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Andros Taverna

Chef Doug Psaltis’ Andros Taverna in Chicago’s Logan Square offers a la carte Valentine’s Day specials Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 14. Dishes are designed to be shared between two people with special offerings from Chef Doug like his Oysters & Caviar (Shallot-dill ladolemono), Seafood Orzotto (octopus, mussels and prawns), Black Truffle Biftekia (graviera cheese with fried golden potatoes) or the — Whole Roasted Xinomavro Duck cooked crispy over open embers and slow roasted in Greece’s most robust red wine. Andros’ traditional menu will also be available for regular dinner service. 

BLVD Steakhouse

BLVD Steakhouse offers up a three-course dinner menu and special Champagne offerings this February. The Valentine’s Day dinner menu is $80 per person and course options like Chef Johnny’s Onion Soup Fondue with caramelized onion, veal stock, gruyere cheese and crostini, Lobster Bisque with sweet sherry cream and puff pastry or an 8oz Filet Mignon butcher’s cut from Creekstone Farms in Kansas. After dinner, choose between either Strawberry Cheesecake or Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. 

BLVD also offers special bottles of Champagne including French bottles of Henriot Brut Rosé, Paul Bara “Comtesse Marie de France” Brut Bouzy, Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut Champagne and more. BLVD will also offer bubbles by the glass for $20. Reservations are available now for BLVD Steakhouse via OpenTable. 

The Dearborn

For couples looking for a spot to dine after ice skating or a theater show, The Dearborn has got them covered. This Valentine’s Day, diners can choose their “3-Course Rock N Roll” Tasting Menu. For the first course, diners can experience their “I don’t like Mondays Caribbean Lobster & “hearts” Salad” with Hearts of palm, bleeding heart radish, romaine hearts, black garlic & blood orange vinaigrette. For the second course, guests can choose the Manic Monday Cheeks & Sweetbreads featuring Braised veal cheeks, popcorn sweetbreads, succotash of green lentils, black forest mushrooms, roasted & crispy artichoke hearts, natural jus. For dessert, diners can choose the Stormy Monday “Burnt” Alaska Chocolate fudge Cake, passionfruit semifreddo, black cocoa meringue, blood orange rum “fire”.

Funkenhausen

With a hand-crafted specialty menu created by Chef Mark for the holiday weekend, guests can order his personal creations on February 11 and 12 from 5 pm to 10 pm. With a meal blending Southern and German cuisine, enjoy your favorite comfort foods sitting by the one you love. Reservations for Valentine’s Day weekend are available on OpenTable.

Grapes & Grains

Located in the West Loop neighborhood, Grapes and Grains transports you to Old Chicago with an atmosphere of exposed brick, vintage chandeliers, chesterfield couches, and dim lighting. GG’s is offering a Valentine’s Day 3-Course menu for two on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Start your meal off with a Champagne toast followed by a glass of house white or red wine while sharing a hand-crafted Charcuterie plate. The couple will then enjoy ribeye and end the night in romance with chocolate covered strawberries. Reservations are $50 per person and available on Tock.

PB&J

PB&J will host their Bachelor Monday Watch Party where you can watch the new Bachelor Clayton fall in love (hopefully) with a half-priced special of select wine bottles that pair with the truffle fries and burrata and balsamic pizza. 

Pigtail

Pigtail—the first speakeasy-style concept from José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup—offers a curated tasting experience, with five courses, four cocktails and three wines. The menu takes guests on a tour of Pigtail, featuring a selection of cocktails and wines paired with an array of dishes. The tasting experience is a pre-paid ticket with bookings available now on Tock, available Thursday through Sunday.

The Press Room

This Valentine’s Day choose a pre-fixe menu priced at $75.00 per person or choose dishes from Chef Noah Zamler a la carte. Guests also have the option to add on a wine pairing for an additional $50.00 per person. On the menu, guests can expect items such as a Heart Shaped Beet Ravioli, Seafood Tower, Lamb Merguez, Dry Aged Duck Breast, Hibiscus Panna Cotta, and more. 

Robert Et Fils

Travel to France this Valentine’s Day without leaving Chicago. In addition to their a la carte offerings on Thursday through Saturday, Beverage Director, David Mor, has curated a Valentine’s Day cocktail. The “Ma Chérie” cocktail features apricot, elderflower absinthe, rose paint, and sparkling wine. Guests can book a table on Tock, walk-ins are also welcome.

Rose Mary

Valentine’s Day 2022 at Rose Mary features specials not found on Chef Joe Flamm's Adriatic menu. The four-course offerings come in at $75 per person and will be offered alongside Rose Mary’s regular a la carte menu. The four-courses for Valentine’s Day dishes like Chef Joe’s Tuna Crudo with crispy capers, shallot-beef fat vinaigrette and veal aioli, or his Wild Striped Bass with braised cannellini beans, charred escarole, bagna cauda duck, plum glaze, cabbage and caraway. Apple Crostata closes out the meal and it comes served with salted caramel gelato. Reservations for Valentine’s with Rose Mary are available via OpenTable.

