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Top 5 First Date Spots in Chicago

Posted by Jordyn Alper on Nov 27, 2018 6:03:46 PM

When it comes to the first date, there is always one tough question - Where should we go!? Well, put your worries behind you because the VenueBook team is here to help. We want to show you some of our venue partners that are ready to ease the first-date jitters and give you a wonderful dining experience! So here are our top 5 first date spots in Chicago:

The Florentine

Located in the bustling Loop, The Florentine showcases modern, seasonal Italian cuisine, in a warm, inviting environment.The Florentine offers an extensive selection of classic antipasti, wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, handmade pasta, and top imported Italian cheeses and meats as well as a variety of draught beers, ciders, and craft cocktails alongside an affordable wine list, highlighting Italian and domestic wines.

The Florentine Chicago Restaurant

City Social

City Social Kitchen & Bar is a hip, urban gathering place located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It features upscale eclectic dining and a full bar complete with artisan cocktails, global wines, and a large variety of local and craft brews in a relaxed atmosphere.  A blend of contemporary and classic offerings, City Social's menu offers something for everyone including charcuterie, tacos, specialty burgers, diverse salads, and steak. City Social's cuisine is an eclectic mix of multi-cultural dishes, matching the richness and diversity of Chicago.

City Social Chicago Restaurant

Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn features European inspired small plates, quintessential mid-century cocktails, and old world décor, making this eccentric River North establishment one of Chicago’s preferred private event, dining, and nightlife destinations.

Hubbard Inn Chicago Restaurant

Maple & Ash

One of our more intimate spots, Maple & Ash isn’t just a traditional steakhouse, it mixes a modern aesthetic with authentic service to deliver the classic wood-fired dishes. Maple & Ash finds a way to celebrate every moment. “It’s more than a restaurant, it’s an experience.”

Maple & Ash Chicago Restaurant

Bang Chop Thai Kitchen

Bang Chop provides great value for authentic classic Thai dishes and top notched service. Great location in West Loop downtown near Ogilvie station and lots of street parking available. Even better - they allow BYOB! Show off your favorite bottle of wine to your date - a great conversation starter!

Bang Chop Thai Kitchen Chicago Restaurant

Now that you have these awesome restaurant options it’s time to ask that person out! Looking for more options? We can connect you with hundreds of other amazing restaurants. Visit to learn more about our venues!


Happy booking,


Topics: Chicago