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Chicago Food Scene
One of the best things about living in Chicago is that the food scene is AMAZING. So going out to eat is almost a no brainer for the best Chicago date night restaurants. No matter what neighborhood you are in, there are always amazing restaurants. So honestly, any restaurant in Chicago is perfect for date night.
During the summer, we can’t help but want to go out to eat more. We want an excuse to leave the house. I thought I’d share some of our favorite Chicago date night restaurants! If you are from out of town, hopefully this gives you some ideas!
Best Chicago Date Night Restaurants
It is located in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood. The decor is so cute! It has a French Vietnamese feel to it. Which makes sense because the food is French inspired traditional Vietnamese. Basically the food emulates French Colonial Southeast Asia.
It is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. It is this cute little French restaurant with an adorable outdoor seating area. I’m a big escargot fan, and theirs is sooo good! The first time I went there was a couple years ago. We celebrated Valentine’s Day and it was right before I started chemo. So it just made that place a little extra special.
It is located in the Lakeview neighborhood. I love cuisine from South America and this restaurant serves Argentinian food. Omg their chimichurri sauce is soooo good. Fun fact, Tre took me here on one of our first few dates!
It is located in the Lakeview neighborhood (it is really close to Tango Sur). It has a very sexy and modern decor to it. The cuisine is an elevated American food with play on flavor. And everything on the menu is delicious!
It is located in the West Loop neighborhood. This place screams date night! The minute you walk in, you will definitely see why. It is cozy, has a fireplace with a shabby chic decor. The dessert menu is so much fun. You can select several different miniature desserts! The first time I went there was the night Tre proposed to me.
It is located along Magnificent Mile. You can’t miss it because it is in the infamous John Hancock building – 95th floor to be exact. The view there is just incredible and the ambiance has an old Hollywood chic to it. It is kind of touristy, but it’s still a must see even if you are born & raised in Chicago (like me!). Tre also took me there the day he proposed.
It is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. It is the only authentic Indonesian restaurant in Chicago. Omg the food is sooooo good. This is one of my all time favorite restaurants ever. The ambiance completely transforms you into Indonesia. Trust me, it will be your favorite too!
It is located in the West Loop neighborhood. It is a rustic Mediterranean cuisine served tapas style. I love that it is tapas style because you can pretty much try everything on the menu and everything is amazing! If you do plan on going, be aware that they don’t accept reservations and it is a small restaurant. So I would say plan accordingly.
It is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. They serve modern Italian food, but the decor is very rustic chic. I loved everything about this place! Unfortunately, there was an unexpected fire that happened about a year ago and so they are currently temporarily closed. As soon as they complete rebuilding, they plan on re-opening. People have also used this restaurant as a wedding venue and from the photos I’ve seen, it looked beautiful!
So there ya go, these are the best Chicago date night restaurants. Honestly, you don’t really need to go there just for date night. All these places are amazing – the food, service, and ambiance! Hope you all check them out.
Date Night Floral Dress
Unfortunately, Nordstrom and Macy’s has this same dress sold out. But if you are looking for other cute floral dresses (maybe for date night?), below are other great affordable options. Honestly, floral dresses are perfect for more than just date night. They’re great for bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, etc.
Yes agree how we tend to go out to enjoy summer!! Great post!
On other note, love your look! That floral dress looks beautiful on you!
Thank you Babita! Hope you get to enjoy date night this weekend
Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels says
I wish I was going to Chicago soon to try out these restaurants! They look like great spots, I’ll bookmark this!
Hopefully you can come visit soon!
These sound like such great restaurants! Next time I am in Chicago I will have to check them out!!
So worth checking out!
Oh I really want to go visit Chicago! Sounds like they have an amazing food scene.
Love your dress here – super chic
Love love the food scene!
I may not live in Chicago, but now I know all the best spots to try out if I ever get the chance to visit 😉 Also, you look absolutely breathtaking in that dress!
I hope you get to visit one day!
wow I have to visit Chicago soon and try these spots! Thanks for sharing I looove this dress
The Grey Canvas
Yes you totally should!
Tanvi Rastogi says
Love your dress! Also bookmarking the post for next time I am in Chicago.
Thank you Tanvi! Hope you visit soon!
-Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/why-ive-stopped-trying-to-do-it-all/
Thank you Kate!
Love your dress!
The dress is gorgeous!!!
This dress is so cute on you babe! I love the floral print, and the length!
cute & little
Thank you Kileen!
Elegant Duchess says
I’ve never been to Chicago but it’s on my bucket list. It’s such a beautiful city that has so much to offer and just reading your post made me wanna go there even more! xx
Much love, xx
You should definitely visit!
All these date night spots sounds great! Wish I were going to chicago soon and I love your floral dress!
Thank you Steph! These places are great!
Ashley DTKAustin says
It’s been years since I have visited Chicago! This post makes me want to hop on a flight and eat some yummy food!!
You definitely need to come visit again!
I need to get back to Chicago – I’ve heard great things about the Signature Room. What a special place for you!
Thank you Mollie! It is definitely a special place!
Laura Leigh says
You are the best for sharing this! Definitely bookmarking – can’t wait to eat my way through Chicago haha.
xo Laura Leigh
Oo yay! Are you visiting soon?
Kasey | Running in Heels says
Definitely filing this away for my next Chicago trip!
Hope you end up loving these restaurants as much as I do!
Mmmmm. Add Avec , and Rickshaw Republic to my bucket list for our next girls night out!!!
Yesss we are going!!