11 of the Best Fancy Restaurants to Take Your Valentine

We all want to make our significant other feel special on Valentine’s Day, and there’s no better way to show them your love by having an elegant dinner at an upscale Chicago restaurant. If you need ideas on how to impress your significant other on this Valentine’s Day, look no further than our list below.

These are 11 of the fanciest restaurants in the city!


Geja’s Cafe

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340 W. Armitage Avenue

It’s been called one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago. Geja’s offers a close, intimate setting with warm fondue to warm your hearts. If you plan ahead, you can also order flowers to your table as well for something extra special.



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1723 N. Halsted St

Is your significant other a foodie who has not been to Alinea? To really impress them, take them to this beautiful space and indulge in an unexpectedly wonderful meal. If you’re into a creative menu and world-class chef, Alinea needs to be on your radar.



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41 E. Chestnut St

When it comes to seafood restaurants, it doesn’t get much fancier than Truluck’s. With a phenomenal wine selection that you’re sure to enjoy, this Chicago restaurant won’t disappoint seafood and steak lovers alike. There is a separate location in Rosemont for our suburban readers as well.



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123 N. Jefferson Street

What better way to show someone your love than by taking them to a beautiful Michelin-starred restaurant? The menu is hand-picked for Valentine’s Day with special wine pairings that will accompany the meal perfectly. Reservations available between 5:15 and 9:30 p.m.



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565 W. Randolph St

Proxi’s menu features heart-warming dishes with global flavors. The options range from Tandoori Lamb Chops to Crab and Pomelo Salad. Dishes served a la carte and are perfect for sharing with your date. End the night on a sweet note with a colorful, delicious dessert.


Mercat A La Planxa

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636 S. Michigan Ave

Visit one of the best tapas places in Chicago and be transported to Barcelona. This restaurant serves authentic yet approachable Spanish cuisine that tastes great. Check out their Valentine’s Day menu for exactly what you’ll find if you take your partner there.


RPM Steak

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66 W Kinzie St

Does a good steak come second only to you in your significant other’s heart? No need to look further than this world-class steak restaurant. They’ll be serving steak meant for two, such as 38 ounces of the Prime Dry-Aged 60 Day Long-Bone Ribeye or the 42-ounce Mishima TomahawkFor dessert, they will flambé a gorgeous Baked Alaska tableside.


The Press Room

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1134 W. Washington Blvd

Feed your stomach and your heart with The Press Room’s ingredient-driven American cuisine. As an added bonus, celebrate the occasion with 20 percent off bottles of sparkling wine and wine flights for $30.


Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

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912 N. State St

Enjoy a lavish dinner on the Gold Coast with your loved one. They will be serving their regular dinner menu with the addition of specials, including chilled Kusshi oysters, baked whole Maine lobster, and strawberry shortcake. The bi-level restaurant will also offer special pricing on NV Lanson Brut Black Label and Turnbull Cabernet.



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2075 N. Lincoln Ave

The prix fixe menu at this upscale dining location includes hamachi crude, Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp, Black Truffle Tagliatelle, and more. Items are available a la carte at the bar. This could turn into your new favorite spot.


ETA Restaurant + Bar

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455 N. Park Dr

Take your loved one on a culinary journey through the six-course prix fixe menu here, including Foie Gras Toast, Winter Black Truffle Risotto, and Striped Bass. End dinner on a sweet note with a red velvet sponge cake, cherry confit, and lemon-lime white chocolate mousse.


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