A Guide To Valentine's Day In Chicago, Suburbs

And don't forget Galentine's Day is Thursday, Feb. 13

Shannon Blum
February 10, 2020 - 11:40 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Valentine's Day is Friday, Feb. 14, and whether you are single or spending the holiday with your sweetheart, at the end of the day, it is a day to treat yourself!

But choosing exactly what to do to celebrate Valentine's Day could be tricky with the Chicagoland area offering a large selection of romantic restaurants, events, and attractions. So to help alleviate the decision process, we have put together a list of restaurants and events that may aid in the decision of where to spend the holiday. 

Here's a guide to Valentine's Day in Chicago. 

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Antico Posto

Antico Posto is offering holiday specials like Grilled Truffled Mushrooms, Lobster Ravioli, and Beef Tenderloin Risotto. End your night with dessert and order the White Chocolate Cheesecake, perfect for two. The full menu will be available in addition to the specials. View Antico Posto menu.

Where: 118 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: Varies

Valentine's Day is coming up! Lovebirds, Galentines and everyone in between, we’ve still got a spot for you. Follow the link in our bio to make your reso and swipe to take a look at the special prix-fixe menu.

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Bar Biscay

The West Town neighborhood’s ‘oasis of joy’ is celebrating with a six-course meny highlighting the comforting cuisine of the French countryside by award-winning 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. View Bar Biscay menu.

Where: 1450 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $75

Looking for love in the shape of Basque Cheesecake? Join @bar.ramone for a five-course feast on February 14th & 15th and enjoy a special menu including Hamachi Crudo, Crispy Spanish Rice, & decadent desserts to spoon-fight over. Seatings begin at 4PM -- Reserve your table through the link in bio or at exploretock.com/barramone ---- #barramone #barramonechicago #rivernorth #eeeeeats

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Bar Ramone

Enjoy a five-course feast, featuring specials for the evening including Hamachi Crudo, Short Rib with parsnip puree & apple, Crispy Spanish Rice, and Basque Cheesecake. The pre-fixe menu is $75 per person (plus tax, gratuity not included), and includes the option to add on wine pairing. The full dinner menu will also be available. View Bar Ramone menu.

Where: 441 N. Clark St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: $75 pre-fixe menu

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Beatrix

Enjoy Valentine’s Day specials including House-made Truffled Cheese Ravioli with roasted wild mushrooms & asparagus, truffle cream sauce, and Triple-Layer Coconut Champagne Cake with coconut buttercream. The full menus will be available in addition to the specials. View Beatrix menu.

Where: River North, 519 N. Clark St., Chicago; Streeterville, 671 N. St. Clair St., Chicago; Fulton Market, 834 W. Fulton Market, Chicago; Oak Brook, 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: Varies

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Big Bowl

Big Bowl is offering a special three-course Valentine’s Day Menu for two. The menu includes an appetizer to share, your choice of signature main courses such as Kung Pao Chicken, Beef & Broccoli or Shrimp with Shanghai Noodles, with choice of a dessert to share. The dinner is $45.95 per couple, not including beverages, plus tax (gratuity not included). The regular menu will also be available to enjoy. View Big Bowl menu.

Where: 60 E. Ohio, Chicago; City Park, 215 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire; Streets of Woodfield, 1950 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: $45.95 per couple for three-course menu for two

Columbus Tap Seafood Platter
Fairmont Chicago

Columbus Tap

All you need is love...and champagne. Fairmont Chicago knows the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. Make it a special Valentine’s celebration at Columbus Tap, the modern gastropub located within the Fairmont Chicago, with the Columbus Tap Seafood Platter for two, complete with fresh lobster claws, crab legs, and oysters, as well as perfectly paired wine and a Cupid’s dessert box. Columbus Tap has made sure this Valentine’s Day, guests’ hearts and stomachs will be full. View Columbus Tap menu.

