Treat your special someone to an intimate, romantic retreat among the amorous glow of Chicago's enchanting skyline. Located in the heart of River North, Kinzie Hotel's effortless luxury and boutique accommodations provide the perfect atmosphere to help you slip away from the rigors of life and work. Whether you and your partner are planning an adventurous night out or a tender evening in, our Chicago Romance package will set the stage for your passionate getaway.
Book your Chicago Romance package to experience a truly unforgettable night in River North. Your romantic retreat begins at Kinzie Hotel.
When you book your Romance Package, you'll enjoy:
- Deluxe, Boutique Accommodations
- A Bottle of Sparkling Wine and a Half Dozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 2:00 p.m. Late Check-Out
- Continental Breakfast Served Daily
- Evening Manager's Reception with a Welcome Drink Each Evening for Each Guest
- Free WiFi Access for Unlimited Devices
- 24-Hour Fitness Center Access
- Upgraded HDTV Cable Package
Chicago's Best Romantic Restaurants
Tantalize your tastebuds with an unforgettable dining experience during your starry-eyed urban escape. You'll find no shortage on phenomenal date spots in Chicago, but if you can't go wrong with any of our favorite places.
Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
A thoughtful, stylish take on the traditional Chicago steakhouse experience, Bavette's Bar & Boeuf offers a quiet, romantic escape from the rattle and roar of the El. Set to a warm, sepia glow, Bavette's offers some of the city's very best steaks, fresh oysters, and great old school cocktails. Reservations highly encouraged.
218 W Kinzie Street | Seven Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $4.00 - $5.00 Uber Ride
GT Fish & Oyster
For a romantic seafood dinner, GT Fish & Oyster is the place to be. With beautifully composed shared plates like scallop crudo, smoked salmon deviled eggs, and a truly indulgent lobster mac, GT Fish & Oyster employs an elegant approach to perfectly prepared seafood. Before you leave, don't forget to order a bottle or two of their ridiculously good hot sauces to go.
615 N Wells Street | Nine Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $4.00 - $5.00 Uber Ride
Wine and dine with style during your romantic Chicago getaway at the West Loop's Mediterranean-inspired avec. Sample a variety of European cheeses, share locally-sourced small plates, and find the perfect wine pairings for your adventurous and delicious dining experience. avec is small and cozy, so we recommend reserving a table in advance. That said, there's absolutely nothing wrong with an impulsive visit to the bar for a quick cocktail and an order of chorizo-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates. In fact, we highly recommend it.
531 W Randolph Street | Twenty Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $5.00 - $7.00 Uber Ride
Intimate Cocktail Lounges
Chicago is a city that reveres the cocktail. From its infamous prohibition-era, back alley bars to its modern, hipster, speakeasies, a thoughtful cocktail culture has been integral to Chicago's nightlife identity. During your romantic getaway, settle in at an intimate cocktail bar and get swept away by its evocative flavors and glowing candlelight.
Three Dots and a Dash
Take refuge in River North's intimate, tiki hideaway, tucked away beneath the vibrant energy of Clark Street. With creatively-decorated tiki drinks and a sleek, polynesian-spiced vibe, Three Dots and a Dash creates a tropical oasis that feels completely removed from reality. What could be better for a romantic retreat?
435 N Clark Street | Four Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $4.00 - $5.00 Uber Ride
The Violet Hour
Duck into the speakeasy-style Violet Hour for a sophisticated, hip, and serious cocktail experience. Known as one of the forerunners of Chicago's craft cocktail scene, the Violet Hour's creative drinks, thoughtful atmosphere, and strict no-cell-phones policy make it the perfect place for an intimate night out. When you arrive, keep in mind that the building is unmarked, but is directly across the street from Big Star and usually has a mural painted on the front.
1520 N Damen Street | Eighteen Minute Blue Line Trip from Kinzie Hotel | $9.00 - $12.00 Uber Ride
For a truly unique, interactive, and memorable cocktail experience, reserve a table at the West Loop's upscale The Aviary. The brainchild of world-renown chef Grant Achatz, The Aviary brings a molecular gastronomic approach to craft cocktails. Expect complete reinventions of traditional cocktails, five star service, and imaginative presentations with foams, smokes, custom serving vessels, and a penchant for unexpected. Rest assured, after the thrill of the alchemy subsides, the cocktails are absolutely delicious.
955 W Randolph Street | Twenty Minute Pink Line Trip from Kinzie Hotel | $6.00 - $8.00 Uber Ride
Great Chicago Date Spots
Take a romantic afternoon stroll through Chicago's picture-perfect Lincoln Park, situated along the city's majestic lakefront. As you leisurely explore the park's winding trails, duck into Lincoln Park Conservatory, find a quiet spot at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, or have a picnic at the park's serene North Pond. Once you've seen the park's hills, paths, and monuments, you'll find no shortage of amazing restaurants in the surrounding Lincoln Park, Old Town, and Lakeview neighborhoods.
Along the Lakefront from North Avenue to Diversey Avenue | Ten Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $6.00 - $8.00 Uber Ride
Second City Comedy Club
Nothing says date night like dinner and a show - and Second City is one of Chicago's most important and beloved theatres. The legendary comedy theatre launched the careers of comedy icons like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, John Candy, Bob Odenkirk, and so many more. Second City hosts sketch, stand-up, and improv shows each evening, and purchasing your tickets in advance is recommended.
1616 N Wells Street | Ten Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $6.00 - $8.00 Uber Ride
Green Mill Cocktail Lounge
Take a step back in time, bask in the warm vintage atmosphere, and sip cocktails with your special someone at Chicago's most historic jazz club. Since the prohibition era, the Green Mill has been home to some of the city's best music and kept the spirit of old Chicago alive. For a great date night, head to Damera Ethiopian Restaurant on Broadway, cross the street, and slip away into the otherworldly ambiance of the Green Mill.
4802 N Broadway Street | Fifteen Minute Drive from Kinzie Hotel | $12.00 - $16.00 Uber Ride
Art Institute of Chicago
Spend a quiet, romantic afternoon at the Art Institute of Chicago during your Chicago couple's getaway. As you explore the museum's vast halls, you'll find world-class collections featuring the works of Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, Degas, Monet, Dali, and masterful artists from around the world. When you're ready for a change of scenery, head a block north on Michigan Ave, head up to Cindy's Rooftop Bar, and enjoy amazing cocktails some of the city's best views.
111 S Michigan Avenue | Twenty Minute Walk from Kinzie Hotel | $5.00 - $6.00 Uber Ride