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Romantic Birthday Dinner

cuteheart1977 May 15, 2007 09:37 PM

My newish boyfriend is taking me out for my birthday. Does anyone have any recommendations for a nice intimate meal. I would not feel comfortable asking to go to tru or alinea. Think posh, but not outrageous.

Thank you in advance.

  1. nsxtasy May 16, 2007 01:49 PM

    There are a lot of nice places all over town that would make for a nice birthday meal. Here are a few suggestions, grouped by area.

    South Loop - Custom House
    Near West Loop - one sixtyblue, Blackbird, Red Light
    River North - Naha, Coco Pazzo
    Michigan Avenue - Bistro 110, Cafe Spiaggia, Coco Pazzo Cafe
    Bucktown/Wicker Park - Spring, Cafe Matou, Scylla
    Lincoln Park - North Pond, Sweets and Savories
    Lincoln Square - Sola
    Evanston - Oceanique, Chef's Station, Va Pensiero, the Stained Glass, Jacky's Bistro

    All of these are elegant but casual, intimate (not overly cramped), and price range is $18-35 for entrees, or $65-125 per person including tax/tip and moderate alcohol.

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      chris May 16, 2007 01:38 PM

      Blackbird perhaps? There's the one side (west?) that would be better for couples as you're not right on top of the people next to you.

      Otherwise, narrowing down the area (as nsxtasy asked) will help.

      1. nsxtasy May 15, 2007 10:57 PM

        What part of town?

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