Most of us do some sort of restaurant for date night. But why visit the same tired place you always go? This date night, head to a romantic Illinois restaurant. Here are a few that you and your sweetie should check out.
1. Rare Chop House
Who would have thought that small town, rural Illinois would have such a phenomenal steakhouse? The dishes are delicious, and the inside has a very warm feel. 224 S 10th St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864.
Located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange, this restaurant has wonderful city views. Enjoy the French prix fixe menus. One Financial News, 440 S La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60605.
3. Jolane's Cafe
This delightful place serves great European fare. The nice wood deck and many windows brings the outdoors in. 1100 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL 60025.
Tapas means small plates which means an excuse to get closer with your sweetie. Don't forget to split a decadent dessert. 515 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104.
5. Big Grove Tavern
This restaurant is farm to table in a rustic setting. It's great for a late night date night and also for brunch. One Main, 1 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820.
6. Meson Sabika
Set in an historic mansion, the ambiance in this Spanish restaurant is truly phenomenal. Don't forget to order the sangria. 1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540.
7. Blue Sky Vineyard
What is more romantic than sharing a bottle of wine with your beloved? In addition to great wines, they serve incredibly good food. Up the romance by staying in one of their suites. 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958.
8. Firefly Grill
Firefly serves fresh, New American cuisine. The flowers around the property and lakeside setting really set the mood. 1810 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401.
9. Bistro Campagne
If French is the language of love, then this is the food of love, too. Wood accents and rustic, French food makes it the perfect spot for a night out. 4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625.
10. Fritz and Frites
Galena is full of great restaurants, but definitely hit this one up. It's a European style bistro with tons of charm. 317 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036.
11. 1818 Chophouse
A nice outdoor patio and artistic dishes makes this wonderful to eat at. It is a great place to get surf n turf.