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Where To Go When You’re Not Sure If It’s A Date

When it’s not officially a date, but it’s not not a date, check out any one of these 13 spots.

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The Best First Date Restaurants In Chicago

The perfect first date spots can be hard to find, so we put them all in one place for you.

Where To Go For An Early-In-The-Game Date guide image

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Where To Go For An Early-In-The-Game Date

The best spots to hit up on a second or third date - when you’re ready to commit to a full meal, but don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard.

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Where To Go On A Date When You Haven’t Met This Person Yet

Where to go on a date with someone you’ve never met.

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The Best Chicago Restaurants For Date Night

Our very best date night ideas.

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Liva

Liva is the restaurant inside of Chicago Winery in River North.

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8.1

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Second Generation

Second Generation is an Asian-inspired restaurant in Logan Square from the Mott St. team.

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The Meadowlark

The Meadowlark is a cozy bar in Logan Square from the same team behind Union and Lardon.

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Consignment Lounge

Consignment Lounge is a bar in Avondale that also doubles as a resale shop.

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8.0

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TenGoku Aburiya

TenGoku Aburiya is a very good sushi and kushiyaki restaurant in the West Loop.

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7.5

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Komorebi

Komorebi is a sushi restaurant in Wicker Park.

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7.6

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Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Fish Market is a sushi restaurant in Noble Square.

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7.9

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Middle Brow Bungalow

Middle Brow is an all-day brew pub that specializes in pizza and bread.

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Nobody's Darling

Nobody's Darling is a great cocktail bar in Andersonville.

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The Alderman

The Alderman is a great speakeasy located inside of Pilsen Yards.

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8.7

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Parachute

Parachute is a wonderful Korean restaurant in Avondale.

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The California Clipper

The California Clipper is a historic Humboldt Park bar that's been around since the 1930s.

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Quality Time

Quality Time is a bar in Logan Square.

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Nightshade

Nightshade is a basement bar located underneath Moonflower in Portage Park.

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Moonflower

Moonflower is a cocktail in Portage Park with a lot of plants and a great grilled cheese.

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8.6

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Obelix

Obelix is an upscale French restaurant in River North.

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Nine Bar

Nine Bar is Chinatown's first speakeasy located in the back of Moon Palace Express in Chinatown.

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Señoritas Cantina

Señoritas Cantina is a casual Mexican restaurant and bar in Pilsen with great margaritas.

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Del Toro

Del Toro is a casual Mexican restaurant in Pilsen with great margaritas.

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7.7

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Perilla

Perilla is an upbeat Korean restaurant in the West Loop with great small plates.