(Closed) Chicago brides, I need your help! Romantic places to eat and…

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Favorite romantic place to eat: Sola (http://www.sola-restaurant.com/) It’s off the beaten path, but most places downtown that you might think of are too touristy and/or crowded to really be truly romantic. Plus it’s right off the el.

As for things to do … Chicago in June is fantastic. I would definitely consider tickets to a baseball game if you are fans. Rent bikes or rollerblades and hit the lakefront (or run if you are runners) because EVERYONE will be out. Go to Shedd Aquarium, and at least one other museum. The chicago architechture boat tour is a favorite (going down the chicago river). And if you’re really adventurous you could kayak the chicago river.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Ravenswood Billboard Factory

I love this Italian placed called Prosecco.  If you go for dinner, each meal is started with a complimentary glass!  I’d also recommend checking out the Hancock Building viewing deck, but the best way to see the city is via a Double Decker bus tour.  There are always tons of deals for couple’s massages, too, so sign up for notices from Groupon or Living Social so you don’t have to over pay for those luxuries while you’re here. Kiss

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I suggest the Signature Room!  Great view of the city from up there 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with the Signature Room but only for drinks and not for dinner.  Therefore, instead of just paying admission to head up to the John Hancock observatory, you get a cocktail!  This is a fun way to end a marathon shopping trip on Michigan Ave.

I also second the architectural boat tour.  It’s a great way to see the city.  Check out the museums and pick the one that best suits your tastes.

One of my favorite romantic restaurants is Piccolo Sogno.  Their outside garden area is so beautiful.  You almost forget you’re in a busy city!

If you are baseball fans and the Cubs are in town, that’s always a good idea.  Also, if you’re the type that likes a few cocktails, it’s fun to go to a game and then bar hop along Clark St.  There will be tons of people out having a good time.  Although, I have to warn you, if crowds and excess drinking aren’t your thing, stay away!!!

Let us know what you decide and we’ll try to help you out more!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Don’t forget to go to the Brookfield Zoo!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you travel a little bit north there is a place in milwaukee that is called Pieces of Eight it is right on the lake front. 

There is also Kirsh’s in Lake geneva. 

Lake geneva is about an hour and a half north of chicago but a beautiful location that is visited by many who are in the chicago land area.  check out lake genevas website

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My fiance and I love La Creperie (http://www.lacreperieusa.com/) and Cafe 28 (http://www.cafe28.org/). Both have patios that will be awesome in June. The former is a cute little place in East Lakeview, and the latter is a Cuban Mexican fusion place in Ravenswood. If you’re looking for music after dinner while on the northside, hop a cab to the Green Mill. It’s an old Al Capone hangout with fabulous live jazz. During the day, rent a couple of bikes and ride up the lakefront!

Post # 11
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Newbee

I second Piccolo Sogno’s patio – its beautiful and the food delicious. North Pond is my favorite romantic restaurant. It is a little pricey, but the view and the food is amazing. The restaurant, North Pond, is located in Lincoln Park and over looks the north pond as well as the downtown skyline. And the only way to get to the restaurant is to walk through the park. If you do go to North Pond, make sure you ask for the front room – that is the space that has windows facing downtown and the pond.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Top choice: North Pond (in the middle of Lincoln Park– great location, excellent food, and they put your name on the menu, to keep!)

But, I also love Sola, David Burkehouse (for steak), and if you’re looking for something off the beaten path Boinsoiree. 

Also, @future.mrs.campfield: just as an fyi, Pieces of Eight closed a couple of years ago– it’s now Harbor House, a Bartolotta restaurant.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

If you like fondue, I find Geja’s Cafe to be very romantic. My boyfriend and I went there with my family for new year’s eve, and again a few weeks ago. It’s mostly candlelit in there, and a live guitarist plays classical guitar music. I love it. 

As for stuff to do, all the usual attractions are my faves. I’m especially a fan of the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. And for outdoor stuff, I love wandering around Millenium Park, Navy Pier, and Brookfield Zoo. 

Oh and you didn’t ask for nightlife, but in case you’re interested, bf and I like Hub51 (bar, restaurant, and separate club area), Excalibur (just basically a giant club), English (restaurant and pub). and State (bar). 

Enjoy your time in Chicago!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you’re interested in seeing the museums, look into buying a go chicago card or a chicago city pass, it will save you quite a bit if you want to be able to go to all of them…my favorites are the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium…and visit the Skydeck ledge for lots of cool pictures

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Also, try to stop at the Wit hotel bar for a drink.  It’s on the rooftop of the hotel– very swanky.

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