37 Chicagoland Restaurants with Valentine’s Takeout Specials

Candlelight dinners are still a thing, right? This year, you can grab your own candles and make Valentine’s weekend a special one, with dinner prepped for you by some of Chicago’s finest chefs.

Most of these takeout specials will include warming instructions for prep in your own kitchen! Think multiple courses, decadent desserts and wine pairing recommendations. Some restaurants also include meals made for families.

Andros Taverna

Where: 2542 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Cost: $140 feeds 2

Order by: 48 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 12-14

For dinner, enjoy a starter of taramasalata, tzatziki and charred eggplant with grilled octopus, Andros salad, a choice of lobster spaghetti or coal roasted lamb as an entree and chocolate halva tart for dessert. The Valentine’s Day bakery box includes coconut halvaroons dipped in dark chocolate, sesame koulouri with taramasalata and sparkling pét-nat.

Ascione Bistro

 

Where: 1500 E. 55th St., Chicago

Cost: $75

Order by: 773-363-8161 for Feb. 12-14

You’re in for a treat with Ascione Bistro’s Prix Fixe Sweetheart Menu. First course includes grilled octopus, house-made meatballs, lobster bisque or grilled romaine salad. For the second course, you have many options: filet Oscar, double cut Colorado lamb chops, squid ink linguine with diver scallops, jumbo prawns, PEI mussels, Maine lobster risotto, Branzino or chicken parmigiana. Save room for dessert with chocolate cake, tiramisu, creme brulee or cheesecake.

Avli River North

 

Where: 702 N. Wells, Chicago

Cost: $89 feeds 2

Order by: 24 hours in advance for pickup Feb. 12-14

Enjoy contemporary Greek cuisine of hummus with pita starter, Greek-style mussels for two, choice of entrees (shrimp souvlaki or lamb shoulder), plush a specialty dessert and bottle of champagne.

Avli Taverna

 

Where: 1335 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago

Cost: $34-$40 per person

Order by: 24 hours in advance for pickup Feb. 12-14

Individual prix fixe meal boxes are available for pickup of Lavraki Filet (a filet of Mediterranean white fish, basmati rice, small tzatziki with cucumbers, Greek salad and yogurt mousse), Taverna Steak (ribeye steak with kalamata steak sauce, Greek potatoes, small spicy feta dip with pita chips, Diane salad and chocolate mousse), Papoutsakia (oven-roasted stuffed eggplant, grilled artichokes, basmati rice and sliced fruit and berries with mint) or Lamb Shoulder (oven-roasted lamb shoulder, Greek potatoes, Diane salad and chocolate mousse).

You can also send your Valentine a “cocktail gram,” to be delivered Feb. 13 or 14 with cocktail options delivered in a 12.6-ounce sealed glass flask, a box of housemade truffles and a kitschy Valentine’s Day card.

Bahama Breeze

 

Where: 406 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg

Cost: $40 feeds 2

Order by: 24 hours in advance of pickup

Dinner starts with a choice of appetizers from coconut shrimp and beef empanadas and a choice of entrees from jerk chicken pasta or grilled chicken with cilantro crema. A slice of key lime pie finishes the meal.

Boqueria Fulton Market

 

Where: 807 W. Fulton Market, Chicago

Cost: $140 feeds 2

Order by: While supplies last for pickup Feb. 12-14

The Pintxo Party includes a guest’s choice of a bottle of Spanish sparkling wine or The Devil Wears Manzana bourbon and rum based cocktail for two, plus a variety of pintxos and tapas perfect or sharing and a decadent Cream de Chocolate for dessert.

Cafe Press Chicago

 

Where: 800 S. Clark St., Chicago

Cost: $99.95 feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 10 for pickup Feb. 13-14

For Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day, enjoy to-go brunch of mimosas, a charcuterie board and baked goods of bagels, cream cheese, breads and chocolate croissants.

The Capital Grille

Where: 633 North Clair St., Chicago; 87 Yorktown Center, Lombard; 5340 N. River Road, Rosemont; 2000 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg

Cost: $175 feeds 2

Order by: 24 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 13-14

The three-course dinner starts with prosciutto wrapped mozzarella with salad and rolls, followed by an entree of filet mignon and lobster tails with sides of mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. A sweet array of desserts includes brulee-style cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Chez Moi

Where: 2100 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

Cost: $150 feeds 2

Order by: Call 773-871-2100 or email chad@chezmoichicago.com to order for pickup Feb. 12-14 (for same-day orders, calls are required)

The Gourmet Valentine’s Box Dinner for Two To-Go features a Surf & Turf meal that starts with oven roasted carrot soup and includes Surf & Turf of 12-ounce beef tenderloin and whole split lobster with a side of whole coeur de bray cheese and then raspberry creme brûlée for dessert.

