Wine, Drinks & Treats
Anyone looking for drinks this Valentine’s Day should stop by 360 Chicago & Cloud Bar! 360 Chicago & Cloud Bar is 1,000 feet above Michigan Avenue and will be serving a variety of specials this romantic season! Their blue Heavenly Martini created by partners from Kit Kat Supper Club & Lounge, consisting of a blend of Lemon Vodka, Alize, Blue Curacao and a Puff Of Cloud is a must-try! Not up for it? How about the Magnicity Pilsner, brewed especially for CloudBar by Moody Tongue: the world’s first 2 Michelin-starred brewery. Either way, 360 Chicago & Cloud Bar is sure to have a Valentine’s Day beverage for anyone!
Enjoy some sweet sweet love at The Goddess and the Grocer! From hand-decorated shortbread cookies, to Frensh macaroons to chocolate-covered strawberries, Goddess and the Grcer is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth! The Goddess and the Grocer is also carrying a variety of gift packages such as cupcakes, gift boxes, and gift baskets! This does include wine and bubble drinks! Orders can be placed from February 1-10, and can be made here!
Looking for a romantic fine dining and wining experience? Then one must visit LIVA at Chicago Winery! Their Valentine’s Day special includes a five-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Graves. The dinner is $160 per person, and for an additional $55, the party will receive specialty cocktails and Chicago Winery wine pairings! After dinner, a wine tasting, led by a wine educator, will take place serving City Winery’s four special wines and chocolate! Additional charges apply.
Start your morning sweet with the one you love and stop at Stan’s Donuts! This year they are feeling the love by promoting their Valentine’s mini assorted heart shaped boxes. The adorable red package holds donuts covered in heart sprinkles and pink frosting. You can’t leave your donut lonely, so pair it with a latte or cappuccino from their coffee bar. Indulge in their dough full of love and passion that will leave you wanting more.
What better way to celebrate the big day than with sweets! This Valentines Day, pick up a special collection of chocolate bonbon boxes available now through February 14. From bonbons to chocolate to nougat, SUGOi Sweets has a variety of sugar filled treats that anyone is bound to enjoy! Don’t know what their favorite candy is? No worries, gift cards are also available!There are also new editions of SUGOi Sweet’s iconic malt balls, and new hand-painted chocolate hearts!
This playful bar, located in the beautiful magnificent mile, is just the perfect place to experience this Valentines Day! Douglas Ambrose, the Director of Hotel Administration and Beverage & Food, has curated a romantic, love-inspired, cocktail menu that is being served all of February!
Some menu favorites are:
La Vie En Rose made with Ford’s Gin, Bubbles, Rose, and Lemon
White Chocolate Razz made with Absolut, White Chocolate Mozart, and Raspberry
Cupid’s Arrow made with Absolut, Bubbles, and Peach
Love Martini made with Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Absolut Citron, and Cranberry
Sex On the Beach made with Malibu Rum, Peach Schnapps, Absolut Citron, and Cranberry
What a cute twist on cocktail dining! Check it out, and take a friend or loved one to celebrate this big day at W XYZ!
Restaurants & Events
Nothing says “I love you” like a margarita tower! From February 1-14, Azul Mariscos will offer the “Red + Pink”, a strawberry and white peach margarita tower, reminding you that margaritas aren’t just for hot summer days. A 3-course tasting menu will also be available. There’s no better place to treat your date than an upscale Latin-inspired restaurant!
With an Old Hollywood feel, BLVD Steakhouse is a perfectly romantic place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a three-course dining experience presented by Chef Jo Flamm. Special cocktails, beer, and wine selections will be available for purchase. BLVD is a traditional American steakhouse inspired by Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.
Brindille Chicago is offering a Valentine’s Day tea on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m. For $105 per person, you can enjoy a divine afternoon of exquisite treats including exotic teas, scones, crumpets and jam, pastries, finger sandwiches and more. Located in River North, Brindille has the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner. Opened in 2013 by Chef Carrie Nahabedian and her cousin Michael Nahabedian, Brindille has a French inspired menu and intimate setting.
