i've read several of the posts about romantic spots in chicago but have a few more questions...
our 7th anniversary is the weekend before v-day and i want to eat somewhere new and fantastic. we've only been in chicago for 3 years, but have tried several wonderful places: mk, tizi melloul, spiaggia, room 21, carnivale, marche, red light, hot chocolate, etc.
we want to try something new for this special occasion. we're looking for some place that is very romantic but not too stuffy. also, a place where we won't be rubbing elbows with the next table (like tizi melloul...). we are willing to go anywhere in the city - location is not important. we'd like to spend no more than $300 for the both of us. we don't want to eat and then get take-out on the way home --- which has happened at a couple of these places! so, a place with decent portion size. some place that offers good seafood selections.
what we've been wanting to try: north pond, blackbird, joe's stone crab.
do any of these fit the bill? or do you have any alternate suggestions?