Raised Bar Chicago

Raised is offering a special menu featuring starters like Balsamic Roasted Beet Soup and Shrimp Brochettes, signature entrees like Ahi Tuna Tataki and Seared Magret Duck Breast, and a dessert of Dark Chocolate Entremet will be available February 11, 12 and 14 at the urban rooftop bar. Guests can also choose a signature craft cocktail prepared especially for the holiday, the Coco Mila, which is made with Strawberry Lemongrass Vodka, Giffard Rhubarb, Clement Coconut, Coconut Milk and Cream of Coconut. Open seating is available for the holiday and a handful of heated winter greenhouses are available for reservation via Tock. 

PROXI

PROXI offers a three-course family-style menu this year for Valentine’s Day for $85 per person. Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s menu includes dishes like Crispy Onion Bhaji Chaat with tamarind, mint and sweet yogurt, Grilled Lamb Satay or his Vegetable and Paneer Kofta with mahkni sauce, cashew and paratha. PROXI offer’s two desserts with the Mazamorra Morado Sorbet served with pineapple jam and coconut, or a Chocolate Roll Cake with chocolate-matcha mousse and passion fruit. 

Sepia

Chef Andrew Zimmerman and Chef Kyle Cottle at Sepia offer four-courses for $115 per person this Valentine’s Day. Attention to detail runs throughout Sepia and diners will discover this through dishes like Foie Gras É Clair with pickled huckleberry, Kanpachi Crudo with winter citrus and baby turnip, Truffled Fried Chicken with dumplings and sauce perigord or the Smokey Dry Aged Squab with black vinegar, chestnut and salsify. Sepia offers Crėme Fraiche Ice Cream with huckleberry and white chocolate for dessert. 

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

Looking to send a sweet treat to someone special this Valentine’s Day? Fall in love with Stan’s Donuts & Coffee Heart Shaped Gift Boxes filled with the most romantic donut flavors for all the  chocolate lovers. Each heart is filled with 12 mini donuts – 6 Red Velvet and 6 Chocolate Dipped– and available for pre-order starting January 26 with pickup available February 12 through 14. Stan’s didn’t forget about those long distance lovers, their partnership with Goldbelly delivery allows you to send a donut filled heart to loved ones all over the United States. Each heart shaped box is $24.99 and the perfect gift for your loved one with a serious sweet tooth. 

Staytion Market & Bar

Located inside the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Staytion Market & Bar is serving up a Valentine’s menu on February 11 and 12. For starters, guests can decide between the Truffle & Mushroom Bisque or the Beef Tartare before making the choice of either the Pan Seared Coho Salmon or the Whipped Burrata Ravioli for their main course. To finish, a Tiramisu with orange whip and raspberry puree will be offered. 

Wood

Chef Devin has created a 7-course tasting menu filled with seasonal ingredients focused on local farm produce and house-butchered meats. With a special Monday opening, guests can reserve a table from 5pm to 9:30pm on February 14 on OpenTable

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Photo courtesy of Andros Taverna

Good Ambler

This West Loop café and bakery from Chef Kevin McCormick from 16 On Center opened in April of 2020. Chef McCormick started baking at the age of 13 at Tel Aviv, a kosher bakery in Chicago, and has previous experience at Per Se and Frasca. He offers chocolates, entremets, pastries, and cakes. His assortment of Bonbons for Valentine's Day make for a gift for sweets lovers and serious foodies, alike. He's also offering the Petit Gateux, a French chocolate cake for two people to share on the special holiday. 

Dusek’s

The seasonal farm-to-table Midwest restaurant from Chef Ben Truesdell is on the main level of the historic Thalia Hall building in Pilsen. Dusek’s offers the ‘Let Us Feed You’ ($55) chef-driven four-course pre-fixe and reservations will be available in advance through OpenTable. Gourmet Bonbons from Chef Kevin McCormick of Good Ambler will be available during dinner at Dusek’s as well as at the bar during the Cate Le Bon concert at Thalia Hall on Monday, Feb. 14.  

Daisies

This Logan Square staple offers a rotating 'Feed Me' Menu served family-style. The five course tasting menu that changes on a daily basis depending on seasonal produce. The menu is $55 per person, with a vegetarian option available. Reservations can be made Wed- Sun from 5- 10 p.m.

The Up Room at The Robey Hotel

The Up Room, the hotel’s 13th floor cocktail lounge opens at 5pm daily and has a new menu with seasonal drinks and guests can book the Libations package which includes a cocktail and an appetizer.