This Valentine’s Day, head over to the Chicago Fine Art Salon with a friend or someone special and enjoy their Valentine’s exhibit “Queer Hearts”. The exhibit is February 10th from 5-9 p.m. and features artwork from a variety of queer artists that expresses the beauty and uniqueness of the LGBTQ+ community.
If you’re looking for a modern environment with fresh, American cuisine, check out Eden in Chicago. Eden is offering a 5-course dinner menu for $100 per person for Valentine’s Day. Located in the Avondale neighborhood, the food is fresh and locally sourced. Eden also offers gift cards and you can order online.
A tasting for two and a wine pairing the love path to take at El Che. The dining experience starting at $110 will spark up the night and introduce new emotions through the evening. Oysters, crab salad, and lamb are a few of the many options that are ready to fall in love with your taste. You can’t forget about the sweets, so indulge in the red wine velvet, dark chocolate ganache cake, and fresh red rose candy.
Combine artistry and unique dining at Esme. Located in Lincoln Park, this restaurant will meet and exceed your expectations of creativity in the kitchen. The harmony of all the flavors will bring joy and love to your life. This Valentine’s Day, Esme has six courses that will leave you satisfied from the creations of Chef Jenner Tomaska.
Escape from all the city commotion and visit Farmbar, as they create your next favorite romantic dining experience. This Lakeview bar, and locally known tavern, captures the most intimate, and memorable moments. With an emphasis on midwestern-style dining, Farm Bar has designed a three-course meal this Valentine’s Day. Grab a charcuterie board, order some wine, and enjoy the variety of taste Farmbar crafts, such as Red Wine Braised Short Ribs and the Raspberry Donut Cheesecake. But, Hurry! Reservations are still open for Valentine’s Day and are available on Resy here.
In partnership with Levy restaurants, the Forte at Symphony Center elevates the concert experience. Catch a show with your significant other and end the night with a place that matches the space. Forte’s concert bars go perfect with the iconic Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Their menu has a mix of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, classic cocktails, and gelato that will give your night a fresh sweet taste. It’s a beautiful mix of music and food that will make your taste buds and heart sing.
Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at Frontier! On Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 you can enjoy a Tomahawk Steak and dessert for two for $125. If you are looking to pair your steak with red wine or bubbly, add a bottle of Jordan Cabernet for $123 or a bottle of Nicholas Feuillete sparkling rose or brut for $99. Located in West Town, Frontier has a cozy lodge-style beer garden.
A beautiful Middle Eastern restaurant in Lincoln Park named Galit will make you feel at home while dining out. Executive Chef, Zachary Engel, angles his food towards a seasonal and localized approach of the Middle East and Israel. Being a Michelin-starred restaurant, their menu will not disappoint and bring only the freshest dishes to you and your loved ones.
Are you looking for fondue? Then you must try Geja’s cafe right in Lincoln Park. Geja’s beautifully decorated restaurant layout creates a unique, immersive dining experience. With over 56 years serving satisfaction, Geja’s welcoming hospitality will have you booking your next visit! Geja’s is known to be as perfect in “kindling romance”, and celebrates any special occasion. Known as “Chicago’s Most Romantic Restaurant”, Geja’s continues to uphold that title. Geja’s candlelit experience combined with their flamenco guitarists is a perfect way to celebrate love! Their variety of fondue, from sweet to savory, will have you ordering more. Make sure to check out Geja’s Cafe next time you consider dining out with a loved one.
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy it with Italian food! They year, Gioia will serve a set, three-course menu featuring a selection of menu specials for each course! This experience costs $110 and consists of Aragosta, Tagliolini ,Tonno Tonnato, and Tonito al Cioccolato. Gioia’s specials are must-trys for everyone, and will have you leaving well-fed. There will be three available seating times at 4:30, 6:30, and 8:30 PM, lasting for two hours each. Make your reservations on Resy!
Featured in The New York Times, Forbes, INSIDER, The Graceful Ordinary is a must see resaurnat this valentines day. Owen by a married couple, Megan and Chef Chris Curren, this riverside restaurant continues to make dining an exquisite experience. This February, they will treat one pair to the very meal they enjoyed on their wedding day! The Currens are calling their Valentine’s Day special “Wedding Date” which was inspired to be introduce as an exclusive opportunity for guests to relive the happiest day of their lives.
