You’ll find Brindille completely different from Naha, its well-seasoned next-door sibling, the moment you walk in on date night. Instead of Naha’s opulent Mediterranean atmosphere, the French-focused Brindille opts for subtle sophistication and a bit of a vintage vibe. You’ll absorb that flavor from your perch at the bar as you and your sweetheart enjoy an aperitif before dinner. Muted tones and downtempo house grooves set a relaxed vibe as you settle in for the evening. While there are a mere five house cocktails on the menu, they’re all tempting, perhaps none more than the Vieux Carre, with its layered mix of rye, cognac, vermouth, and Peychaud’s Bitters. You’ll also have a meticulously curated offering of absinthe, amaro, ports, and whiskeys to choose from, if you’re a bit more of a purist when it comes to spirits. Once your table is ready–maybe you requested that special circular table in the rear–your little party of two will be ready to savor some of the city’s finest Gallic fare. You could go a la carte, but this might be the night to put yourselves in the chef’s hands with the tasting menu, which could include anything from foie gras and squab to lamb saddle. That way you can set your own pace for surprise after delicious surprise on an incredibly romantic night of fine dining in Chicago.