Romantic Birthday Dinner
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.