Perhaps your sweetheart thinks an evening stroll through Lincoln Park is all you have planned for your anniversary. But suddenly, emerging through the trees, you spy an oasis. Within moments, you’re in front of a beautiful Arts & Crafts-style building perched beside a shimmering pond. This is North Pond, one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago to enjoy a special occasion dinner with a loved one, and you’ve booked a table for two. Watch your spouse’s eyes light up when menus arrive with your names printed on them, along with a special anniversary message. Toast your years together with glasses of champagne as you watch the lights of the city flicker to life. The view of the pond from this former warming hut for ice skaters is a perfect backdrop for a seasonal tasting menu that includes stone crab claws from Florida, candied bay scallops with pomegranate, and sautéed breast of Scottish squab with apple. Savor the food, atmosphere, and most of all, the company—and save room for a dessert that’s as sweet as your love. Chocolate mousse with cranberry sorbet and maple will cap off your special evening on a decadent note, leaving a wonderful taste lingering in your mouths as you take the romantic stroll back to civilization.