Here are the steps!
- Guests post a photo of them and their spouse on Instagram or Facebook, tag @thegracefulordinary, use #TGOWeddingDate, and share a favorite memory from their own wedding in the caption
- ONE lucky couple will win a *complimentary* four-course recreation of their wedding menu, marked with Chef Chris’ signature refined flair to be enjoyed at a chef’s table at The Graceful Ordinary on February 14th
Winners will be contacted via DM ahead of Valentine’s day and Chef Chris will send a draft of their special menu before they dine! Up for the challenge?
Looking for a fine dining experience with your Valentine? Look no further than Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar. From February 10 through the 15, Heritage is offering a tasting for two for $225. An available beverage pairing is $65 per person. Regular menus, raw bar, and reserve list are still available during this offer. Heritage is an upscale, modern European restaurant and caviar bar that is sure to impress your date.
Jake Melnicks Corner Tap is about the be any Chicago visitors favorite spot! With a strong connection to the restaurant’s community, youll be sure to visit Jake’s again! Known for their cool trivia nights, challenges and other awesome engagement, its easy to fall in love with the place. This February, Jake Melnick’s is presenting their XXXX Menu, inspired by Jake Melnick’s XXXX hot wing sauce. So accept the challenge of such HOT food! This Valentine’s Day, the XXXX Wing Eating Challenge will make for probably your most memorable adventure. Couples who complete the challenge win a t-shirt, and their wings will be comped. Cooling plates of milk, ice cream and orange slices are complimentary. Are you up for it?
Pretend like you’re taking a romantic trip to Spain and visit Jaleo to soak in the Spanish cuisine and festive culture in a casual setting. Sangría hour is sure to get the heart’s blood pumping! They offer a fruity and spiced wine which go great with their tapas of goat cheese complemented by oranges and a roasted garlic dressing. If you’re feeling something simple and local this year, Jaleo by José Andrés will be sure to meet your standards with a relaxed touch.
If you’re a steak lover, Michael Jordan’s Steak House is just the place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Located in Chicago’s Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue, enjoy a fine dining experience in a luxurious hotel. For $259, share the Legendary Steak Flight which includes filet mignon, Wagyu NY strip, prime NY strip, lobster tail, and roasted garlic shrimp. Pair your steak with a glass of Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon ($17) and end your meal with a slice of 23 layer cake ($23) for dessert.
On Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m., head over to Publican Quality Bread for a sweet evening. For $125 per person, Head Baker Greg Wade will teach you how to bake indulgent creations using dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and cocoa nibs. During this class, enjoy bourbon spiked hot chocolate while you create. This is a fun event to enjoy with friends or someone special!
Everyone who participates will make:
- Triple Chocolate Eclairs with Chocolate Cream Filling & Chocolate Craquelin
- Cocoa Nib Scones
- “Double Shot” Cookies
- Coffee Cake with Nib Streusel
A Valentine’s Day tasting experience will be held at Pigtail this Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. Tickets begin at $175 a person and seating is limited to 40 guests. The menu consists of five courses that are Spanish inspired and revolve around the balance of jamón ibérico and crafted cocktails, which are the favorites of Chef José Andrés. Located on 500 N Clark Street, you’ll find yourself adoring the pastries, drinks and caviar.
Looking to try something different this Valentine’s Day? Try Proxi! Located in the West Loop, Proxi serves small plates and is offering a Valentine’s Day special featuring a four-course meal for $85 per person. If you’re looking for an upscale chic restaurant with amazing food and drinks, give Proxi a try. Their fresh, innovative cuisine is sure to impress anyone looking for something non-traditional.
Craving sushi this Valentines day? Then The Press Room has the meal for you! This Valentine’s Day, enjoy it with an intimate sushi dinner right in the heart of West Loop. The Press Room invites Chef Jordan Dominguez to prepare a 15 course Omakase Experience for $150 per person. An optional $60 per person beverage pairing is alspo available, which includes two glasses of wine, one specialty cocktail, and one sake. There will be two seating times at 5:30PM and 7:30PM, consisting of an hour and a half each. There are only 30 spots available, so make your reservation here NOW!