Where: 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: $125 per couple

Romance your Valentine on the 14th with our swoon-worthy surf and turf parrillada. This platter features four prawns, one lobster tail, an 8 oz. filet and hollandaise sauce. Make your reservation at the link in our bio!

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El Che Steakhouse & Bar

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. View El Che Steakhouse & Bar menu.

Where: 845 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $90

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Ema

Special for the week, share the Truffle Baked Orzo with lemon zest, Parmesan breadcrumbs and black truffle with your loved one. The full dinner menu will be available in addition to the special. View Ema menu.

Where: 74 W. Illinois St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: Varies

Say je t'aime this Valentine’s Day. Explore our special menu through our link in bio. ⁠

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Everest

Everest is offering a multi-course Chef’s Tasting Menu offered at $145 per person from 4-5 p.m. and $195 per person from 5-10 p.m. plus tax, (gratuity not included). A wine pairing will also be available. As always, complimentary valet parking is offered for our patrons. View Everest menu.

Where: 425 S. Financial Pl., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 4:30-10 p.m.

Cost: $145-195 per person for multi-course Chef’s Tasting Menu

Love at first bite! Join us for a decadent four course Valentine's Day Dinner in Filini on Friday, February 14 from 5-10pm. Indulge in your choice of Black Cod or Butter Poached Tenderloin, capped off with a Champagne toast and rememberable box of truffles to take home with you. Visit the link in our bio for reservations --

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Filini

Join Filini at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago for a four-course meal with romantic touches for $64 per person. 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. View Filini menu.

Where: 221 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 5-10 p.m.

Cost: $64

Cheers to love this Valentine’s Day. Join us for Chef’s four-course special menu just for YOU. Indulge in hamachi crudo, clams casino, black truffle tagliatelle and the list goes on. $80 per person plus $45 for optional wine pairings. Check out the menu in our IG story and you’ll understand why Gemini is a great idea. #valentines #eeeeeats #love #lovers // -- @anniesteele ---- --

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Gemini

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. View Gemini menu.

Where: 2075 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $80 per person

Hubbard Inn
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Hubbard Inn

Diners can enjoy a romantic 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, Sweet Potato Gnudi, Chocolate Porter Brownie, Rosé Panna Cotta and more. The complete menu is available upon request. View Hubbard Inn menu.

Where: 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $50 per person

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il Porcellino

il Porcellino is offering holiday specials like Lobster Ravioli in a lobster brandy sauce and Surf & Turf featuring filet mignon and a Maine lobster tail, alongside the regular menu. Be sure to save room for dessert – Lemon Meringue Tart or the Double Chocolate Cake make for perfect Valentine treats! View il Porcellino menu.

Where: 59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 4 p.m.-midnight

Cost: Varies

Florida Stone Crab or Alaskan King Crab? At #JoesSeafood, we choose both.

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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Begin your evening at Joe’s Seafood with a selection of Oysters on the Half Shell, our signature Florida Stone Crab Claws or Alaskan King Crab Legs. End your meal on a sweet note with a slice (or two) of our famous pie. Guests will also receive a special treat at the end of their meal as our way of saying thanks for celebrating with us. View Joe’s Seafood menu.

Where: 60 E. Grand Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Varies

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L. Woods

L. Woods is offering holiday specials like Maryland Style Crab Cakes, Lake Superior Whitefish with Door County Cherry Sauce and Filet Medallions with white cheddar crust and desserts like Sticky Toffee Date Cake. The full menu will be available in addition to the specials. View L. Woods menu.

Where: 7110 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood

When: Tuesday, Feb. 11-Wednesday, Feb. 19

Cost: Varies

Mastro's Chocolate Butter Cake
Mastro’s Steakhouse

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Guests can enjoy dinner with their sweetie and indulge in a month-long Valentine’s Day dessert special at Mastro’s. The $18 decadent 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. Guests can also treat themselves to Mastro’s cutting edge menu of prime steaks and fresh seafood including New Zealand King Salmon Filet, Big Eye Tuna sashimi-style, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Japanese A5 Wagyu, Broadleaf Wagyu Tomahawk Chop and more. View Mastro’s menu.

