5 Restaurants for a Romantic Date Night


This year has been a rollercoaster. Do you ever find yourself looking for an escape? We’ve found some elegant restaurants for you and your partner to enjoy a romantic evening. Located in downtown Chicago, your escape is right here in your own city. Take that break and let the romance begin! Perfect for a memorable date night, these restaurants make a great combination of delicious food, desserts, drinks, and ambiance.

Tavern On Rush– 1031 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Plan a fun date night at this contemporary steakhouse on the famous Chicago Rush St. With their variety of steaks and chops, Tavern On Rush provides an elegant selection of meals. Pick your choice from a New York strip, filet mignon, or a classic surf and turf. Pair your choice with rich and savory dishes, such as their Chipotle Mac and Cheese or their Fettuccine and Mushrooms. If you prefer seafood, we recommend their King Crab legs or their Jambalaya. Date night would not be complete without a glass of your favorite drink. From options of champagne, wine, beer, and cocktails, Tavern On Rush guarantees to have something for you.  

Roka Akor- 456 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

Visit Roka Akor for that well-needed escape, and transport yourself to a relaxing, romantic ambiance, infused with Japanese culture. Talk about an escape! Host your next date night at Roka Akor to try their contemporary Japanese menu, serving both cold and hot plates. You and your date could start off the night by sharing some sushi as an appetizer or indulge in some shrimp and lobster dumplings. For your entree, perhaps a steak option with a twist! Try their  Prime Rib Eye served with Wafu dressing and their Prime Skirt Steak with sweet garlic soy sauce. However, their famous Japanese Grade Wagyu Beef is the true star at Roka Akor. Have some added fun by trying the traditional japanese drink, Sake. 

Morton’s The Steakhouse– 65 East Wacker Place Chicago, IL 60601

Morton’s offers a luxurious feeling, reminding you how important it is to keep romance alive!  It will surely be a memorable date night that everyone will enjoy. Located right in the heart of downtown Chicago, experience an evening of city lights and an autumn breeze. They have a vast selection of savory and carefully prepared steaks, such as Filet Mignon, Prime New York Strip, Prime Porterhouse and more. Leave it to Morton’s to be the steak experts. Their delicious entrees can be paired with fan-favorite sides, such as creamed spinach or lobster macaroni and cheese! However, romance calls for some desserts. Share a slice of cheesecake with your special someone to end the night right. 

Volare– 201 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

As a popular Chicago restaurant, Volare brings a little slice of Italy right to your city. They stay true to traditional Italian dishes with their fresh ingredients. Volare takes pride in their Italian roots in every dish they offer. Take for example their selection of pizza, pasta, salads and wine. Volare is capable of transporting you to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Try their Gnocchi alla Vodka, their homemade Ricotta dumplings in their famous vodka sauce or their Spaghetti Neri al Pesce Black, serving squid ink spaghetti tossed with sage, shrimp, crab, scallops, simmered in a creamy rosé sauce. If you’re a pizza lover, then their Margherita and Sopressata are perfect to share. Romance is not dead at Volare!

La Storia Ristorante– 1154 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610

Another Italian restaurant that has stolen the hearts of many Chicagoans. You can’t go wrong with Italian food for a romantic date night! La Stroia welcomes you to experience their own twist on traditional Italian dishes and share an evening of romance with your special someone. Pasta is a must. Try their Tagliatelle Verdi Alla Bolognese, a pasta that serves pork and veal with bolognese sauce and topped with parmesan. Or try their Orecchiette Pugliese, another pasta served with broccoli, Italian sweet & spicy sausage, rosemary, and topped with parmesan cheese. It’s an explosion of flavor. Pair your pasta with some of their signature sangria–a special touch to a fun romantic night.

Written By: Jessica Narvaez

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