Trying to plan a memorable and romantic date night with your significant other but just can’t come up with an idea that seems to fit the bill? We’ve got your recipe right here, choose one item from each of the categories of dining, entertainment and cool-down, blend until smooth and pour over ice.
North Pond - Using the freshest seasonal ingredients in a constantly evolving menu, North Pond is a quiet dining experience with a décor that is full of rich woods, warm colors and low lighting. (773) 477-5845.
Les Nomades - This restaurant is adorned with real fireplaces, original artwork and live flowers, giving it a classic atmosphere that superbly compliments the delicious French cuisine. (312) 649-9010.
Lyric Opera of Chicago - One of the greatest opera houses in Chicago, Lyric Opera of Chicago enjoys consistently high attendance and puts on spectacular performances throughout the company’s season. (312) 332-2244 ext. 5600 for ticket information.
Auditorium Theatre - With a wide variety of concerts, ballets and shows presented at the Auditorium Theatre each year, there is always something new worth watching in this fine venue. (800) 982-2787.
The Aviary - A complete drinking experience, The Aviary is a high-class lounge that has turned the idea of a cocktail as simply a beverage on its heels. Each drink is crafted intricately and provides the customer a masterpiece of flavor and art. The Aviary’s atmosphere is subdued and not centered around meeting new people, like most bars and lounges, but gives you a place to converse, laugh and love over the best libations you may ever partake in.
The Office - An extremely exclusive spot within The Aviary, you will have to press the staff to grant you access to this spot, and if they do it will pay off in spades. This dark lounge is quiet and will offer you a slick finish to the perfect date, letting you and your partner get to know each other intimately over finely crafted cocktails in a quiet and personal setting. (312) 226-0868.