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Eataly Chicago

On Friday, February 10, guests can partake in Valentine’s-inspired bites, drinks, and experiences at this walk-around event. From 6-7:30pm and 7:30-9pm, ticketed guests will gain access to 10 tastings of premium bites (e.g. freshly-shucked oysters, Truffle Ricotta Agnolotti, housemade pasticcini, and more), two glasses of regional Italian wine, a handcrafted cocktail from FEW Spirits, and exclusive experiences. Experiences include a build-your-own-cannoli station and photo wall. This event is taking place throughout the entire marketplace. Tickets are $59 per person. 

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Photo courtesy of Eataly Chicago

Entrée

The South Loop restaurant, led by Chef Alex Carnovale, offers five-course Paris-inspired menus that can be delivered throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

Enchanté menu - $179, serves 2

  • A grilled butternut squash spread over a spelt cracker studded with sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.
  • Next, romesco purée underneath a bed of kohlrabi, broccoli, and cauliflower finished in an olive vinaigrette and everything almond seasoning.
  • Mains: Buttery lobster fettuccine is followed by beef au Poivre with conserva-style mushrooms.
  • For dessert, a chocolate caramel whiskey tart.

Je t’aime menu (vegetarian) - $129, serves 2

  • A grilled butternut squash spread over a spelt cracker studded with sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds.
  • Next, romesco purée underneath a bed of kohlrabi, broccoli, and cauliflower finished in an olive vinaigrette and everything almond seasoning.
  • Mains: Creamy truffle risotto is followed by smoked and grilled rutabaga with conserva-style mushrooms.
  • For dessert, a chocolate caramel whiskey tart.

Cocktails are also available to pair with your order. 

TAO Chicago

In addition to offering its a la carte menu, TAO has created specials for the holiday. Available from Feb. 10-14, diners can also choose the following dishes:

  • Salmon Heart Pillow Seared salmon topped with chipotle sauce for a smokey kick and crispy heart shaped heart puffs, which are stuffed with a smoked avocado puree
  • Black Pepper Day Boat Scallops: Seared day boat scallops served with preserved yu choy and shitake mushrooms in a black pepper sauce—the beet pomegranate foam with a bright red pop of color

Reservations are available via OpenTable.

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

This Valentine’s Day, guests may choose from a special menu: from entrée and starter options like an 8-Ounce Prime Filet Mignon, Potato-Wrapped Halibut and Seared Diver Scallops to ending with Warm Chocolate Grand Marnier Souffle, Tableside Bananas Foster or Strawberry & Champagne Parfait. 

Carnivale

A special menu curated by Executive Chef Carlos Garza will be available on Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 14. Carnivale will also host a Cupid’s Brunch on Sunday, February 12 from 10 am – 2pm. The all-you-can-eat experience is $55 for adults and $25 for children ages 10 and under. Soda, coffee and tea included. Reservations to all of Carnivale’s colorful Valentine’s Day specials are available on Tock.

Komo

From February 14th to the 18th, 5 pm - 10 pm, Executive Chef Macku’s menu: a five-course prix-fixed menu featuring fresh lobster dumpling soup, susuki sashimi followed by spicy tuna tartare. The third course offers seasonal nigiri with the fourth course being cha soba. Dessert will be served as a green tea crème brûlée.

City Cruises Chicago

Couples can choose between Lunch or Dinner Cruises, each complete with live entertainment, a plated dinner with prepared entrees, along with views of the city. Patrons can opt to upgrade their packages to include a Glass of Champagne or Sparkling Wine, a Single Rose per couple and a guaranteed window seat. 

Thorn Restaurant and Lounge

Chef Nicholas Malloy has crafted a three-course prix-fixed menu. The first course offers a burrata caprese, followed by a surf and turf, finished with a raspberry chocolate flourless cake. All couples will also be treated to a champagne toast to celebrate their love. This exclusive dinner will be available Friday, Feb. 10th, and Saturday, Feb 11th, with live music from 7-10 pm on both nights. 

Oaken Bistro + Bar

On February 11 and 14, guests will be offered a 4-course Valentine’s Dinner for 2 featuring a mix of specialty menu offerings from Chef Alejandro including Sheep Milk Ricotta, Mussels, Sweet Butter Poached Langoustine, Orange Risotto, and much more. Guests will be provided a $25 food and beverage credit when booking the Forester Hotel’s Dining Package.

Fulton Market Kitchen

Executive Chef Jonathan Harootunian has developed a four course menu. For the first course, diners will have their choice of Steak Tartare or East Coast Oysters on the Half Shell served with a Passionfruit Mignonette. Parisian Dumplings will be on the menu for the second course, or a Maine Lobster & Wild Mushroom Vol u vent. For the main event, Chef is serving up diner’s choice of a Petite Filet served with a classic Bernaise, artichoke confit and fondant potatoes, or Amish Chicken served alongside grilled asparagus, a wild rice pudding and sherry jus. Art comes to the plate for the fourth and final course, as Chef will be offering guests their choice of ‘The Bleeding Heart’ Chococake with strawberry truffle or a Dreamsicle Pot de Creme featuring candied citrus. FMK’s special Valentine’s Day menu will be available for $110 per person, and reservations are available via OpenTable.

Replay Lincoln Park

Replay Lincoln Park, is celebrating Gal Pal love with a weeklong celebration Galentine’s Day. Beginning on Wednesday Feb. 8, Replay will host Galentine’s Psycho Bingo at 8 pm; followed by a Galentine’s Parks and Rec Trivia with Baig of Tricks beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, Feb. 9. Those looking for a Ladies Night are invited to check out Replay’s Ladies’ Night on Friday, Feb 10 with DJ Kite mixing up a Queens of Pop playlist throughout with the likes of Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Beyonce, Britney, Taylor Swift, and more. On Monday, Feb. 13 beginning at 6 pm, Replay will host a Galentine’s Day Barre class. Following the class, gal pals will be offered Happy Hour $2 off drafts and $7 Bubbly Rose, then a Paint and Sip class beginning at 8pm. As the Grand Finale, Replay will host a Stupid Cupid Valentine’s Day Singles Party on the 14th with $5 High Noon seltzers and $3 Beam Black shots. 

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Photo courtesy of Komo

Benchmark

Galentine’s Day Party Tuesday, February 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Girl Power! For each $10 ticket purchased
    • Call Drink Ticket
    • One Entry

Ranalli's Lincoln Park and West Loop

Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14

  • Oh, we love! $12 Heart Shaped Pizzas
    • Cheese
    • Sausage
    • Pepperoni
    • Soppressata
  • $6 Skillet cookies
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Photo courtesy of Ranalli's

Scratchboard Kitchen

For Valentine’s Day & Galentine’s Day:

On February 11 & February 12, Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day is being celebrate early with Scratchboard Kitchen's brunch offerings, including raspberry chocolate poptart, red velvet scone, and gluten-free chocolate cupcakes (offered the whole month of February). In addition, guests will be able to try out their new seasonal menu that offers brand-new cocktails, such as a Jamaican vacation (rum, orange, lemon, prosecco) and a new twist on grilled cheese with its umeboshi grilled cheese (plums, muenster, provolone). Reservations can be made via Tock.

For Valentine’s Day:

On February 14 at 6:30 p.m., experience a virtual at-home cooking class hosted by Scratchboard Kitchen's executive chef Grace Goudie, who worked with chef Thomas Keller. Guests can pick up an ingredient kit and follow along with Chef Grace through three courses, including how to professionally plate her recipes. This is a live class, but written instructions will also be provided if you cannot join live. The menu includes beet & citrus salad, surf n' turf - flat iron steak & lobster tail, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Specials add-on offerings are a chamomile whiskey sour mixer kit (just add whiskey) and a caviar board. Ingredient kits can be picked up at 2:30 p.m. on February 11 and 12. The virtual class will take place live with Chef Grace at 6:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day (February 14). Ordering is now open until 3 p.m. on February 8 via Tock.

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Foxtrot Chicago

Chicago-based Foxtrot has goods to give extra X’s and O’s this season:

  • For your sweet tooth sweetie: Berries & Bubbly Pound O' Gummies

This mix is equal parts fruity flavor and boozy fun with strawberry rolls, strawberries, sour Prosecco gummy bears, Champagne bubbles, and strawberry vanilla drops.

