Where To Take Your Sweetheart For Valentine's Day In Chicago

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.

Lockwood Restaurant - Go all out with this decadent eight course prix fixe at Lockwood. Special dishes include Oysters with ginger dressing; Truffled Potato Leek Soup; and Strawberry Twist with rose gelato and chocolate. The tasting menu is offered at $120 with wine pairings available for an additional $40. Reservations can be made by calling (312) 917-3404.

Perennial Virant - James Beard Award-nominated Chef Paul Virant has something really special planned this Valentine's Day. His four course menu will include Lobster Pierogi, CDK Beef Tenderloin with blue cheese flan, and an unforgettable Cookies and Cream dessert. A takehome treat of heart macaroons will end the night on a sweet note. The menu is $75 per diner with wine pairings available for $25. Reservations may be made by calling (312) 254-4672.

TWO - TWO will offer indulgent Valentine's Day specials alongside their usual seasonally driven menu. Enjoy dishes such as Housemade Ricotta Cavatelli with pork shoulder bolognese and Red Velvet Cake with brandied cherry buttercream and chocolate tuile. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (312) 624-8363.

Sepia - Romance is assured with Chef Andrew Zimmerman's luxurious five course Valentine's Day menu. You and your partner can partake of incredible dishes like Boudin Blanc with celery root and black truffle, Sea Scallop with kumquat, fennel, and scallop jus, and Lamb Loin with braised lamb cannelloni, charred eggplant, tomato jam, and ras el hanout. The price is $105 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, with optional wine pairings for $65. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (312) 441-1920.

Little Market Brasserie - The four course prix fixe menu at Little Market Brasserie will make any Valentine happy. Look forward to tasty dishes like Steak Tartare with smoked egg yolk, and Meyer lemon crème fraiche, Whole Roasted Branzino with macadamia nuts, sherry brown butter, and watercress, and Dark Chocolate Pavé with raspberries and candied flower petals. With special love notes and a gift for each table, it will be a date to remember. The menu is offered at $55 per guest, with wine pairings available for an additional $30. Reservations can be made by calling (312) 640-8141.

676 Restaurant – Chef Joshua Hasho will be adding a locally inspired Valentine's Day tasting menu to the a la carte options at 676 Restaurant. The three course prix fixe is available for $59 per diner and will include dishes such as baked oysters with black truffle vinaigrette, goat cheese ravioli with butternut squash, pine nut, & pomegranate, and cheesecake with pine nut & rosemary cookie and meyer lemon jam. You can make reservations on their website.

The James Hotel - Go all out and treat your sweetie to the ultimate romantic weekend at The James Hotel. Their "Table For Two" package includes turndown service, a room upgrade, champagne, and $50 for use in room or at David Burke's Primehouse. Guests can also enjoy the intimate JIMMY for an evening of delicious and intriguing cocktails. Reservations can be made here with rates starting at $225 per night.

L2O – The incredible tasting menu at this 2 Michelin starred restaurant will make this Valentine's Day one to remember. Dishes to indulge in include foie gras with strawberry, brioche, and lillet and dumplings with scallop, black truffle, and broccoli. The whole menu can be viewed here. Reservations are $225 per diner and can be made via OpenTable.

Graham Elliot Bistro – Go wild this Valentine's Day at GEB. For one night only, they'll be offering two "heart" themed tasting menus. Enjoy the Ace of Hearts menu at $95, or indulge with the "baller" 2 of Hearts version for $140. Wine pairings are available for $65 per person, and reservations can be made via the website.

2 Sparrows – Everyone does dinner. Get creative with a decadent brunch at 2 Sparrows this year. Chef Greg Ellis is whipping up special dishes both sweet and savory. Try the red velvet cake donuts with cream cheese icing, banana bread french toast with strawberry coulis, or chicken and waffles with braised leeks and whipped butter. Call (773) 234-2320 for more information.

Fish ​Bar – Get fresh with your Valentine this year: Fish Bar is offering a lobster prix fixe for all the lovers out there. The four course menu offers dishes such as lobster spring rolls, crab and andouille gumbo, and a whole Maine lobster. Seatings are $44 per person, and you can get tickets here.