Valentine’s Day is Monday, February 14, so why not make it a three-day weekend with your sweetie? Hyde Park businesses are offering hotel packages, special dining menus, shopping events, and more. If you learn of any other local options, please message us to add to this list. Happy Valentine’s Day!
1500 E. 55th Street
Ascione Bistro is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long from Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14 – offering a prix fixe dinner priced at $75/for one or $149/for two with a complimentary bottle of bubbles. First course options include lobster bisque or an iceberg wedge salad. For the second course, choose from filet Rossini; squid ink linguine Fra Diavolo with scallops, prawns, and mussels; wild mushroom short rib risotto; or crab cakes di Ascione. Desserts include chocolate layer cake or tiramisu. Your favorites from the regular menu are available as well. The restaurant is taking reservations and pickup pre-orders at 773-363-8161.
1206 E. 53rd Street
1509 E. 53rd Street
Chant is offering a special prix-fixe sweetheart dinner menu for $150 per couple on Friday, February 11; Saturday, February 12; and Monday, February 14 (Chant is closed Sunday, February 13). Guests will enjoy a shared appetizer (tempura-battered garlic parmesan lobster pieces), choice of entree (bone-in Angus ribeye steak or blackened miso red snapper filet), and shared dessert (Campari infused cobbler flight). Call 773-324-1999 for reservations.
1411 E. 53rd Street
The SOPHY Hotel’s restaurant, Mesler, is offering a “portrait of love” for those enjoying a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day weekend. Sarah Livingston, a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago and an independent artist at BitsyDesigns, will capture this special memory with a personalized portrait of you and your significant other. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes; spaces are limited. Walk-ins will be welcomed based on availability. Sarah will be available on Friday, February 11 – Saturday, February 12 from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday, February 13 from 4-6 p.m. To secure your session with Sarah, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The portrait is complimentary for restaurant and hotel guests. To make the holiday even more romantic, Sophy Hotel is offering several staycation options, including the “SO – In Love” package, with a two-night stay in deluxe or suite-style accommodations, one bottle of Veuve Cliquot, one box of SOPHY signature truffles, one $50 credit to Mesler, and outdoor skating for two at Midway Plaisance Park with rentals.
1125 E. 55th Street
Nella Pizza e Pasta has created a four-course menu available all weekend long sure to delight you and your sweetheart. Priced at $65/person or $130/couple including a glass of Prosecco. For reservations call 773-643-0603 or book online.
5311 S. Lake Park Avenue
The Promontory has four great shows from Friday-Monday including the Rhythm & Booze Red Light Special on Friday, Finding Love with Dr. Richie Love live speed-dating event on Saturday, For the Love In You on Sunday, and Marquis Hill: Love Tape on Monday. Check the website for bottle service options, VIP seating, and more.
5225 S. Harper Court
Who wouldn’t want a heart-shaped box of Stan’s donuts for Valentine’s Day? Reserve your box of 12 mini donuts (six red velvet and six chocolate), by clicking here. Available for pick up February 12-14 at the Hyde Park location in Harper Court.
5225 S. Harper Court
Suuri Design, the mother/daughter-owned jewelry boutique located at 5225 S. Harper Court, is hosting a special Valentine’s Day celebration on Sunday, February 13 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries while you browse the shop’s selection of hand-crafted jewelry for women, men, and children; candles; and self-care products – and receive 15% off your purchases!
1462 E. 53rd Street
Chef/owner Erick Williams is offering special Valentine’s Day menus for dining at the restaurant or celebrating at home. The $92/person three-course “Lover’s Menu” includes a bottle of McBride Sisters Sparkling Rosé. For the first course, choose from roasted oysters, herb butter, and parmesan or pickled sugar beets, apples, midnight moon, pecans, and apple butter. Second course options are honey mustard kissed salmon, glazed turnips, red wine braised mustard greens, merlot butter or a filet mignon with crushed red potatoes, green beans, and rosemary-scented red wine sauce. Enjoy mascarpone cheesecake for two and chocolate truffles for dessert. Make your dine-in reservations here. If you’d prefer to stay at home, Virtue is offering the same meal options for $184, but the food will be provided cold with heating instructions. Order your take-home meal here.