  • For your galentine: Bubbly & Sweet Nothings Gift Box

Foxtrot Valentine's Crispy Cake, Berries & Bubbly Gummy Mix, and a 200ml bottle of Tullia Brut Prosecco 

  • For yourself-care: Spa Day Gift Box

Foxtrot Oh Honey Dark Chocolate Honeycomb Candies, Daily Skin Masks "Pearl" mask, Made by Definition Rose Bath Salts, and Foxtrot limited Valentine's Crispy Cake. 

  • For your main squeeze: Love You Bunches Gift Box

Stolpman's Love You Bunches Red, Brooklyn Candle Studio's Love Potion candle, Foxtrot Caramelized Popcorn Chocolate Bar made in collaboration with Compartés, and Foxtrot S'Mores Grahams pack.

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Photo courtesy of Foxtrot

Travelle at The Langham Chicago 

  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Travelle (Feb. 14): The five-course menu created by Executive Chef Damion Henry features dishes such as, Hokkaido Scallop Crudo, Radish, Quince, Mandarin; Smoked Ricotta Agnolotti, Meyer Lemon, Hazelnut, Fresno Chili; Black Angus Prime Filet, Winter Squash, Madeira, Michigan Maitake; Blue Rose Strawberry, Hibiscus, Dark Chocolate; and Mignardises (petite pastry bites). $ 145 per person. Reservations via Tock.  
  • Valentine’s Day Tea (Feb. 11, 12 and 14): Guests can select the Buttermilk and Strawberry and Rose Scones; desserts like I Heart U (milk chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, chocolate sponge) and the Bleeding Heart Macaron (cherry compote, cheesecake ganache, almond macaron); savories such as Foie Ever Yours (Hudson Valley foie gras, strawberry tomato chutney, crème fraiche, raison bread) and Ruby’s Romance (Black angus beef tenderloin, shallot jam, tarragon aioli, ciabatta); endless champagne; and an array of tea. And to top it off, a harpist playing live music. $115 per person, $55 per child (5-12 years old), $135 per person for the Perrier-Jouët Experience. Reservations via Tock.     
  • Galentine’s Day Tea (Feb. 13): The Langham is offering their Valentine’s Day tea the day prior on Monday, Feb. 13, with 10% off for guests along with a special self-care-focused gift from the revered Chuan Spa. 10% off the Valentine’s Day tea program. Reservations via Tock. 
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Photo courtesy of Travelle at The Langham, Chicago

State and Lake

A 4-course dinner menu will be available on February 14, 17, and 18; $160 for two people, including 2 complimentary glasses of Rose Cava. Mumm and Moet & Chandon Champagne specials will also be available.

  • Petite Seafood Tower with chilled jumbo shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, king crab, and lobster rolls
  • Classic Caesar salad with ciabatta croutons
  • Roast prime new york strip steak or grilled sea bass with double baked truffle-Gruyere gold potato, grilled broccolini with truffle reduction or a truffle risotto with heirloom carrots
  • Study of Valrhona Chocolate featuring devil’s food cake pot a crème, chocolate covered strawberries and Mexican chocolate ice cream
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Photo courtesy of State and Lake at theWit Hotel

The Signature Room at the 95th

Valentine's Day reservations are now available from 5 to 9:30PM and can be booked on OpenTable. The cost is $125 per person, not including tax and 20% gratuity. A reservation plus a $50 per person deposit is required. The four course menu includes: 

  • Charred Octopus
  • Millionaire's Bacon Skewers
  • Roasted Sunchoke Bruschetta
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Caesar Salad
  • Filet of Beef
  • Lemon Pepper Roasted Lamb Chops
  • Miso Honey Glazed Salmon
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Roasted Wild Mushrooms.

Dinner ends on a sweet note with desserts to share, including: 

  • White and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Assorted Truffles
  • Raspberry Almond Tartlet

Enhancements are available for Valentine's Day and include: 

  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail ($24)
  • Oysters ($25/$50)
  • South African Lobster Tail ($43)
  • Raw Bar for Two ($78)

Coffee and tea are included, and a regular kids menu is available as well. 

A celebratory specialty cocktail, Love Potion #9, made with Jose Cuervo Reposado tequila, blood orange purée and lemon juice ($17.50), will be available on Valentine's Day and throughout the month of February.

The Signature Lounge on the 96th will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight with the Kitchenette opening at noon. 

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Photo courtesy of The Signature Room at the 95th

Takito Brands Restaurants

Takito Restaurants’ Galentine’s and Valentine's Day Menu: $29 per person – you pick prix fix

First Course – select one

  • Traditional Guacamole
  • Mushroom Queso Fundido with toasted black maitake and huitlacoche truffle
  • Shrimp “agua-chile” Ceviche – mango, trout roe, serrano pepper, key lime foam

Second Course – select one

  • Pescado Tacos (4) – tempura-battered cod, coconut, cole slaw
  • Puerco con Chorizo – braised pork, butter milk beans, chorizo & apple
  • Barbacoa Negro – braised brisket, recaudo negro, sweet potato mole and sweet potato

Third Course

  • Profiterole – chocolate mousse, chocolate macaron
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Photo courtesy of Takito Brands Restaurants

Avli On The Park

  • Yoga & Brunch on Sunday, February 12th at 8:30am

Avli on The Park in Lakeshore East will celebrate Valentine's and Galentine's beginning with an indoor yoga class and brunch on Sunday, February 12th. Tickets are $60 and include the class taught by Core Power's Ashley Barron, a brunch entree, coffee, and bottomless mimosas. 

  • Romantic Dinner on Tuesday, February 14th 5pm-10pm

A three-course dinner at Avli on The Park available for $48 per person. Curated by Executive Chef Nikolaos Kapernaros, the Valentine's Day menu will feature:

  • Filet Mignon with a potato puree with black truffle, mushroom ragout, baked grape tomatoes, and red wine sauce.
  • Penne Pasta served with ragu of mushrooms, tomato, herbs, graviera & parmesan, and white truffle oil.
  • Karydopita, traditional Greek walnut cake with Parisian cream, currant, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, and lemon.

The menu will be available for dine-in only Tuesday, February 14th. Reservations can be booked on Tock. 

Avli River North

Executive Chef Panos Chalikiopoulos has crafted a romantic dinner menu available on Tuesday, February 14th for $99 per couple, which includes a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. The dinner menu options include:

  • Agginares, which are grilled artichokes with caper relish, toasted bread crumbs, and thyme aioli.
  • Shrimp Souvlaki, grilled shrimp skewers with quinoa, roasted cherry tomatoes, olives, feta, and ladolemono sauce.
  • Mushroom Skioufichta, which is cretan pasta, sauteed mushrooms, and creamy kefalograviera cheese sauce.

The menu will be available on Tuesday, February 14th from 5-10pm. Reservations can be booked on Tock, walk-ins are welcome.

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Photo courtesy of Mac Yellek for Avli On The Park

The Graceful Ordinary

Wife-and-husband owners Megan and Chef Chris Curren of The Graceful Ordinary, the riverside restaurant in the outskirts of Chicago, is offering an experience this February as they will treat one pair to the very meal they had on their wedding day.

The Currens are calling the special “Wedding Date” and were inspired to introduce it as an exclusive opportunity for guests to relive the happiest day of their lives. 

Here's how it works:

  • Guests post a photo of them and their spouse on Instagram or Facebook, tag @thegracefulordinary, use #TGOWeddingDate, and share a favorite memory from their own wedding in the caption
  • ONE lucky couple will win a *complimentary* four-course recreation of their wedding menu, marked with Chef Chris’ signature refined flair to be enjoyed at a chef’s table at The Graceful Ordinary on February 14th
  • Winners will be contacted via DM ahead of V-Day & Chef Chris will send a draft of their special menu before they dine

Chef Chris will work to personally tailor their menu to suit their tastes and dietary restrictions, while adding in special touches throughout. 

Publican Quality Bread

On Saturday, February 11th, Greg Wade will walk 12 lovebirds through his approach to a variety of recipes made with all sorts of chocolates— from dark to milk and caramelized white. Tickets for the baking class are $125 each and will be available on publicanqualitybread.com. 