Where: 520 N. Dearborn, Chicago

When: Sunday, Feb. 1-Saturday, Feb. 29

Cost: Varies, $18 specialty dessert

We are feeling the love and ready to give Basque with a Valentine’s Day giveaway! Here’s how to enter: 1. Tag your valentine below 2. Like this post 3. Make sure you’re following both @mfkchicago and @barbiscay We’ll announce a winner Friday! -- @the_suzlyfe

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Mfk.

Lakeview’s favorite, intimate 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. View Mfk. menu.

Where: 432 W. Diversey Pkwy, Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $80

Oyster kiss and champagne bliss. -- Who will you bring to Valentine's Day dinner at Mon Ami Gabi? Sneak a peek at our timeless specials in our story.

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Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi is offering three limited-time plates made just for the holidays: French Kiss Oysters, Salmon Coulibiac and a Dessert Trio with a passion fruit crème brûlée, Mini Chocolate Tart and a Raspberry Macaron.  Mon Ami Gabi’s famed Plats du Jour daily specials will run all week, including the Sautéed Dover Sole that will be featured on Valentine’s Day. View Mon Ami Gabi menu.

Where: 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago; 260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Wednesday, Feb. 19

Cost: Varies

Morton's Love Candy Cocktail
Morton's

Morton’s

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Morton's in Chicago, Naperville, Northbrook, Rosemont and Schaumburg will feature an indulgent 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. Morton’s will also offer a special $17 Love Candy Cocktail from Feb. 10-16 featuring Ketel One Grapefruit and Rosé Botanical, Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup and grapefruit juice, topped with Chandon Brut and garnished with Sweethearts. View Morton’s menu.

Where: 1050 N. State St., Chicago; 65 E. Wacker Pl., Chicago; 1751 Freedom Dr., Naperville; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont; 1470 McConnor Pkwy, Schaumburg

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: Varies, $59 steak & lobster specials

Eat, drink and dance with us on Dia de los Enamorados “lovers day!” ❤️ See details on our Valentine’s celebration through our link in bio!⁠

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Nacional 27

Celebrate Dia dos Namorados or “Lovers Day” at Nacional 27. Share an Argentinian-inspired meal featuring savory tapas and ceviche, Bisteca Argentina and our signature Tres Leches Flan for $49 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). After dinner, make sure to hit the dance floor with your sweetheart for salsa, bachata and merengue by resident DJ- X. View Nacional 27 menu.

Where: 325 W. Huron, Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $49 per person

Island Creek Oysters at Onward
Onward

Onward

Diners can enjoy 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, 16-ounce Bone-In Braised Short Rib, Island Creek Oysters, and Berkshire Pork Loin. All guests will receive a complimentary pour of champagne to toast. View Onward menu.

Where: 6580 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Varies

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Osteria Via Stato

Celebrate the holiday with a four-course menu prepared by Chef David DiGregorio, including a toast of sparkling rosé. Cost is $68.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) with the option to add a wine pairing for $30 or $50 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). For diners choosing to order a la carte, the full dinner menu will be available from 5-7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. View Osteria Via Stato menu.

Where: 620 N. State St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 5-10 p.m.

Cost: $68.95 per person for four-course menu

Roses are red. Violets are blue. We’ve got porróns waiting for you... Valentine’s Day is literally here. Have you planned your romantic evening yet? Chef’s four-course menu will guarantee a smooch from your date. Book now through the link in our bio. #eeeeeats #date #lovers #love #wine #yes #cometopapa

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Papa Cenar

Papa Cenar in Logan Square will be offering a four-course dinner for $48 a guest. Indulge in Mediterranean and Spanish favorites from seafood paella, grilled lamb and the fresh catch of the day. The dark, candlelit space is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. View Papa Cenar menu.

