Valentine’s Day Restaurant Specials & Events in Chicago

| February 3, 2012 | 3 Comments

Need ideas on where to dine with your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Check the 20+ venues listed below:

BISTRONOMIC

840 N. Wabash Avenue | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.944.8400 | www.bistronomic.net

Valentine’s Day Menus at Bistronomic
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
Bistronomic invites Chicagoans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exclusive four-course menu on Tuesday, February 14. For $55 per person ($80 per person with wine pairing), guests will enjoy menu items like Lobster Bisque (crème fraiche, tarragon, cognac), Winter Salad (Chiogga beet, capriole goat cheese, hazelnut vinaigrette), Scottish Salmon (flageolet bean, fennel mousseline, Manila clams), Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre (dried plums, duck fat fingerling potatoes, aged Armagnac sauce) and more. Diners will finish off the meal with something sweet like Napoleon of Crème Brulee (caramelized phyllo, strawberry coulis, butterscotch sauce) or Bittersweet Chocolate Crepes (winter orange salad, mint, Grand Marnier sauce). Limited regular menu available a la carte. Complete Valentine’s menu available upon request.

For those celebrating early, Bistronomic will offer a three-course menu for $45 per person Friday, February 10 through Monday, February 13. Limited regular menu available a la carte. Reservations required by calling 312.944.8400.

 

CARNIVALE

702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 | www.carnivalechicago.com

Valentine’s Day Carnivale-style
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$5 – $48
Guests will indulge in decadent specials Valentine’s Day weekend at Carnivale, including
Oyster shooters ($5), Spicy Shrimp Soup $9, Whole Fried Fish (Market Price), Tomahawk Ribeye ($48), and Flourless Chocolate Cake ($10). Full Valentine’s Day menu available upon request.

 

CHICAGO CUT STEAKHOUSE
300 N. LaSalle St. | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.1800 | www.chicagocutsteakhouse.com

Signature Chocolate Bags at Chicago Cut Steakhouse
$15
Chicago Cut Steakhouse invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chef Jackie Shen’s signature Chocolate Bag ($15). This infamous dessert features a rich dark chocolate “bag” filled with Callebaut white chocolate mousse, organic fresh berries, Tahitian vanilla bean whipped cream and a raspberry coulis adorning the plate. Photo available upon request. Reservations required by calling 312.329.1800.

 

CHICAGO q
1160 N. Dearborn St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312.642.1160 | www.chicagoqrestaurant.com

LOVE-ly Specials for Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 10; Saturday, February 11; and Tuesday, February 14
Chicago q offers diners special menu items created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Reservations recommended.

Appetizer Special: Sharing Plate for Two, $16.75
House Bacon Cheddar Hush Puppies, Fried Green Tomatoes, Smoked Dry-Rubbed Wings, BBq Shrimp with Lemon-Infused Grits

Entree Special: q Surf & Turf, $37.75
Dry-Rubbed Hanger Steak, Crab-Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Parmesan-Cream Spinach

Dessert Special: q Shortcake, $7.75
White Chocolate Strawberry Mousse, Candied-Bacon Scone, Maple Mascarpone

 

CITYSCAPE BAR
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.836.5000 | www.cityscapebar.com

Cityscape’s Weekend of Romance
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
Chicagoans are invited to celebrate the most romantic weekend of the year with stunning panoramic views of downtown’s River North. Cityscape Bar, located on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, will host Valentine’s Day this February with cocktail, wine and champagne specials along with a specialty appetizer. The specialty appetizer is Prosciutto, Crab and Spinach Rangoon, Rice Noodles and Thai Peanut Sauce for $9, and guests are invited to sample $7 specialty martinis and multiple wine and champagne specials, offered both by the glass and bottle.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES
ODYSSEY CRUISES
Reservations required | 866.305.2469 | www.odyssey.com

Nothing is more magnificent than a Valentine’s Day Weekend celebration on the water aboard the Odyssey, Chicago’s most luxurious cruising vessel.

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Cruises
Friday, February 10; Saturday, February 11; Tuesday, February 14
Featuring Odyssey’s Valentine Dinner Menu
Includes a complimentary Champagne Toast and a Single Rose per couple
Enhance your Valentine’s Cruise experience with Odyssey’s Gold or Platinum Packages
Friday Boarding: 6:30 PM; Friday Cruising: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday & Tuesday Boarding: 6:00 PM; Saturday & Tuesday Cruising: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: From $89.90 per person (Friday); From $99.90 per person (Saturday, Tuesday)**

Valentine’s Weekend Sunday Brunch & Dinner Cruises
Sunday, February 12
Valentine’s Weekend Sunday Brunch
Boarding: 11:15 AM; Cruising: Noon – 2:00 PM
Price: From $58.90 per adult, $35.95 per child age 3-12**

Valentine’s Weekend Sunday Buffet Dinner
Boarding: 5:30 PM; Cruising: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Price: From $74.90 per person**

 

SPIRIT OF CHICAGO CRUISES
Reservations required | 866.273.2469 | www.spiritofchicago.com

Chicagoans are invited to make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit of Chicago and treat loved ones to a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars. On the warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be one to remember.