Big Star Mariscos

The seafood-focused iteration of Big Star is serving up a four-coursed meal for the whiskey-loving couple - The Pappy Van Winkle Dinner. Highlights include a Crudo Del Mar of oysters, crab legs, lobster, and shrimp served in a pineapple and paired with Pappy 12 year, and a dry aged Slagel Farms ribeye with Pappy’s Reserve 15 year. Reservations on Tock. 

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Chef Dylan Patel is preparing a 6-course trip around the Mediterranean. Bursting with dishes like oysters with grilled merguez sausage, roasted lamb chops with saffron rice, and octopus with labneh, winter citrus and ginger vinaigrette. Optional wine pairings available. Reservations on Tock for $115 per person. 

Publican Quality Meats

Fulton Market’s gourmet butcher shop and market is offering a variety of to-go kits, featuring charcuterie plates, wine, and steaks for two (your choice of ribeye, filet, or NY strip). Prices vary and orders can be placed through Tock. 

The Whistler

The Whistler will host the premiere performance of a brand new quartet to coincide with the holiday. Treat your partner to the musical stylings of the local music scene with guitarist Brian Citro and Mai Sugimoto on the sax, while you sip on craft cocktails from the bar’s rotating drinks menu. 

Venteux

Start your evening off with a few seafood selections from the raw bar and a complimentary glass of Moet Champagne before diving into the evening’s specials which includes a Bouillabaisse with salmon, shrimp, scallops, and lobster and a 22oz Dry Aged NY Strip for two served with a trio of sauces such as sauce Périgueux made with madeira wine and truffles. Cap off the night with a classic French dessert like Creme Brûlée and a pour of dessert wine.

Lardon

Logan Square’s daytime cafe & salumeria Lardon is leaning into the sweeter side of things this Valentine’s Day. From Friday, February 10th through Tuesday, February 14th, Lardon’s pastry chef Olivia Sweets is offering her sweets boxes in the name of love. Each box includes an assortment of rich cherry chocolate ganache brownies, hand decorated vanilla bean shortbread cookies, and lightly dusted raspberry-almond liner cookies. Six piece boxes are available at $15, and 12 piece boxes are available for $30. Orders can be placed via Lardon’s website.

Maple & Ash

This Valentine’s Day, couples can kick off their evening over a bottle of bubbles selected from the restaurant’s list, while indulging in Chef Danny Grant’s Fire-Roasted Seafood Tower or selections of caviar sourced from across the globe. Along with a curation of hsteak and seafood dishes, including several large format options meant for lovebirds to share, guests can treat their significant other to the evening's exclusive special plate— a Risotto Frutti de Mare, featuring buttery Maine lobster, king crab, scallops and saffron emulsion. 

Pendry Chicago

This Valentine’s Day, Pendry Chicago is leaning into the romance of the season with their Stay & Skate package. On February 14th (and throughout the month), couples booking the package can select a romantic ice skating experience for two at Maggie Daley Park Skate Ribbon (with skate rental included), along with a one-night stay in a King or Queen guest room. The package also includes two warm, black cashmere blend scarves to keep cozy on the ice and throughout the adventures in Windy City, along with a $60 F&B credit to use at one of their dining destinations. Included in those dining experiences is Château Carbide, the 26th floor rooftop that has been transformed for the first time ever into a Winter Garden escape, fitted with chalet-inspired wooden lodges, personal fireplaces and seating. Guests can also select warm drinks by the fireplace at their ground-floor cocktail lounge Bar Pendry or do a Sunday Boozy Tea experience, pastries and espresso drinks at the floral-themed Venteux cafe, or French fare at the red velvet-covered Venteux brasserie.

Osteria Langhe

Guests can start their evening with a toast from Osteria Langhe’s selection of wines exclusive to the Piemonte region curated by experienced Wine Director Aldo Zaninotto before diving into a four-course prix fixe menu. With up to three options per course, the menu highlights signature dishes and traditional fare including the hearty Pansotti with crab, ricotta, pepper ragu and chives and the Coniglio, a prosciutto wrapped rabbit loin with pork belly, mushrooms, creamy polenta and Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese. For dessert, guests can select the Panna Cotta made with cherry red wine reduction, whole cherries, hazelnuts, and topped with a chocolate straw or an Eclair with white chocolate pastry cream, and garnished with pink chocolate crispy pearls.

Soif Wine Lounge

Guests can ease into the evening with a bottle (or two) from Soif’s wine selections that highlight grower Champagnes, pétillant naturals and other classics varietals. To pair with the vino, couples can select the shareable Raclette Fondue with apples and freshly-baked baguettes along with other signature small plates like Rare Tea Cellars Caviar served with creme fraiche and Aleppo dill potato chips, Escargot with beurre maitre d’hotel and more. For something on the sweeter side, you can dive into the La Tarte au Chocolat served with hazelnuts and raspberry preserves.

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Photo courtesy of Meadowlark Hospitality for Lardon

Sfera Sicilian Street Food

Sfera Sicilian Street Food (5759 N Broadway) offers Sicilian cuisine with a Chicago twist in Edgewater. The LGBT-owned eatery uses Sicily's recipes, techniques, and food culture. Sfera is open daily from 10am-6pm. For Valentine’s Day they have created a dinner for spending a night in. 

Valentine's Day Dinner for Two - 2023 Available for pick up or delivery. Order via Tock. The special meal includes:

  • Your choice of a pair of specialty Arancini 

  • Your choice of one signature Salad

  • Burrata with Pomegranate, Balsamico and Pistachios over mixed Greens

  • Your choice of a Heart-Shaped Sfincione Pizza 

  • Two Cannolis - Raspberry-Lemon cannoli & Pistachio cannoli 

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

  • $62 per package (serves 2), prepaid

The Goddess and 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. 

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries 6 for $18

  • Decorated Cake Pops 8 for $24

  • Valentine’s Day Cupcakes 4 for $16 

  • Hand Decorated Shortbread Cookies 6 for $30

  • Macrons 6 for $16

  • Valentine’s Day 6” Cakes for $45 

  • Cookie Gift Boxes $25 each 

    • I Think You’re Dino-Mite

    • L-O-V-E in Rainbow 

    • I Woof You 

Pre-assembled gift baskets: 

  • DATE NIGHT IN - Canard Duchêne Brut Champagne, Katherine Anne Chocolate Truffles, assorted French Macarons, Chicago Salumi Charcuterie, Marin French Brie, Rustic Bakery flatbread + two Goddess Hand Decorated Valentine's Day Shortbread Cookies $100
  • GALENTINE'S DAY - Spend a night with your best gal and enjoy two Prosecco splits, two ESW Beauty Face Masks, Torres Truffle Chips and a pair of French Macarons + Chocolate Covered Strawberries $50
  • SEX + CANDY - Som Picked Wine, Big Orgasm Adaptogens Chocolate Bar + Vinoos Champagne Wine Gummies. $45
  • INNER GODDESS - Featuring a handmade Mosser Glass Lady Soap Dish, Self Goddess Crystal Bath Bomb, Self-Care 101 Sweeter Cards Chocolate Bar, Self Goddess Aura Mist, best selling Anecdote Candle, two ESW Beauty Face Masks, Honey Belle Exfoliating Loofah Soap + two Kin Euphorics Sparkling Beverages $125
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Photo courtesy of Kristen Mendiola for Sfera Sicilian Street Food

Yardbird Chicago 

Yardbird will be serving a three course prix fixe meal for $95 per person. 

  • Appetizers (Choice one)
    • Maine Lobster Bisque: sherry, tarragon crisp, fresh herbs
    • Kale Mango Salad: pickled mango, roasted sweet potato, avocado, dried cherry, goat cheese crumble, toasted sunflower seeds
  • Entrees (Choice one)
    • Beetroot Potato Gnocchi: braised leeks, shaved pecorino, roasted walnuts, pea tendrils, crispy sage brown butter
    • Skillet Seared Scallops: Butternut squash, fennel slaw, roasted apple and fennel reduction, haricot verts
    • 14oz Ribeye: smoked celery root, asparagus, trumpet mushrooms, horseradish bearnaise
    • Lobster Tail and Truffles are available for add on with an additional fee. 
  • Dessert (Choice one)
    • Chocolate Éclair cake: Yellow cake, dark chocolate ganache, vanilla cream eclairs
    • Banana Pudding Cheesecake: Chocolate cookie crust, whipped cream, chocolate sauce

Good Ambler

The West Loop café and bakery from Chef Kevin McCormick has a variety of chocolates, custom cakes, and seasonal individual cakes available at the shop or via pre-order on Tock. 

