Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago — Romantic Dinners to Hotel Specials
The weekend of love is fast approaching and those of you who partake in spoiling your loved one or even yourself in celebration of Valentine’s Day, this one’s for you. There are some amazing options when in comes to hotel specials and romantic dinner offerings, right here in the City of Chicago if that’s what you’re looking for. Don’t stress yourself trying to make plans, simply scroll through our picks here and make a plan with one of our curated options and Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Chicago in luxurious style.
SOPHY® Hyde Park
The Hyde Park boutique hotel, named one of “The Best New Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure is offering the ‘SOPHY SO – In Love’ package with rates starting at $249 to help you celebrate Valentine’s day in Chicago. It includes a two-night stay in a deluxe or suite style accommodation, one bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, one box of SOPHY signature truffles, a $50 credit to their Mesler Chicago restaurant and outdoor skating for two at the nearby Midway Plaisance Park with rentals. Visit SOPHY® Hyde Park to book
Roka Akor is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a special Romantic Omakase at their Chicago, Old Orchard, and Oak Brook locations. The Roka Akor Romantic Omakase menu for their Chicago location (456 N Clark St), priced at $124/person, will treat guests to four courses plus dessert. Menu highlights include Toro Tartare with Osetra Caviar, quail egg, and taro chips; Prime Beef Tataki with fresh shaved truffles, truffle jus, and pickled daikon; Chef’s Selection 5 Kind Sashimi Platter; Lobster Tempura with wasabi aioli, pink peppercorn, and tentsuyu; Snake River Farms American Wagyu Filet with chili Ginger Sauce, grilled fingerling potatoes, and yuzu chimichurri sauce. For dessert, enjoy Chocolate Lava Cake with strawberries, white chocolate, and vanilla-rose ice cream. Accendo Wine Flight is available for $69 per person along with Decadent Wine Pairing $85 per person. The special will be available on Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Reservations are required.
At the Old Orchard location (4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center) you’ll get four courses plus dessert priced at $107/person. Menu highlights include Lobster Miso Soup; Dynamite Scallop Maki; Rock Shrimp Tempura with crushed wasabi peas, and sweet chili aioli; Snake River Farms American Wagyu Sirloin with truffle aioli sauce, robata grilled fingerling potatoes, and yuzu chimichurri. For dessert, enjoy Chocolate Lava Cake with strawberries, white chocolate, and vanilla-rose ice cream. Upgrade to Japanese Grade A5-10+ Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture for $40 per person. An a la carte menu items are available. The special will be available on Sunday, February 13 and Monday, February 14 from 12:00pm to 9:00pm; Reservations are required and can be made here.
In Oakbrook, Roka Akor’s (166 Oakbrook Center) Romantic Omakase will also consist of four courses plus dessert. Menu highlights in Oak Brook include Robata Grilled Diver Sea Scallops with yuzu aioli, and crushed wasabi peas; Kusshi Oysters with grapes Granita and yuzu; Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod with pickled red onions; Snake River Farms American Wagyu Sirloin with truffle aioli sauce, robata grilled fingerling potatoes, and yuzu chimichurri. For dessert, enjoy Chocolate Lava Cake with strawberries, white chocolate, and vanilla-rose ice cream. Upgrade to Japanese Grade A5-10+ Wagyu Beef from Miyazaki Prefecture for $40 per person or Certified Tajima Kobe Beef from Hyogo Prefecture for $70 per person. Roka Akor Oak Brook will also offer Champagne specials including Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Brut, Krug Grand Cuvée 169th Edition, and Dom Perignon 2010.
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago + I|O Godfrey
For couples and guests looking to relax and unwind, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago’s Spa Boutique will be offering massages in the Romance Suite from Friday, February 11 until Monday, February 21. Setting the mood with candles, rose petals, side-by-side customized massages for couples, and complimentary champagne, this romantic haven will leave guests feeling refreshed and rejuvenated or even randy. Save your spot at the Romance Suite by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 312.374.1829.
I|O Godfrey will be holding a Galentine’s Day Brunch with everything needed for the occasion on Sunday, February 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guests can indulge in delicious menu items, cocktail and dessert flights, a build your own mimosa station, and more! Reservations can be made via Tock or by calling 312.374.1830.
Couples looking for a memorable Valentine’s Day can find the perfect romantic escape at LondonHouse Chicago (85 E Wacker Drive). We’ve seen some amazing images and vids of proposals at this location and yours could be next. The tri-level rooftop at LondonHouse Chicago is the one of the most romantic spots in the Windy City. From the terrace, the skyscraper backdrop is sure to dazzle during day or night. The historic Cupola, the property’s highest point dating back to 1923, offers a more secluded space for couples to share a romantic moment and snap the perfect Valentine’s Day photo. Champagne, flowers, and extra décor are available to elevate the special moment. In the evenings, couples can snuggle up inside the luxurious LH on 21 private fireplace alcove. The LH Rooftop (located on the hotel’s 22nd floor) features a V-Day cocktail: the Centennial Love Note ($18). Not into the dining? Relax and rejuvenate this V-Day with one of LH Spa’s luxury romance packages available through the month of February, such as:
· Side by side couples’ pedicures, including a glass of champagne, cozy robes, and an aromatherapy foot bath. 60-minute service for $200.
· Couples can book their private escape in The Dearborn Room getaway suite that includes a foot sugar scrub along with a couples’ massage. 60-minute service for $300.
