Romance is not dead in the city of Chicago. With careful pandemic regulations, restaurants have opened back up and are ready to host your next date night. Needless to say, the last couple of months have been stressful. We understand that you and your special someone need an escape. Go all out and enjoy a safe, fun night at these spectacular Chicago steakhouses for a guaranteed, well deserved, romantic night.
If you’re looking for a more relaxed environment, About Last Knife is your place. Located at Hotel Julian on Michigan Ave, you could even take a short romantic stroll through Maggie Daley Park to work up an appetite. This steakhouse combines their retro ambiance with a fun spin on delicious steak options. Some fan favorites include their Signature Wellington by the Slice and their 14 oz. NY Steak. It wouldn’t be a date night without some drinks–perhaps wine? They have a great selection of both red, white and rosé. Make sure to save some room for dessert. Try their beloved cheesecake or french vanilla crème brûlée.
Morton’s offers a luxurious feel, promising a memorable date night that everyone will enjoy. Don’t be scared to go all out! Located on Wacker, this steakhouse is right in the heart of Chicago, surely to remind you how romantic the city can be. They have a vast selection of steaks: Filet Mignon, Prime New York Strip, Prime Porterhouse and more. Leave it to Morton’s to be the steak experts. All their delicious entrees can be paired with fan-favorite sides, such as sauteed spinach and mushrooms or lobster macaroni and cheese! You’ll certainly leave there with a smile.
If you haven’t tried a Japanese Steak house, then here’s your chance. It’s fine dining, but with a twist! Roka Akor is located on Chicago’s River North providing a true city experience. If you want that mini get-away from quarantine, here is your destination. With their contemporary Japanese menu, they create diverse entrees that add a kick to your traditional steak. Take for example, their Prime Rib Eye served with Wafu dressing and their Prime Skirt Steak with sweet garlic soy sauce. However, if you’re ready to truly indulge, order their famous Japanese Grade Wagyu Beef. Pair their signature steaks with one of their many other Japanese traditional hot or cold platters. Steak and sushi? Sign me up.
Looking for all-around fun? Famous for their colourful, unique ambiance, your date night is sure to take-off at Carnivale. This premiere dining destination is located in Chicago’s West loop and has been a city favorite highlighting Central and South American cuisine. While it may not be the traditional steakhouse, it’s the ideal combination of deliciousness and fun– ‘wow’ factor included. Their Gaucho steak is a 45 day dry aged Linz Heritage Ribeye, served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and chimichurri. Guaranteed, their cocktail menu will catch your eye. Relax and take the edge off with a refreshing Mojito. Fun is exactly what you and your partner need for a memorable date night. You’ll be sure to return.
Chicago is ready for romance! You deserve that perfect night out. These steakhouses can make that happen.
Written By: Jessica Narvaez