Chiya Chai

Where: 2770 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Cost: $70 feeds 2

Order by: 24 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 12-14

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner that includes a choice of cocktail (bourbon ginger masala or maharaja), chili chicken or samosa for an appetizer, then an entree of coconut spinach, eggplant and scallions or creamy masala chicken or paneer curry. For dessert, enjoy masala chai or pink Kashmiri chai.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Where: 521 N. Rush St., Chicago

Cost: $80-$165 feeds 2

Order by: 48 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 12-14

Choose between the Black Marketplace for Two or a Three-Course Dinner for Two. The Black Marketplace box includes a choice of two steaks, sea bass or lobster tails with a side of au gratin potatoes, grilled asparagus and Eddie V’s seasoning. The Three-Course Dinner for Two starts with Caesar salad and includes an entree of chateaubriand and South African lobster tails, served alongside au gratin potatoes and grilled asparagus. Dessert is a bananas Foster butter cake and chambord truffles with a long-stemmed rose is included as a romantic indulgence.

El Che Meat & Provisions

Where: 845 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago

Cost: $90 feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 10 for pickup Feb. 12-13

The “Won’t You Beef My Valentine?” package includes an Asador-style Creekstone Farms beef short rib that is bone-in, braised and grilled, served with Malbec jus, red chimichurri, raised winter greens and Parmesan polenta. The package includes a “welcome” cocktail for two and two 8-ounce bottles of Malbec wine to pair with the entree. For dessert select add-ons from Lucillla’s Alfajores, such as red velvet cinnamon rolls, cookie and pop-tarts, as well as a chocolate- cherry cheesecake.

FireLake

Where: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago

Cost: $64 per person

Order by: 24 hours advance of pickup Feb. 12-13

Available for takeout or dining on the heated patio (additional cost for table reservation), guests can enjoy diver sea scallops and a winter salad as starters, a choice of cod with Manila clams, or butter poached tenderloin for the main course and dessert of a chocolate bomb or red velvet cake.

French Quiche

Where: 2210 N. Halsted Street, Chicago

Cost: $55 feeds 2

Order by: Call 773-857-0097 or email chad@fqchicago.com for pickup Feb. 12-14 (for same-day orders, calls are required)

The “Qupid Box” is perfect for brunch with a a heart-shaped quiche for two with asparagus, smoked salmon, and Swiss cheese, two raspberry croissants, two raspberry crème brûlée, coeur de bray cheese with dry fruit, jam and bread, and two chocolate-covered strawberries.

Kinzie Chophouse

 

Where: 400 N. Wells St., Chicago

Cost: $80 per person

Order by: Feb. 12 for pickup or delivery

The four-course meal from Kinzie will include reheating instructions. A first course of smoked and fresh salmon tartar with quinoa salad is followed by fresh oysters gratin with prosecco, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and spinach. Choose an entree from surf and turf, North Atlantic black grouper filet or Delmonico ribeye steak. All entrees include a side dish of vegetable au gratin. Dessert is a milk chocolate mousse and strawberry flan on feuilletine with a fresh berry compote.

La Josie

Where: 740 W. Randolph St., Chicago

Cost: $55-$60 serves two

Order by: 24 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 12-14

Dinner options for two include:

    • Langosta: Maine lobster tail, tiger shrimp, Spanish octopus, calamari, butter, lemon, roasted tomatillo and serrano salsa and served with sides of mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and garlic bread
    • Tlacoyos: two heirloom blue corn tlacoyos, refried black beans, epazote, oyster mushrooms, grilled seasonal veggies, crema, sweet potato-roasted jalapeño salsa and queso cotija with sides of mac and queso and elote Mexicano
    • Parrillada: grilled skirt steak, chicken breast, chorizo, rajas poblanas and grilled veggies with sides of tomato sauce rice, beans, salsa de arbol and hand-pressed tortillas.

Add on two Besito for dessert of galleta, dulce de leche, chocolate, raspberry sauce, strawberries, coconut and guava helado.