  • Bonbons: Available in various sized sets with fruity, nutty, boozy, and spiced flavors.
  • Chocolate Teddy Bears
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Raspberry Chocolate Petit Gateau: Devils food cake with raspberry & red wine compote, raspberry mousse, chocolate-anise crunch and rich chocolate cream.
  • Chocolate Torte: Flourless chocolate cake, milk chocolate cremeaux, dark chocolate mousse, chocolate Glacage.
  • Chocolate Bars

The Robey

Valentine’s day menu is going to feature a 4 course meal for $70 available February 11th and 12th as a supplemental menu and on the 14th at the only menu available.

  • Course one: Ahi Tuna- soy vinaigrette, Avocado, Sesame, Chili
  • Course two: Carrot Cavatelli- harissa glaze, sumac, sunflower granola
  • Course Three: Choice of: 
    • Roasted Top Sirloin- roasted broccoli, potato, horseradish 
    • Seared Scallop- sweet pepper coconut stew, roasted cauliflower, crispy calamari
  • Course four: Dark Chocolate - cashew, cranberry, banana
  • Final bite- Chocolate covered strawberry marshmallows 

Love, Robey Hotel Package

  • Stay Dates: Feb 10-19
  • Booking Dates: Jan 16-Feb 18
  • Must be booked at a minimum of 1 day prior to arrival
  • Inclusions: Bottle of bubbly, charcuterie board for 2, & 5 chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Pricing: Best Available rate + $50 for 2 people

Formento’s

  • Schedule a private pasta making class with executive chef Don Walker at Formento's. Chef Walker will lead guests through the cooking process of Gnocchi with a selection of passed appetizers and beverages. This class costs $2,500 for a group of 10 to 15 people and is held at Nonna's or one of three private dining spaces.
  • Valentine’s Day Special
    • Crab Cake- preserved lemon, choron
    • Fettuccine- alfredo, maine lobster, tarragon gremolata
    • Roasted Whole Snapper- salsa verde
    • Heirloom Carrot- calabrian chili, pesto, pine nut
    • White Chocolate Cheesecake- red fruit cremeux 
  • Drink feature: "Fragoli"- Corazon tequila (or vodka substitution), strawberry, lime, luxardo cherry 

Canal Street Eatery

This special menu for February 14th includes:

  • Soup: Porcini Mushroom Bisque (GF)
  • Burrata: Cherry Mostarda, Candied Pistachio, Frisee, Balsamic Vinegar, Grilled Sourdough
  • NY Strip & Lobster Tail: Bearnaise Prep, Warm butter
  • Red velvet Sheet Cake: Strawberry cream cheese frosting, spiced pecans, strawberry hot fudge

You can secure your spot for this deal at $45 per person

LeTour

Pearls and Bubbles: LeTour’s take on Caviar and Champagne. 

  • 4 Caviar options:
    • Bowfin and Bubbles: $60
    • Hackleback and Bubbles: $80
    • Crown Osetra and Bubbles: $150
    • The Perfect Trio, all of the above: $225

All of LeTour’s 30g caviar selections are served with creme frâiche and toast points. 

  • A Tower of Love, for two of course $95
    • Oysters on the half shell
    • Tiger prawns
    • Half lobster tail
    • Hand harvested raw diver scallop
    • Snow crab claws
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Tanta

On Tuesday, February 14th, guests can celebrate Valentine’s Day by transporting themselves to the mountains of Peru with Tanta’s 4-course menu experience. For $65/person, guests can select Peruvian options such as their Tiradito Lujurioso (White Fish Sea Urchin), Smoked Salmon, and more. 

  • Amuse 
    • Classic Peruvian LDT
  • 1st Course
    • TIRADITO LUJURIOSO White Fish Sea Urchin, Chalaquita, Oyster Sauce
  • 2nd Course
    • CAZUELA ACEVICHADA DE ALMEJAS Y CONCHAS Clams, Mussels, Hot Cebiche Sauce, Lima Beans Powder, Crostini
  • 3rd Course (CHOOSE 1)
    • SMOKED SALMON Maitake Anticuchero, Chaufa, Smoky Rocoto – Peppers Sauce
    • CHANCHITO GLASEADO Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Peruvian Spices, Butternut Squash & Carrots Puree, Rocoto – Hoisin Glazed, Crispy Quinoa Granola, Shaved Asparagus & Baby Carrots
  • 4th Course
    • ROSE Peruvian Chocolate Semifreddo, Rose & Perries, Dried Rose Petals

Frontier

On Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th, guests at Frontier have the option to order a Tomahawk Steak and dessert for two for $125. Those seeking to pair their steak with something red or bubbly can also add on a bottle of Jordan Cabernet ($123) or a bottle of Nicholas Feuillete (sparkling rosé or brut for $99). 

Ina Mae Tavern

Ina Mae Tavern is hosting their Valentine’s Day Bubbles & Burlesque event. With their doors opening at 4 PM on Tuesday, February 14th, the burlesque show will then begin at 8 PM where guests will be provided performances by Hot Tawdry & more while also sipping drink specials.

Lottie's Pub

Lottie’s Pub on Valentine’s Day is offering their Nightcap Happy Hour (7 PM-10 PM). $10 heart-shaped pizza, $7 house wine, $7 Ketel Dirty Shirley, and $7 Don Julio. 

Mordecai

Mordecai will be providing guests with the opportunity to celebrate love and friendship all weekend long through food & drink offerings. 

From Friday, February 10th to Tuesday, February 14th, guests can select Mordecai’s oysters & bubbles pairing ($32, a half dozen oysters and two glass of sparkling wine), surf & turf for two ($65, steak au poivre and lobster pot pie), and passion fruit pavlova ($14). 

Mordecai will also be offering Valentine’s Day-inspired vintage cocktails (dating all the way back to the 1950s). These holiday cocktails include Mordecai’s Vintage Pink Squirrel (dessert cocktail with 1950s Select Aperitivo & 1950s Carciofo) and Vintage Baby Darling (featuring 1980s Bacardi Dark-Dry & 1970s Isolabella).

Reservations for Valentine’s Day weekend (Friday, February 10th - Tuesday, February 14th) can be made via Tock.

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The Godfrey Hotel

The Godfrey offers a, “Bubbles + Dessert,” package which can be requested upon booking. From the initial entrance to the room, guests will be greeted with two Moët & Chandon mini splits and two jars of confectionary cake flavors, Red Velvet and Devil’s Chocolate.

The hotel also includes additional amenities like the outdoor Winter Wonderland at I|O Godfrey which offers rooftop views of the southern Chicago skyline. Couples can also use outdoor heaters, fire pits, s’mores-making kits, a seasonal menu of shareable plates, and bubbling hot cocktails including the Naughty Hot Chocolate made with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur and cinnamon, and The Godfrey Toddy hot-infused and served tableside with Woodford Reserve.

I|O Godfrey will be holding a Galentine’s Day Brunch. On Sunday, February 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., guests can select menu items, cocktail and dessert flights, a build your own mimosa station, and more. Featured food and beverage items include: 

  • Heart Shaped French Toast brioche encrusted with house-made granola & maple bourbon butter
  • Heart Shaped Beignets, fluffy, pillowy fried pastries covered in powdered sugar & drizzled in chocolate
  • Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls made with cinnamon, cream cheese frosting, strawberries, and whipped cream
  • Brunch Charcuterie & Cheese Plate with bacon, sopressata sausage, prosciutto, dry cured salami, parmigiana Reggiano, brie, Havarti, blueberry goat cheese, figs, berries, strawberry jam, assorted crackers and bagel chips

NoMi

NoMI is offering a Valentine’s Day meal from February 12-18. While normally closed on Tuesdays, NoMI will be open for Valentine’s Day diners on February 14. NoMI’s Executive Chef Terence Zubieta has curated a special a la carte, Valentine’s Day menu alongside the full menu, including: 

Starters: 

  • Oysters with uni foam, sweet soy reduction, and caviar
  • Roasted Carrot made with caramelized yogurt, coriander vinaigrette and puffed wild rice. 