Whee: 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $48

There's still time to reserve your spot for our Valentine's Day dinner with Sonoma Cutrer, featuring a four course meal and wine pairings. Click the link in our bio to reserve your spot!

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Petterino’s

Join Petterino’s for a four-course dinner with passed hors-d’oeuvres and wine pairings from Sonoma Cutrer. Chef Mychael Bonner and Chef Richard Lisby are offering holiday specials with Sonoma Cutrer Wines to complement. Menu highlights include Lobster Ravioli, Braised Wagyu Beef Short Ribs, Strawberry Cloud With Sauce Anglaise, and much more. View Petterino’s menu.

Where: 150 N. Dearborn, Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $89.95 per person

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Porto

Impress your date by scoring a reservation at one of Chicago’s hottest new restaurants. Sit at the chef’s island at the center of the restaurant’s artfully appointed dining room, and indulge in authentic Galician and Portugeuse seafood and wine while being served by the chefs and sommeliers. The date will feel like a behind-the-scenes culinary tour of the Iberian coast. View Porto menu.

Where: 1600 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

When: Tuesday-Saturday

Cost: Varies

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Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah is adding Florida Stone Crab to their seafood tower for the holiday, perfect for two! For your main course, enjoy the Surf & Turf, featuring filet & Alaskan king crab, cheesy garlic bread, and drawn butter for $54.95 plus tax (gratuity not included). The full a la carte menu will also be available throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. View Quality Crab & Oyster Bah menu.

Where: 1962 N. Halsted, Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: $54.95

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RPM Events

Enjoy a Valentine wine dinner at RPM Events, featuring selections from Paul Hobbs Winery. Sommelier and ambassador Dan Pilkey will be on hand to discuss the wines that expertly pair with dishes including Scallop Carpaccio with Jamon Iberico, Ora King Salmon with fennel confit and Roasted Saddle of Lamb with eggplant and mint chermoula. The Valentine’s Day dinner is $105 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). View RPM Events menu.

Where: 317 N. Clark, Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14; 7 p.m.

Cost: $105 per person

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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Stella Barra is offering limited-time specials that are sweet, spicy, savory, and perfect for two, from Spicy Crab Spaghetti with garlic butter to our herbed cheese-stuffed Sweet Peppers. And of course, authentic Italian plates are made even better with some vino: Enjoy two glasses of Cantina di Carpi “Notte Rosa” for just $20. View Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar menu.

Where: 1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: Varies

Eat your heart out. ❣️Our Valentine's Day specials will run Feb 13 - Feb 15th, book the date night of your dreams.

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Summer House Santa Monica

Summer House Santa Monica is offering holiday specials like the Acquerello Risotto Cacio e Pepe and Surf and Turf for Two: Sliced Prime Brandt Beef Ribeye and Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Tail. Sip our special wine pairing Mawby “Sex” Sparkling Rosé (available for $20 for two glasses, plus tax, gratuity not included). The full menus will be available in addition to the specials. Satisfy your sweet tooth from Thursday, Feb. 6 – Monday, Feb. 17 and indulge in a slew of love-inspired desserts from The Market, including Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with passion fruit curd & toasted brown sugar meringue and Red Velvet and Heart-Shaped Iced Sugar Cookies. View Summer House Santa Monica menu.

Where: 1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: Varies

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Temporis

Impress your loved one at one of Chicago's newest Michelin-starred restaurants, Temporis, also one of its most intimate. At only 20 seats in the Noble Square restaurant, service is impeccable and tailored to make each table feel like they're the only ones in the restaurant. If you're staying in on the 14th, stop in for dinner earlier in the week to try their recently launched five-course tasting menu, an abbreviated journey through the seasons. View Temporis menu.

Where: 933 N. Ashland Ave.

When: Tuesday-Saturday

Cost: Varies

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The Smith

The River North hotspot is keeping it casual this Valentine’s day with a specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail in addition to their a-la-carte dinner menu, in a location perfect for anyone attending a show following. The love-inspired cocktail blends gin, aperol, vanilla, raspberry, cassis and sparkling rosé into a beautiful pinkish hu ($13.50). View The Smith menu.

