The most romantic restaurants outside Chicago

Date night in Illinois

If you live outside Chicago, dating in Illinois can involve a lot of long drives to distant towns. But it’s worth it for the other benefits of living in our beautiful state. And if you need help finding another Illinois single, we’re right here for you!

Chicago tends to steal the spotlight, but there are a lot of romantic restaurants throughout Illinois. Here are three of our favorites.

Seasons 52 (Schaumberg)

This romantic restaurant’s name references the fact that they change their menu every week, in order to take advantage of seasonal availability. Featuring an extensive wine bar and specializing in vegetarian food, Season 52 is the perfect place to take a date.

Bacaro (Champaign)

This restaurant began life as a wine bar with a limited menu of Italian favorites, but the food proved so popular that they expanded to a full-on restaurant. Bacaro works directly with several local farmers and producers to bring in the freshest seasonal ingredients, and their outstanding service and romantic atmosphere are top notch.

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano (Deer Park)

Italian food is a classic basis for a romantic dinner, and Biaggi’s attentive staff, delicious food, and affordable prices will leave you hungry for more. 

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