Dinner Date Night

There are dozens of restaurants I love in Chicago, but for some reason when date night rolls around- my mind draws a total blank when it comes to choosing a place.

This post is dedicated to *THAT* exact moment.

LOW KEY:

  • Doc B’s– it’s healthy, cozy and not two expensive.
  • 25 Degrees–  they have outdoor seating when it’s warm and delicious brunch, burgers and salads
  • Big Bowl– when we’re in the mood for a healthy stir fry
  • Taco Joint– quick, major taco selection and the best street corn I’ve ever tasted.
  • Beatrix– try the Straight A salad and potato salad deviled eggs. Great brunch too
  • Friends Sushi– unassuming sushi joint with no prevention and lots of rolls to choose from
  • El Barco– go when you are in the mood to eat- portions of Mexican and seafood are ginormous
  • Volare– the best vodka gnocchi in zee city

TRENDY:

  • Purple Pig– hands down my favorite restaurant in Chicago- they don’t take resos so put your name in and shop around for a bit
  • Hub51– sure you might run into people you’re not interested in socializing with- but the food makes up for it.
  • The bar at Shaw’s– way less stuffy than the restaurant side and they always have oyster specials around happy hour time.
  • The Bristol- dressed up food without having to dress up
  • GT Fish– when you’re in the mood to put on heels but not get too fancy
  • The bar at Hugo’s– give me their crab cake, a baked potato, dirty martini and the game and I’m happy

LET’s CELEBRATE (and drop some $)

  • Kai Zan– I’m not sure if it’s cause Alex and I had our first dinner date there, or because every time we go back it’s perfection- but I’m a huge fan. Plus- it’s BYOB!
  • Bavette’s– good luck trying to get a reso, we like to go early and snag a walk in. I love this place because it’s big food and service in a sexy laid back atmosphere.
  • El Ideas– never the same and always memorable.
  • Joe’s , Mastero’s and Cut- there’s just something about a steak house

And there you go. There are several other places we love and go to often, but these are at the top of my list right now.

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