Rose Mary is a charming name for an elegant restaurant that will enhance your night of love and passion. A four course dining experience, curated by chef Joe Flamn, will bring Italian heritage and bold flavors from Croatian cuisine starting at $95 a person. Not only is their food the best, but their interior is dynamic as it was designed by award-winning Los Angeles-based firm Studio UNLTD.
Treat yourself to Michelin-starred dining at Sepia. Sepia celebrates tradition by featuring memorabilia from the Windy City’s bygone eras, but it has a modern twist. You can create intimate and memorable moments by selecting private dining and have Chef Andrew Zimmerman delight you. A four-course meal begins at $89.00 and some highlights are golden kaluga caviar, black garlic fried chicken and a winter citrus rainbow sherbet to top it off.
A playful way to bring love into your life is to stop at the Sloomoo Institute. Beginning Feb. 7, visitors get to involve themselves in the Valenslimes takeover. The festivities begin with the conversation hearts that are clay hearts ready to be decorated and pampered with love! Don’t forget to leave your mark when you visit and leave love notes on their slime & repeat wall. Finally, to take some love home with you, shop their collection of Valenslimes including options like the love potion, lavender haze, and you’re my bestie.
Love Your Body and have an evening that’s all about yourself. Through the Body is a dance and fitness gym located at 1819 W. Grand Avenue. They break the mold of working out and push you to take risks when it comes to improving your wellness. The Love Your Body event is Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m. It combines a sexy dance routine and yoga to connect your mind and needs. Send love and gratitude back into your body by spending time on yourself, and leave feeling vibrant & empowered.
Join Truth Be Told this Valentine’s Day as they share their special limited-time menu! This includes:
Chorizo & Chickpea Baked Calamari ($22)
Pasta Carbonara with shaved truffle ($26)
Black Cod with sweet chili brown butter sauce ($28)
14oz Crab Crusted Bone In Ribeye ($72)
And for dessert, guests will have the options of Chocolate Trio and Chocolate Raspberry Mousseline, both at $14 each! Check it out!
Join Wood Wind for their five course Valentine’s Day dinner for $99. Expect to delight yourself in white chocolate liqueur, surf ‘n’ turf, and house-made truffle cavatelli. If you can’t make dinner, join them for lunch with a three course dinner for $45. Located at 259 E Erie Street, Wood Wind specials in elegant and simple dishes that show creativity and playfulness. Their food isn’t the only beauty there since they’re located on the 18th floor which gives you a breathtaking view of Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood.
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A Night Together
This valentines day, grab a loved one and experience a hotel with a plethora of activities! This year, book a room at Aloft and experience the magic that Magnificent Mile has to offer. From shopping on Mag. Mile, to practice your golf swings, which can be done at Jackson Park Golf Course, located only 10 miles from the hotel, the hotel is sure to keep anyone busy! Book the hotel’s “Sip and Shop” package and enjoy luxury accommodations, two complimentary cocktails, access to hundreds in savings at participating Macerich shopping center retailers and a small gift at select shopping centers to be redeemed at the Concierge Desk! What a steal! And make sure to check out the Hotel’s playful bar and lounge W XYZ, for a specialty cocktail to celebrate the holiday.
This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic getaway at Chicago’s iconic hotel, The Blackstone. Located in the Loop, The Blackstone is sure to make for a memorable Valentine’s Day. Spend the night in a luxurious room with stunning views of the city. Make a reservation for a massage or treatment at the spa. Enjoy dinner and drinks at the hotel’s restaurant Mercat a la Planxa, which serves Spanish tapas and is open for brunch Saturdays and Sundays.
Spend Valentine’s day in Chicago’s most iconic shopping and entertainment district: Magnificent Mile. This Valentine’s Day, check out the Intercontinental Hotel and experience the preservation of such luxury, yet vintage design. Take a look at the hotel’s regal lobby or beautifully preserved 1920s era pool for a chance to travel back in time! This year, Intercontinental is promoting their special Unbreakable Bond Valentine’s Day package . This package includes luxury accommodations in an upgraded suite, a permanent jewelry experience, breakfast, and valet parking. For those really looking to express their love, book the Everlasting Love package, starting at $16,000, which features the elegant presidential suite, room accommodations, berries and bubbles service, a Cartier LOVE bracelet, a couple’s massage, daily breakfast, and valet parking. Both packages also include an extravagant Valentine’s Day dinner menu at Michael Jordan’s SteakHouse for a meal to remember. Book for a magical night!
