The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and whether you’re celebrating love, friendship, or simply want to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day, Chicago is the place to do it. From fine dining experiences with your special someone to unique date night activities, here are a few of the ways you can make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Chicago Valentine’s Day Dinner

Thankfully, you don’t have to travel very far for a luxurious dinner with a swanky, romantic ambiance. Miru, located on the 11th floor of The St. Regis Chicago Hotel, has a Valentine’s Day special offering two exclusive dining experiences, the Suki and the Koi, prefaced by a hand-crafted cocktail to toast the evening as you look upon the beautiful Chicago skyline.

Indienne, Chicago’s newest Michelin-star recipient up the river, is taking Indian cuisine to new heights of sophistication with a special five-course Valentine’s Day tasting menu. Or venture to the “City of Love” just down the street with the Parisian cuisine of Venteux Brasserie & Oyster Bar, featuring classic French fare with a contemporary twist. 

For dessert lovers, here is the perfect excuse to try the decadent 14K Chocolate Cake you’ve been eyeing on the menu at RPM Steak, which will be adopting a special heart-shape on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Ideas

As for the rest of the day, there is a plethora of shows, performances and experiences at your fingertips in downtown Chicago. 

Consider visiting the AIRE Ancient Baths where you and your partner can spend an afternoon of total bliss and relaxation with many Valentine’s-themed spa offerings to choose from. For those seeking a truly unique and memorable experience, sign up for a private chef to come into your Residence to teach you the art of cooking your favorite cuisine.

If you’re in the mood for live music, head right across the river to Winter’s Jazz Club for a live jazz performance in a comfortable, intimate setting. Or catch a Broadway show at one of Chicago’s historic theaters in the area, such as Golden Girls at the Broadway Playhouse or musical of the year Girl From the North Country at the CIBC Theater.

To end the night with an air of mystery and intrigue, head over to Gilt Bar and look for The Library, a speakeasy lounge tucked away in the basement. A truly hidden gem in Chicago, the lounge offers a gorgeous and cozy ambiance with craft cocktails to enjoy amongst bookshelves, vintage art, velvet booths, and dimly lit chandeliers.

For residents of The St. Regis Chicago, there is no shortage of things to do in the area this Valentine’s Day. We can help you out: Learn more about happenings in the Lakeshore East neighborhood.