, Norden Aquavit, Salers, Sugar Snap Pea, Citric Acid

>Hello, My Name Is...Old Forester Rye, PX Sherry, Fernet Branca, Luxardo Maraschino, Rosemary, Citric Acid, Vengeance>Westly

Wheated Bourbon, Dark Matter Demerara, Peychauds, Tobacco Essence

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Ella Elli

Ella Elli will be featuring a special 4-course Chef’s Tasting menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Dan Harris this Valentine’s Day weekend.

Guests can start off with a choice of Bay Scallop Crudo, Foie Gras or Burrata with hazelnuts and truffle honey. For the second course, guests can choose from Beet Carpaccio, Bomba Rice with sea urchin sabayon and razor clams or Oxtail with roman gnocchi and herbs. The second half of the dinner invites guests to choose from Lamb, Duck or Sturgeon. The final course offers a choice of a Caramel Tartlet, Semifreddo with rhubarb and pistachio or a Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Dates: February 14 + 15

Price: $95/pp (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

The Palm Chicago 

Offering a celebration of flavors this Valentine’s weekend, The Palm is serving a special three-course Valentine’s Dinner for Two featuring Nova Scotia Lobster paired with Prime New York Strip or Filet Mignon for $195. Couples looking to elevate their evening can add two glasses of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne for an additional $25.

For $195 per couple, The Palm’s Valentine’s weekend menu includes:

First Course (choice of)

  • Pear Salad – Baby arugula, frisée, shaved pears, golden raisins, toasted pine nuts and Pecorino, tossed in maple vinaigrette
  • Jumbo Shrimp Bruno – Three jumbo shrimp française sautéed in Dijon mustard sauce
  • Lobster Bisque – Lobster meat, crème fraîche and Dry Sack sherry

Second Course (shared)

  • “Palm Classic” Surf ‘N’ Turf – Four-pound Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster served with either an 18-ounce Prime New York Strip with chanterelle mushroom bordelaise or 12-ounce Filet Mignon (filet available upon request)

Third Course (choice of)

  • New York Cheesecake – Raspberry sauce
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake (GF) – Raspberry sauce and confectioner’s sugar

Katana Chicago 

In addition to the regular menu, guests can order a la carte Valentine’s Day specials including a Petite Filet Yoshoku for $40, Atlantic Lobster Tail for $40 and a Sweet Miso Creme Brûlée for $10. 

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Courtesy of Ella Elli


Chef Ryan McCaskey’s two Michelin-starred South Loop restaurant hosts a Four-Course Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu. Inspired by Chef Ryan’s visits to Maine since childhood, features a special menu with dishes such as Cured Salmon with parsnip-horseradish puree, dill beurre blanc, pickled mustard seed and apple; Wagyu Beef with carabinero prawn and curry bordelaise; and Flourless Chocolate torte served alongside passionfruit sorbet, vanilla bean caramel, and candied cocoa nibs. The Valentine’s Day menu is offered in addition to the ten-course winter menu and can be enhanced with optional wine pairing and roses.

The four-course tasting is available Thursday, February 13 – Sunday, February 16. 

Lawry's The Prime Rib

From February 13-16, Lawry’s celebrates a weekend of love with a prix fixe dinner for two. The prix fixe meal begins with a Crab and Avocado appetizer to share along with Lawry’s Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad, tossed in the air tableside by servers in brown gowns. The romantic evening continues with an entrée with choices including California Cut Roasted Prime Ribs of Beef served with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, Skuna Bay Salmon with lobster mash and kale, Beef Wellington, or Marinated Portobello Steak with pearl onions, swiss chard, and farro (all entrees are accompanied by a side of creamed corn or creamed spinach). As a sweet treat, guests will share a CC Brown’s Hot Fudge Sundae for dessert. Guests can scour the wine list for a beverage to complement their meal, or order the Meat & Potato martini made with Chopin potato vodka and two colossal olives stuffed with horseradish and prime rib, shaken and poured tableside.

Valentine’s Day dinner is $129 per couple. 

Mercat a la Planxa

Mercat a la Planxa offers a Valentine’s Day tasting menu, For the Love of Spain, which features six courses inspired by cities in Spain. Each dish on the menu highlights flavor profiles from across the country, such as the Seville which features the local specialty of Carrillada de Cerdo, braised pork cheeks with tomato, and root vegetables and Toledo which features the local Perdiz a la Toledana, braised partridge with roasted potato and oyster mushroom. Guests can also order a beverage from the drink menu which features a curated selection of cava, sangria, wine and cocktail creations, like the Mercat Gin Tonic made with mahon gin, hum cardamom liqueur, lemon, rosemary, and Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic.

The Valentine’s Day tasting menu, priced at $125 per couple, includes six tapas and is available February 14 - 16 during dinner service. 

