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Treat your special someone to a delicious dinner in downtown Evanston! Some restaurants are offering special menus or hosting events before or after the 14th. And, don't forget flowers and chocolates or even a special fitness class! Scroll down to find out where to find those beloved items. Note that the dining specials are listed first followed by shopping, spa and fitness specials! 
The Barn Steakhouse | 1016 Church St.

The Barn Steakhouse | 1016 Church St.

The Barn Steakhouse will have it's full regular menu available on Valentine's Day so you can enjoy a delicious meal in a very romantic setting. 

If you're into celebrating a bit early (why not?!), The Barn is hosting a special "Wine & Whiskey for Lovers" event as part of their monthly dinner series. Learn more and purchase tickets here

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Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

Celtic Knot Public House | 626 Church St.

The Celtic Knot has two Valentine's specials for you. From February 8 to 14, enjoy a complimentary Valentine’s Dessert Plate with the purchase of Two Dinner Entrees! Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cake, Deep-Fried Ice Cream & Chocolate Mousse Crepe. Available February 8 to February 17, Sunday through Thursday, 4-9pm and Friday & Saturday, 4-10pm.  

On Thursday, February 14, 2-4pm, bring your family and friends for The Celtic Knot's Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea! Homemade scones with jam, butter, whipped cream & fresh strawberries, a selection of sandwiches & tarts, all served with a steaming pot of your favourite tea! $19 for adults, $12 for children. Please call 847-864-1679 for reservations!   

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Chef's Station | 915 Davis St.

Chef's Station | 915 Davis St.

Chef's Station has a super special 5-course prix fixe menu planned for Valentine's Day. Reserve your place at the 5:00 or 7:30 pm seating on Thursday, February 14. The Valentine's Day Menu is $85 per person. Call 847-570-9821 to reserve today!  

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Evanston Rocks | 1012 Church St.

Evanston Rocks | 1012 Church St.

Step into Evanston Rocks and travel back in time at The Sinner’s Singeasy. Live a day in the life at Miss Brooklyn B’s fabled cabaret club and become immersed in a world of burlesque and variety performances, set to live music by Brooklyn Britches and The Whispers. Treat yourself to a memorable Valentine’s Day weekend.

Guests that dine at Rock 'N Ravioli are eligible for the special $25 Rock 'N Ravioli Diners tickets. Tickets to the show are regularly $25.

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Farmhouse | 703 Church St.

Farmhouse | 703 Church St.

Farmhouse Evanston has a special tasting menu featuring unique bite and plates you won't find any other day of the year. Enjoy four decadent courses for just $65 plus tax and gratuity. View menu here.
 

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Found Kitchen | 1631 Chicago Ave.

Found Kitchen | 1631 Chicago Ave.

This Valentine's, enjoy a mouth-watering, multi-course dinner inspired by great (female) authors through time. $65 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity. 

House Cured Faroe Island Salmon
caviar, crème fraîche and toast points
“I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you." -Charlotte Bronte

Vegetable Souffle
spinach, tomato and cheese
"Magic exists...when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic…" -Nora Roberts

Lamb Meatballs
mint yogurt, pistachio chimichurri
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” -Jane Austin

Seafood Stew or Steak Frites
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” -Zelda Fitzgerald

Chocolate Mousse
rose meringues, raspberry candies, dark chocolate truffles
“In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet, it is only love which sets us free.” -Maya Angelou


Reserve a table online or by calling 847.868.8945.


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Hearth Restaurant | 1625 Hinman Ave.

Hearth Restaurant | 1625 Hinman Ave.

Enjoy a 4 course pre fixe for $70 per person, including a glass of sparkling wine to start. 

Why not stay the night? The Homestead will have discounted rooms for $95/night with the promo code: LOVE19 which is available February 14, 2019 to February 17, 2019. Reserve your room here.
  



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Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

Koi Fine Asian Cuisine & Lounge | 624 Davis St.

