Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Chicago

These spots are the perfect prelude for good lovin'.

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What's the best spot for a romantic dinner in the city? In 2011, OpenTable.com released its list of the Top 10 romantic restos in the Chicagoland area.
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10. Fresh food and romance is what Bacaro is all about. Located in Champaign, IL, Bacaro, works with 12 local farms for fresher ingredients for each menu option.
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9. Take a trip back to the 1920's for a fine dining experience at Le Colonial. The Gold Coast restaurant features Vietnamese cuisine while dining on an all-season terrace overlooking Rush Street.
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8. Va Pensiero, located in Evanston, offers patrons classic Italian food and wine straight from the old country.
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Once a warming center for ice skaters, North Pond, provides a backdrop of Chicago's skyline. The Lincoln Park restaurant offers layers of fresh ingredients, simply decorated on each plate.
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6. Enjoy live music and a juicy steak at Stetson's Chop House & Bar. The restaurant is located on the lobby level of the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
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5. Gold Coast's, Pump Room, has maintained quality food and a 4 star rating for 28 years. Live music on the weekends and innovative menu options keep guests coming back for more.
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4. Streeterville's Merlo on Maple Italian restaurant offers all courses made to order and a huge selection of Italy's finest wines.
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3. Courtright's, located in Willow Springs, offers 4-star American dining alongside a manicured forest preserve.
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2. From the outside Il Mulino looks like a New York Brownstone located in the middle of River North. On the inside guests experience Italian food at it's best with imported Italian wines and ingredients.
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1. Lincoln Park's Geja's Cafe is known for its shared fondue dining. and flamenco and classical guitarists.
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