Whether you are looking to impress or just have fun on a first date in Chicago, I have the perfect place for you. From an art gallery to a comedy club, these five date spots will help guarantee a second. Well it’s a start; you still have to do your part.
Blackbird is one of Chicago’s most respected restaurants. With a James Bead award winning design by Thomas Schessler it’s sure to impress any first-timer (or any other timer). You may love it so much that you sign up for one of their Master Series cooking classes starting in 2013. You may even do it as a couple.
2 The Second City
Nothing breaks the ice like laughter, so why not visit the Second City comedy club. It’s improv-based comedy that has helped launch the careers of some of the funniest people on TV. It’s Cabaret Style seating so you can share laughs and show you do well in social situations, two important factors in a relationship.
This is great restaurant for a first date because it’s not dim, weird and over the top romantic. You can have a great meal with a modern, sleek background. Executive Chef Rah Shabazz never compromises on the quality of the food, so expect to have a great meal.
4 The Art Institute of Chicago
Show off your artistic knowledge or indulge in your partner’s. Consistently one of the most visited Chicago museums, The Art Institute has everything from French Impressionist Paintings to Modern Art. This is definitely one of the most creative cultural experiences you will ever have in a museum.
5 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Now this is a heavy hitter, home run first date option. The Chicago Symphony is a Chicago gem, people sometimes overlook it as a date option. It’s one of the most respected Orchestras in the world and it’s sure to show that you have taste and a love of culture.