Valentine’s Weekend Saturday Dinner
Saturday, February 11 & Tuesday, February 14
Includes a table for each party size, a complimentary champagne toast and a single rose per couple
Enhance the Valentine Cruise experience with Spirit’s Gold or Platinum Packages
Boarding: 6:30 PM; Cruising: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price: From $79.90 per person**

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (866) 273-2469 or by visiting www.spiritofchicago.com.

 

FRONTIER
1072 North Milwaukee | Chicago, IL 60642 | 773.772.4322 | www.thefrontierchicago.com

Valentine’s Day Hearts Menu at Frontier
Saturday, February 11 through Tuesday, February 14
$30 per person and $50 per couple
Frontier invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique “Hearts Dinner” menu of specials created by Pioneer Tavern Group Corporate Chef Brian Jupiter. The four-course prix fixe menu will feature beef, lamb and veal hearts incorporated into dishes like Beef Heart Tartar, Sugar Cane Skewered Lamb Heart and more. Patrons can also indulge in a Chocolate Raspberry Martini for Valentine’s Day weekend for $8. The complete Valentine’s Day menu is available below.

MENU:
First Course: “Cold Hearted”
Beef Heart Tartar, Chopped Egg, Capers, Cornichons, Red Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Truffle Crème Fraiche, Potato Blinis

Second Course: “Cupid’s Arrow”
Sugar Cane Skewered Lamb Heart, Aji Panca, Aji Amarillo, Heart of Palm Fries, Spinach and Bacon Foam

Third Course: “Sweet Heart”
Braised Veal Heart and Sweet Potato Ravioli, Sage Brown Butter, Crispy Sweetbreads, Veal Bone Reduction.

Dessert

 

GEMINI BISTRO

2075 N Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL | 60614 | www.geminibistrochicago.com

Special Valentine’s Weekend Menu Specials
Saturday, February 11; Sunday, February 12; and Tuesday, February 14
This Valentine’s Day, Gemini Bistro offers their regular menu and a special Valentine’s Day menu. Chef Jason Paskewitz’s romantic specials include Lobster Risotto with Maine lobster, creme fraiche, and sweet tarragon; Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with brandied cherry jam, toasted almonds and brioche; Roasted Rack of Lamb with a goat cheese tart, garlicky spinach, and natural reduction; and Baked Stuffed Filet of Sole with crab meat stuffing, haricots verts, and lemon buerre blanc.

 

GIORDANO’S
www.giordanos.com

Giordano’s Heart-Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day
Heart-Shaped Pizzas available for Dine-in, Carryout or Delivery on Tuesday, February 7 – Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Shipping orders available now; orders for shipped pizzas must be placed by February 12 for delivery by Valentine’s Day.
Prices start at just $17 per pizza, not including tax, gratuity or delivery charges.

This Valentine’s Day, Chicagoans are invited to eat their hearts out with Giordano’s heart-shaped, signature stuffed pizzas. Diners can order varieties to their hearts-content—Giordano’s Heart-Shaped Pizzas are available for any stuffed pizza combination. Photos available upon request.

Heart-shaped pizzas are available at all Chicagoland Giordano’s locations for dine-in, carryout, delivery and shipping nationwide. Stuffed Heart-Shaped Pizzas available for shipping include the “Chicago Classic,” Spinach, Cheese, Sausage, and Pepperoni. Shipping orders can be placed at www.giordanos.com.

Available at all Giordano’s Restaurant Chicagoland Locations, complete list here.

 

ITALIASIA
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza | 15th Floor | 350 W. Mart Center Drive | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.529.1157 | www.italiasiarestaurant.com

ItaliAsia Valentine’s Day & Dancing to Stitely Orchestra
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$35 per person
In celebration of Valentine’s Day this February, ItaliAsia Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza will feature a special romantic dinner for two prix-fixe menu. For $35 per guest, diners can enjoy a 3-course dinner featuring a salad, choice of entrée and dessert. Menu highlights include Miso Glazed Duck Breast, Ponzu and Sake Infused Halibut, and Szechwan Pepper Crusted New York Strip (menu available upon request).

