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Valentine’s Day in Chicago

January 14, 2021  • 
Valentine’s Day in Chicago

While this Valentine’s Day may be different from years past, there are still plenty of options to create a memorable Valentine’s Weekend for you and that special someone.   

Now that indoor dining has resumed in Chicago, choose from the city’s eclectic group of restaurants and make a reservation for a cozy meal with tables socially distanced to ensure your comfort and privacy. Many restaurants have created special Valentine’s prix fixe menus for this very occasion and are offering heated and sheltered outdoor seating (such as in festive domes) for those who do not wish to sit inside.

Or elect to order your meal to-go, via Tock, and enjoy from the comfort of your home while treating yourself to a fun virtual entertainment experience such as a Chicago magic show.

See below for a list of Valentine-themed hotel packages, activities and specialty menus.

Hotel Packages:

AC Hotel Chicago Downtown’s Romance Package

A boutique property located in River North, the AC Hotel Chicago Downtown is offering a Romance Package that includes overnight accommodations, ½ dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, one bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and complimentary overnight parking with in/out privileges. 
To book, visit: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1611792498272&key=CORP&app=resvlink

Hotel Zachary’s “Love Alma” Valentine’s Day Package

A treat for baseball lovers, the Hotel Zachary, located next to Wrigley Field, is offering a Valentine’s Day package in honor of Alma Davis, the great love and muse of the famed Wrigley Field architect (and hotel namesake!) Zachary Taylor Davis.  This Valentine’s Day, the hotel invites you to continue writing your own love story with the “Love Alma” package that includes Ballpark View King or Junior Suite Accommodations, Two (2) Upgraded jersey knit Boxer Robes, Shower Aromatherapy Tablets, Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Bottle of Champagne on ice (Guests can choose from a Ballpark View King at $250 per night or a Ballpark View Junior Suite for $400 per night. Rates apply for reservations from February 12 – 28; some restrictions apply.). To book, visit: https://www.hotelzachary.com/special-offers

*Add on an additional day to your stay for 50% off the special rate. In order to book the second night you must contact the hotel directly by calling or emailing Ashley Glass at 773-302-2312 / aglass@hotelzachary.com

Nobu Hotel Chicago’s “Love Nobu” Package

Treat your Valentine to a romantic getaway complete with designer sushi and bubbles with the Love Nobu package, including accommodations for two, a lavender bath salt courtesy of Chicago’s skincare line Scratch Goods, a 375 mL “Split” bottle of Veuve Clicquot or Moet & Chandon Champagne, a confectionary bento box of chocolates from the Nobu Restaurant pastry team, and early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability). Offer valid February 11-15. To book, visit: https://chicago.nobuhotels.com/offers/ 

*Guests staying over Valentine’s Day can add on a special treat with room service from Nobu Restaurant. The “From Nobu with Love” dinner menu features signature Nobu dishes such as Yellowtail Jalapeno, Black Cod Miso, and Nobu Style Nigiri and Roll assortment.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s “Valentine’s Day Getaway” Package

Book a staycation for two at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, with a selection of in-room dining options available through the onsite restaurant FireLake. Opt for a decadent four course meal for two delivered to your room, or available on the restaurant’s heated patio. Those who want to skip to dessert can opt for an in-room delivery of chocolate covered strawberries and Champagne. Book by February 11, for stays February 12 – 14. To book, visit: https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-chicago-aqua/deals

Swissotel’s “28 Days of Love” Promotion

Throughout the entire month of February 2021, Swissotel will be offering a 28 Days Of Love which includes accommodations in any of the property’s Penthouse Suites with a themed welcome amenity, breakfast daily and overnight parking. Customize your stay for a family staycation, a romantic escape for two or better yet, get your Galantines together for a long overdue evening of pampering. To book, visit: https://www.swissotel.com/hotels/chicago/promotions/nightlife/28-days-of-love/

The Drake Hotel’s “Pucker Up” and “Love-Struck” Packages

The luxurious Drake Hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood has also released two new packages in time for Valentine’s Day:

The “Pucker Up” Package includes overnight accommodations, self-parking, arrangement and rose petal bat delivery from Mangel Florist, Champagne, Macaron and Canape pickup from Lavazza for two, coffee and breakfast sandwich pickup from Lavazza for two and bounce-back offer (stay within 100 days of 2/14 for $100 evening rate in celebration of the property’s Centurion Anniversary). Select dates from $299. To book, visit: https://www.thedrakehotel.com/accommodations/packages/Valentine

The ultimate in grandeur, the customizable “Love-Struck” Package can include:  

Given the highly customizable nature of this package selection, kindly inquire directly by phone at 312.787.2200. The package begins at $150,000, based on two guests.

