The final tip is another from FreshGuide Chicago editor Kate Stahl. She loves Chicago to the wind-chilling bone, so we asked her to describe her perfect, romantic night in Chicago right now.
"It would start with a cocktail at The Violet Hour in Wicker Park. Sitting at the bar is a great place to watch the old-school art of mixology, and the drinks are heavenly — just the thing to get you in the mood. Next, I would head to the Gold Coast for dinner at Le Colonial, my favorite date spot. The mood is sexy, the Vietnamese-French food is delicious, and the wine list is both accessible and impressive."