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10 TRENDS | In Table for Two Dining


Enjoy special time with that special someone while sharing a laugh, a drink, a delicious meal. Create new memories together at one of these local restaurants that have created an extra special menu just for the two of you. Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

#1 | Blindfold Dining Experience

CHICAGO–Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark? Eminent psychologists have been advocating dining in the dark as the ultimate taste experience for many years. The theory is that the other senses—namely taste and smell—take over to elevate your meal to a whole new level. After donning your blindfold in the darkened, candlelit room, you'll soon realize that focusing on taste and smell alone can be a truly enlightening experience at the Hubbard Inn in Chicago.

#2 | Under the Tuscan Moon

ST. CHARLES–Be a personal guest of Arcada owner Ron Onesti, at one of his famous Under The Tuscan Moon Dinners! Experience an unforgettable night, in an intimate setting while tasting wines imported from Tuscany paired with five courses of Ron’s amazing personal recipes. As an added bonus, there will be songs and Ron’s personal Rock ‘N Roll stories to make it a truly special evening!

#3 | I’m So Fondue You

NAPERVILLE/DOWNERS GROVE–Featuring fondue favorites like craveable cheese fondue, decadent chocolate fondue, signature cocktails, and more, enjoy a unique and memorable dining experience while connecting with the one(s) you love. Great fondue inspires great love.

#4 | Comedy Night Dinner & Show

WINFIELD–Break the Winter Blues and enjoy a 90-minute show with those you love most at a Valentine's Day Dinner & Comedy Show at Klein Creek’s Pier 19 Restaurant. Enjoy a Four-Course Dinner and three Chicago based Comedians that will guarantee an evening full of laughs and fun.

#5 | Amore 3-Course Dinner for Two

WOODRIDGE–Grab your loved one and enjoy Carrabba Italian Grill’s newest value, Amore 3-Course Dinner for Two featuring an appetizer to share, two soups or salads and two signature entrées including Italian classics, specialty pastas and Tuscan-Grilled dishes.

#6 | Ruffino Wine Dinner

OAK BROOK–Enjoy an intimate Valentine’ Day Evening traveling through Tuscany and Northern Italian Wine Regions where Maggiano’s in Oak Brook will partner with Ruffino Wines creating a Loving Culinary delight. Enjoy a five course dinner with creative wine pairings beginning at 6 p.m. on February 14th. Contact (630) 368-0314 with dietary restrictions, allergies or seating requests.

#7 | Date Night

BATAVIA–Every Thursday evening, Mirus in Batavia offers a Date Night prixe-fixe menu featuring a rotating seasonal selection of appetizers, small plates, wine pairings, and dessert. Globally inspired small plates are especially designed for dinner for two.

#8 | Valentine’s Day Dinner Date

NAPERVILLE/CHICAGO–Grab your significant other and head down to Catch 35 on Valentine’s Day or the weekend surrounding it. Whether you like fish, shrimp, oysters, or steak, it’s covered on their 2023 Valentine’s Day Special Menu. Catch 35 offers excellent seafood and steaks, and an upscale atmosphere. Catch 35’s menu can be paired with the highest quality of wines and cocktails.

#9 | Love at First Bite

NAPERVILLE–Enjoy dinner for two at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in downtown Naperville. Celebrate your sweetheart with everything lovable at Sullivan’s, and enjoy a stunning three-course, Love at First Bite, prix fixe menu. Choose a starter, select an entrée featuring cuts like the 16oz. Ribeye, a side dish and a dessert for $85* per guest. Available February 10-14

#10 | Victorian Valentine

DOWNERS GROVE–Join a Victorian Valentine Making Tea and Luncheon event on various February dates and learn the fine art of making Victorian Valentines at this Pinecone Cottage Afternoon Tea. These ever-so-sweet cards of sentiment are time capsules of a kinder, gentler, and more innocent age. A time when a handwritten message, a card, a greeting or a correspondence was ever so important and a priority. Choose from a variety of teas and a three course meal.


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