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Suggestions for wife's romantic birthday dinner

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By S. H. Traveller September 7, 2018

We will be in Chicago the first week in October for my wife's birthday. We are staying in River North neighborhood. Can you suggest a romantic birthday restaurant?
Current candidates are : GT Fish and Oyster, Le Colonial, or Bavette's

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Le colonial is my absolute favorite for food and mood

Swift and sons interior is to die for if you want the most romantic steak joint

Maple and ash is the swankiest they have a menu item called I don’t give a f*k ... literally the most amazing thing in the city
yun Local September 7, 2018
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Depends on how lucky you want to get. The blow out is Spiaggia. Overlooks Lake Michigan, great Italian food, your mortgage costs less. Other really good choices are Margeaux Brasserie in the Waldorf, or Locanda on Walton just east of the Drake. That’s where I take my wife. After 48 years I don’t need Spiaggia anymore but it always worked great in the past!
Michael Local September 7, 2018
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Bavettes- make your reservations now
Andi Local September 7, 2018
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Bavette’s - but you will pay a pretty penny. You can also try RPM Italian.
Joanne Local September 11, 2018
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Never having a romantic dinner in Chicago before, if I ever got the chance, I'd like to go to Alinea. Chicagoans will tell you it's cliche and overpriced, but it's the best restaurant in the city, bar none. Get in fast, however. It may be booked already.
Patti Local September 8, 2018
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You will llove Girl and the goat-

http://girlandthegoat.com
mike Local September 7, 2018
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I suggest going to the West Loop and investigating places like Maude’s Liquor Bar, RM Champagne Salon or Gilt Bar. I think these are better options than GT Fish or Le Colonial. Bavettes is good if she likes steak but I suggest Gilt Bar over it - it’s right down the street.
Olivia Local September 7, 2018
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You should go to the West Loop! I would suggest Maude’s Liquor Bar (seafood), Gilt Bar or RM Champagne Salon. All have a pretty nice romantic atmosphere and lots of options for dining. I’d recommend these over GT Fish/Le Colonial but Bavettes is good if she likes steak.
Olivia Local September 7, 2018
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Take her over to restaurant row on Randolph in the west Loop. Maybe try RM Champagne Salon and sit in the incredible hidden/romantic patio if it’s nice out. Grab a quick drink at Green Street Meats next door if you have to wait at all.
Alexander Local September 7, 2018
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Harold’s Chicken
Alexander Local September 7, 2018
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Le Colonial is lovely. I would add Cindy's in The Chicago Athletic Building as the view of the lake from the terrace is outstanding. My other suggestion would be Piccolo Sogno, as it would also be very fitting for birthday dinner.

Anya Local September 7, 2018
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