Where: 400 N. Clark St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Varies

You bring the talent. We’ll bring the heat. Cook your tuna or filet on our signature hot rock --

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Tokio Asian Fusion

Tokio Asian Fusion’s holiday specials include a Love Drunk Martini, try some heart-shaped press sushi, and even feel the heat with cooking your own marinated filet on the hot rock. Tokio Asian Fusion’s full a la carte menu will be available in addition to the specials. View Tokio Asian Fusion menu.

Where: 1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg

When: Friday, Feb. 14-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: Varies

Tuscany
Tuscany Restaurants

Tuscany

Tuscany on Taylor Street will offer a la carte specials in celebration of Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. Created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla, highlights include Grigliata Mista, Agnolotti, and Aragosta e Filetto. The complete menu is available upon request. View Tuscany menu.

Where: 1014 W. Taylor St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: Varies

Aphrodisiac, anyone? Our Upstairs Valentine's Day offerings include: @veuveclicquot & Oyster special (available Sunday–Thursday), 6 East Coast oysters for $15, Veuve and @moetchandon Rose pairings, and a package of 1/2 dozen oysters and 2 glasses of Veuve for $40. -- @angelinasadventures

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Upstairs at The Gwen

The popular 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, pick your poison and enjoy a half-dozen alone ($15) or just a toast of discounted glasses of Veuve ($20) or Moet Rose ($22). View Upstairs at The Gwen menu.

Where: 521 N. Rush St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: Varies

Uvae
Uvae

Uvae

Guests will indulge in decadent 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, Warm Butter Poached Lobster Salad with tarragon citrus vinaigrette, Smoked Beet Dip, Beef Tenderloin with a rosé vinaigrette, pink peppercorns, pickled watermelon radish, and Lemon Herb Sole with baby roasted carrots. View Uvae menu.

Where: 5553 N. Clark St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: Varies

No matter how much you love your special someone, treating them to a romantic dinner at Walton Street is basically everything. There are still reservations available for Valentine’s Day ❤️ Book through the link in our bio. #love #chicago #romance #bemine #valentinesday

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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. Grab a drink before or afterwards in The Lounge and snuggle up by the fireplace for a romantic evening. View Walton Street Kitchen + Bar menu.

Where: 912 N. State St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: $85 per person

This fan favorite is officially back for a limited time! Our Homemade Chocolate Cream pie has a sweet chocolate filling, Oreo crust and is topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and hot fudge ----

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Wildfire

Wildfire will be offering a special four-course Valentine’s Menu for two. The menu includes a starter and salad to share, your choice of Wildfire signature main courses such as Cedar Planked Salmon, Feta Crusted New York Strip Steak or Oven-Roasted Lump Crab Cakes, with choice of side, and decadent dessert to share. The menu is priced at $99.95 per couple, plus tax (gratuity not included). View Wildfire menu.

Where: 159 W. Erie, Chicago; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; 235 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire; 1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg; 1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16

Cost: $99.95 per couple for four-course Valentine’s Menu for two

King Trumpet Soup at Yugen
Anthony Tahlier

Yugen

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Michelin-starred Yūgen in the West Loop will offer an 8-course tasting menu available for $250 per person (additional $150 for beverage pairing) from Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15. Created by Executive Chef Mari Katsumura, the tasting menu features seasonal canapés like Japanese Souffle Pancake, Beef Jerky and Alaskan King Crab. Other highlights include King Trumpet Soup, Sashimi and more. The complete menu is available upon request. View Yugen menu.

Where: 652 W. Randolph St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 15

Cost: $250 per person; $150 beverage pairing

 

Events:

aliveOne The Riley
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alOveOne Valentine’s Day Party

aliveOne, the Lincoln Park neighborhood bar that combines the very best of music and spirits, 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 5-7 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. More info.

