If you are looking for a romantic getaway close to the city, Chicago’s North Shore has it all, especially during the month of February, when the ten inviting communities along the glorious shores of Lake Michigan celebrate North Shore Restaurant Month.
Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Prospect Heights, Skokie, Wheeling, Wilmette and Winnetka are all just a short drive away from the city center and each have their own unique charm. One thing we definitely like about all of these towns: they offer a myriad of dining options.
North Shore Restaurant Month
And it gets better! When you plan your visit to the North Shore during the month of February, you can enjoy delicious dining deals in dozens of great restaurants. Indulge in scrumptious multi-course meals and get amazing discounts to complimentary appetizers, entrées and desserts. You can find a list of the participating restaurants and the deals they offer on the North Shore Restaurant Month website.
We picked a few of our favorites! Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani’s Bar Siena in Skokie is one of those places that raise the bar with a creative approach to from-scratch Italian fare. Try the Italian street food, pizza and sharable plates or try the Restaurant Month Prix Fixe menu for $59!
In Evanston, you have to try out LeTour, Amy Morton’s newest eatery offering contemporary French-Moroccan fare. During the whole month of February, you get 15% off your guest check.
Last but not least, there’s Aboyer in Winnetka. At famed chef Michael Lachowicz’s lively and casual French American Bistro guests can expect an exceptional culinary experience, full bar, and extensive wine list at an affordable price. Make your reservation and see why Phil Vettel has awarded Aboyer three stars.
Why not stay …?
With so many great places to choose from, it may be a good idea to extend your stay and enjoy even more of everything the North Shore has to offer. Most of the North Shore’s 24 hotels and other places to stay offer special deals during the winter months.
Keep in mind that some of the hotel and restaurant deals may exclude Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid the North Shore on February 14th: there are plenty of special offers to celebrate with your special someone.