Grab Your S.O.: 16 Cozy Date Spots For Rad Romance

So, you've put together a killer ensemble and booked that blowout. Now, where to go with that hot date of yours? While Chicago certainly has its share of sublime restos and bars, not all of them are conducive for budding love. And, since we know you're busy (primping, of course), we've pulled together 16 of our favorite date spots that are ripe for romance—meaning, the heat you'll feel all evening won't just be coming from the kitchen.
From candlelit watering holes to cavernous nooks where you can share a dinner for deux, our list is our gift to you for, uh, getting off to a good start. As for what's after dessert, well, you're on your own.