I am planning to surprise my wife with a mid-December pre-Christmas celebration in Chicago. We live about 50 miles outside the city. Plans include dinner at Spiaggia's, followed by a Nutcracker performance and perhaps cocktails at the Redhead Piano Bar. Lodging is currently reserved at the Springhill Suites on Dearborn. Any suggested changes? Thanks.
One of my favorite restaurants in the world is Geja's on Clark and Armitage. If you like a very romantic setting and great fondue, I would recommend this place. I havent been there in a long time, but you may want to look into it.