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A Guide to the Best Date Spots in Chicago

Conversations begin on Bumble but they get even deeper IRL. When it’s time to move from direct messaging to direct eye contact, find a table for two. And to make it super easy, OpenTable and Bumble are teaming up to help you find the best date spots in your city.

Find a restaurant that fits your style, whether you want drinks on a patio or a special four-course meal, OpenTable can help you choose the cuisine, seating area, and even book unique experiences with nearby restaurants. Download the Bumble app to find your match, and check the list below to find your table.

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30 Restaurants
Updated October 28, 2021
Restaurants:3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago, BITES Asian Kitchen & Bar, Boka
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Chinese, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Gold Coast / Streeterville, Lakeview / East Lakeview, Lincoln Park
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3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago

$$$$
American
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.8
2351 reviews
This place is a hidden gem. So beautiful. The food was good, but not exceptional. Expensive, but I feel the ambiance made up for it. My server, Lily, was awesome. I will definitely return.

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BITES Asian Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Chinese
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.8
801 reviews
Menu is very great on variety, and the dishes we had were all so great! The taste of everything is was good and portion sizes were great as well. I do want to say I think the business needs a bigger location, it is super crowded during busy times and everyone is just super close to one another. But again beautiful decorations and great vibes

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Boka

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Park
4.8
6142 reviews
Everything was excellent

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Cabra - Chicago

$$$$
Peruvian
West Loop
4.7
2131 reviews
Great atmosphere and service! Was here for restaurant week and I felt like it was a good value but definitely very pricey! Overall a fantastic experience though and I would recommend.

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Casati's Modern Italian Resturant

$$$$
Italian
Lincoln Park
4.4
864 reviews
Love the food here always. Service is always amazing and the happy hour is fabulous.

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Cira

$$$$
Mediterranean
West Loop
4.6
1212 reviews
Great food, service, and atmosphere. A prefect first date spot with a great bar right next to the restaurant to continue the evening, if desired.

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Duck Inn

$$$$
American
Bridgeport
4.8
1667 reviews
Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Duck wings and duck dog are a must try.

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Duck Duck Goat

$$$$
Chinese
West Loop
4.8
4548 reviews
One of my favorites every year for restaurant week! Absolutely love this restaurant.

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Eduardo's Enoteca - Lakeview

$$$$
Italian
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.3
56 reviews
Loved the outdoor patio. We just had appetizers and wine. All delicious with gracious service.

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Elske

$$$$
American
West Loop
4.7
745 reviews
The food and service was remarkable. Our server was so knowledgeable. The timing of the food was perfect. A wonderful find

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Funkenhausen

$$$$
Contemporary American
West Town
4.7
792 reviews
At the suggestion of my son & his fiance we stopped by Funkenhausen to try their Restaurant Week menu. The appetizers were just okay. Kale salad is kale salad and the Big Pretzel was underwhelming. The 2nd course dishes were much better. The Spaetzle Cacio & Pepe was very good and my Knackwurst was quite good. The main courses were the best of the night. I had the Pork Loin Schnitzel and my wife had the Zucchini Schnitzel. The breading on the Zucchini Schnitzel was very light and honestly, if I saw this dish on the menu I would have taken a pass. I am glad that Funkenhausen offered this as part of their Restaurant Week Menu. The only quibble we had was with the wine pairings. The wines paired with our meals were execellent, but if you are going to offer a wine pairing with the meal, then by all means make certain that you offer a glass of wine with each dish. Slipping in a glass of milk stout with dessert is lame, especially if you don't drink beer or don't care for milk stout. Fortunately, we were able to give our milk stouts to the couple sitting next to us, otherwise, it would have gone to waste. Next time offer a wine pairing or a beer pairing for the entire menu.

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Girl & the Goat

$$$$
Contemporary American
West Loop
4.8
12751 reviews
Always a pleasure to dine at G&G. Food comes in small plates by is perfectly delectable as well as the cocktails. We dined on Monday night and the restaurant was hopping. I rate it a must dine!

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GT Prime Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
River North (Chicago)
4.7
1698 reviews
We have been lucky to have eaten at some of the best restaurants in Chicago and this is probably our best experience ever. We got 4 course dinner and bottle of Napa Valley Merlot.

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Herb

$$$$
Thai
Uptown
4.6
453 reviews
One of our favorites in Chicago - must try! Why does open table have a minimum word count required on their reviews

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Marchesa

$$$$
French
River North (Chicago)
4.5
761 reviews
I love this place. It was my birthday and I had a great time.

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Mott Street

$$$$
Contemporary American
Bucktown / Wicker Park
4.6
829 reviews
Always great food and service!

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North Pond

$$$$
American
Lincoln Park
4.9
4141 reviews
We should go here more. Food is inventive and all the dishes were excellent. They have a great pastry chef as well. The decor is classic prairie style and the setting in the middle of Lincoln Park is awesome. Request a table by the window for a great view of the Chicago skyline.

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Ocean Prime - Chicago

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / Loop
4.8
2402 reviews
Our dinner experience was great, the server James was awesome!

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Offshore Rooftop

$$$$
Unspecified
Gold Coast / Streeterville
4.2
1933 reviews
Our first time, very nice atmosphere. We went for Sunday brunch - everything we had was delicious and reasonably priced.

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Parachute

$$$$
Korean
Avondale / Irving Park
4.7
1521 reviews
Such an amazing dinner experience…start to finish, incredible. Great service, great food…loved it.

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Paradise Park Chicago

$$$$
Pizzeria
Bucktown / Wicker Park
4.9
1161 reviews
The venue was beautiful, I loved the aesthetic and the “sun room” roof was unmatched!!! The waiter was lovely and even gave my group lemon drop shots for my birthday. I would 100% go back and recommend. The food was amazing and the drinks were delicious, a little pricey, but the experience made every penny worth it. Thank you for a wonderful birthday dinner.

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Parlor Pizza Bar - West Loop

$$$$
American
West Loop
4.8
1351 reviews
Probably the best pizza I’ve eaten in the US.

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Pilsen Yards

$$$$
Mexican
Pilsen
4.8
1298 reviews
Always a great time. Service and staff are awesome.

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Proxi

$$$$
Global, International
West Loop
4.6
1874 reviews
During Chicago restaurant week 2023

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San Soo Gab San

$$$$
Korean
North of Foster / Rogers Park
0 reviews

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Table Donkey and Stick

$$$$
Contemporary European
Logan Square
4.6
693 reviews
Service was great: Hostess, bartender and server. Great place for small plates, whiskey/bourbon and cheese

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The Lakefront Restaurant

$$$$
American
Lincoln Park
4.6
934 reviews
Good food, good service and great music for dining.

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The Smith - Chicago

$$$$
American
River North (Chicago)
4.7
1983 reviews
Food was good only exception, was too salty.

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Untitled Supper Club

$$$$
American
River North (Chicago)
4.6
2322 reviews
We stayed in the live music room so it was loud but amazing! The band was incredible and the vibe was fabulous. Feels like a big speakeasy. 100% am going back!

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Vajra

$$$$
Indian
West Town
4.6
22 reviews
Vajra is an excellent restaurant. Amid COVID-19 concerns, each party was seated far from anyone else. Everything was handled professionally and hygienically. Servings are large and we took enough to have another meal. I highly recommend!

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