A Guide to the Best Date Spots in Chicago

Conversations begin on Bumble but they get even deeper IRL. When it’s time to move from direct messaging to direct eye contact, find a table for two. And to make it super easy, OpenTable and Bumble are teaming up to help you find the best date spots in your city.

Find a restaurant that fits your style, whether you want drinks on a patio or a special four-course meal, OpenTable can help you choose the cuisine, seating area, and even book unique experiences with nearby restaurants. Download the Bumble app to find your match, and check the list below to find your table.

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Restaurants:3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago, BITES, Boka
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Chinese, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Gold Coast / Streeterville, Lakeview / East Lakeview, Lincoln Park
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Time
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3 Arts Club Cafe at RH Chicago

$$$$·American·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,391 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic
Amazing and beautiful experience! Will definitely return!
Best Ambiance in Chicago / Illinois

BITES

$$$$·Chinese·
Lakeview / East Lakeview
608 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Food, service, and ambiance is always great here! I always enjoy my time at Bites and this time was no different. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive and everything we ordeRead more

Boka

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
5,571 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was great! We were a little bummed we were charged for water. Other than that, Boka knocked it out of the park!!
Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois

Cabra - Chicago

$$$$·Peruvian·
West Loop
1,515 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
  • Hot Spot
Went for brunch, love the tapas style food as we got to try many more dishes. 2 plates/person is the perfect amount if you don’t want leftovers, 3 each is perfect for left overs! MRead more
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Casati’s

$$$$·Italian·
Lincoln Park
698 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Excellent experience, there's an inside section that has tented off tables and the other tables are well spaced out. Great menu with a reasonable number of options for paleo, vegaRead more

Cira

$$$$·Mediterranean·
West Loop
771 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Cira’s interior is very calming, unique, big, comforting. I loved the plants placed around the place, the dim lighting, and the fact that you could either dress down/casual or dresRead more
Mediterranean in Chicago / Illinois

Duck Inn

$$$$·American·
Bridgeport
1,441 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Fun, unique drinks and food menu. A must experience! My drink choice was The Don, loved it!
American in Chicago / Illinois

Duck Duck Goat

$$$$·Chinese·
West Loop
3,982 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
Both food and service were outstanding the ambiance is great but we found it a little noisy. We ate veg spring rolls, scallion pancakes, moo shu and duck fried rice all excellent. Read more
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Eduardo's Enoteca - Lakeview

$$$$·Italian·
Lakeview / East Lakeview
22 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
I highly recommend this place! My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary. The staff surprised us with champagne! It was such a special experience!
Neighborhood Gem in Chicago / Illinois

Elske

$$$$·American·
West Loop
387 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Stylish, Scandinavian space. Excellent service. The dishes are unique (in a great way) from a presentation and flavor standpoint. Portions are on the smaller side, however we felt Read more
American in Chicago

Funkenhausen

$$$$·American·
West Town
655 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
We ordered 3 dishes from each part of the menu and were not disappointed. Star dishes of the night were the ribs (spring for the full order if you're a table of 4), the zucchini scRead more
American in Chicago / Illinois
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Girl & the Goat

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Loop
11,717 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
We ordered 1-2 items from each section of the menu—perfection! Great service! Food is outstanding!
Contemporary American in Chicago / Illinois
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GT Prime Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
1,416 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
If there were higher ratings I would have given higher. Was the best steakhouse we have had. Definitely save room for dessert.
Steakhouse in Chicago

Herb

$$$$·Thai·
Uptown
412 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful place and food. Chef Patty is amazing and very attentive.

Marchesa

$$$$·French·
River North (Chicago)
597 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing experience. We got there when they first opened and we had the entire place to ourselves for a while.

Mott Street

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
829 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
Always great food and service!
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North Pond

$$$$·American·
Lincoln Park
3,883 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Highly recommend the brunch! Great range of options of perfectly composed delicious dishes. Green eggs and ham were the perfect balance of savory, sweet and sour. The steak was aRead more
Best Ambiance in Chicago / Illinois
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Ocean Prime - Chicago

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / Loop
1,585 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Lovely service. Excellent dining experience!
Seafood in Chicago / Illinois

Offshore Rooftop & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,280 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
It was as great! Great service. Everyone professional.
Scenic View in Chicago / Illinois
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Parachute

$$$$·Korean·
Avondale / Irving Park
1,405 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
Everything about this experience was superb! We had the 10 course tasting and two of us had the wine pairings ( a sommelier from Mexico was in attendance.) The food was all very Read more
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Paradise Park Chicago

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
938 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fun
BEST PLACE I EVER BEEN had a great time there and you can bring your dog as well
Pizzeria in Chicago

Parlor Pizza Bar - West Loop

$$$$·American·
West Loop
1,175 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
This was our first experience at this resteraunt coming in from Michigan. Our server recommended the Auntchelada pizza and id have to say I have never had pizza so good!! I usuallyRead more

Pilsen Yards

$$$$·Mexican·
Pilsen
1,035 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Pilsen Yards is fantastic. The food and service are always excellent. And we love the covered outdoor space. Can't recommend it enough!
Mexican in Chicago

Proxi

$$$$·Global, International·
West Loop
1,569 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
The food and service are amazing. The staff is truly exceptional.

San Soo Gab San

$$$$·Korean·
North of Foster / Rogers Park
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Table Donkey and Stick

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Logan Square
699 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Service was great: Hostess, bartender and server. Great place for small plates, whiskey/bourbon and cheese
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The Lakefront Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Lincoln Park
915 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The server was great. The food tasted great. We were properly distanced from other tables. The gentleman at the reception was very friendly as well.
Scenic View in Chicago / Illinois

The Smith - Chicago

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
1,354 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
My family was visiting for the next before flying out the next morning and The Smith was perfect! Service was stellar, food was delicious and everyone was SO kind to my baby nieceRead more

Untitled Supper Club

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
1,920 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Great Music, food and ambiance was perfect! Great for a date. I will definitely be back.
Hot Spot in Chicago / Illinois
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Vajra

$$$$·Indian·
West Town
22 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Vajra is an excellent restaurant. Amid COVID-19 concerns, each party was seated far from anyone else. Everything was handled professionally and hygienically. Servings are large andRead more
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