La Petite Folie

Where: 1506 E. 55th Street, Chicago

Cost: $50 per person

Order by: Feb. 11 for pickup Feb. 14

La Petite Folie’s three-course menu includes choices for all guests. As a starter, choose from a salad of mixed greens, marinated shrimp and salmon cocktail, or duck pate; for the entree, select from pan-seared jumbo sea scallops, roasted rack of lamb, or marinated bistro steak; and enjoy an apple tart, strawberry mousse torte, or chocolate hazelnut torte for dessert.

Nobu Chicago

 

Where: 854 W. Randolph St., Chicago

Cost: $250+ feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 12 for pickup Feb. 14

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa offers a “From Nobu with Love” menu that features yellowtail jalapeño, black cod miso, prime tenderloin teriyaki, and Nobu style nigiri with a roll assortment. Dessert includes a selection of chocolates and confections.

Nonnina

 

Where: 340 N. Clark St., Chicago

Cost: $79.95 per person

Order by: Feb. 12-13 for pickup

This four-course dinner allows guests to choose their favorite options. To start, select a sambuca cured salmon or whipped hand-dipped ricotta on a crostini or goat cheese truffles three ways. For the second course, choose from Nduja-ricotta filled pasta, Manila clams, hubbard squash, lemon brodetto or Bucatini Amatriciana.

Entree-course options include: grilled 10-ounce pork chop with crispy polenta, rapini, cippolini onions, apples and saba or roasted bass with braised winter greens, artichoke, San Marzano tomatoes, fregola and pistachio pesto. For dessert, enjoy a brown butter brioche bread pudding with dried cherries, vanilla gelato and creme anglaise.

Olive Garden

 

Where: Multiple locations in Chicagoland

Cost: $35.99+ feeds 2

Order by: Preorders start Feb. 8 for pickup Feb. 12-14

The Valentine’s Dinner for 2 To Go includes the choice of house-made soup or salad with dipping sauce and breadsticks. Select an entree portioned for two of Chicke Alfredo or Five Cheese Ziti al Forno with a choice of dessert to share. For family meals, the ready-to-bake lasagna serves four and includes house salad and a dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks.

One Off at Home

 

Where: Shipped to your home

Cost: $149+

Order by: 10 a.m. Feb. 9 for shipping by Feb. 10

For the last two months, One Off Hospitality Group (Avec, The Publican, Big Star, The Violet Hour, etc.) has been delivering Chicago-made dishes to doorsteps across the country through its nationwide delivery service. Families can enjoy dinner from avec of chorizo-stuffed medjool dates, deluxe focaccia, salad, paella with spanish bomba rice, confit chicken, shrimp, marinated artichokes and tangerine aioli and a paella pan to keep. Add dessert of two flourless chocolate cakes.

Orso’s Restaurant

 

Where: 1401 N. Wells Street, Chicago

Cost: $38.95-$42.95 per person

Order by: Call 312-787-6604 by Feb. 10

Dine on one of two packages designed for one guest each. The first package includes a pane e olio starter (bread with prosciutto, caciocavallo cheese, olives, extra virgin olive oil and herb butter), house salad, pasta in vodka sauce, chicken Vesuvio and tiramisu for dessert. The second package starts with piante di formaggio (with Danish blue and pecorino romana cheese, burrata and herb goat cheese with strawberries, sliced apple, honey and garlic crostini), arugula and spinach salad, lobster-stuffed ravioli, sliced filet and six-layer chocolate fudge cake.

Prairie Grass Cafe

 

Where: 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook

Cost: $70-$142

Order by: Feb. 11 or while supplies last for pickup Feb. 14

Prairie Grass Cafe has created five packages of meals for couples who can pick one or multiples to feed a family on Valentine’s Day. All (non-vegan) dinner packages come with dessert of a piece each of mom’s cherry pie, carrot cake with cream cheese icing and dark chocolate turtles.

    • The Appetizer Package: Smoked salmon and potato pancakes, sliced prosciutto and guacamole with salsa and tortilla chips.
    • The Chicken Dinner Package: Whole roasted chicken with stuffing and squash puree and marinated beet salad.
    • The BBQ Brisket Dinner Package: Slow braised BBQ brisket, truffled mashed potatoes, pesto green beans with tomatoes, parmesan and pine nuts and marinated beet salad.
    • The Salmon and Filet Dinner Package: 8-ounce filet of beef plus grilled ora king salmon with twice baked potatoes, sauteed garlic broccoli and caesar salad.
    • The Vegan Dinner Package: Mushroom and three sisters garden oat “risotto” with sauteed broccoli, marinated beet salad and vegan chocolate-pistachio muffins and vegan dragees for dessert.

