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Ideas for Date Night

Dishes and drinks for two

Looking for ideas to spice up date night? We’ve made it easy with these ideas for a fun night out on the town (or night in!)

The Bamboo Room CocktailGoing on a first date? The Bamboo Room  at Three Dots and a Dash -one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Bars in America”- delivers some of the tastiest cocktails in a cozy speakeasy environment. Make a reservation at The Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash.

Prefer to impress your date with your cocktail making skills? Cue the tropical vibes with this Mai Tai recipe from Three Dots and a Dash.

Aba Bal Harbour Interior Dining roomOpting for a staycation or perhaps vacationing in Miami? Let Aba Miami – Bal Harbour transport you and your date straight to the Mediterranean. The mezze menu is perfect for sharing. Make a reservation at Aba Miami – Bal Harbour

Kaze Chan at Omakase RoomCelebrating a milestone? Check out The Omakase Room at Sushi-san.  Enjoy an everchanging 18-course menu from Master Sushi Chef Kaze Chan and be ready to make friends with your neighbors! Select from one of two seatings every Thursday – Saturday at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM. The omakase is priced at $250 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) with the option to add on beverage pairings like sake, wine, sake and wine or non-alcoholic drinks. Make a reservation at The Omakase Room at Sushi-san.

Learn more about the sake pairings at The Omakase Room from Certified Sake Professional, Daniel Bennett.

Cafe Baba-Reeba! TapasA spot that is perfect for sharing? Head over to Chicago’s original tapas restaurant, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! in Lincoln Park and nosh on tapas and pintxos and a pitcher of seasonal sangria. Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

If you’re looking for a spot in downtown Chicago check out Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! Their Sangria Mondays make for a fun weeknight date with $20 Sangria Pitchers (plus tax and gratuity). Make a reservation at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Eiffel Tower Restaurant Romantic DinnerIn need of a romantic escape when in Vegas? Eiffel Tower Restaurant’s dreamy views of the Bellagio Fountains and the Paris Balloon are sure to impress your date. Enjoy Chef J. Joho’s updated French Classic cuisine overlooking the Bellagio fountains, in one of the most spectacular dining rooms on the Las Vegas strip. Make a reservation for Eiffel Tower.

Mezze Spread from EmaPreparing for a casual first date or a random weeknight out? Head to Ema and order a Mediterranean mezze spread full of yours and your date’s favorites. Feeling more of a happy hour date? Join Ema for happy hour Monday – Thursday from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and enjoy $5 wines, beers and mezze including Crispy Potatoes and Spicy Hummus. Happy Hour specials are only available at the bar. Make a reservation for Ema.

Want to check out our other happy hours? View happy hour deals near you.

Plate of Crab ClawsCan’t decide between seafood or steak? Why not have it all at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. From seafood platters to perfectly cooked steaks, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. Make a reservation at the Joe’s Seafood location nearest you.

Dinner at Osteria Via StatoEnjoy a romantic Italian dinner for two at Osteria Via Stato. The menu offers Roman-style pizzas, seasonal pastas and Italian classics, split a tiramisu or enjoy your own scoop of gelato. Make a reservation at Osteria Via Stato.

The Sommelier Experience corner at RPM SeafoodIf your date is a wine lover, surprise them with tickets to the Sommelier Experience at RPM Seafood – a prix fixe meal with wine pairings at the sommelier table. The experience begins at $225 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) and you can select between a 6:00 PM or 8:30 PM seating Tuesday – Saturday. The menu includes traditional cicchetti, housemade pastas, imported truffles and more. Book your tickets to the Sommelier Experience at RPM Seafood.

RPM Italian – Chicago and RPM Italian – D.C. also offer the Sommelier Experience. Learn more about the RPM Sommelier Experience.

Oysters on a platter at Shaw'sMake any date extra special with bubbly and oysters at Shaw’s Crab House. Sit at the bar with your special someone and order a couple glasses or a bottle of sparkling wine of choice which pairs perfectly with Shaw’s oysters on the half shell. Make a reservation at Shaw’s – Chicago or make a reservation at Shaw’s – Schaumburg.

Summer House BrunchSummer House Santa Monica is a great option for couples who prefer a brunch date. From brunch cocktails to waffles and Cali-Mex inspired breakfast dishes, you and your date are sure to have a delicious time. Make a reservation at Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago or make a reservation at Summer House Santa Monica – North Bethesda.

For more brunch options visit our guides here.

Mon Ami Gabi's DIY French Onion Soup KitFeeling more of a cozy date night in? Mon Ami Gabi – Lincoln Park offers a DIY French Onion Soup Kit including ceramic soup crocks that will make any night in a culinary adventure. The kit is $50, plus tax (gratuity not included) and is available for pick-up Monday – Sunday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Orders must be placed by 4:00 PM one day prior to the intended pick-up date. Order your Mon Ami Gabi DIY French Onion Soup Kit

Check out more of our favorite soups here.

View our meal kit guide for other fun at home options.

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