This upscale Southern restaurant is one of our favorite date night spots in the Hyde Park. The dining room is bright and airy, and there’s a separate, dimly lit bar area that’s great for just grabbing cocktails. The menu has small plates like gizzards with rice, asparagus with pig’s ears, and entrees like creamy shrimp and grits or some very rich short ribs. It isn’t the lightest food in the city, so make sure you’re on the kind of date that allows for going home and putting on stretchy pants.
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The Promontory is a restaurant and music venue serving very good modern American food in Hyde Park.
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Blue Door Kitchen & Garden
Blue Door Kitchen is a nice but not too fancy Gold Coast restaurant in an old mansion. The courtyard patio is beautiful for when it's nice outside.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Gus’s has great fried chicken in a cool Fulton Market loft space. Expect a bit of heat from their trademark cayenne heavy seasoning.
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Parson’s Chicken & Fish
Parson’s Fried Chicken & Fish serves good fried chicken on the best patio in town. This is an excellent hangout spot when it’s nice outside.
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