The Wicker Park joint will host their annual “Wine About Your Love Life” on Valentine’s Day Monday, February 14 offering guests $7 glasses of wine specials. The bartenders at Estelle’s will be ready to lend while you order and “Wine About Your Love Life.” Half-price glasses of wine will be available all evening for $7 each (normally $14), with selections including Beckstoffer ’75 Company Cabernet Sauvignon, Planet Oregon Pinot Noir, Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc and Nomadica Rosé. Candy hearts will be available for customers if they want to give a “sweet” special message to their Estelle’s crush.
Nobu Hotel Chicago
Looking for a romantic, intimate weekend getaway in the heart of Chicago with ultimate privacy and relaxation? Love is in the air at Nobu Hotel Chicago for the long Valentine’s Day weekend. Couples can unwind in Nobu’s various rooms and suites with teak soaking tubs, an exclusive Nobu bed, yoga mats, and traditional Japanese tea service, making each room the perfect spot to fall in love. Take a dip in the one-of-a-kind Tranquility pool and relax in the fitness center with sauna rooms ideal for unwinding and tranquility. Experience traditional Japanese fine dining from the namesake chef at Nobu Restaurant where guests can enjoy the lounge ambiance followed by a hand-selected menu with traditional favorites and creative twists. Finish your evening under the stars at The Rooftop at Nobu Hotel Chicago with beautifully crafted cocktails and stunning panoramic views of the Chicago skyline.
Sushi Suite 202
Sushi Suite inside the Hotel Lincoln ( (1812 N Clark St) would like to invite you to an intimate night of deliciousness. The so called “sushi speakeasy” is ensconced in a 500-square foot space situated in the Hotel and features a 17-course, 75-minute Omakase dining experience. The experience features an intimate 6-seat sushi counter with your own private chef all priced at $155 plus a craft cocktail flight for an additional charge. The Omakase menu consists of 17 delectable pieces of nigiri sushi ranging from bluefin to prized Hokkaido uni all made from sustainable fish sourced from all over the world. With a focus on craft cocktails and spirits, Sushi Suite 202 is able to create drinks suited to guests’ tastes.
The Peninsula Hotel Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago, has been named ‘The Most Romantic Hotel in Chicago by USA Today and with a varied assortments of offering for the weekend of love, guests can customize their celebration with a selection of dining, spa, and guestroom services. Looking for a unique, over the top celebration? Reserve the Private Dining Room at Z Bar for an intimate evening of “Rosé and Roses” where you get 10 dozen red roses, a bottle of Dom Perignon Rosé, Oyster and Caviar for two people for two hours priced at US$3,500. You can reserve a four-course prix fixe dinner in The Lobby restaurant for the perfect romantic celebration this Valentine’s Day. A special menu (priced at $148 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; additional $60/pp for wine pairing) is available on Monday, February 14th, 2022 and includes an Oyster amuse, followed by choice of Diver Scallop or Roasted Cauliflower Steak for the first course. Entrée choices include Short Rib or Butter Poached Lobster or Herb Parisian Gnocchi. Dessert rounds out the romantic dinner with choice of Strawberry Pavlova or Caramelized Milk Chocolate Custard. Valentine’s Afternoon Tea is offered Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th with seatings at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm and includes a glass of Rosé Champagne for US$125/pp, excluding tax and gratuity. Live entertainment will be provided. Reservations for The Lobby for afternoon tea or for dinner may be made via TOCK. Looking for someting light? Reserve a more subdued experience in Z Bar which includes a glass of Rosé Champagne, four caviar-based canapes and a red rose as a parting gift for $90.
Those interested in an Asian-inspired dinner can reserve the special four-course menu in Shanghai Terrace (in addition to the à la carte menu) available Friday, February 11th through Sunday February 13th. Start with Chef Elmo Han’s traditional Dim Sum Trio: Shrimp and Chicken Dumpling, Baby Bok Choy Dumpling and Foie Gras Dumpling; followed by Crab Corn Chowder. Entrée choices include Steamed Chilean Seabass or Honey Mango Beef Tenderloin. Complete the romantic dinner with a special Valentine’s Day dessert from the pastry chef. The Valentine’s holiday menu is US$ 148 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings are available for an additional US$ 55 per person. Reservations may be made via calling +1 (312) 337 2888 or via OpenTable.
Couples looking to relax together this Valentine’s Day holiday can indulge in a range of treatments at The Peninsula Spa. Guests may choose a 60- or 90-minute in-room couples’ massage with an added bath experience. Customizable gift certificates are also available, offering the perfect way to spoil your loved one. This experience is available throughout February for Deluxe Suite bookings and above, based on availability, with seven days advance notice. Guests may reserve the in-room Valentine massage experiences via calling +1 (312) 337 2888. To make reservations or for more information on additional packages, please call direct at +1 (312) 337 2888, toll-free at +1 (866) 288 8889, visit peninsula.com/chicago or e-mail reservationPCH@peninsula.com.
Adorn Bar & Restaurant
Adorn Bar & Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago invites you to delight in a one-of-a-kind dining experience handcrafted by its celebrated culinary craftspeople including James-Beard Award winning Chef Jonathon Sawyer and Netflix chocolatier Juan Gutierrez in celebration of holiday of love.
Available for a limited time from February 11-14, Sawyer and Gutierrez have created a dynamic menu designed to share with locally sourced and globally inspired luxury ingredients. Standout dishes designed for two include the 42-Day Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye (photo; $210), Salt-Baked Whole Branzino ($75), and Dark Chocolate Mousse with champagne sorbet crystals (photo). A full a la carte menu will also be available, and reservations can be made now on OpenTable.
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