With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we're all scrambling to choose the perfect dinner spot. Take a gander at some of my picks for special-occasion dining in the city.
Upscale and well-executed dishes. Peaceful ambience and sharp service make it a special occasion-worthy pick.
All I can say is "wowzer." Elegance and ritz like I've never experienced. Both menus (the veggie "Flora" and meaty "fauna") are winners, but flora has the slight edge in creativity.
A Chicago classic! The steak is buttery and juicy; atmosphere is easy and non-stuffy.
Southern-style indulgence at its finest. The complimentary goat cheese biscuits are reason enough to walk in the door. Go gangbusters and get the fried chicken. And DO NOT skip dessert.
Where gorgeous folks nosh amazing food. Go for big, meaty dishes, check out the killer beer list, and don't skip dessert. Always busy.
You've never encountered cocktails like the masterpieces here. You'll drop a wad of cash, but you'll be handsomely rewarded with a memorable experience.
Hotel Lincoln's rooftop is a mecca of beautiful people (even locals!), fancy cocktails, and a killer view of Lincoln Park, the lake, and the skyline. Not too shabby.