Affordable Romantic Chicago Restaurants for Valentine’s Day


Are you looking for THE perfect restaurant to make it a memorable Valentine’s Day -  one that won’t break the bank?   Any time of the day is perfect for love and there's a restaurant to fit your romantic needs.



Wonderful pizza place that serves Chicago’s famous deep dish pizza. It opened its first restaurant in 1974 in Chicago’s South Side and is still going strong.  Not only do they have amazing deep dish pizza but they have anything from appetizers to salads to Italian dishes and even desserts. If you are looking for a more casual place with awesome food at reasonable prices, Giordano’s is the place for you. 

Emerald Loop Bar & Grill


An Irish pub where you can get your green on with a charming bar and traditional Irish fare. Their menu consists of snacks to share, delectable soups and salads, entrees, both Irish and American along with sandwiches, to top it off, desserts.  What more could you ask for?



A brunch restaurant that has great food and an attentive staff. If you find yourself not having time in the evening to go out for dinner but have time in the morning or afternoon, Yolk is an amazing place to go. They have everything from eggs and breakfast items to burgers and salads for lunch. Yolk has been a hot spot in Chicago since 2006 and has become very popular to visit.  You can actually purchase merchandise with their logo!  That's no yolk!

Mia Francesca


Features a little touch of Italy.  To complement the Italian cuisine, it has a full bar with a wide variety of wines.  Mia Francesca, opening in 1992 and celebrating 25 years, showcases cuisine from Rome, Tuscany, and Umbria, offering appetizers and paninis to pasta entrees. Diners feel like they're transported to a small Italian trattoria. Menu items are moderately priced.  Buon appetito!

El Mariachi Restaurant and Tequila Bar


Established in 1996, beginning as a tiny 10-table restaurant.  Serving authentic Mexican fare, the restaurant prides themselves in top quality, fresh Mexican cuisine.   They are known for their amazing margaritas and don't forget to try their tableside guacamole!

AMC Dine-In Block 37 Theater


A unique place where you can catch a movie and have food delivered right to your seat.  They serve anything from appetizers to entrees, dessert and milkshakes to movie treats. It is a one of a kind experience that you will never forget. After enjoying your meal and a bucket of popcorn, recline your seats, put up your feet, and enjoy the movie!


Alliance Patisserie


A contemporary bakery/café that has anything from decorated cupcakes to European pastries.  Not much room left for dessert?   Try their macarons!  This is the perfect place to try after a dinner and a little Chicago night life.  Don't forget to take a box of sugar-dusted Almond Croissiants for the next morning over a cup of steaming java.

Magnolia Bakery


A global chain that first originated in New York City and expanded nationwide.  The Chicago bakery takes a step back in time with vintage décor.  If you are looking for a place to grab dessert, you should try Magnolia’s. They have mouth-watering baked goods including specialty cupcakes, icebox pies, mini cheesecakes, and don't forget their world famous banana pudding! Everything is made from scratch daily.  For more info on PPM, make sure to visit!