Romantic Birthday Dinner
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.
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.
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.