If you’re been keeping up with our neighborhood dating guides and have been wondering where the suburban guides are at – your wait is over! We’re starting with a town that’s just a stone’s throw from the north side: Glenview. Glenview is part of the North Shore suburbs and is perfect for romantic dates with restaurants, breweries, bars, galleries, parks, and much more.
1707 Chestnut Ave, Glenview, IL 60025
Looking for a neighborhood favorite with delicious Armenian food? Look no further than Siunik Grill! Located right off one of the busiest roads in town, Waukegan Road, getting to Siunuk is a breeze, and a perfect stop when you’re spending the whole day exploring a new town. As their name suggests, Siunik Armenian Grill uses only the freshest ingredients to serve up popular Armenian dishes like savory chicken and steak kabobs, creamy hummus, baba ganoush, and tabouleh. Whether you’re looking to dine-in or take your meal to go, you definitely won’t be disappointed!
2030 Tower Dr, Glenview, IL 60026
If you guys really can’t decide what you want to do for your day together, head to the Glen Town Center! With tons of shops, restaurants, and entertainment spaces, you’re definitely not going to be bored with a stop here. Craving dessert? Head to Ben & Jerry’s! Looking for a piece of art you can create together? Color Me Mine is the best place to spend time painting something fun together. Not only are the shops and dining, but the Glen Town Center also hosts a variety of events like live music in the warmer months for folks to come out and enjoy.
2001 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026
When you and your partner are longing for some time in nature without the surrounding skyscrapers or city sounds, plan a day at Gallery Park. With a gorgeous dock, expansive green space, and the ability to catch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, Gallery Park acts as a perfect place for a romantic picnic or stroll hand-in-hand. If you guys enjoy fishing, the walking path also circles a fishing pond where you can try your luck.
1025 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
Ready for some brews? Head to Ten-Ninety Brewing. With 14 beers on tap, you can spend plenty of time exploring new flavors and favorites. If you’re like me and need to munch on something while you drink, the chef at Ten-Ninety has over 20 years of experience, so the food is sure to be superb. Not a huge beer fan? Try out one of their house cocktails or a refreshing glass of wine to top off a perfect date with your loved one.
2733 Pfingsten Rd, Glenview IL 60026
On the corner of Pfingsten and Willow Road, you’ll find Social Inn. This is the perfect place for a more upscale date night when you’re looking to splurge on delicious cocktails and tantalizing small plates and entrees. With options like crispy zucchini, beef capriccio, and a burrata caprese salad, your taste buds will be singing for more. To wash down your meal, try out one of their signature cocktails like a sweet Pomarita Margarita, Bumbu Espresso Martini, or Spicy Paloma. Of course, you have to save room for dessert, because Social Inn offers an exquisite dessert menu complete with creme brulee and chocolate cake – bon appétit!!
1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
For those who love live performances, check out Oil Lamp Theater! With six plays planned out for the 2023 season, you and your partner can buy single-show tickets or opt in for a subscription pack. The Oil Lamp Theater originated in 2005, where it started as an “invitation only theater group”, meaning that owner Keith Gerth originally performed shows in his Lakeview condo. In 2012, the Oil Lamp Theater found a new home in Glenview and now serves both alcohol and fresh baked cookies during each performance. To find out more about upcoming shows, click here!
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