We scoped out Valentine's Day prix fixes and dinner events around the city to bring you our top three.
Tortoise Club’s Red Room provides the perfect romantic setting for Valentine’s Day.
Tortoise Club’s designated Red Room is one of many reasons why it’s a great place for a Valentine’s Day date. Rather than a prix fixe for the occasion, the menu consists of a few red-inspired specials, like a red beet risotto with Parmesan and candy stripe beets, and venison strip loin with potato puree and red wine cherries. The special Champagne menu is perfect for a celebration, or opt for Teddy’s Valentine Martini with vodka, Combier, cranberry, pineapple juice, and Champagne. 350 N. State St., 312-755-1700
Untitled's Valentine's Day event features a live band and dance floor after your romantic meal.
Make an entire evening out of it at Untitled, where a cocktail reception at 7:30 p.m. welcomes diners before the meal, and a bottle of wine awaits at each table. Executive chef Joseph Heppe prepares a five-course meal loaded with aphrodisiacs such as oysters, a fig and brie tart, and a chocolate fudge mousse cake with hazelnut ganache and raspberry-hibiscus sorbet. After dinner, hit the dance floor as Annalee and the Midnight Sons perform sultry tunes live. Purchase $200 per couple tickets at untitledamour.eventbrite.com. 111 W. Kinzie St., 312-880-1511
Ada Street’s intimate dining space is ideal for couples.
Ada Street’s intimate dining experience is perfect for a romantic date night. Chef Zoe Schor cooks up a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe (with seatings at 5:30 or 8:30 p.m.; $40) featuring seared tuna, saffron risotto, and more. The best part is dessert, where diners can choose between a chocolate ganache or caramelized figs with vanilla crème fraiche—order the opposite as your date to taste them both. And be sure to stick around after eating: Les Soubrettes burlesque company performs late night at Ada After Dark. Reserve by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Ada at 773-697-7069. 1664 N. Ada St.