The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago’s “Bloom Just for You” Package

Take a dozen roses to the next level and wow your Valentine with an over-the-top floral experience at The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago. The Bloom Just for You package includes accommodations in a suite filled with flowers from Flower Firm, a floral drawn bath for two, and two Concierge Cocktails or a bottle of Prosecco to toast to love. Offer valid February 11-15 and must be booked 72 hours in advance. To book, visit: https://www.grayhotelchicago.com/chicago-hotel-deals/

The Peninsula Chicago’s “Sweet Home Chicago” Package

Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with an intimate getaway at The Peninsula Chicago. The property’s Sweet Home Chicago package includes an upgrade to the next room category upon booking, flexible check-in and check-out times, daily breakfast for two, overnight parking for one vehicle for one night and a $50 hotel credit to apply toward dining or spa experiences. Rates start at $525 for a Grand King Deluxe, plus tax and gratuity; this package is offered daily, based on availability through March 31, 2021. To book, visit: https://www.peninsula.com/en/chicago/special-offers/rooms/sweet-home-chicago

The Robey Hotel’s “Love Robey” Valentine’s Day Enhancement

Book a stay at the Robey from February 12-15 (best available room rate + $50) and enjoy additional inhouse perks including a Charcuterie Board (meats and cheeses), Box of Robey gourmet chocolates, Bottle of prosecco and Bellini Kit. To book, visit: https://www.therobey.com/#book

The Rose Hotel’s “Room Full of Roses” Package

The Rose Hotel is offering something extra special this Valentine’s Day season by launching an over the top, “A Room Full of Roses” Package. The package, starting at $499, features their best King Studio Suite filled to the brim with 400 long-stemmed red roses, a welcome amenity, a bottle of sparkling wine or cider upon arrival, complimentary breakfast in bed for two courtesy of their contemporary first floor bar and restaurant, Thorn Restaurant & Lounge, and a late checkout. To book visit https://www.the-rose-hotel.com/save.

Viceroy Chicago’s “Sweetheart Package” and “Ultimate Proposal” Packages

The 5-star Viceroy Chicago Hotel, in Chicago’s tony Gold Coast neighborhood has released some new packages in time for Valentine’s Day, including: 

The Sweetheart Package, which sweetens things up with a bottle of champagne, chocolate, and rose petals in your room. The offer includes: Luxurious accommodations, bottle of champagne, rose petals upon arrival, choice of sweet treat and 2:00 PM late check-out. To book, visit: https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/chicago/offers/romance

The Ultimate Proposal package will make your Chicago engagement unforgettable. The Viceroy will help you create magic at every step, starting by reserving the most luxurious accommodations in the hotel — the penthouse suite — just for you. For dinner, Chef Stephen Gillanders will prepare a custom multi-course meal, to be enjoyed in the privacy of your suite. When night calls, take things to a new high on a private helicopter flyover of Chicago, courtesy of Vertiport Chicago. When it’s time to pop the question, know that it will be nothing short of sparkling; this package also includes a two-carat diamond ring from Windy City Diamonds. (While you can’t put a price on love, you can purchase this extravagant package for $30,000. To book the Ultimate Proposal Package, please contact Viceroy Chicago directly at +1 312 586 2120. )

Valentine Activities

Chica-GO’s Perfect Valentine’s Day Tour

Chica-GO’s 2-hour Perfect Valentine’s Day Walking Tour is customized to include all your main interests. First-time visitors can visit all the classic Chicago highlights and locals or repeat-visitors can venture off the beaten path to hidden gems and neighborhoods. This tour is priced at $200 per group of maximum 5 people and is available in English, French or Dutch. To book, visit: https://chica-go.us/tours%2Fbook-now#.

Dennis Watkin’s Magic Parlor Valentine’s Show

Third-generation magician Dennis Watkins has created an all-new virtual magic show designed for group and family viewing at home. The latest addition to these virtual performances is an all-new Valentine’s Day inspired show on February 12, 13 and 14.

