STILL scrambling for something special to impress your partner this weekend? Check out these hot picks for dinner, film screenings and more - with special menus, great prices and plenty of trappings to help your romance bloom.
Make a reservation, slip into a chic matte jersey wrap, and let the chef do the rest.
Gold Coast eatery Balsan is offering a special Valentine's Day menu laced with aphrodisiacs, including oysters and truffles, alongside their regular carte. Located at 11 East Walton Street, Chicago or call 312.646.1300.
Bin 36 will host a screening of An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr at 6:30; in addition to the regular dining menu, there will be a prix-fixe, three-course dinner for $55 including smoked trout and apple salad, duck breast confits and chocolate-raspberry semi-freddo. Reservations by phone at 312.755.9463 or online at OpenTable. Located at 339 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL, 60654 in River North.
Check out the Luxbar tonight! Their Valentine's Day event, from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am, benefits The Children's Heart Foundation. The auction includes a date with Miss Illinois, Ashley Bond. Located at 18 East Bellevue Place, Chicago, 60611. Reserve a table online or call 312.642.3400.
If a cruise is more your style, the Spirit of Chicago is offering two packages; lunch sets sail at 12:30 pm and dinner at 6:30. Price $44.90-99.90, includes buffett and DJ entertainment. Guests are greeted with complimentary champagne or mimosas and a rose at boarding. Call 312.836.7888 for more info.
For more great dining spots in the Loop, check out my top five.
Connect with Chicago singles at a mixer hosted by Date and Dash; check the website for events.