How to Spend Valentine's Day Near Oak Park in 2024

Get ready to show your love this Valentine's Day with many exciting options in the Near West Suburbs! From romantic dinners and heart-warming events to activities and unique gift ideas, there are plenty of opportunities to show your special someone how much you care.


Indulge in a delectable dinner, create something together, or pamper yourself and your significant other with a spa day. Whether you're with your forever date, a new date, celebrating with friends, or simply treating yourself to some self-love, we're here to help you make this Valentine's Day one to remember.

Have a Date Night Out ...
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Plenty of options exist for an unforgettable date night out for Valentine's Day. 


Grab Dinner


Sometimes, the idea of cooking and cleaning is too much, so why not leave the work to someone else? Take a look at some events and restaurants with unique offerings for Valentine's Day. So, all you have to do is show up!



Barrel House Social | La Grange


Barrel House Social in La Grange is planning the perfect night out for you and your Valentine. With a prix fixe, three-course menu for $85 per couple, you will enjoy mouthwatering options amid the glow of candlelight. The unique Valentine’s Day menu features a Sweetheart Salad with shaved kale and Brussels sprouts, candied walnuts, goat cheese, and cranberries dressed in an apple cider vinaigrette, hangar steak or whiskey glazed salmon for the entree, and a delicious I Love You cake filled with white chocolate mousse and top with strawberries and chocolates. Reserve your spot between February 9 and 14 for a night to remember!


Click here to learn more. 



Emilio's Tapas | Hillside


Emilio’s Tapas in Hillside is the perfect spot to share authentic Spanish tapas on Valentine’s Day. Featuring Chef Emilio’s specials, a free gift while supplies last, and 50% off any bottle of wine on their list, Valentine’s Day with your special someone at Emilio’s Tapas will be an experience to remember. 


Click here to learn more or make a reservation. 



La Notte | Oak Park


A romantic dinner sharing old-world Italian cuisine is a classic way to spend Valentine’s Day. At La Notte in Oak Park, you and your date will enjoy an expansive Valentine’s Day menu with starters like burrata or oysters Rockefeller and entrees like veal marsala or surf and turf. 


Click here to learn more or make a reservation. 



Maya Del Sol | Oak Park


Stop in for a Valentine’s Day dinner for two at Oak Park favorite, Maya Del Sol. Dinner for two is available for $125 per couple. You and your date will enjoy one item per person from the drink menu, an order of guacamole to start, one item from the appetizer menu, two entrees, and one dessert. Savor the delicious flavors while being serenaded with acoustic live music from Guitara Azul from 7-9 pm.


Click here to learn more or make a reservation. 



The Little Gem Cafe | Oak Park


The Little Gem Cafe in Oak Park is chic and classic in every way. It is a fantastic spot for an unforgettable and romantic Valentine's dinner. 


On the menu, you'll find the following:


Starters: Fig & honey brie crostinis and mixed greens salad

Mains: Hangar steak, salmon, roasted chicken, cavatelli with shrimp and vegetarian risotto

Desserts: Chocolate mousse, strawberry creme brulee and tiramisu


Click here to learn more or make a reservation. 



Trattoria 225 | Oak Park


Enjoy rustic Italian dining in a cozy ambiance on Valentine's Day with your love at Trattoria 225. The Oak Park restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu for $44 per person, including one appetizer, entree, and dessert. 


On the menu, you'll find the following:


Starters: Seared crab cakes, steamed mussels, butternut squash bisque or burrata salad

Mains: Cedar plank salmon, braised lamb shank, beef wellington, sweet potato gnocchi or shrimp carbonara

Desserts: Strawberry mousse, creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake

Click here to learn more or make a reservation.


... Or a Date Night In

Blackberry Market


Blackberry Market in La Grange is a chic cafe where you can find your favorite coffees, cookies, market sandwiches, and sides. But what most people don't know about are the incredible specials they run, like their Valentine's meal for two to go. 


So, if your ideal Valentine's sounds better on the couch in pajamas, you'll want to check this out. They're serving an incredible meal for two that includes housemade focaccia bread, blackberry apple salad, and red wine braised short ribs over fettuccine alfredo. Plus, red velvet cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert.


It is the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day in the comfort of your own home. Make sure you place your order by February 11. 


Click here to order. 



Maya Del Sol


If you don't want to venture out this Valentine's Day, Maya Del Sol brings dinner to you with their special Valentine's Day dinner to go. For $120 per couple, you can share a three-course meal with two Coyopa margaritas, chips, and guacamole. You'll get to choose one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert to share. Savor the delicious flavors of Latin America in the comfort of your home this Valentine's Day!

Click here to learn more or place an order.

Create Something Together at an Event
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Table & Lain | Forest Park


What’s more romantic than learning to cook a special meal together? At Table & Lain cooking classes in Forest Park, share your love of great food with a delicious class celebrating Valentine’s Day. Indulgent yet easy-to-create dishes are on the menu,  and the night starts with a champagne toast. The menu for the evening includes the following: 


-Shaved Brussels sprout and Caesar salad

-Crab cakes with aioli

-Seared duck breast with orange demi glaze

-Flourless chocolate cake with creme anglaise and gold leaf


It’s sure to be a memorable culinary experience. The cooking class takes place February 11 and 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. The event is BYOB, and tickets can be purchased on their website for $95 per person.  


Click here to learn more.



Warm Wick Co | Brookfield


If you want to get out for the night and need something to do before or after dinner, Warm Wick Co. in Brookfield has a Valentine's Day Candle Making Workshop on Tuesday, February 13.


Guests will curate their own signature candles with a custom scent. While working, you can enjoy appetizers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a goodie bag. 


The event is BYOB, so bring a beverage you enjoy! 


It's a perfect night for two.


Click here to learn more. 

Relax Together
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Show your special someone how much you care by giving them the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation. In the Near West Suburbs, we have plenty of options for salons and spas, perfect for a relaxing couples massage or gifting your loved one a day to themselves. 

From a relaxing Swedish massage to a deep-tissue massage for your stress areas, take a look at all we have to offer. 


Click here to see our top picks for massages in the Near West Suburbs. 



Show Them With Flowers

Flowers make the perfect Valentine's Day gift, capturing the essence of love and appreciation. And in the Near West Suburbs of Chicago, we are lucky to have some of the best flower shops around. From classic arrangements to modern, trendy bouquets, there's something for everyone's taste. 

Whether you prefer red roses, a mix of wildflowers, or something unique like succulents, you're sure to find the perfect blooms at one of the many top-notch flower shops in the area. So why not surprise your sweetheart with a beautiful bouquet this Valentine's Day?


Click here to see our list of the best picks for flowers.


No matter what way you decide to celebrate, there are plenty of great ways to make Valentine's Day extra special in the Near West Suburbs.