Soup and salad: 

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Roasted Pear Salad with an apple cider vinaigrette. 

Entrees: 

  • Short Rib Cavatelli
  • Wagyu Ribeye for two
  • Tiger Prawn

Dessert: 

  • Sundae for two made with a delicious dark chocolate bouchon, saigon cinnamon ice cream, raspberry jus, and red velvet tuile.

Woodwind

Woodwind is offering a three course prix-fixe lunch on February 14 from 12-3 p.m. for $45 per person. The menu includes:

  • First Course: Beet Carpaccio with baby arugula, compressed apple, candied walnuts, red wine gastrique; Optional wine pairing of Vietti, Roero - Piedmont - Italy, Arneis 2020
  • Second Course: Surf ‘n’ Turf with veal chops, crab oscar, duchess potato, pickled asparagus; Optional wine pairing of Château de St. Cosme “Les Deux Albion” Côtes du Rhône - France, Grenache 2019
  • Dessert: Chocolated-Covered “Strawberry” elevated with panna cotta, pistachio crumble, Kahlua crème anglaise; Optional wine pairing of Château La Rame, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont - Bordeaux - France, Semillon 2015
  • Lunch optional wine pairings are an additional $30
  • For lunch, guests can also choose a cocktail for two: Fraise Au Chocolat ($30) with strawbery-infused gin, white chocolate liqueur, framboise & burlesque bitters, topped with brut rosé.

For dinner, WoodWind presents guests with a five course prix-fixe meal on February 14 from 4-10 p.m. for $99 per person. The menu includes: 

  • Amuse-Bouche: Rainbow Trout Tartelette served with fresh roe, horseradish mousse, fried capers; Optional wine pairing of Laurent-Perrier “La Cuvée” Champagne- France, Brut NV
  • Second Course: Beet Carpaccio with baby arugula, compressed apple, candied walnuts, red wine gastrique; Optional wine pairing of Vietti, Roero - Piedmont - Italy, Arneis 2020
  • Third Course: House-Made Truffle Cavatelli elevated with pancetta, coddled egg yolk, grana padano; Optional wine pairing of La Capilla “Crianza” Ribero del Duero - Spain, Tempranillo 2016
  • Fourth Course: Surf ‘n’ Turf with veal chops, crab oscar, duchess potato, pickled asparagus; Optional wine pairing of Château de St. Cosme “Les Deux Albion” Côtes du Rhône - France, Grenache 2019
  • Dessert: Chocolated-Covered “Strawberry” elevated with panna cotta, pistachio crumble, Kahlua crème anglaise; Optional wine pairing of Château La Rame, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont - Bordeaux - France, Semillon 2015
  • Dinner optional wine pairings are an additional $55.
  • Dinner guests can also choose a cocktail for two: Fraise Au Chocolat ($30) with strawbery-infused gin, white chocolate liqueur, framboise & burlesque bitters, topped with brut rosé.
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LG's Bar + Kitchen

LG’s Bar + Kitchen located in the heart of Old Town Chicago is hosting a ladies and karaoke night Love at Purse Sight on Wednesday, Feb.15. There will be a purse giveaway along with half-priced salads, half-priced wine bottles, and $10 select martinis including the new Valentine's Day cocktail Naughty Strawberry - Mezcal, egg whites and strawberry.

Grill on 21

This Valentine's Day, guests can choose from the below menu for $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Starter - Choice of:

  • Lobster Bisque - Cherry, Chives, Lobster
  • Beets & Burata - Golden & Red Beets, Basil Pesto, Ciabatta, Aged Balsamic

Entrees - Choice of:

  • Roasted Free Range Chicken - ginger-sweet potatoes, crispy brussels sprouts, lemon thyme jus
  • Black Cod - Parsnip Puree, Swiss Chard, Crispy Parsnips. Chili Oil
  • Filet Mignon - 10 oz Filet, Mushroom, Pomme Puree, Duxelles Mushroom Sauce

Desserts - Choice of:

  • Chocolate Turtle Cake
  • New York Cheesecake

Cocktail

  • The Tuxedo - High West Bourbon, Apple, Aquavit, Lemon
  • THE SCARLET - Se Busca Mezcal, Blood Orange, Lime, Agave

The Dearborn

Several a la carte specials are available this holiday with recommended beverage pairings, including Oysters & Caviar, fresh shucked oysters topped with Tsar Imperial Daurenki Caviar & champagne Sabayon. A Butcher tasting is also available with bites of Niman Ranch Ribeye, Marinated Short Rib, Westholme Wagyu Filet Mignon, USDA Prime NY Strip served with house made steak sauce & a trio of sides – Aged Gruyere Au Gratin Potatoes, Roasted Garlic & Curry Cauliflower, Lemon-soy shishito peppers. Finish the meal with “Bee my Honey” – Bee Sting MilleFeuille, a crispy puff pastry, honey diplomat, candied almonds, burnt honey caramel. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

This Galentine's Day, sip on something made for the ladies -- Lesley's Day Off is made with Hendricks Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, rose water, lemon, prosecco float and finished with a sprinkle of rose petals. Reservations for your next Galentine's Day dinner can be made on OpenTable.

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Heart Shaped Gift Boxes are filled with romantic donut flavors. Each heart is filled with 12 mini donuts – 6 Devil’s Food Cake and 6 Chocolate Dipped– and available for pre-order and pickup from February 10 through 14. 

Galit

At the Michelin-starred Middle Eastern restaurant, diners can choose a four-course choose your own adventure menu. Diner’s can also choose to enhance their experience by adding on a wine pairing. 

Esmé

This Valentine’s Day, experience a tasting menu experience from Chef Tomaska and his wife/partner, Katrina Bravo. At Esmé, diners can select a tasting menu inspired by the artwork of Amanda Love. 

Bar Esmé

Diners can select a four-course menu for $150.00 per person. On the menu, diners will receive an Amuse of Osteria Caviar, Mushroom, and Chicken Skin. For the second course, diner’s can choose a Duck Ravioli then have their choice between Monk Fish a la Normandie or Wagyu Au Poivere.

El Che Steakhouse & Bar 

El Che pays homage to Argentina's asados with a wine list that is 100% sourced from South America. Crafted by General Manager and Beverage Director Alex Cuper, El Che offers a look into the variety of wines available on the southern continent.

Michael Jordan's Steak House 

At Michael Jordan’s Steak House, diners can select a variety of steaks and seafood, including flights of beef cuts and dishes adorned with lobster tails. On Valentine’s Day the restaurant is offering a special menu for two ($180) featuring their garlic bread with blue cheese fondue, choice of lobster bisque or little gem salad, a porterhouse with twin 6 oz lobster tails and lobster mashed potatoes complete with “Chocolate Heaven” to finish. 

Sepia

This Valentine’s Day, a special multi-course dinner from Chef Andrew Zimmerman. To start, diners will be presented a series of amusements such as Char Siu Foie Gras Dumpling, Golden Kaluga Caviar Pommes Souffle, and more. To follow, diner’s will be presented a four-course menu that include classics such as the Roasted Crab Chawanmushi, Sourdough Cavatelli, Hay Grilled Beef Striploin, and more. When making a reservation, guests can also pre-select wine pairings ($59pp) or pre-order Champagne (both by the glass and by the bottle) that will be poured immediately on guests' arrival.

Proxi

A four-course Chef’s Menu featuring dishes such as Tater Tot Chaat, Coal Roasted Scallops, Grilled Lamb Satay, Foie Gras Steamed Bun, and more. 

The Press Room 

The restaurant will serve its regular menu, featuring options like aphrodisiac-favorite oysters, shareable cheese & charcuterie plates, and warming entrees like rigatoni carbonara or rabbit cacciatore. Reservations can be made on Tock.

Gioia 

Gioia in West Loop is offering a set, three-course menu for $110 per person featuring a selection from its regular menu and specials for each course. The antipasto special is Aragosta, featuring lobster terrine, smoked cauliflower, Oscetra caviar, watercress and cured organic egg. For the pasta or secondo course, the specials include Tagliolini featuring squid ink tagliolini, crustacean and seafood medley with tomato Datterini sauce and artichokes, as well as Tonno Tonnato, a seared ahi tuna with creamy tonnato sauce and roasted baby winter vegetables. And the dolci special - Tonito al Cioccolato, a chocolate soufflé with pink grapefruit, Campari granita and Moscato mousse. There will be three available seating times at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:30 PM, lasting for two hours each. Reservations can be made on Resy. 