On Saturday, February 11, the dinner package will include dancing to the Stitely Orchestra in the Wolf Point Ballroom from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. There will be a cash bar and photobooth on site. Reservations are required by calling 312.529.1157 or emailing italiasiarestaurant@martplaza.com.

 

KOI
624 Davis Street | Evanston, IL 60201 | 847.866.6969 | www.koievanston.com

Couples Prix-Fixe at Koi
Tuesday, February 14
$25 per person, excluding tax and gratuity
Couples are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Koi Restaurant in Evanston with a special menu for the holiday. Specialty menu includes a Sushi Tuna Rose Appetizer, an appetizer comprised solely of tuna and served in the shape of a rose (photo available upon request), followed by the Dragon and Phoenix Entrée featuring the Dragon, crispy chicken covered in tangy sweet and spicy pepper sauce, and the Phoenix, shrimp sauteed with vegetables in white wine sauce. This entrée for two brings longevity to the relationship. Guests can indulge in chocolate cake for dessert, and a glass of house red wine, white wine or sake rounds out the menu. Reservations recommended.

KOI HOURS: Lunch: Mon. – Sat.11:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Dinner: Sun. – Thurs. 4:30 – 10:00 PM | Fri. – Sat. 4:30 – 11:00 PM

 

LM
4539 N Lincoln Ave. | Chicago, IL 60625 | 773.942.7585 | www.lmrestaurant.com

Valentine’s Day at LM Restaurant
Friday, February 10 – Friday, February 17 (excludes Sunday, February 12)
$45 per person (excludes tax and gratuity)
LM Restaurant, Lincoln Square’s authentic French gastro bistro, invites guests to celebrate the most romantic time of the year with an exclusive Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu. Executive Chef Justin Perdue presents a $45 four-course menu; complete menu below. Limited selections from regular menu will also be available.

Valentine’s Day Menu
Artichoke Soup, hazelnut and caper ragout, basil
Sea Bass, cous cous, roasted beets, meyer lemon cream
Duck Breast, parsnip puree, wild mushroom, bacon foam
Strawberry Shortcake

 

LOBBY LOUNGE at SHOWPLACE ICON THEATRE
150 W. Roosevelt Road | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312-564-2104 | www.showplaceicon.com

Valentine’s Day Specials at Lobby Lounge
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$5 – $13
Perfect for any date night, guests can enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Weekend with the following drink specials:
Love is in the Air Martini: raspberry vodka, creme de cacao, half and half; $12
Love Machine: vodka, pomegranate liqueur, orange juice, splash of cranberry; $12
Reel Romance: Malibu Rum, butterscotch schnapps, pineapple, half and half; $12
Cupids Way: peach schnapps, cranberry, prosecco; $12
Jack Daniels is a Honely of Gentleman: Flight of Jack Daniels, Honey Jack, and Gentleman Jack; $10
Zen of Zin: $9 glass and $36 bottle
Red or White Wine: $5/glass

Featured food specials will include BBQ Brisket Pizza (Spicy BBQ, asiago, mozzarella, smoked brisket, red pearl onions and Southwest slaw; $13). Movies premiering at Icon for Valentine’s Day include The Vow and more.

 

LUXBAR
18 E. Bellevue Place | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.642.3400 | www.luxbar.com

Chocolates for Valentine’s Day
Tuesday, February 14
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, LUXBAR will give all dining guest complimentary house-made chocolate truffles made with hazelnut liqueur and dusted with coco powder.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM |
Bar: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM, Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:00 AM, Sunday: 8:00 AM-2:00 AM

 

PHIL STEFANI’S 437 RUSH
437 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.222.0101 | www.philstefanis437rush.com

437 Rush Valentine’s Day & Charity Donation
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$8 Special Dessert; $99 3-course Dinner for Two
Guests will enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dessert for $8. The featured dessert is Italian Zabaione, a cream center surrounded by chocolate gelato, caramelized hazelnuts and cocoa, served with warm Tahitian Vanilla sauce. $1 from each special dessert sold will be donated to Stefani Children’s Foundation, which is celebrating it’s 25th year in 2012.

437 Rush will offer a romantic three course Valentine’s Day dinner for two for only $99 which includes Roasted Jumbo Shrimp wrapped in Organic Pancetta, 16 oz Grilled Beef Chateaubriand and, for dessert, Aged Balsamic Semifreddo with chocolate brittle, organic California figs biscotto and candied black cherries (full menu available upon request). Regular menu also available.

