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Five Fabulous Restaurants for Valentine's Day in Palatine

Did we leave out your favorite romantic restaurant? Let us know in the comments' section.

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. 

If you are looking for a romantic setting — or, perhaps, a more laid-back and cozy atmosphere — we have got some ideas for the best restaurants to check out in Palatine this Valentine's Day. 

Be sure to make your reservations early for your Feb. 16 dinner as area restaurants are sure to be packed. 

Which area restaurant do you think is the best for a romantic dinner? Let us know in the comments' section. 

Sushi-Ai

Address/Location: 710 West Euclid Ave., 847-221-5100

Yelp reviewers credit Sushi-Ai with its delicious sushi rolls that are described by one reviewer as "tasty and super fresh" and by another as "beautifully presented" (see full menu).  

The restaurant has a contemporary feel with "great ambience," according to a Yelp review. 

Artistic Cuisine Restaurant

Artistic Cuisine is an Argentinian restaurant that specializes in "creative dishes with Latin flavors and European influences...," according to Artistic Cuisine's website. 

The menu has a variety of pasta dishes, soups, salads and various dishes, including: fresh pan-seared tilapia, Argentinian style steak and grilled salmon with avocado salad (see full menu).

"The use of good ingredients and fresh preparation is evident in their dishes through superior flavor and aroma," according to one Yelp reviewer. 

Emmett's Brewing Company

Address/Phone: 110 North Brockway Street in Palatine, 847-359-1533

If you are looking for a more laid-back atmosphere this Valentine's Day, Emmett's Brewing Company offers everything from a four-course meal to a great burger (see full menu), according to Emmett's website. 

And, of course, there is Emmett's beer, which are brewed with ingredients imported from country of origin for that particular beer. 

"Being able to order a traditional Belgian yeast strain, fresh picked hops from Germany, or the finest malt on the planet from England makes our finished product stand out above the rest," according to Emmett's website. 

Agio Italian Bistro

Address/Phone: 64 South Northwest Highway in Palatine, (847) 991-2150

Agio's dinner menu offers a wide variety of pasta dishes.

Some of those dishes include: penne alla vodka con pulpa di granccio, which is penne pasta and fresh zucchini tossed in a vodka tomato cream sauce and topped with lump crab meat, and linguini gambretto diavalo, which is parmesan crusted shrimp, fresh chopped tomatoes sautéed in a spicey infused olive oil garlic basil sauce (see full menu).

The restaurant also offers wide variety of Italian and California wines. 

"Best restaurant in Palatine for an upscale experience and great food.  The food is always very good and the service is great," according to one Yelp review. 

Siri Thai Two

Address/Phone: 40 West Palatine Road in Palatine, 847-776-7600

Located in downtown Palatine, Siri Thai Two offers a variety of classic favorites, such as chicken yellow curry, pad Thai noodles, kung pao chicken and crab rangoon. Siri Thai Two also has a variety of interesting menu items, such as, Squid Sumsen and Sizzling Duck a la Siri (see full menu).

An added bonus: If you'd rather stay in this Valentine's Day, Siri Thai has delivery.

Did we miss your favorite area restaurant? Tell us why you think it would make a great Valentine's Day choice in the comments' section. 

Susan Eva February 08, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Agio is so, so fabulous!
Tom Lunde February 08, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Those are good suggestions. It's hard to impress the ladies by taking them to Photo's.
Paul Shafer February 08, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Emmett's. Beer. You've got yourself a Valentine's Day. No date required.
Tom Lunde February 09, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Yep - Emmett's beer beats a Photo's hot dog hands down.
Jerry Goldsmith February 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Paul, maybe if you stoopped singing in bars you could get a date!!!

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