Romantic Streeterville Lounge/Resto?
Hi again everyone!
Going to visit the SO for Fourth of July weekend and am wondering about any small, romantic restaurants/lounge in the Streeterville neighborhood. (Something that's an easy subway/bus ride works too.)
Cuisine can be anything (though I'm a little pizza'd out), neighborhoody vibe is generally a plus (though I know it might be hard to find Downtown), affordable ($30-40 and under/pp; a little more is okay if you're throwing in drinks/wine). Or is there a great new restaurant or bar that I should know about? Or maybe a cute, not too crowded spot for a picnic? (I realize that may be impossible given the holiday weekend.)
Thus far, I know we're planning to do lunch at either avec or Blackbird and then drinks at the Signature Room at some point.
the lounge on the mezzanine at the Drake hotel is great if you are into classy places. Live music/singers on weekend nights. Red Rooster is this tiny little French place. It's sorta hidden and hard to find even you know the address. It's tiny tiny, but pretty romantic. But it's a bit away from Streeterville. If you have to stay in Streeterville, most places are either crowded or loud. There's a little Japanese restaurant called Ginza at Ohio and Wabash should be quiet. The food is authentic. Did I mention the place is very small? It could get crowded. So call for reservation or get there early. They are not open on Sundays.
Red Roostser Wine Bar and Cafe
2100 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
The Drake Chicago Hotel
140 East Walton, Chicago, IL 60611