LIVA at Chicago Winery

This Valentine’s Day, the experience includes a five-course dinner from Executive Chef Andrew Graves for $160 per person, plus specialty cocktails and Chicago Winery wine pairings for an additional $55. The menu will feature shareable plates, including Oysters on the Half Shell, Duo of Ribeye and Wild Mushroom Stuffed Eggplant Involtini. After dinner, guests can drift over to Chicago Winery’s Tasting Room for wine and chocolate. The tasting will be led by one of the wine educators, featuring four Chicago Winery wines, each paired with chocolate. This experience is an additional $49 per person. Those looking to continue the experience can take home chocolate-covered strawberries or purchase a bottle of Chicago Winery’s wine. Bookings can be made on OpenTable. 

W XYZ

At W XYZ, Director of Hotel Administration and Beverage & Food Douglas Ambrose created a love-inspired cocktail menu to be served all February long. 

  • La Vie En Rose made with Ford’s Gin, Bubbles, Rose, and Lemon

  • White Chocolate Razz made with Absolut, White Chocolate Mozart, and Raspberry

  • Cupid’s Arrow made with Absolut, Bubbles, and Peach

  • Love Martini made with Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Absolut Citron, and Cranberry

  • Sex On the Beach made with Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Absolut Citron, and Cranberry

Raised An Urban Rooftop Bar

This Valentine’s Day, Raised will serve a three course menu featuring options like Grilled Oysters, entrees such as Scallops and Sumac Glazed Duck Breast, and a dessert of Fragnosa Tart. Featured Valentine’s Day cocktails will also be served like the They Love Me made with Bombay Bramble Gin, Giffard Banane du Brésil and Pineapple Puree as well as the They Love Me Not made with Rhine Hall Cherry Brandy, Greenbar Poppy Amaro, Licor 43, Lemon and Honey Syrup. 

Rose Mary

A four-course dining experience curated by Culinary Director Chef Joe Flamm and team. Valentine’s Day dinner begins with tuna crudo and progresses to black truffle cappelletti and 45 day dry-aged New York Strip. Reservations are available on Tock.

Jaleo by José Andrés

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Jaleo Chicago with a special tasting menu for two at $125 per person featuring Spanish classics and Chef José Andrés signature dishes like the Caviar Cone with Osetra caviar, Ferran Adria liquid olives, Jamon Iberico, Head on Prawns with garlic and extra virgin olive oil, and Pan con Chocolate. This year, the tasting menu will run from February 10-14. 

Pigtail

Multiple courses of Pigtail's bites paired with cocktails and beverages for a tasting menu at $175 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Dishes include Shumai Ibéricoswith house-ground ibérico pork, Argentinian shrimp, lemongrass jus, Arroz a la Llauna, paella-style rice with sliced ibérico pork shoulder, Ostras Escabeche, Rappahannock oysters with a traditional Spanish pickled relish, Salmon Curado en Remolacha con Presa Curada, beet cured salmon, piquillo yogurt, chorizo oil, mojo verde and crispy "presa curada" and Frambuesa con Chocolate, raspberry and chocolate.

Farm Bar Lakeview

Farm Bar Lakeview is offering a three-course meal this Valentine's Day weekend. Start your meal with a chef-picked Charcuterie board composed of Midwestern meats and cheese in preparation for the main course of Red Wine Braised Short Ribs served with creamy polenta, crispy shallots and pea tendrils. Finish the meal with a specialty Raspberry Donut Cheesecake. With an extensive and refined wine and cocktail menu, Farm Bar includes a number of beverage pairings for sipping with each course. Reservations are still open for Valentine's Day and are available on Resy.

BLVD Steakhouse

For the Friday-Sunday leading up to Valentine's Day, BLVD will offer the below in addition to the regular dinner menu:

  • Course 1: Two Crab Cakes
  • Course 2: Two Wedge Salads
  • Course 3: One Porterhouse to share
  • Course 4: Sticky Toffee Pudding to share
  • COST: $200 total

For Valentine's day itself, BLVD will offer the below (there will be NO regular dinner menu that evening):

  • Course 1 (choice of)
    • Onion Soup Fondue, caramelized onion, veal stock, gruyere cheese, crostini
    • Wedge Salad, maple bacon, pickled shallot, blue cheese, herb ranch dressing
    • Tuna Crudo, veal aioli, house giardiniera 
    • Steak Tartare - sriracha aioli, fines herbs
    • Crab Cake, remoulade, parsley salad, grilled lemon
  • Course 2 (choice of)
    • Risotto, beets, goat cheese, poppy seed
    • Dayboat Scallops, white corn grits, pine nut vinaigrette, crispy leeks
    • Halibut, kuri squash cream, squash agro dolce, tarragon, hazelnut 
    • Organic Half Chicken, seasonal vegetables, marble potatoes, truffle chicken jus
  • Course 3 (dessert)
    • Hazelnut-Chocolate Bombe Glacé, hazelnut, chocolate, raspberry 
  • Plus upgrades like 8oz Filet Mignon, 16oz Bone-In NY Strip, 20oz Bone-In Ribeye, 4oz A-5 Wagyu, Butter-Poached Lobster Tail, Oysters, Caviar

  • COST: $125 per person

Robert et Fils

Robert et Fils is serving a special four-course pre-fixe menu ($100pp) Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 9-11), along with optional wine pairings during the courses. Chef Robert has pulled together Blue Crab, Black Cod, Celery Root and Oxtail for a romantic escape for two. Wine Pairings are an additional $35.

Menu: 

  • Blue Crab with avocado, finger lime, arbequina olive oil and tangerine lace

  • Black Cod with miso marinade, caviar and citrus 

  • Celery Root Tagliatelle with black truffle beurre blanc

  • Oxtail with French Caribbean spiced braise and pommes robuchon

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Truluck's Rosemont

In addition to their regular menu, the following specials will be available this Valentine’s Day:

Offered Friday, February 10th – Tuesday, February 14th:

  • King Crab Ravioli made with fresh-made pasta, corn bisque, asparagus, parmesan. ($48)

Offered all February:

  • Chocolate Strawberry Cake - Fudgy chocolate cake with strawberry cream cheese icing and topped with a chocolate-covered strawberry ($14)
  • TRU Love Cocktail (The Voila!) - A sensory tour de force of dry ice smoke, vodka, cava, Chambord, pineapple juice, raspberries ($16)

Reservations can be made via Open Table or by calling Truluck's Rosemont. 

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Indienne

Chef Sujan Sarkar will be preparing a special 7-course tasting menu for $160 per person. There will also be a +$70 per person optional wine pairing available. Reservations are now open via Tock – select seatings are still available at 5PM, 8:30PM, 9:15PM and 9:30PM. 

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aliveOne

AliveOne’s half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sweethearts can create DIY Valentine’s Day cards as they sip on the Light My Fire with Cazadores Reposado, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal and demerara syrup. All night drink specials will include $6 The Becky cocktails with Tito's vodka, La Croix Pamplemousse, fresh lime juice, and demerara syrup, and $4 draft beers.

Bartoli's Pizzeria

A heart-shaped pizza will be offered by Bartoli’s Pizzeria, available all day on Tuesday, February 14. Bartoli’s in Roscoe Village and West Town will feature made-to-order heart-shaped pizzas available in tavern-style or their original deep dish. Available for pick-up or delivery, guests can call to order or visit online.

Central Park Bar

Central Park Bar will pour half-price glasses of wine all evening, and guests can snuggle up by the large stone fire pit, available for use weather permitting in their outdoor beer garden. For $20, guests can also order a glass of wine with a cheese plate from Logan Square specialty cheese shop, Beautiful Rind. Additional specials will include half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and $9 beer and shot combos.

Easy Bar

All beers (draft, bottle, can and, ciders and hard seltzer) will be on special for only $4 all evening. Mix and match beer and shot combos will be available for $9 each. Easy Bar will also provide all the supplies for guests to make DIY Valentine’s Day cards for someone special.