Portillo's (Locations throughout Chicagoland) 

The Chicago restaurant brand is offering a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day - a Heart-Shaped version of the restaurant’s Famous Chocolate Cake ($15.99). Baked fresh daily, the single-layer chocolate iced cake will be available at locations across Chicagoland.

As part of the promotion, Portillo’s will donate100% of the purchase price of each Portillo’s Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake (up to $25,000) sold between January 14 and February 16 to the American Red Cross. Portillo’s is supporting the American Red Cross Biomedical Services, helping to ensure a safe and reliable blood supply is available for patients in need.  

Heart-Shaped cakes will be available for purchase in-store February 7-16. 

SafeHouse Chicago

The restaurant and bar clandestinely located in River North invites guest to put their love to test with a series of spy-themed challenges. Each visit to SafeHouse starts with guests performing a clearance test to gain entry and choosing a secret agent name to keep you incognito during your visit.

Guests can also order SafeHouse’s signature Love Potion ($15) shared cocktail - a potent red-hued drink for two. The restaurant is also offering a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu featuring Grilled Shrimp, Caesar Salad with fried capers and peppered crostinis, and a New York Strip Steak with red wine butter and spaghetti squash alfredo.

SafeHouse’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $50 per person.


Couples can reignite the fire this Valentine’s Day with a number of Southeast Asian-inspired specials from Sunda. At the Sushi Bar, guests can order the Bleeding Heart Maki with spicy tuna, pickled daikon, tobiko, and spicy mayo. Other specials include Baked Oysters with lobster uni butter, Chicken Khao Soi with curry sauce, coconut rice, and papaya salad, and a Pink Guava Cupcake for dessert. This occasion calls for a special toast with Sunda’s pink Umeshu “Umelicious” Plum Junmai Sake, which is served chilled and makes the perfect after dinner drink.

The Signature Room

Executive Chef Cardel Reid offers a four-course prix fixe menu from 5-11 p.m. Dinner begins with a choice of a Raw Bar For Two, Braised Short Rib, or Roasted Vegetable Platter; followed by soup or salad – Lobster Bisque or Tuscan Kale Salad; entrée choices include Pan Seared Sea Bass, Seared Scallops, Half Roasted Chicken, Grilled Filet of Beef, Roasted Lamb Shank, or Butternut Squash & Sage Ravioli; finished with a chefs’ Valentine Cookie for two.

The Valentine’s Day menu is available on Friday, February 14 for $125 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Pricing includes one glass of Signature Room Sparkling Wine or sparkling grape juice.

The Signature Room also offers the Ultimate Romance Dinner Package throughout the entire month of February. It provides an exclusive, private dining experience for couples, complemented by Dom Perignon Champagne and live musical entertainment. The package is for couples seeking a night of cuisine and wine, plus a dozen roses and their own butler service—not to mention floor to ceiling windows and views of the city of Chicago. The cost is $2,000, excluding tax and gratuity. 

Travelle at The Langham

Celebrate your love story at Travelle at The Langham with Chef Jeff Vucko’s romance-inspired prix fixe menu. Start the evening with the “First Date” amuse bouche, showcasing a French Kiss Oyster. The first course, “Make My Heart Melt,” features lobster bisque, brioche, and whipped crème fraîche. The following course, “First Kiss” offers tuna niçoise, haricot verts, asparagus, tomato, and quail egg. Next, “Treat Me Like Royalty, I’m Falling for You” incorporates dover sole, caramelized cauliflower and is topped with Ossetra Royale caviar. “Nuts About Wag-You” features Wagyu tri tip, celery root and apple puree, roasted carrot, kumquat, hazelnut, and chervil. Finally, to end the evening, Pastry Chef Danielle Marelli presents “It’s What’s Inside That Counts”: a chocolate raspberry profiterole with roasted cocoa-whipped ganache, coconut foam, and raspberry ice cream.

Travelle’s prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu is available Friday, February 14 from 5-10 p.m. for $155 per person.


Executive Chef Don Young offers a six-course dinner menu from 5-10 p.m. at the contemporary American restaurant perched 18 stories above Streeterville. The prix fixe menu includes Sable Fish with Champagne, brioche, and shiso; Capellini with black truffle, chives, and potato; Short Rib with passionfruit caramel, kabocha, and pickled slaw; and Milk Chocolate with almond, blood orange, and lemon basil. A shared cocktail for two is also on special for $28: Cupid’s Potion is made with Knob Creek small batch bourbon, Rosehip liqueur, Amaro Montenegro, and Aztec chocolate bitters.

The Valentine’s Day menu is available on Friday, February 14 for $95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Wine pairings are available for an additional $45 per person. 

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Courtesy of Portillo's


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