77 Valentine’s Day specials at Chicagoland restaurants, from speed dating to make-your-own-wine night

Valentine’s Day can mean a lot of pressure to plan the perfect date. Should you opt for a decadent dinner out with a tasting menu or wine pairings, or share an intimate meal in your own home?

Do you want a dramatic view or elaborate experience, or just some good comfort food and a bit of bubbly for a night that feels celebratory without being too involved? Or are you single and just want a way to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your pals?

No matter what you’re looking for, Chicagoland restaurants and bars want to make it easy for you to feel the love. All menus and specials are offered Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted, though with the holiday falling on a Tuesday, many places are offering specials throughout the week.

Make sure to book a spot soon to avoid being left heartbroken.

Take in views of the Chicago River during a $145 five-course meal from executive chef Damion Henry featuring scallop crudo, smoked ricotta agnolotti and filet mignon. 330 N. Wabash Ave., 312-923-7705,


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