Enjoy a Valentine's Day meal for two ($59.99 per couple) including a glass of champagne and these delicious items. 

  • Appetizer: Salmon Brulée Bundles
  • Entree: Dragon and Phoenix (represents a long relationship to marriage). Dragon - Crispy covered with tangy sweet spice sauce. Phoenix - Shrimp sautéed with vegetable in white wine sauce.
  • Dessert: Chocolate Lava Cake with ice cream

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NaKorn | 1622 Orrington Ave.

NaKorn | 1622 Orrington Ave.

Treat Your Sweet with NaKorn's Special Valentine's menu! They will offer these special items in addition to the regular menu. 

Bite
Seared Tuna, with lemongrass, sawtooth cilantro, mint, crispy greens, jicama and lime with Thai herb-sweet-roasted red chili nahm yum
Green
Pink and White Pomelo, with poached shrimps, frisée, toasted coconut flakes, kaffir lime leaves, toasted peanuts, lime and roasted chili jam
Meat
Organic Chicken Breast Confit, baby winter greens, Chioggia beet, kohlrabi and sorrel mushrooms, served with aromatic rice
Sweet
Chocolate Panna Cotta, with strawberry sorbet, Thai pretzel crumble, strawberry fluid gel and candied rose petals

Call 847-773-8424 or go to Open Table to reserve today! 

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Next of Kin Restaurant & Cafe | 625 Davis St.

Next of Kin Restaurant & Cafe | 625 Davis St.

We’re in Love...with Oysters & Champagne 
Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with Next of Kin!

We promise a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner with just the right amount of lovey, dovey fun. Featuring a Chef Marco designed 3 course dinner option in addition to our nightly menu, (because we love choices) & the biggest selection of bubbles in Evanston! We'll be spreading the love all weekend long - book your at our table!

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Patisserie Coralie | 600 Davis St.

Patisserie Coralie | 600 Davis St.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a extra special French dessert Patisserie Coralie! Place orders by Monday, February 11 by emailing fiona@bestfrenchpastries.com. 

Love at First Bite: Heart-Shaped Cake for Two ($12)
Please 
For Her
- Lemongrass Mousse
- Strawberry Coulis
- Lemon Genoise Cake
- Red Berries Glaze

For Him (gluten free)
- 70% Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Hazelnut Praline Crunch
- Cocoa Sponge Cake
- Passion Fruit Insert

When Family Is True Love
A special cake to share with family (6-8 people)
- Raspberry "Pain de Genes" cookie
- Lemon Lime Chantilly
- Fresh Raspberry Confit
- Red Chocolate Glaze

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Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

Pete Miller's Evanston | 1557 Sherman Ave.

Make this Valentine's weekend one to remember with dinner and live jazz at Pete Miller's! From February 13th to 16th, Chef Luis is presenting a three course prix fixe Surf & Turf Dinner for $69. Make your dinner truly special with a complimentary bottle of select wine when you order two prix fixe specials! The prix fixe menu includes choice of soup or salad, 10oz filet & 6 oz Main Lobster Tail with garlic mashed potatoes & broccoli and a choice of dessert.     

Pete's is also proud to offer some of Chicago's finest Jazz talent to set the mood:

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5-9pm: Jeannie Tanner & Stacey McMichael (piano, vocals, trumpet and bass)
Thursday, Feb. 14, 5-9pm: Petra Van Nuis with her Trio  
Friday, Feb. 15 & Saturday, Feb. 16, 8pm-midnight: The Randy McCallister Ensemble performs classic jazz ballads from Sinatra, Darin, Buble and more


Space is limited. Call 847-328-0399 to make your reservation today!

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Prairie Moon | 1635 Chicago Ave.

Prairie Moon | 1635 Chicago Ave.

Prairie Moon is offering special Valentine's items from February 14-16. Regular menu also available. 