If all you’re looking for is dessert, try the Valentine’s Day cookie medley of four heart-shaped sugar cookies, four double trouble chocolate cookies, four chocolate chip cookies and two peanut butter chocolate cookies.

The Press Room

Where: 1134 W. Washington Blvd., Lower Level, Chicago

Cost: $85-$100 feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 9

Enjoy a bottle of Louis Nicaise “Reserve” Brut Premier Cru Champagne, charcuterie & cheese board that includes cornichons, pickled vegetables, honey and 1/2 loaf seeded sourdough. Also choose tagliatelle pork sugo, fettuccine mushroom ragu or a sourdough trofie e fagioli pasta kit. The meal is served with vanilla panna cotta, chocolate covered strawberries and a choice of homemade greeting card.

PROXI

Where: 565 W. Randolph St., Chicago

Cost: $150 feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 11 for pickup Feb. 13-14

Chef Andrew Zimmerman has created a Global Valentine’s Day Takeout Feast. The starting snack is a yellowtail tartare followed by doenjang stew with king trumpet mushrooms with tofu and yu choy. Enjoy a main course of Korean-style marinated beef short ribs and a dessert of dark chocolate and saffron pot de crème with honey whipped cream and salted honey crunch.

Robert et Fils

Where: 4229 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Cost: $75 per person

Order by: By 2 p.m. day of pickup

The “Menu de la Saint Valentin” includes a baguette maison, caviar, salsify & oyster panna cotta, potato puree, black cod and tournedos rossini (filet, seared fois gras, black truffle and brioche) with chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Meals can be ordered for two, four or six guests.

Seasons 52

Where: 3 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook; 1770 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg

Cost: $99-$165 feeds 2-6

Order by: 48 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 12-14

The restaurant is offering two takeout options for the holiday, a family box that can feed as many as six or a box for two that’s perfect after the kids have gone to bed. The family meal includes a choice of salad plus selection of Kona-Crusted Filet Mignon or Whole Side of Cedar Plank Salmon as an entree, side of potatoes with a choice of brussels sprouts or green beans and six mini indulgences from raspberry chocolate chip cannoli or Belgin chocolate s’mores. The box for two is a smaller selection of the Kona-Crusted Filet Mignon and includes two mini indulgences and a bottle of wine.

Sepia

Where: 123 N. Jefferson Street, Chicago

Cost: $175 feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 11 for pickup Feb. 13-14

Sepia’s three-course menu for two includes multigrain rolls with herb butter; a snack of smoked beet tartare with sheep’s milk feta and toast; salad of endive, blood orange, fennel and hazelnuts; pot pie of braised duck, king trumpet mushrooms, foie gras alongside leeks in vinaigrette, walnuts and tarragon; and a chocolate fondant cake with salted raspberry and caramel sauce for dessert.

The Smith

Where: 400 N. Clark Street, Chicago

Cost: $135 feeds 2

Order by: 48 hours in advance of pickup Feb. 12-13

The heat and eat package includes favorites from the menu and new specials, such as: tuna tartare, citrus salad, lobster scampi with whole Maine lobster, braised short ribs with red wine jus, toasted ricotta gnocchi with white truffle cream, broccolini and roasted beets, plus dark chocolate mousse and dark chocolate hazelnut truffles for dessert.

 

Smyth

Where: 177 N Ada Street, Ground Floor, Chicago

Cost: Varies by selection

Order by: 48 hours in advance of pickup

Enjoy a luxe four-course dinner at home with choices in every course. For a starter, select between fois gras ganache or caviar and savory pancakes. As an entree, pick wild gulf of Maine sole or prime beef short rib. Both entrees come with sides of endive and parsnip salad, truffled turnip and rutabaga gratin and chocolate truffle tart with preserved summer berries & lemon verbena for dessert.

