Yup, I'm already thinking about Valentine's Day! My husband and I spent a great New Year's Eve at our favorite bar, Hopleaf, where they served the regular menu and there was no cover charge. Totally laid-back and fun. We'd like to do something similar for V-Day: no timed seatings or fixed prices, maybe a BYOB spot, something small and cozy--atmosphere is somewhat important. We're not big on sushi but like most everything else.
Any suggestions? We live in Uptown but will go anywhere in the city, pretty much. One place I've thought of so far is Jane's in Bucktown--I hear it's romantic--but I'd need to call them to see how they handle the holiday.