437 Rush Amalfi Hotel Valentine’s Package
Wednesday, February 1 through Wednesday, February 29
437 Rush has partnered with the Amalfi Hotel to present a romantic Valentine’s package. Guests who book the package receive a $150 Gift Card for two to 437 Rush, a Bottle of Champage and Specialty Chocolates delivered to their room. When booking your reservation online please indicate a preferred restaurant reservation time.
The link to view: http://www.amalfihotelchicago.com/packages/index.cfm
The link to book: https://be3.innpoints.com/?hotelCode=QXSXY&style=cln&promoCode=437RUSH

 

PORKCHOP

941 W Randolph St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.733.9333 | www.porkchopchicago.com

Valentine’s Dinner for Two at Porkchop
Thursday, February 9 – Tuesday, February 14
$40 per couple (excludes tax and gratuity)
Porkchop, the West Loop’s only late night BBQ and whiskey spot, invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a $40 prix fixe dinner for two. From Thursday, February 9 – Tuesday, February 14 couples will enjoy an appetizer, two entrees and Valentine’s dessert. Featured entree options include fried chicken, half order of ribs, porkchop or spinach risotto. Reservations recommend; 312.733.9333

 

QUARTINO RISTORANTE
626 N. State | 312.698.5000 | www.quartinochicago.com

Sparkling Rosé and Chocolate Covered Long-Stemmed Strawberries
Tuesday, February 14 Only
Complimentary
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Quartino will give dining guests a complimentary glass of Sparkling Rosé along with a Chocolate Covered Long-Stemmed Strawberry to top off each Valentine’s Day meal. Reservations recommended.

HOURS: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 1:00 AM) | Saturday 11:30 AM – 3:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 1:00 AM; pizza until 2:00 AM) | Sunday 11:30 – 1:00 AM | (Kitchen open until 12:00 MIDNIGHT)

 

RIVA CRAB HOUSE on Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.7482 | www.rivanavypier.com

Valentine’s Weekend & Charity Donation at RIVA
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$8 Special Dessert
Guests will enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dessert with amazing skyline views for $8. The featured dessert is a Tiramisu with Kahlua, Espresso, Mascarpone, and Dutch Cocoa. $1 from each special dessert sold will be donated to Stefani Children’s Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2012.

 

RUSTIC HOUSE
1967 N. Halsted St. | Chicago, IL 60614 | 312.929.3227 | www.rustichousechicago.com

Special Valentine’s Weekend Menu Specials
Saturday, February 11; Sunday, February 12; and Tuesday, February 14
This Valentine’s Day, Rustic House offers their regular menu and a special Valentine’s Day menu. The “rustic” romantic menu includes Oyster Rockefeller, featuring baked oysters, Pernod, spinach, and bacon; Filet of Beef Carpaccio with hearts of palm, lemon vinaigrette, and shaved Parmesan; and a Whole Baked Lobster featuring Maine Lobster, scallop stuffing, parsley red potatoes, and drawn butter. Reservations recommended.
HOURS: Monday: Closed | Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Friday & Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Sunday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

TAVERN ON RUSH
1031 N. Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611 | 312.644.9600 | www.tavernonrush.com

Tavern on Rush Valentine’s Day Specials
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$35 – $180
Guests who celebrate Valentine’s Weekend at Tavern on Rush can indulge in a decadent $180 five-course prix fixe menu for two created by Executive Chef John Gatsos. The complete menu is available below. Additionally, Dom Perignon will be on special by the glass at $35 each. The regular menu will also be available.

First Course:
Oyster Chowder

Second Course:
Baby red romaine lettuce tossed in pomegrante vinarette topped with toasted almonds

Third Course:
Rissoto with shaved perigod truffles

Fourth Course:
Surf and Turf 12 oz filet mignon and 12 oz lobster tail with a side of asparagus and smoked gouda mashed potatoes

Fifth Course:
Chocolate truffles and berries dipped in chocolate

HOURS: Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 AM | Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 

TUSCANY RESTAURANT on Taylor Street
1014 W. Taylor St. | Chicago, IL 60607 | 312.829.1990 | www.tuscanychicago.com

Tuscany on Taylor Valentine’s Dinner & Charity Donation
Friday, February 10 – Tuesday, February 14
$6.50 Special Dessert; $32 – $40 4-course menu
Guests will enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dessert for $6.50. The featured dessert is a Tiramisu with Kahlua, Espresso, Mascarpone, and Dutch Cocoa. $1 from each special dessert sold will be donated to Stefani Children’s Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th year in 2012.

Tuscany on Taylor will feature two four-course prix fixe menu options priced at $32 and $40. Prix fixe item options will include salad, Calamari, Mezzelune Cipriani, Linguine with a 6 oz Lobster and Spicy Marinara, Veal Portobello, Mini Cannoli, Tiramisu and more. The complete prix fixe menus are available upon request.

 

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