Best Restaurants for Date Night In River North

Are you looking for a romantic evening out with the new love in your life? We thought now would be a good time to put together a brand new blog that’s devoted to highlighting the best restaurants for a great date night in River North.

Kicking off our blog on the best restaurants for date night in River North is Arbella at 112 W. Grand Ave. It’s a cozy space with a chill atmosphere. The drinks here aren’t cheap (they run on average around $15) but they’re made to perfection. Food-wise, it’s pretty deliciously amazing; we sampled the KFC which ISN’T what you might think. No, it’s Korean Fried Chicken (drumettes) covered in a sweet and spicy glaze and sesame. We also loved their Polpo (grilled octopus, roasted fingerling potatoes, spicy pesto and olive chimichurri). You can also find music on tap, with DJ’s performing about 12 sets per month. It’s a great date night!

Next up on our blog on the best restaurants for date night in River North is The Franklin Room over at 675 N. Franklin Street. A full on city tavern with a rustic ambiance and a turn-of-the-century inspired menu. We sampled their Chilean Sea Bass and the Squid Ink Pasta and loved them both. Between the atmosphere, delicious food, and great service, you’ll find the Franklin Room is a perfect date experience.

Finishing up our blog on the best restaurants for date night in River North is Gilt Bar over at 230 W. Kinzie Street. It’s intimate with dim lighting and has antique accents here and there.  You can even head into the downstairs Library for a classic speak-easy feel (we recommend you call ahead and make a reservation for the Library as it’s so special). We sampled the steak tartar which was delicious as was the Orecchiette (pasta).  Nothing quite says date night than dinner at Gilt Bar.

And there you go – some of the best restaurants for a date night in River North! We hope you have fun, romance, and find your other half over dinner at any of these places.