Formento’s

The classic West Loop Italian restaurant and steakhouse offers Italian recipes from owner John Ross’ Nonna Formento including pastas like Strozzapreti with lamb and mushroom ragu, squid ink Orechiette, Black Truffle Ricotta Tortelloni, and wood-fired steaks and fish. The wine list is extensive with World of Fine Wine awards and a wide variety of Italian options from Sommelier Charles Bement.

The Bristol

This Bucktown restaurant from B. Hospitality revamped their menu under Chef Larry Feldmeir (Sixteen, The Albert), and offers a highly seasonal, produce-driven 8-course tasting menu ($125) with wine pairings ($75) from Sommelier Charles Bement. The tasting experience will switch to a winter-inspired menu in early January.

Oaken Bistro + Bar

Oaken Bistro + Bar, located within The Forester Hotel is inviting the North Shore to celebrate with a special dinner and dancing package in partnership with the Lake Forest Dance Academy, as well as a chef-crafted, three-course prix fixe meal offering available to enjoy on Friday, February 11, Saturday, February 12 and Monday, February 14. On Saturday, February 12, couples are invited to spice up their special date night with a romantic dance lesson, led by instructor Denita Inez, beginning at 6 pm in the hotel’s event space. For guests with all levels of dancing experience, the lesson will include a combination of two-step and Rumba for a romantic evening of smooth dancing, followed by a three-course meal at Oaken developed by Executive Chef Kristen Burman. Lovebirds may also take advantage of the hotel’s Valentine’s Day package which includes the three-course meal and additional amenities to sweeten the experience even further. To reserve a spot for the special dinner and dance package on Saturday, February 12, guests may purchase tickets for the experience online here. Regular dining experiences and the three-course special menu are available for the holiday weekend and can be reserved on the restaurant’s website.  

Available to all celebrating throughout the week on Friday, February 11, Saturday, February 12, and Monday, February 14, the special prix fixe menu will be offered for $55 per person, and will include a celebratory glass of bubbly to start the evening off right. For the first course, crispy shitake mushroom wontons will be served with a delicious ginger-lemongrass consomme. For the entrée course, diners may enjoy a perfectly-prepared Salmon Wellington, served alongside a shrimp and spinach mousse and a fresh citrus tarragon beurre blanc. No Valentine’s Day celebration would be complete without something sweet, and so for the final course diners may indluge in a flourless chocolate cake served with housemade chocolate truffles, white chocolate and mixed-berry gelee. To enjoy this special offering, guests may book a reservation on the restaurant’s website. 

Guests looking to continue the romance can take advantage of the The Forester’s Valentine’s Day package, which includes overnight accommodations, a champagne and chocolates welcome amenity, Chef’s special prix fixe meal at Oaken Bistro, as well as in-room breakfast and a late check out at 3 pm. 

Puttshack

Couples can book their Valentine’s Tee-Times now before they sell out! Puttshack is the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience that is complemented with an array of global food and beverage offerings you and your better half can share between games. Couples will be surrounded by an all-around high-energy and will allow for plenty room for that Insta selfie. For more information, purchase a gift card, or book your upcoming game, please visit https://www.puttshack.com/find-a-location/oakbrook

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare is bringing back “A Room Full of Roses” Package this Valentine’s Day after a completely sold-out season last year. Patrons are again invited to treat their sweeties to the Valentine’s experience which includes access to their best King Studio Suite filled to the brim with over 400 long-stemmed red roses, along with a bottle of sparkling wine or cider upon arrival, a welcome amenity, complimentary breakfast in bed for two courtesy of their contemporary first floor bar and restaurant, Thorn Restaurant & Lounge and a late checkout. For more information or to book these special offerings, please visit the hotel’s website.   

City Cruises Chicago

Patrons are invited to celebrate love between Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 14 abroad one of City Cruises' four dinner or brunch cruises. With on board packages and upgrades to choose from, sweethearts can expect a plated or buffet style meal along with a sweets arrangement, onboard entertainment and a cash bar, all while sailing along Chicago’s River or lakefront for views of the city. Plus, City Cruises is running a special early bird promo for those looking to book now by saving 15% on Valentine’s Day Weekend Cruises using promo code VDAY15 upon checkout. A romantic reservation can be made now by visiting https://www.cityexperiences.com/chicago/city-cruises/holiday/.  

Offshore

Offshore is offering a year-round rooftop to enjoy regardless of season. Boasting over 42,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, this year-round rooftop destination elevates the Chicago skyline to another level, offering locals a truly unique perspective of The Windy City and Lake Michigan. Lovebirds looking for a unique brunch experience or a place for cocktail hour are invited in to experience all this venue has to offer, from specialty cocktails to shareable plates, topped with views for days. To make a reservation, please click here.   

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Photo courtesy of Oaken Bistro + Bar

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