BY TAYLOR WADEChicagoans swarm patios, rooftops, and beer gardens to soak up the sun in the short summers. In this renovated space, you can find lush garden seating, an oversized mural by a local artist, and custom benches and chairs.
However, choosing among the abundance of options can be overwhelming, especially when you want to make a good impression on your date. The food menu will focus on seasonality and fresh ingredients from local farmers alongside a changing lineup of craft cocktails and summer wine coolers.
The interior is beautiful – the walls are lined with open-air garage doors among rustic reclaimed wood and sensual fireplaces.
It will feel like you're relaxing on a sunny beach and the coziness of a mountain cabin all in the comfort of Chicago.
The good news is that there are plenty of romantic restaurants in the Chicago suburbs to choose from, and some don’t even require reservations.
Whether you’re celebrating on Valentine’s Day or anther occasion altogether, choosing any of these Chicago suburban romantic restaurants will definitely leave you with a happy tummy. Wildfire is hands down one of my favorite restaurants, whether I’m on a date or eating with a group (six or more of you and you can enjoy their Supper Club, an all you can eat meal where you choose two appetizers, salads, sides, entrees, and desserts for the table at a fixed price).
Stick to the classics like french onion soup, steamed mussels, or steak frites, and it won't disappoint. The food is a mix of Korean and American creations that aren't exactly Korean, nor are they American.
Just don't call it fusion, because that's a bad explanation too.
We say yes to a very few - limiting it to locales that are at once casually hip and wonderfully flirty.
A fabulous way to visit or re-visit some of the best the city has to offer.
Each spot is picked for unique reasons and no two places are the same. Start with a "gathering board" of charcuterie and cheese, and go from there.
This Lincoln Square charmer features a 40-seat outdoor terrace offering a special outdoor menu everyday starting at 5pm.
Address: 2901 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657Website: massive outdoor beer garden was an institution even before they added a BBQ-minded kitchen.