As cookie-cutter and generic as Valentine's Day may seem, it's important to remember that romance is a deeply personal experience. So, it makes sense that what constitutes as a "romantic" restaurant depends entirely on the couple. Some crave the casual comforts of the charming and cozy neighborhood joint, while others want to splurge on fine champagne and pampered service.
Instead of rattling off a list of the most traditionally romantic restaurants in town, each of us at Serious Eats Chicago picked out the one place we'd most like to spend time with our significant other.
Check out all of our picks by clicking on the slideshow. Of course, we'd love your opinion on the most romantic restaurants in town. Let us know!