Where to Take Your Sweetheart for Valentine's Day in Chicago

Romance will be in the air and on the plate at these Windy City restaurants
Staff Writer
Lockwood Restaurant
Treat your Valentine to a romantic night at Lockwood Restaurant, whose menu includes truffled potato leek soup, oysters with ginger dressing, and a strawberry twist dessert.

Valentine’s Day is a day to share the love, and how better to do it than through the stomach? Restaurants around Chicago are setting the scene for a perfect romantic evening. Dust off the poetry and invite your sweetheart to enjoy one of these incredible menus.

Azzurra – In addition to their seasonal a la carte menu, Azzurra will be offering a special prix fixe menu. Courses will include tuna carpaccio, lobster bisque, and veal saltimbocca. The menu is available for $30 per person, and reservations can be made via their website.

mK the Restaurant – Lovers of all kinds can take advantage of a special tasting menu on February 14th. The four courses include charcoal-grilled Kobe ribeye, Alaskan king crab, and a chocolate ganache dessert. Reservations can be made by calling (312) 482-9179 for $79 per person, or $119 with wine pairings.

Roka Akor – Set the right mood with Roka Akor’s sexy five course Valentine’s Day menu. For $125 per diner, enjoy exotic and exciting dishes such as shrimp shooters with yuzu and cherry blossom and chocolate lover’s cake with jasmine tea filling. Make a reservation by calling (312) 477-7652.

The Boarding House – Enjoy a night out with your partner at Alpana Singh’s classy restaurant. The special $65 menu offers a number of delicious choices for each course, such as foie gras torchon, Colorado lamb chop, and Scottish salmon. You can take a look at the entire menu and make reservations on the website.

Sixteen – Treat your date to a luxurious dinner with Sixteen’s sumptuous seven course menu. Highlights include Maine diver scallop with uni butter and blood orange, soft poached farm egg with black winter truffle rice, and waygu ribeye with bone marrow, oxtail custard and caramelized brussel sprouts. Beverage pairings at various levels can be added, creating the ultimate romantic experience. Make reservations via the website.

Bistronomic – Diners can order from the a la carte menu at Bistronomic for Valentine’s Day or partake of a special three course menu. The prix fixe is $58 per diner and offers traditional and vegetarian options. Enjoy dishes like chilled seasonal oysters, handcut parmesan gnocchi, and lemon curd crepes. Take a look at the entire menu here.

Kabocha - try out something different with Chef Shin Thompson's six course tasting menu. At $75 per person, guests can enjoy dishes such as Scallop & Crab Motoyaki, Roasted Peking Glazed Pheasant, andStrawberry Yuzu Cheescake with chamomile ice cream. Beverage pairings are available for $35, and reservations can be made by calling (312) 666-6214.

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