Somerset

 

Where: 1112 N State Street, Chicago

Cost: Varies by selection

Order by: Preorder for pickup Feb. 12-14

Meal kits for two are hand-selected by guests, featuring a variety of Chef Stephen Gillanders’ signature dishes to prepare and enjoy at home. Options include endive and avocado salad, spicy crab on crispy rice, foie gras ganache, lobster ravioli, mushroom risotto, miso glazed salmon and braised short rib. The selection of desserts from Pastry Chef Tatum Sinclair includes winter citrus cheesecake, chocolate custard and custom cupcakes with personalized “love notes” written in frosting.

Travelle at The Langham

 

Where: 330 North Wabash Ave., Chicago

Cost: $40-$124

Order by: 5 p.m. Feb. 11 for pickup Feb. 12-14

Families can enjoy everything from breakfast in bed to dinner to desserts for the occasion thanks to Travelle’s Chef Jeff Vucko and Pastry Chef Danielle Marielli. Breakfast in bed includes a cheese and charcuterie assortment with Quiche Loraine and chocolate covered strawberries. There are two options for dinner:

    • The Quarantined Love Kit serves dinner for two with Dungeness crab cake, prime filet mignon with asparagus and horseradish and for dessert, gateau opera made with coffee, roasted white chocolate and almond amaretto joconde.

 

    • The a la carte options for dinner include shrimp cocktail by the pound and a 32-ounce tomahawk steak kit that comes with sides.

 

 

For dessert, treat the whole family to the ice cream sundae kit that starts with house-spun ice creams and a trio of sauces, waffle cones and toppings of white chocolate croquant, sprinkles, honey roasted peanuts, vanilla bean Chantilly.

Uvae Kitchen & Wine Bar

 

Where: 5553 N. Clark St., Chicago

Cost: $125 feeds 2

Order by: Feb. 11 for pickup Feb. 12-14

The four-course dinner includes black garlic Caesar salad, lobster ravioli saffron, a choice of sous vide duck breast or cast iron seared scallops with sides of truffle risotto, wild berry gastrique and crispy spinach.

For dessert, enjoy a while chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake. A la carte items include oysters with a trio of sauces, raclette fondue with assorted fruit and sourdough croutons and a seared foie gras with pear compote and toasted brioche.

Looking for a last-minute gift? Uvae is also selling gift baskets with wine and chocolate or wine and cheese for $50 each. Add-ons for the baskets include hot chocolate bombs with peppermint schnapps and Andersonville Fine Foods chocolate bark with lavender and rose petals.

Wood

 

Where: 3335 N. Halsted St., Chicago

Cost: $65 per person

Order by: 24 hours before pickup Feb. 13-14

Guests have a choice in each of the three courses. For starters, pick from winter citrus salad, smoked beet tartare or add lobster to the winter salad for an additional fee. For the second course, enjoy ora king salmon en croute, jumbo lump crab cake or prime filet beef Wellington. For dessert, choose decadent chocolate cake or lemon tart.

Virtue

 

Where: 1462 E. 53rd St., Chicago

Cost: $200

Order by: For pickup Feb. 14

Enjoy dinner for two by choosing between roasted oysters or pickled sugar beets for the first course. Then, you can either have a honey mustard with glazed turnips and braised mustard greens, or beef filet mignon, crushed red potatoes and green beans. Save room for dessert with mascarpone cheesecake and chocolate truffles. Every order also includes a bottle of Schramsberg ‘Mirabelle’ sparkling rosé.

Dessert Only

One Off at Home

 

Where: Shipped to your home

Cost: $50

Order by: 10 a.m. Feb. 7 for shipping by Feb. 10

For the last two months, One Off Hospitality Group (avec, The Publican, Big Star, The Violet Hour, etc.) has been delivering beloved Chicago-made dishes to doorsteps across the country through its nationwide delivery service.

The revival of Blackbird comes through its iconic desserts, including a truffle box of six hazelnut truffles and six spiced caramel truffles, the bonbon box of four each strawberry ganache, passionfruit caramel and banana rum ganache bonbons, and the assorted chocolate box of two each Blackbird Bonbons, Blackbird Truffles, crunch bars, pate de fruit, nougat and mint meltaways.

Sugar Bliss

 

Where: 122 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Cost: $40

Order by: Available Feb. 5-13

Enjoy a date night packaged by the Sugar Bliss team. Sweet treats include red velvet and chocolate milk chocolate cupcakes, a box of six French macarons (chocolate strawberry, dark chocolate, salted caramel, lemon, raspberry and milk chocolate), double chocolate brownie, OMG cookie and two hot chocolate bombs (white chocolate and dark chocolate).


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