Guests can kick off the evening with happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring half-price on everything including cocktails like the draft Key Lime Daiquiri with Plantation Pineapple Rum, Keke Key Lime Liqueur, Giffard Banane and lime or the Espresso Martini with Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, Kahlua, Pau Maui Vodka and more.

Estelle's

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, Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc and Nomadica Rosé. 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. and $5 Short's Brewing drafts. Candy hearts will be available for customers if they want to give a “sweet” special message to their Estelle's crush. 

Evette's

Evette’s in Lincoln Park has partnered with The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach in Michigan to host a romantic pre-Valentine’s Day getaway on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 12. Located about 70 miles from Chicago, The Neighborhood Hotel will host several events including a four course Family-Style Dinner prepared by Evette’s chef/owner, Mitchell Jamra. Detailed information is available below. 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 European Wine + Cheese Tasting

  • $55 per person

On Friday, February 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Neighborhood Hotel’s common lounge, wine aficionado, Jennifer Poniatowski will guide guests through six wines from the world's foremost wine regions of Europe including France, Italy and Spain. Each glass will be paired with cheese. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Private Wine Tasting at Hickory Creek Winery 

  • $40 per person

A quick 20-minute drive from the hotel, beginning at 1 p.m. guests will be provided a private tasting and wine education at Hickory Creek Winery led by owner and winemaker, Adam McBride.

BYOB Family Style Dinner with Chef Mitchell Jamra from Evette’s

  • $50 per adult; $10 per child

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, Evette’s Chef/Owner Mitchell Jamra will prepare a four course meal in the common lounge of the hotel served family-style. Chef Jamra leans towards Mediterranean flavors while staying true to his Midwestern roots.

Remedy

Remedy will host a winter art fair, “A Lover’s Market,” on Sunday, February 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can shop and sip as they browse items from over 10 local artists and vendors who will be selling crafts, handmade jewelry, food, plants, crystals, sculptures and more. The event is for guests who are 21 and over only.

On Tuesday, February 14, the bar offers a half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Seasonal half-price house cocktails include the Mast Bird with Junipero Gin, Flora Green, Luxardo and lime juice, the Express Less with Rhinehall Coffee liqueur, Ten to One Dark Rum, and a special house made holiday spice syrup, the Cam's Overalls with High West Bourbon, Giffard Rhubarb, Journey Old Country Goodness, lemon juice, and topped with ginger beer, and more.

The Owl

On Tuesday, February 14, The Owl in Logan Square will play classic rom-com movies all evening with DIY Valentine’s Day cards available. The Owl will supply all the materials to craft a card. The evening will kick off with half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Draft beers will also be on special for $4 from open to close along with a Four Roses Old Fashioned shot special. The Owl is open until 4 a.m. on Valentine’s Day.

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap

Guests can celebrate Galentine’s Day and play The Bachelor themed bingo at The Rambler in North Center on Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Prizes will include a season finale party for six guests and more. Themed cocktails will be available like the Fantasy Suite Martini, Cran I Steal Him For A Second, Zack's Kiss Martini and a Tequila Rose. 

On Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. guests are invited to get their group dates together to play FREE love song-themed music trivia hosted by Whaddayaknow. The first place winner will receive a $50 gift card and a Valentine’s Day prize pack with champagne, candy, chocolates, roses and more. Specials will include an $8 Skillet Cookie dessert, $6 Slippery Nipple shots and cocktails for $10 each like a French Kiss and Sex on the Beach. 

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar in Andersonville offers a Valentine’s-themed wine tasting featuring “Sweetheart Wines” at the adjacent Fromagerie & Tasting Room on Saturday, February 11 at 3 p.m. The $40 per person tasting will explore the history of the holiday with 4 four-ounce wine pours that will be led by Uvae sommeliers and guest wine makers. Small bite add-ons include a Cheese Plate ($15), Cheese & Charcuterie Plate ($20) and Duck Pâté ($12). For more information and to register, visit Tock.

On Tuesday, February 14, in addition to their regular a la carte menu, Uvae will offer a five-course Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Dinner. For $135 per couple, menu options include Oysters three ways (grilled, fried and raw), Lobster Bisque, King Salmon, and a Petite Filet. For dessert, diners will indulge in a Soufflé with white chocolate, strawberry crème anglaise, biscoff and meringue. Reservations are available by booking with Tock.

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Time Out Market

This February, market-goers can meet someone new or just a new much-loved cocktail with hands-on chocolate pairing classes, cocktail specials for couples and their favorite third wheel, and social events geared toward sparking connection. Guests can indulge in culinary offerings, take photos in the themed photo booth, submit their Market love story, or post their match on social with Time Out Market’s branded stickers. Whatever the love language, there is something for everyone. 

  • Meet Market Photo booth - Visitors can capture memories in Time Out Market Chicago’s photo booth all month long. 

  • Romantic Valentine’s Cocktails | Available February 1st - 14th - Whether it’s toasting a new beau or celebrating a recent single status, Time Out Market Chicago’s team is mixing up romantic, Valentine’s-inspired beverages for sipping throughout the month. 

    • Cold Black Heart (black drink) - Tromba Tequila Blanco, Combier Le’ Blue, Agave Lime

    • Cupid Shuffle (short pink drink) - Old Forester Bourbon, Lemon, Combier Orange, Guava

    • Friend Zone (Mocktail - tall drink) - Pomegranate, Teas, Gentiana, Anise, Tart Cherry, Lime Yuzu

    • Drunk in Love - Helix Vodka, Aperol, Strawberry, Lemon, Prosecco

  • The HE-ART of Chocolate with Tatum Sinclair | Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m. - Treat yourself or that special someone to a hands-on chocolate-making class. Tatum Sinclair, Pastry Chef of Valhalla will guide guests step-by-step through the process of making four different recipes. Each attendee will take the goods home along with the recipes and a chocolate gift bag. Tickets are $95 per person and include one glass of red or white house wine. Purchase tickets here. Note: If tickets for February 9th sell-out, an additional class on February 13th will be available. 

  • Big Kids Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner | Tuesday, February 14th at 6:30 p.m. - Chef Ryan Pfeiffer of Big Kids will create a six-course meal consisting of vegan-friendly dishes. Tickets are $115 per person (drinks are not included) and can be purchased here.  

Robert's Pizza & Dough Co. 

The pizzeria is offering a special 4-course menu on Saturday, Feb. 11th, Monday, Feb. 13th, and Tuesday, Feb. 14th and heart-shaped pizzas are available by request on Tuesday, Feb. 14th for dine-in and pick-up only.

Robert's Pizza will also have a special Valentine's Day Cocktail Menu including:

  • Aperol Sweetheart Spritz with aperol, prosecco, blood orange, and lemon rosemary
  • Pisco Love Potion with pisco, lemon, raspberry puree, and angostura bitters
  • I Love New Yorker with bourbon, orange juice, lemon, and port wine
  • Keep It Spicy with tequila, aperol, strawberry lemon, spicy bitters, egg whites, and rose ice cubes

Forte at Symphony Center

The new restaurant, in partnership with Levy Restaurants, offers dining options, private events, and updated concert bars that pair with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. This Valentine's Day, guests can order the following food and drink specials: 

Cocktails

  • FRENCH 2023: Citadelle Jardin d’ete Gin, lemon, lavender, Champagne 
  • NEW YEAR, OLD FASHION: Old Forester 1920 bourbon, smoked orange demerara, barrel aged bitters 

Specials

  • PB & J FOIE GRAS: Roasted Grape Compote, Pain Perdu, Marcona Almonds, Petite Herbs
  • PRAWN SCAMPI: Parmesan-Garlic Butter, Blistered Tomatoes, Pappardelle, Basil Pesto
  • WHOLE ROASTED BRANZINO FOR TWO: Blood Orange Buerre Blanc, Hazelnuts, Grilled Asparagus, Au Gratin Potatoes 
  • ZA’ATAR SPICED DOUBLE BONE PORK CHOP: Harissa Glazed Root Vegetables, Apple Chutney, Pickled Mustard Seed 
  • BUBBLY BOMBE: Champagne Mousse, Chiffon, Fresh Raspberries, White Chocolate

Bubbles

  • Champagne
    • AYALA ‘BRUT MAJEUR,’ Aÿ, Champagne, France 
    • JEAN VESSELLE ‘OEIL DE PERDRIX,’ Brut Rosé , Bouzy, Champagne, France 
    • LAHERTE FRÈRES, Brute Nature, Blanc de Blancs, Cŏtes de Blancs, Champagne, France 
    • COLLET, Extra Brut, Champagne, France 
  • Italian
    • G.D. VAJRA, Extra Brut Rosé, Piedmont, Italy  
    • CA DEL BOSCO, Franciacorta Brut, Veneto, Italy 
  • Global
    • GOUGUENHEIM WINERY, Rosé of Malbec, Valle de Escondido, Mendoza, Argentina
    • KIR-YANNI, ‘AKAKIES,’ Xinomavro, Amyndeon, Florina, Greece

Additionally on February 11th, learn the history of absinthe and absinthe at Symphony Center. Beverage Manager Jennifer Knott will teach you how to make three different cocktails and snacks will be offered. Recipe cards and take home notes will be provided. The class takes place on Saturday, February 11th from 2pm to 3:30pm. Tickets are $45/person and can be purchased on Tock.

