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Valentine’s Day in Chicago: 5 Romantic Restaurants

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Chicago is an ideal place to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with your significant other, but only if you know where to go. The Windy City might be cold this time of year, but you’re sure to warm up at any of these romantic Chicago restaurants perfect for Valentine’s Day.

1. Everest

440 S LaSalle Street, 40th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Everest is the perfect way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Like its namesake, Everest offers some of the most breathtaking views of Chicago you’ll find, with the food and wine selection to match. The menu is fresh and inspired, thanks to Chef Jean Joho’s upbringing in the Alsace region of France. Everest offers three- and four-course pre fixe menus, as well as seven-course degustation and vegetarian menus for the more culinarily adventurous. There is also a selection of 1,600 wines to choose from. At Everest, you can enjoy the perfect meal with the perfect wine and the perfect company.

2. Jane’s

1655 W Courtland Street
Chicago, IL 60622

If you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day without having to deal with all the pomp and circumstance, consider making a reservation at Jane’s, a quiet spot tucked away in Bucktown. Don’t let the casual, relaxed environment fool you: the menu at Jane’s does not disappoint. It also includes several vegetarian options. Enjoy a glass or two of wine to pair with dishes like the porterhouse pork chop or goat cheese stuffed chicken, followed by any of Jane’s decadent desserts.

3. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf

218 W Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

You and your significant other will feel like you’ve stepped back in time at Bavette’s, an upscale steakhouse with a speakeasy vibe located across the street from Merchandise Mart. Reservations at Bavette’s tend to fill up very quickly, so you may be better off stopping by for after dinner drinks. It’s a carnivore’s delight, with a menu full of mouthwatering dishes like filet mignon, lamb chops and meatloaf, and classic steakhouse sides, including Brussels sprouts, creamed spinach and wedge salad.

4. Les Nomades

222 E Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

At Les Nomades, French cuisine and a no-fuss, intimate atmosphere join forces to create the perfect Valentine’s Day dining experience. An exceptional menu of French haute cuisine that includes foie gras, escargots, duck, and veal sweetbread is the perfect way to indulge. The wine menu at Les Nomades is also quite impressive, with hundreds of options to pair with your meal. You’d be remiss not to order dessert. Creme brulee, poached pears and a warm chocolate praline tart are just a few ways to satisfy your sweet tooth.

5. Maude’s Liquor Bar

840 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Maude’s Liquor Bar is part of the same hospitality group that brings you Bavette’s. In other words, it’s not going to fall short of your expectations, and it was practically made for date night. Fresh oysters, chilled seafood and classic French dishes like croque madame and steak tartare fill the menu at this charming, romantic bistro in the West Loop. At the very least, stop by for a nightcap. Their cocktail selection is anything but ordinary.

Valentine’s Day Transportation in Chicago: Choose OML Worldwide

If there were ever a time to pull out all the stops on date night, it’s Valentine’s Day. Why not mark the occasion by reserving a luxury sedan, SUV or limousine to take you and your date all around Chicago? Better yet, why not choose a transportation company that has 60 years of experience serving Chicagoland?

OML Worldwide has called Chicago home since 1956, and during that time, we have perfected the art of chauffeured transportation by providing beautiful luxury vehicles, professional drivers and exceptional customer service to each of our clients.

Take a look at our fleet and find the vehicle that suits your tastes and meets your needs. Once you book your outing with OML, the only thing you have to worry about is what you’ll do that night. Contact OML Worldwide to learn more about our exemplary Valentine’s Day services.


*Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in February 2016 and has since been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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