VALENTINE COCKTAILS
BEES KNEES
Waterloo Old Yalupon Gin, local honey syrup, Meyer lemon, lemon bitters $9

TRUFFLE MARTINI
360 double chocolate vodka, Five Farms fresh Irish cream liqueur, Aztec chocolate bitters, chocolate shavings $9

SOUP
MAINE LOBSTER BISQUE
Homemade lobster stock, cream, Sherry cup $5.95 bowl $8.95

SMALL PLATES
BLUE CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP LOUISE
2 colossal shrimp with a blue crab, sweet pepper stuffing over spinach with a fresh herb Louise sauce $12.95

AZTEC CHOCOLATE STEAK TIPS 
Prime center cut sirloin steak, cocoa-ancho marinade, Aztec chocolate bitters, stout, over bacon mashed potatoes with caramelized onions $13.95

BIG PLATES
ROCK LOBSTER TAIL
Broiled 9oz. Lobster tail, drawn butter, roasted red pepper mashed potatoes, rosemary asparagus $27.95

SEAFOOD DIAVOLO PASTA
Spicy tomato, garlic, white wine, lobster cream sauce & linguine tossed with Bay scallops & large gulf shrimp $18.95

SURF & TURF
9oz. Rock lobster tail and grilled 5oz tenderloin filet, herb-butter, roasted red-pepper mashed potatoes, rosemary asparagus $39.95

PRIME BONE-IN FILET
16oz. Center-cut, prime, bone-in beef tenderloin steak, fresh herb butter, rosemary asparagus, roasted red pepper mashed potatoes $39.95

DESSERT
MEXICAN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
Mexican chocolate, pasilla, guajillo, ancho chilis, cinnamon cookie crust, chili caramel, Mexican vanilla cream $6.95

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Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. | 1615 Oak Ave.

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. | 1615 Oak Ave.

Join Smylie Brothers on February 14 for a Valentine's Day dinner on their 2nd floor mezzanine consisting of a specialty crafted 5-course meal paired with house beer selected by the Head Brewer and Chefs.  

The Chefs will be preparing a unique menu for the evening showcasing dishes inspired by our kitchen's family, culture, and culinary passion. 

This is a 21+ only event and this will be a single seating service that will begin at 6:30pm. Click below to see full menu and buy tickets. 

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The Stained Glass | 1623 Benson Ave.

The Stained Glass | 1623 Benson Ave.

Come celebrate with a special someone at The Stained Glass, offering a 3-course prix fixe menu for $50 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. The regular menu will not be available. 

If you can’t make it in on the 14th, don’t worry! We will be offering our special menu on Friday and Saturday as well. Click below to view the menu and make a reservation.

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Terra & Vine | 1701 Maple Ave.

Terra & Vine | 1701 Maple Ave.

From February 14th to 16th, enjoy a romantic evening at Terra & Vine, offering a Valentine's Weekend 3 Course Prix-Fixe Menu in addition to the regular menu. The 3-course dinner is $45 and wine pairing is $19. Call 847-563-4333 to make reservations. 

First Course (choice of)
- Golden Beet Carpaccio: warm goat cheese croquette, arugula, pine nuts, honey balsamic dressing
- Lobster Bisque: creme fraiche, fresh chives 

Entree Course (choice of)
- Risotto di Valentino: red beet risotto, mascarpone, sauteed shrimp & bay scallops
- Rosted Cauliflower: whipped goat cheese, sumac, sweet basil pesto
- Mushroom & Black Truffle Ravioli: truffle and parmesan cream sauce
- Pesce del Giorno: market fish, toasted Israeli couscous pilaf, cherry tomatoes, saffron sauce
- Petit Filet Mignon: 6 oz filet mignon, mashed potatoes, green beans barolo reduction 

Dessert Course (choice of)
- Classic Tiramisu
- Seasonal Sorbet or Gelato
- Flourless Chocolate Cake 

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Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Ave.

Assembly Creators Market | 1642 Orrington Ave.