Sushi Suite

Sushi Suite 202 offers a Date Night Package which includes two seats for their 75-minute, 17-Course Omakase, plus a craft cocktail flight ($170 - $180). Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

Aboyer

Chef Michael Lachowicz has put together a French Bistro menu for the occasion. The three-course prix fixe menu available on Tuesday, February 14th includes a selection of appetizer, entrée and dessert options, along with an amuse bouche - pre-entrée housemade sorbet to cleanse the palette, and housemade chocolate truffles to end the meal. Diners will enjoy preparations like Seared Medallion of Foie Gras with Duck & Foie Gras Strudel, Caramelized Apples, and Apple Gastrique, Duo of Roasted with Foie Gras Stuffed Quail & Saddle of New Zealand Venison,

Duck Fat Brussels Sprouts Leaves, and Sauce Myrllties, and White Chocolate Raspberry Bombe with Chambord Crème Anglaise.

The Valentine’s Day offer from Aboyer is priced at $135 per person and reservations are available via Tock. 

Geja's Cafe

By February 5th, guests can expect Geja’s to be classically decorated for the occasion and during the month of February.

Next is Geja’s Celebration of Marriage. On Monday, February 6th, married couples can take part in a tradition that’s been going on since the 90’s. Married couples will receive 1% of their bill for every year they’ve been married. 40 years? 40% off. 

Finally, Geja’s will be hosting three romantic seatings for Valentine’s Day dining on Tuesday, February 14th. Reservations are now available for seatings at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. $100 per person includes all three premier courses from Geja’s – their Swiss Gruyere fondue, Main fondue (beef, lobster, and shrimp), and their Belgium Chocolate fondue with all the fixings. The dinner comes complete with a glass of Gruet Sauvage Rose. 

Reservations for Geja’s Celebration of Marriage and Valentine’s Day Dinner are available now available. 

Hinoki Sushiko

The outpost near Lincoln Yards offers a heart-shaped sushi platter, filled with a selection of Bluefin (Akami, Chutoro, and Otoro), Caviar, Uni, Dragofire rolls (shrimp tempura/baked salmon and escolar/spicy mayo/eel sauce/red and black tobiko/scallions), and Avocado Cucumber roll topped with whisky marinated Ikura. The platter will be offered as an add on to their nightly menu on Tuesday, February 14th

They will also offer a special Hibiscus Heart cocktail (Lychee puree, hibiscus reduction, haku vodka, champagne top) along with an n/a version of the drink. Sake for Two will also be available for $75, from a select list of top sake varieties. Reservations are now available online.

Sushi Hoshi

The Pilsen sushi outpost – which isn’t normally open on Tuesdays – is opening for Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14th offering a sushi dinner for two for $50, which includes 2 drinks per person (choice of beer/wine/or “love potion” cocktail (grapefruit, peach snchapps, choice of vodka or mezcal). Additionally, they are doing their own take on the Sushi Heart, which can be tailored with your choice of three specialty rolls and 2 favorite rolls from the Sushi Hoshi menu, available for $40. Reservations are available online.

CloudBar at 360 CHICAGO

Online ticket purchases of the Sip, TILT & View package throughout February earn a 20% savings by entering the special code LOVEON94 when you check out. The ride on TILT will gets hearts fluttering before you choose your beverage at CloudBar. On Wednesday evenings, there’s a bit of magic in the air as visiting close-up magicians entertain, and on Thursday evenings, a DJ entertains. 

Truth Be Told

On Valentine's Day this year, Truth be Told will offer a special dining menu. The limited time menu includes Chorizo & Chickpea Baked Calamari ($22); Pasta Carbonara with shaved truffle ($26); Black Cod with sweet chili brown butter sauce ($28); 14oz Crab Crusted Bone In Ribeye ($72); for dessert, guests will have the options of Chocolate Trio and Chocolate Raspberry Mousseline ($14 each). The Valentine's Day menu will be available for one day only on Tuesday, February 14th. 

Koval Distillery

Join KOVAL on February 10th for an evening of specialty Valentine’s cocktails, whiskey flights, chocolate truffles from Katherine Anne Confections, a live DJ, and more. RSVP to be entered to win a private tour voucher for you and up to 20 guests. The winner will be announced at 7:30pm (must be present to claim prize). Music begins at 8pm. RSVP online.

Begyle Brewing

Begyle is hosting a pairing event with Katherine Anne Confections the day after Valentine's. Tickets are $35 and include five different beer and chocolate pairings. Purchase online.

The Hampton Social

To celebrate Valentine's Day this year, The Hampton Social will have their limited edition Valentine's Frosé available beginning on February 7th through February 14th. 

For Galentine's Day, The Hampton Social will offer their Galentine's Day Experience that includes bottomless frosé and an appetizer in their rosé lounge. Available for groups of three or more for 190 minutes at The Hampton Social in River North, Streeterville, Skokie, Burr Ridge, and South Barrington for $50/person. Reservations must be made on OpenTable and is available from February 1st through February 13th.

Roberts Pizza Valentines Day Heart Shaped Pizza 2
Photo courtesy of ​Robert's Pizza & Dough Co.

The Duplex

Logan Square restaurant, which rotates chefs (or “tenants”) & menus every 6 months, will be offering a special prix fixe dinner for two this Valentine’s Day.

2 glasses of Champagne, charcuterie plate, surf n turf (ribeye & smoked scallops) and baked Alaska for dessert.

The Duplex’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $115/couple and is available on Friday, Feb 10 - Sunday Feb 12, plust Tuesday, Feb 14.  Reservations are available via Tock.

Code di Volpe

The Southern Italian restaurant will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu featuring lots of seafood, fresh pasta and heart-shaped pizzas.

Heart Shaped Lobster Pizza: Spice San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Confit Garlic, Lobster, Basil, Parmigiano Reggiano

CDV Lonza Crudo: Tardivo, Blood Orange, Farro Verde, Buttermilk, Avocado

Frutti Di Mare: Spot Prawn, Scallop, Smoked Mussel, Calamari, Calabrian Chili, Urchin Zabaglione

Egg & Truffle Raviolo: Sheep’s Ricotta, Lovage, Brown Butter

Sumac Lacquered Duck Breast: Ajvar, Walnut, Fennel

Coda di Volpe’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $125/person and is available on Tuesday, February 14th.  Reservations are available via Resy.

Claudia

Chef Teich will be presenting a tasting menu that will include Kaluga Caviar, Black Truffles, and Wagyu Beef. Everyone will be greeted with Champagne on arrival and receive a gift from Chef Teich on departure.

Tickets are priced at $395/person with optional Wine Pairings for $195. The menu will be available February 11th, 12th and 14th.  Reservations are available via Tock.

River Roast

River Roast (315 N. LaSalle St.) will celebrate Valentine's Day Saturday, Feb. 11 through Tuesdsay, Feb. 14, by featuring a la carte menu specials including a Strawberry Manhattan, Four Roses Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Strawberry, Honey, Lemon; Berries & Cream, Stracciatella Cheese, Raspberry Compote, Crushed Pistachios, Aged Balsamic, EVOO, Grilled Sourdough; and Oscar Style Filet Mignon, 6oz Beef Filet, Lump Crab, Asparagus, Béarnaise Sauce.

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