(Closed) Where to eat in Chicago?

posted 9 years ago in Chicago
Post # 4
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go to Kiki’s Bistro in River North. It’s French. Not too expensive, but definitely upscale. Lots of older, European people. Kiki himself answers the phone and he or his wife greet you when you walk in. Rich food, but awesome. Pretty atmosphere, too.


Post # 5
47280 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Chowhound is a great resource for information on dining in other cities.

Here is the link to the Chicago board:



You can also post your specific questions. It is polite to do a bit of a search on the site first.


Post # 7
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We didn’t go to too many places when we were there a few years ago (only in town for a short time), but I loved Kinzie Chophouse.. amazing bellinis, too! 😛

Post # 8
47280 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just enter “romantic” in the search box and many alternatives come up.

You can always post a request for suggestions, as I said before. Use the same wording you did here.



Post # 9
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

EVERYWHERE!!! Just kidding… but, yeah- everywhere. Sushi Samba is AWESOME, Carnivale, Lawrys (Get lobster, yum!), Geja’s Cafe (fondu, REALLY romantic, private, and delicious- this place is a MUST for a honeymoon!)

Post # 10
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Tango Sur is a wonderful Argentine steak house in Lakeview… very small and cozy, candlelit, and very reasonably priced considering the wonderful food and huge portions you get! You can have a dinner for two for easily under $100… and the best part? It’s BYOB so if you have a special bottle of wine you want to drink or just want to save a bit of money, they will let you bring in whatever you want (no corkage fee). When they put you in the waiting room before your table is ready, they even offer to open your wine right there for you 🙂

Post # 11
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with Geja’s.  It is constantly voted the most romantic restaurant in the city.  Vivo in the West Loop is nice for Italian and there are some cute places to go for cocktails a walk away. 

Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

Violet Hour for fantastic cocktails and a nice “date” atmosphere, although if you’re staying on Michigan Avenue The Drawing Room would be closer and is also great.  Piccolo Sogno is excellent and well-priced Italian close to downtown.  There are really so many wonderful restaurants in Chicago.  If you have specifics on where you are staying or the type of cuisine you prefer I’d be happy to provide more recommendations.  I love Chicago’s food scene! I second @inexplicablecomfort’s recommendation for Kiki’s Bistro if you like French food.

Edit – if you go to Violet Hour be aware that there is no sign…you’ll just see a big industrial looking door and most likely some people waiting outside, but I promise it is really cozy inside!

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