125 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Chicago.
Bárbaro is a taqueria in Humboldt Park with great cocktails and decent tacos.
Little Victories is a bar in Wicker Park that’s great for an early-in-the-game date
Love Street is a cocktail bar in Lincoln Park that’s great for pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap.
Perilla is an upbeat Korean restaurant in the West Loop with great small plates.
D Cuisine is a Chinese restaurant in Lincoln Park that serves great dim sum all day.
Woodwind is a small plates restaurant on the 18th floor of a high rise in Streeterville.
Rose's is a cash-only dive bar in Lincoln Park full of dingy couches and character.
Ipsento 606 is a coffee shop with a full bar that's great for early in the game dates.
Qing Xiang Yuan is a restaurant in Chinatown that specializes in broth-filled dumplings.
Begyle, a dog-friendly taproom in Ravenswood, is a great place to drink beer and play skee-ball.
Pretty Cool is a charming ice cream shop in Logan Square serving creative and delicious popsicles.
Sze Chuan Cuisine is an upscale restaurant in Chinatown that has good hot pot.