There’s a good reason why Geja’s Café is consistently voted one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago.
From the atmosphere (dark, sexy, and cozy) to the food (would it be *cheesy* if we called it sensual? Just be sure to take advantage of the coat check -- the scent of oil will stick to your clothes, and that’s not sexy.
Tip: although shisha is quite different from tobacco, make sure your date isn't devoted to maintaining perfectly pink lungs before making any reservations.
Start off the night at Superdawg and see if your date passes the ketchup test, then make your way over to Southport Lanes -- one of the few bowling alleys left that uses human pinsetters.
Grab a drink at each spot, hit up the photo booth, and then move on to the next. A night out at Dusek’s, Punch House, and Thalia Hall is like three dates in one.
Start off with oysters at the newly BIB-nominated Dusek’s, then head to an after-dinner show at Thalia Hall, the historic landmark space redesigned and reopened in 2013 by the same owners.
Secret handshakes and last-minute location details -- be a part of one of the many secret supper clubs in and around the city.
Some are easier to get into than others, but once you’re in... For the not-so-musically-inclined, hit Movieoke at The Whistler on the first Monday of every month, where instead of song lyrics, you'll be quoting your favorite movie scenes on stage.
Just stay away from anything from The biggest problem with long meals?
By the time you’re done, you tend to feel groggy and too full to move.
Get up close and personal with your food by cooking side-by-side at The Chopping Block.