117 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Chicago.
Somerset is a restaurant in the Gold Coast serving excellent American food that you should be eating immediately.
Monteverde is an Italian restaurant in the West Loop. It sounds boring on paper, but there’s so much more to it than that. Excellent food all around.
Exceptional and impressive. That’s what comes to mind when describing the Korean-American food at Parachute.
Giant is doing special things in Logan Square. It’s a great restaurant ideal for a date or any small group.
5 Rabanitos is a casual BYOB restaurant in Pilsen serving seriously great Mexican food.
El Che Bar is a cool and trendy Argentinian restaurant in the West Loop.
Boeufhaus is a different kind of Chicago steakhouse. It's small, loud, cool, and still serves excellent steaks.
Hogsalt Hospitality does French food. Patrick Kane once went on a date here and you should too.
The Delta is a Southern restaurant in Wicker Park specializing in hot tamales.
Classy without being overly pretentious. Riccardo Trattoria is one of our favorite Italian restaurants around.
Gilt Bar is the rare River North spot that’s easy to get into, and also has great food. Prepare for a lot of meat, butter, and salt.
Passerotto is a great neighborhood restaurant in Andersonville serving Korean food with some Italian influences.
Marisol, in the Museum of Contemporary Art, serves delicious seasonal American food.