Local restaurants create romance for couples


Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

White Castle:

Every Valentine’s Day White Castle decorates its restaurants with streamers and lays down red tablecloths with centerpieces on all the tables. Reservations are required for this day if customers want to dine in, and the cashiers transform into waiters for the holiday. When customers are seated, the employees will bring over candles to them. The reserved tables are marked for the event, and a special menu is served typically in desserts like a chocolate-covered strawberry smoothie.


This restaurant chain makes a habit of presenting couples with a four-course meal consisting of appetizers, a soup or salad, an entrée and dessert for $50. Main courses include a 9 oz. top sirloin, stuffed chicken breast and grilled Atlantic salmon. Customers can choose to indulge in either brownie batter cake or pot de crème trio for dessert.

Olive Garden:

If celebrating couples want to stay home for the night but still want a nice dinner, Olive Garden offers a Valentine’s style to-go meal of breadsticks with a choice of dipping sauce, salad, an entrée to share and also a dessert for the price of $ 34.99. It is a nice option to cozy up on the couch and still romance it up.

Catch 35:

In Naperville one restaurant with a special menu is Catch 35 for lovers of seafood. The cuisine offered consists of crab-stuffed Maine lobster tail cooked in a champagne beurre blanc for $49 and coconut shrimp served with Thai peanut sauce for $16. It doesn’t get much better than a 2.5-pound lobster on Valentine’s Day.