Prime & Provisions Blind Wine Tasting

Prime & Provisions is hosting a Valentine’s Day Blind Wine Tasting on February 11 at 6:30PM with DineAmic Hospitality’s Sommelier & Wine Director, Adam Sweders. Guests will enjoy 2 red + 2 white wine tasting pours and a selection of Chef’s signature bites while learning the steps to tasting the perfect glass. An a la carte menu is also available for additional food & beverages. The pricing is $74 per person and reservations are required by February 9 via Tock

Special Valentine Menus

Azul Mariscos Valentine’s Day Specials

Azul Mariscos has created a handful of Valentine’s Day Weekend specials designed to cater not only to couples but also to groups of friends looking to celebrate love in all its forms. 

Bandit’s Ultimate Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Bandit is hosting the ultimate Anti-Valentine’s Day Party in their heated and covered outdoor dining area. Sip on specialty cocktails, sweet & savory fondue, and enjoy everyone’s Valentine’s Day movies on the outdoor TV’s. $50 per person; tables are available for groups of 2, 4, or 6. Reservations required on Tock.  

Formento’s Aosta Valley-Inspired Menu

Formento’s is offering a menu inspired by Aosta Valley, Italy, including gnocchi alla Bava with wild mushrooms in cream sauce, Costoletta alla Valdostana, Veal Milanese with polenta and arugula and Apple-Pear Crostata with chestnut ice cream. Option to enhance with wine pairings (3 oz. or 6 oz. pour options). This menu is available February 12-14, via Tock or dine in person at one of their Snow Globe experiences. 

The Bristol’s 6-Course Prix-Fixe Experience

The Bristol is offering a six-course prix-fixe dining experience featuring Oysters & Champagne, Gem Lettuce Salad, Red Pepper & Lobster Bisque, Tajarin Pasta, Ruby Red Trout or Braised Short Rib and Chocolate and Strawberry Cake Dessert. This menu is available February 12-14 for $75 per person (a la carte menu additionally available). Order via Tock for carryout, or book for a Snow Globe experience. 

The Dawson’s Prix-Fixe Menu

The Dawson is offering a prix fixe menu (3 courses + a glass of bubbly) including options such as grilled medjool dates, filet mignon and New Zealand kingfish. To reserve a table or place a pick-up or delivery order, click here. Available February 13-14, $90 per person.

Dine-In, Pick-Up or Delivery from The Gage

The Gage is offering a prix fixe menu (3 courses + a glass of bubbly) including options such as Oysters Mignonette, Lobster Bisque, Roasted Rohan Duck Breast, Provençal Bouillabaisse and Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée. To reserve a table or place a pick-up or delivery order, click here. Available February 13-14, $95 per person.

Siena Tavern’s Chef’s Tasting Menu or Dinner From Home

Siena Tavern’s chef Fabio Vivani is offering a specialty Chef’s Tasting Menu (in addition to a la carte menus) both indoors and at the covered outdoor dining areas, from February 12-14, $75 per person. To learn more, click here. A Chef’s Tasting Menu is also available at sister restaurant Bar Siena

Or celebrate in the comfort of your home with a “From-Scratch Dinner” compliments of Chef Fabio Viviani. The dinner ($125+) consists of menu favorites including signature Wagyu Beef Meatball,Burrata with tomato jam, Butternut Squash Tortellaci with brown butter, Bomboloni, and more. Additional on-and-off menu items such as Parmesan Parker House Rolls and Calvisius, Oscietra Classic Caviar, and Scratch Market Pizza + Pasta Kits are available upon check-out. Pick-up is available from February 11-14 and pre-orders required via Tock. All dinners come ready to be assembled, heated, and served; instructions included.   

Valentine Bouquets with DineAmic Reservations & Orders

All DineAmic Hospitality restaurants (Bandit, Bar Siena / Siena Tavern, Barrio, Blank’s Bar, Bodega, Bombobar, Prime & Provisions, Public House, etc.) have partnered with local event planner, Christine Janda, to offer hand-wrapped Valentine’s Day bouquets for $50 each. Bouquets are available for pre-purchase while making reservations on OpenTable or available as an add-on to holiday meal kits to-go. For a full rundown of Valentine’s Day offerings and events, visit www.dineamic.com/valentinesday

Lou Malnati’s Heart Shaped Pizza

While there’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with some chocolate, cake, cookies, donuts, or popcorn, Lou Malnati’s is offering a delicious, cheesy, heart-shaped deep dish pizza. This legendary deep dish and all these treats can be ordered and shipped nationwide from Tastes of Chicago

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