2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Chicago Area

Most Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

Sometimes we all need a little help when it comes time to finding a romantic restaurant. The selections we have gathered here have that certain something—perhaps a light-speckled patio, candelit ambience, or lovely garden—that can really impress a date. (Please note that some restaurants may be temporarily closed or takeout/delivery only depending on the restrictions in the area.)

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top romantic restaurants in Chicago.

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Ada St.

American, Small Plates, Wine Bar
Ada St.
14/20
Michael Kornick and David Morton are behind this hidden haunt for small plates. See More
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Artango Bar & Steakhouse
14/20
Argentinean steakhouse livens up Lincoln Square with music and food. See More

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Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
14/20
Brendan Sodikoff’s Euro-tinged American steakhouse goes beyond standard proteins to achieve striking results. See More
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Bistro Campagne
12/20
An organic bistro in Lincoln Square with several cozy dining rooms and affordable prices. See More
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Chez Joel
13/20
French fare --- unexpectedly --- is at home in the heart of Little Italy. See More

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Coast Sushi Bar
14/20
Sushi, cooked entrées and vegetarian options abound at this longstanding Bucktown BYOB. See More
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Ella Elli
12/20
Global fare and vintage cocktails lend sophistication to Chicago’s Southport Corridor. See More
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Geja's Cafe
12/20
Decades-old fondue restaurant that has seen its share of marriage proposals and anniversary celebrations. See More

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Gilt Bar
14/20
Rustic late-night fare and a hopping scene attract fashionable foodies to these River North digs. See More
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Le Bouchon
13/20
This quaint Chicago bistro has a myriad of peers, though few are its match. See More
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