This Chicago steakhouse keeps the lights down low and while you may have to use your cellphone to illuminate the menu, the darkness creates a seductive mood that's especially welcome on a date. The prime Midwest steaks are the main attraction, but the restaurant has a few French touches here and there, including the duck and goat cheese terrine appetizer. The whiskey selection is nearly as strong as the wine list with at least four Old Fashioned variations crafted with high-end spirits. For a greater dose of intimacy, retreat to the Parlor Room, a speakeasy-style bar in the back for a post-dinner nightcap. Bavette's is offering a slow-roasted prime rib dinner for two on Valentine's Day, with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Haricots Verts, and Vhocolate Cream Pie for $180.
How to order:Call 702-730-6700 or book a reservation online.
This dark and seductive steakhouse has Christmas Day specials, consisting of slow-roasted prime rib with natural jus and horseradish cream, creamed spinach with bleu cheese and caramelized onions, and chocolate cream pie. Don't forget to spend a little holiday time in the restaurant's stylish speakeasy, hidden in the back corner of the dining room.
Cost: Prime rib $69, spinach $12, and pie $12.
How to book: Reserve a table online via Seven Rooms.