Jewelry, candles, clothing, caramels, purses and more--you'll find the perfect gift for your special someone! Assembly Creators Market also offers workshops to make jewelry and candles for a hands-on-making gift!

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Beautiful Heart-to-Heart necklaces are made of 14K gold-filled chain, freshwater pearl and either a ruby, emerald or sapphire accent bead. Available only for Valentine's Day and only $55! Buy in store or on Ayla's Etsy Shop. 

Shipping is always free when you spend over $20 and use code FREESHIPPING20 at checkout. 

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Becky & Me Toys is the place to shop for toys and games for kids of all ages (adults, too!) As it is the month of love, when you make a $30 or more purchase thru Feb. 14, you'll get back a coupon for 20% off any future item for yourself and one to give to a friend! Share the love! 


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Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Bottle & Bottega | 1016 Davis St.

Bottle & Bottega is hosting a Galentine's and a couple of Valentine's themed parties on February 13 and 14! All events are BYOB and include paint supplies, instruction, aprons and a take home canvas or tote (depending on the event!) Click here to view the calendar and purchase tickets. 

Feb. 13, 6:30-9:30pm | Galentine's Day Party 
Bring your besties out and paint yourselves dancing together! 

Feb. 14, 6-9pm | Valentine's Day Glass Painting Edition
Paint two wine or beer glasses with the help of a local artist! We'll show you how to paint the image shown step-by-step or you can paint an image you choose! 

Feb. 14, 6:30-9:30pm | Valentine's Day Painting Party
Bring that special someone (or just that someone) to paint a canvas!


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CouCou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave.

CouCou & Olive | 1716 Sherman Ave.

Treat yourself, a friend or that special someone to a new item from CouCou & Olive! There are some lovely Woodenship sweaters now available at CouCou & Olive and when you buy any new spring item you get 50% off any sale item (offer valid through February 28!) 

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FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.

FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis St.

Treat your Valentine to vased roses or a special bouquet of flowers this Valentine's Day! FlowersFlowers has created a few special floral arrangements including "Sweet", "Savory" and "Spicy" bouquets in addition to the always elegant vased roses. Click here for details and to view photos and order online or call today! 

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Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio | 623 Grove St.

Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio | 623 Grove St.

Love is in the air at Eve Alfillé Gallery and Studio in Evanston!  Please join us for the “Love Conquer’s All” event on Saturday, February 9th from 12 to 5 p.m.  Whether you are seeking rubies, garnets, tourmalines, pearls or diamonds you will be able to find them here in uniquely exquisite designs.  

Have fun guessing the number of pearls in the jar during our contest to win a lovely Eve “wine angels” necklace of Rhodonite.  Enjoy wine, small bites and sweets to your hearts content while finding a gift to make your love one’s heart soar.

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gigi BOTTEGA | 612 Davis St.

gigi BOTTEGA | 612 Davis St.

Bring your gals to gigi BOTTEGA on February 14 for a special Galetine's Day Sale. Enjoy 20% off all regular priced items!

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Kilwins Evanston | 1724 Sherman Ave.

Kilwins Evanston | 1724 Sherman Ave.

Whether you need a delicious box of chocolates, chocolate hearts, chocolate covered pretzels or Oreos, Kilwins has you covered (in chocolate!) Stop in to see all of the options and treat that special someone right!

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The Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

The Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

There are so many unique, one-of-a-kind Valentine's gifts at The Pop Up Gallery Evanston! Stop in to check out all the artist-made items and find the perfect fit for your Valentine.

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Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

This weekend, purchase a Valentine's Gift Certificate for 2 glasses of wine and a cheese plate for $30 (regularly a $40 plus value!) The gift certificate is redeemable Monday to Saturday during regularly scheduled hours. Select from our rotating "Wine by the Glass" menu and receive a cheese plate, consisting of three-hand selected cheeses, dried-fruit, nuts, toast and crackers! Offer ends February 14! 

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Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave.

Asha SalonSpa | 1604 Sherman Ave.