Where: 2683 N. Halsted St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Free

Artifacts Events – Dance With Me 
Artifacts Events

Artifacts Events – Dance With Me 

This Valentine's Day, bring your sweetheart (or your BFF) over to Artifact Events for 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. More info.

Where: 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m.

Cost: $75

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Beatnik West Town – No Human, No Cry party

If you’re single this Valentine’s Day, let Beatnik West Town be your date. 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. More info.

Where: 1604 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13

Cost: Varies

Valentine's Day at Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Chicago’s Valentine’s Day weekend performances

Hard to describe. Easy to love. Blue Man Group makes a great Valentine’s Day outing—whether it’s date night or a family outing. At Blue Man Group Chicago, experience brand new moments featuring new instruments, technologies, and audience interactions. You will rock, laugh, party and have a deeper connection with the Blue Men than ever before. More info.

Where: Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted, Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

Cost: $49-104; VIP $150+

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Bordel – VELVET show

This Valentine’s Day, Bordel invites guests to VELVET, an evening of spontaneous cabaret performances and sexy beats. On February 14, be seduced by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Paris as you are transported to the licentious 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 and fabulous. Reservations are not required, but Bordel recommends guests make reservations for booth seating at online. More info.

Where: 1721 W. Division St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Free

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Celeste Single’s Bash

On February 13, Celeste will host the ultimate single’s bash, offering its happy hour menu all night long ($8 select bites and drinks). The perfect event for friends out on the town or singles looking to mingle. More info.

Where: 111 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13

Give your child the opportunity to discover the Spanish language through music and movement! ⁣ ⁣ This fall, we’re offering FREE classes, once a month at each of our Chicago locations featuring teaching artist Ana Santos from @littlelinguistsarts.⁣ ⁣ You and your child will love this lively interactive class where you can explore music and language together. A parent or guardian must be present with children.⁣ ⁣ #Fall #Chicago #Nonprofit #Arts #Music #Dance #Spanish

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Concordia Place – Move & Groove Family Music Time

Join Concordia Place for Move & Groove–Spanish Edition! Give your child the opportunity to discover the Spanish language through music and movement. You and your child will love this lively interactive class where you can explore music and language together. The Teaching Artist will be Ana Santos from Little Linguists Arts Academy. A parent or guardian must be present. More info.

Where: 4809 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago

When: Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

DISCO disco ball drink
DISCO

DISCO Galentine’s Day Dance Party

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

Where: 111 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13

DISCO Valentine’s Day Party

Come to DISCO on Valentine’s Day, February 14, for DISCO’s I Feel Love party, an evening showcasing all your favorite disco love songs. Perfect for those who want to spend Valentine’s Day dancing. More info.

Where: 111 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13

Easy Bar
Ryan Gac

Easy Bar’s DIY Valentine’s Day Cards and 80’s Party

Chicagoans are invited to Easy Bar in Wicker Park 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 5-7 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 Meiomi wine float. More info.

Where: 1944 W. Division St., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

“Wine About Your Love Life” at Estelle’s
Ashlee Niec

Estelle’s 4th Annual “Wine About Your Love Life”

On Valentine’s Day, Estelle's invites Chicagoans to 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. More info.

Where: 2013 W. North Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Varies

Champagne Hotel Room

Fairmont Chicago's Grand Romance Package

With Valentine’s Day falling on Friday this year, guests can make the most of a getaway or staycation with Fairmont’s Grand Romance Package, available through Feb. 19. The package provides champagne, homemade chocolate truffles, discounts on mySpa treatments, and an overnight stay in a luxurious Fairmont guestroom, for $439/night. Just steps from the Fairmont, stroll along the Magnificent Mile, glide around the ribbon at Maggie Daley or explore the Art Institute. Whatever your pleasure, your next stop is a relaxing weekend at the Fairmont.  More info.

Where: 200 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago

When: Now through Wednesday, Feb. 19

Cost: Rates for the Fairmont Romance Package start from $439 per paid night, double occupancy plus applicable tax and gratuity.

