If you want to invest in your relationship, you need to invest time spent with that person, and that means planning rewarding and meaningful dates. There is no better time to do this than during the spring season! March 20th, 2017 will mark the first official day of spring, so let's start planning!
March is a month of revival for many Chicagoans. It brings relief from a long, dreary winter, and hope for warm, sunny months ahead. March is full of some of Chicago's best events, including the Polar Plunge and St. Patrick's Day. Get out your green attire and start planning your month with our March 2017 events guide for Chicago.
Chicago has way too many amazing date spots from which to choose. The dating experts at Ambiance Matchmaking have narrowed down the list by checking out each place, ensuring it's suited for the perfect date night. Enjoy!
Choosing from the unlimited restaurants Chicago has to offer is an overwhelming task, especially when you are trying to make a good first impression. We carefully selected Chicago's best restaurants for crafting the perfect date night based on atmosphere, crowd, menu, and neighborhood.
Choosing from the unlimited bars Chicago has to offer is an overwhelming task, especially when you are trying to make a good first impression. We carefully selected Chicago's best bars for crafting the perfect date night based on atmosphere, crowd, drink selection, and neighborhood. From a hidden bar inside a former bank vault to a prohibition-era speakeasy, these unique bar experiences will ensure your date night is a memorable one.
If you want to learn a language or sport, you have to devote a certain amount of hours per week to developing your skill. The same applies to your dating life. When seeking a relationship, you must exert a certain amount of effort.
Prefer daytime dates to a nighttime rendezvous? We've got you covered! We personally brunched at each of these handpicked restaurants across Chicago (what a weekend that was!) to bring you this carefully crafted list. Our selections are based on food quality, libations menu, staff friendliness, neighborhood, and overall ambiance.
You can't go wrong with a pizza and wine date combo, but you can go wrong with the venue. Tip: stay away from rowdy sports bars on your first date! We are very particular when choosing the best date spots for pizza, therefore this list is short and sweet.
Some people don't drink, and others prefer not to sit through a whole meal on a first date. Doing something active is a great alternative, and it gets your dopamine flowing. Furthermore, there are advantages to breaking a sweat with your date: You get to see how hard your date is willing to work, and you get to see your date in that post-workout sweaty glow. So get after it!
A wine bar is a great date environment to unwind, relax, and enjoy conversation. Chicago is full of swanky wine bars and lounges, and we've picked the absolute best in terms of type of crowd, atmosphere, and drink menu.
Michelin is the most prestigious restaurant-rating operation in the world. It is notoriously secretive about its evaluation process, and never releases the names of its inspectors. Even the Michelin editor, who oversees all the North American guides, operates anonymously. The highest rating a restaurant can receive is three stars, and only one Chicago restaurant received the coveted 3 stars in 2014 (Alinea). If you are planning an exceptional night for your date, try one of these restaurants – just be sure to book months in advance!
Ditch the dinner date routine and jump off the beaten path with these 8 novel date ideas. Splatter paint while sipping wine, jam to a jukebox while choosing from Chicago's best microbrews, channel your inner Mikael Appelgren while playing ping-pong in a beer garden, or simply stroll through a historic district. Take your pick and enjoy!
Take advantage of the romantic Fall season with the help of our Ambiance Matchmaking staff! We have scoured the city of Chicago and compiled our top picks for the best date ideas this Fall season. Read on and start planning!
Ahhhhh, Chicago in the summertime is magical. We are lucky to be laden with so many great summertime dating activities. This list includes our top seven favorites for creating the perfect date night (or day). Take your pick and start planning!
Rooftops grace Chicago's most notable eateries and offer 360 degree views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. These charming spaces bolster your appreciation for this city – and the one with whom you share the experience. In other words, rooftops are damn romantic. Plan your next date with this carefully crafted list.
Chicagoans swarm patios, rooftops, and beer gardens to soak up the sun in the short summers. However, choosing among the abundance of options can be overwhelming – especially when you want to make a good impression on your date. Each spot is picked for unique reasons and no two places are the same. Want a cabana-style lounge? An urban-chic escape? A dive beer garden? We have you covered!
We scoured through Anthony Bourdain's The Layover and No Reservations episodes and carefully handpicked our favorite Chicago venues for crafting the perfect date night. Tony's culinary and cultural aptitude combined with Ambiance's dating expertise is sure to give you all of the necessities for a great date experience.
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Going “local” in Chicago can be almost as easy as showing up (almost). This city is rich in diverse neighborhoods, each featuring distinct cultures and flavors from all over the world. So it’s not necessarily about where you live, but how you choose to explore these everyday experiences. Whether you call Chicago home or are just passing through, you can easily take in what each community offers–from world-renowned restaurants and acclaimed museums to sprawling green space and up-and-coming breweries. Chicago is quite the playground of local goodness. This guide is our way of helping you find the most authentic gems that make Chicago so fantastic.
Want to skip the normal dinner routine this Valentines Day? Here are our top picks for the best and most creative things to do in Chicago this Valentines Day weekend. The best part? You can participate whether you're a couple or flying solo (with the exception of the Dose Market – don't take your date there unless you are engaged – you have been warned). Enjoy!
Chicago Restaurant Week is back for its ninth year! Over 350 restaurants take part in this multi-cultural dining extravaganza, including 54 new participants this year. There are multiple cuisines to choose from and many neighborhoods to explore. Take your pick from Italian, French, Spanish, Korean, and Thai cuisine (just to name a few) in downtown hotspots or across the suburbs. This is your chance to try top fare at value pricing.