The biggest date night of the year is coming up and while things aren’t totally back to normal, the city’s restaurants are pulling out all the stops so you and your date still celebrate in style this Valentine’s Day.

We’ve picked out some great deals and romantic specials for a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner in Chicago, whether you’re looking to cozy up on a outdoor patio or enjoy an intimate meal at home.

Outdoor dining

Geja’s Cafe: Known as one of the most romantic spots in the city, Geja’s diners can enjoy the full fondue experience (including beef tenderloin, lobster tail, chocolate, champagne, and more) while cozied up near an outdoor fireplace. 

Bar Ramone: Travel to Spain with Bar Ramone’s dinner for two, featuring charcuterie, crispy Spanish rice, steak with whipped potatoes, and more. The regular menu will also be available.

A couple dines outdoors at Bar Ramone
Bar Ramone

Siena Tavern: In River North, enjoy a four-course tasting menu of Italian favorites on Siena Tavern’s heated and covered outdoor dining area. 

Tzuco: Enjoy an intimate dinner on this heated, covered patio in River North. The meal includes three courses of French-Mexican cuisine, plus a welcome drink and a dramatic surprise dessert.

Le Sud: Spend Valentine’s Day inside a glamping-style heated dome, where you can dine on French-Mediterranean fare like wood-grilled steak and an arctic char filet.

Prime & Provisions Steakhouse: Splurge on an unforgettable meal at this River North steakhouse, which will be serving a signature a la carte menu on their heated and covered patio.

RPM Italian: Make a reservation on the heated and tented patio (or opt for the private greenhouse) to share Italian favorites with your sweetheart — you can even add on a single red rose or bouquet to be waiting at your table.

A decorate yurt at Swift & Sons
Swift & Sons; courtesy Kehoe Designs

Swift & Sons: Book one of the romantic yurts outside this West Loop steakhouse and enjoy a multi-course feast, with smoked trout tart, côte de boeuf, celery root agnolotti, and more.

Taxim: This Wicker Park spot will be offering a special prix fixe meal, with four courses of modern Greek favorites, plus a complimentary rose.

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah: Enjoy oysters, crab dip, Alaskan king crab legs, and a triple layer chocolate cake from this Lincoln Park seafood spot in the comfort of your own home.

The Bristol: Spend a magical evening inside The Bristol’s romantic snow globes, where you can dine on American fare in a climate controlled setting.

Kyōten: Looking for something extra special for Valentine’s Day this year? Rent out this acclaimed sushi spot for the evening and enjoy a private omakase for up to six guests.

Delivery & carry-out dinners

Aba: Make it an evening to remember with a Mediterranean feast for two from Aba; add on a rose bouquet or an interactive truffle kit for extra romance.

Avli Taverna: Get creative and send your loved ones a Valentine cocktail gram, complete with a card and homemade truffles. This Greek spot is also offering Valentine meal boxes (with options like lamb shoulder, stuffed eggplant, and white fish).

Avli Taverna
Avli Taverna; photo by Kailley Lindman

Ella Elli: Pick up a four-course dinner experience to enjoy at home, which includes step-by-step cooking instructions. Choose from beef, vegetarian, and fish options, plus wine and champagne add-ons.

La Josie: This Mexican spot is offering special to-go dinners for two, with elevated options like lobster tail and grilled skirt steak, plus dessert and cocktail options.

Beatrix: All locations of this health-conscious spot will be offering a Valentine’s Day package for takeout and delivery, featuring main lobster risotto, slow-braised short rib, chocolate cake, and more. Add on a locally made bouquet from Flowers for Dreams.

Lou Malnati’s: What says romance better than a deep dish pizza? A heart-shaped deep dish pizza. Order one for yourself or ship a pie to a far-away loved one.

Sepia: Order a three-course meal for two from Sepia, which includes smoked beet tartare, braised duck pot pie, a chocolate fondant cake, and more.

Mon Ami Gabi: The “Je T’Aime” package includes a Parisian dinner date for two, with six courses of bistro dishes like lobster bisque and beef tenderloin with truffle butter and frites.

Summer House Santa Monica & Stella Barra: Order a luxury dinner date for two, whether you opt for a fully prepared seven-course feast or a DIY meal kit you can make with your sweetheart.

Pizzeria Portofino: It’s hard to think of a better combo than pizza and prosecco. Enjoy a bottle of bubbly, salad, pasta, a heart-shaped pizza, red velvet cupcakes, and a flower arrangement from Pizzeria Portofino.

Tanta: Spend a romantic Valentine’s Day at home with Peruvian-inspired cuisine, cooked and ready to reheat, like seared scallops, 48-hour short rib, chocolate cake with dulce de leche, and more.

Travelle at The Langham: Choose from a variety of special meal kits from Travelle, including Breakfast in Bed, Quarantine Love Kit (Dinner for 2), My Heart Melts for You – The Ultimate Sundae Kit, and more.

Looking for more? Explore Chicago restaurants offering delivery, carry-out, and outdoor dining.