Valentine's Packages
Give the gift of luxury experiences with Asha SalonSpa Valentine’s Day packages! Each of these carefully curated Spa packages are customized to enjoy and maximize relaxation for 20% less than if they were experienced alone.

Gift Card Special
Buy $100 worth of Asha Gift Cards and receive a $20 Spa Gift Certificate to use at your next visit!

Couples Massage
Create your own custom couples massage experience. Select any two massages and for an additional $30 per couple, experience them together in our private couples spa room.

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Deka Lash | 816 1/2 Church St.

Deka Lash | 816 1/2 Church St.

Fall in LOVE with True Volume at Deka Lash this February! 

Have you been wanting to try that thick, dramatic volume look? Now is the time! Just $119.99 for first-time volume clients!! Call your local Deka Lash studio today, or use code VFS to book online at www.dekalash.com.

*One redemption per client. First-time volume clients only. Gratuity not included. 

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Egea Spa | 1521 Sherman Ave.

Egea Spa | 1521 Sherman Ave.

Save 10% on electronic gift cards of $100 or more. Enter code LOVE19 when you check out. Offer valid through February 15, 2019. 

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Ergo Salon | 1567 Sherman Ave.

Ergo Salon | 1567 Sherman Ave.

Ergo Salon is offering 30% off all waxing and facial services through Valentine's Day! Spend the day relaxing and freshening up at the salon. 

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Gather | 602 Davis St.

Gather | 602 Davis St.

Calling all parents! On Friday, February 15, drop your kids off at Gather from 5:30pm to 8pm while you enjoy a date night in downtown Evanston! Gather is offering a special night for your kids (ages 3-7) an evening with pizza, arts & crafts, special story-time and more!

Cost is $25 per child; $15 additional sibling. Member discount: $20/kid, $12.50 additional sibling. 

Register at the link below or stop by Gather.

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CycleBar | 1702 Maple Ave.

CycleBar | 1702 Maple Ave.

Treat your loved one to a ride at CycleBar before you enjoy dinner! CycleBar will have a special Valentine's Day rides plus these special offers:

20% off 4 pack $63.20 ($79 current price)
20% off 8 pack $119.20 ($149 current price)
20% of Monthly Unlimited $143.20 ($179 current price)

 

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SPENGA | 1026 Davis St.

SPENGA | 1026 Davis St.

Join SPENGA Evanston Owners: Bianca & Kathleen on Thursday, February 14 at 5:30pm for a fun class with your sweetheart along side a live DJ, raffle & post class drinks & treats!

{Members: FREE}
{Non-Members: $30/person}

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The Barre Code | 604 Davis St.

The Barre Code | 604 Davis St.

Bring your babe to The Barre! Kick start your Valentine's Day this year with your sweetie by your side in our 50 minute Barre Code class! Come shake and burn and enjoy refreshments and treats post class....the perfect start to your Valentine's Day plans! 

Class is on Sunday, February 10 at 11am. 

 

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Hilton Orrington | 1710 Orrington Ave.

Hilton Orrington | 1710 Orrington Ave.

What could be better than having a great time with your best friends or the love of your life? How about spending it at the Hilton Orrington—and enjoying a few extras, compliments of Hilton.
 
From complimentary sparkling wine* or cider when you arrive, to breakfast for two served in your room, you may never actually leave. But then, you’d be missing out on full use of the health club, pool and whirlpool spa (where available)—also part of the package. Plus, you can arrange for early check-in or late checkout. Because, let’s be honest, who keeps track of time when you’re having so much fun together?

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McGaw YMCA | 1000 Grove St.

McGaw YMCA | 1000 Grove St.

Your family is invited for a night of dancing, arts and crafts, a raffle and more at our Sweetheart Dance! Create fun and healthy memories during this Family Event held in the Sebring-Lewis Center on February 9th. The event is hosted by Marcus Brown of Dance Is My Everything! 

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