Grab your gals (and guys) and come spend #galentinesday with us! We’ll be showing Parks & Rec and playing bingo for prizes starting at 7pm! #galentinesday #thursdaynight #parksandrec #parksandrecreation #parksandrecbingo #bingo #prizes #wine #cocktails #beer #appetizers #theglobepubchicago graphics by @alinoell_creative

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The Globe Pub - Galentine’s Day 

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. More info.

Where: 1934 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Milwaukee Mullers
Hofbrauhaus Chicago, Cesar Doval

Hofbräuhaus Chicago Sausage Fest

Hofbräuhaus Chicago will celebrate the most romantic day of the year by hosting a seven-day “Sausage Fest” from Friday, Feb. 14-Thursday, Feb. 20. The folk performing arts group known as the “Milwaukee Mullers” will perform Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. More info.

Where: 5500 Park Pl., Rosemont

When: Feb. 14-20

Cost: Varies

The perfect Valentine's date: our hands-on Burrata Lasagna-Making Class on February 12th. Learn more at the link in bio.

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il Porcellino – Lasagna Making Class

il Porcellino is hosting an interactive lasagna-making class featuring its signature Baked Burrata Lasagna. In addition to the Baked Burrata Lasagna, there will be antipasti and dessert, plus every guest leaves with a special take-home gift. This class is $99.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included). Seating is very limited. More info.

Where: 59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago

When: Wednesday, Feb. 12; 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $99.95 per person

An alternative to flowers and chocolates; whether you buy them for yourself or your beloved. Give the gift of an experience by joining @Onekeyyoga and @johnlmead for Yoga Nidra with live music. #valentinesdayevents #ravenswood #lincolnsquare #localmusic #yoganidra Isleep #womenowned #headspace # enjoythesilence

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One Key Yoga – Love Yourself Yoga Nidra with Live Music

Join One Key Yoga for a special event as they kindly welcome the power of self-love through the practice of Yoga Nidra. Gina Fitzpatrick will be your guide and local artist John Mead will provide the elegant sounds of solo guitar. Together they will create a space for quiet reflection and the setting of a heartfelt desire or affirmation. No yoga experience is required. More info.

Where: 4845 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $30

The Rambler Fantasy Suite Martini
Sam Stone

The Rambler’s Valentine’s Day The Bachelor Themed Trivia

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”, the Wild Windmill Spritz, a Fantasy Suite Martini and more. Additional specials will include $4 Truly with a custom flavor station, $5 Tequila Rose and $7 Bollicini Sparkling Cuvée. More info.

Where: 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Recess – Anti-Valentine’s Day Stupid Cupid Party
Recess

Recess – Anti-Valentine’s Day Stupid Cupid Party

Whether you’re a single or a pair, if you hate Valentine’s Day, don’t miss the Anti-Valentine’s Day Stupid Cupid party at Recess in the West Loop. The party will feature pitch-black cocktails (available in party-sized water coolers) along with a special "Eat Your Feelings" menu filled with all the comfort food you crave. 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. More info.

Where: 838 W. Kinzie, Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.

Remedy Wine
Ryan Gac

Remedy - Love-Themed Coloring Night and Heart-Shaped Pizzas 

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. More info.

Where: 1910 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

When: Friday, Feb. 14

Cost: Free

Untitled Supper Club – All The Single Ladies Galentine’s Boylesque and Drag Show
Untitled Supper Club

Untitled Supper Club – All The Single Ladies Galentine’s Boylesque and Drag Show

All the single ladies are invited to Untitled Supper Club on Thursday, Feb. 13 for a special Galentine’s Boylesque and drag show. All The Single Ladies featuring Chicago’s sexiest male burlesque performers, circus, contortion, aerial and variety performers, along with very special drag queen guests. The show starts at 9 p.m., reservations are encouraged. A dance party with DJ Big One will follow the show. More info.

Where: 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago

When: Thursday, Feb. 13

Cost: Varies