Looking for an over-the-top luxury hotel experience? Then you must book at The LaSalle Hotel! Located in the infamous Chicago Loop, this hotel is sure to host memories that will last a lifetime. With the hotel’s deluxe amenities and premium accommodations, there will be no need to leave your room! Make sure to also check out the hotel’s partnering Spa at JW Marriott Chicago for a variety of couple’s experiences. Enjoy a night like no other!
Enjoy this Valentine’s Day at Kimpton Gray, and experience a romantic night you’ll never forget! Grab dinner under the stars at the hotel’s restaurant Boleo, located on the 15th floor! Make sure to check out the hotels craft cocktails at their bar Vol. 39 for a variety of elevated specials for this romantic night! This year, Kimton Gray has launched The Moment package, which includes access to a Remember Ringbox that will capture every moment on video, a bottle of champagne to celebrate, and luxury accommodations. You can also add on a custom engagement portrait shoot setting with this beautifully renovated hotel! before heading to a romantic dinner under the stars at Boleo!
This Valentine’s Day, check out Raised located in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel! Savor the flavor at this awesome urban, yet romantic restaurant. Share the love with a close one while Raised offers a unique twist of hip, and romance. Raised will serve a three course menu featuring aphrodisiac favorites. Their menu includes Grilled Oysters, Scallops and Sumac Glazed Duck Breast. For dessert, there will be Fragnosa Tart, and a special cncktail menu, known as “They Love Me” and “They Love Me Not”, which incorporates Bombay Bramble Gin, Giffard Banane du Brésil and Pineapple Puree as well as Rhine Hall Cherry Brandy, Greenbar Poppy Amaro, Licor 43, Lemon and Honey Syrup. Sounds Delicious!
This Valentine’s Day, spend a romantic evening at Chicago’s Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Located at 221 N Columbus Drive, the Blu Aqua is offering a Valentine’s Day package featuring a prosecco toast and chocolate-covered strawberries, and a couples massage at the hotel’s Windy City Massage, all for $399. This package is available from February 10 to February 14. You can make reservations now through February 14. Book a dinner reservation at the hotel’s restaurant, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. Schedule your couples massage at Windy City Massage.
Plan a special Valentine’s Day along the Chicago River at Renaissance Hotel! The Renaissance is holding a special Valentine’s Day menu at their rooftop bar, Raised Bar Chicago. The venue’s special menu holds a variety of featured cuisines such as grilled oysters, sumac glazed duck, fraganosa tart, in addition to the handful of love-themed cocktails! This year, book the hotels special “Fall in Love in February” package which includes breakfast for two at the hotels Staytion Market & Bar! Their breakfast is the perfect kick-start to your morning and you’ll be sure to fall in love with every bite!
For a romantic Valentine’s Day overnight stay at a Chicago hotel, checkout The Robey Chicago Hotel package, “Love, Robey”. From February 10-19, the “Love Robey” package includes a bottle of champagne, a charcuterie board for two, and five chocolate covered strawberries. The Robey Chicago Hotel has beautiful views of the city and is located in Bucktown. Make sure to book your room between now and February 18. Pricing: Best available rate + $50 for 2 people.
Looking for a staycation this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk! With stunning views of the city, this is the perfect place to spend a romantic night. Located in River North, make dinner reservations at one of the hotel’s five restaurants including Shula’s Steak House. You are sure to enjoy your stay at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk!
Sushi Suite, on 1812 N Clark St, is an intimate restaurant in the Hotel Lincoln. This spot has a 17-course, 75-minute omakase dining experience. The omakase menu has a variety of delectable pieces of nigiri sushi. Their fish is sourced from all over the world, so there’s something for everyone. To step up your experience, choose the Date Night Package, which includes two seats for the famous 75-minute, 17-Course Omakase, plus a craft cocktail flight ($170 – $180). This warm and close space will make your night special with attention to every detail.