Updated: Dec 18, 2019
The colorful leaves are starting to fall from the trees, pumpkin spice lattes have been available for over a month, and people all around are pulling boots and sweaters out from their respective storage bins as the air gets cooler.
This time of year tends to fill our hearts with a desire to spend time with our loved ones, and as we start to spend more of our quality time indoors, date night ideas become valuable commodities.
Having dinner at a restaurant is a classic date night option, so what sets CityGate Grille apart from all of the other dining establishments?
At CityGate Grille, we aren’t just putting a good meal in front of you. We are all about creating a night-out experience for you and your partner, to bring you closer together as you take in live music, incredible food, and a signature cocktail, or a well-paired glass of wine.
We host creative events, including a Friendsgiving dinner to benefit a local nonprofit called Loaves and Fishes, which means there’s never a shortage of excuses to come in and see what we’re up to next.
Our live music lineup features jazz, folk, and blues artists and we enjoy gathering guests on Friday and Saturday nights to soak in the sounds as a backdrop to a deep conversation or some light-hearted banter.
Each week, we offer specials on our bar menu from Monday to Thursday including half-price bottles of wine and half-price burgers, so if you’re free for a weeknight date it’s a great time to come in.
Thursday nights are also our “Prime Time” nights where you can enjoy 12oz. of our delicious prime rib with two sides of your choice for just $26.
It should go without saying that our service is stellar. Tom recently posted that he spent his 25th wedding anniversary with us, the service was great, and he can’t wait to come back! Tom is just one of the many satisfied customers that walk out of our doors after a lovely, romantic evening.
Your Date Night
To start you off for date night, you can taste stuffed shrimp or fried zucchini chips with tzatziki sauce. Steaks from the grill are our featured menu item, but we also offer Greek-inspired dishes such as a delightful Moussaka or braised lamb shank. To finish off the night, try our caramel apple bread pudding or pumpkin cheesecake for a fall-themed dessert.
You’ll be inspired by our cocktail menu featuring our signature cocktail options as well as classic favorite cocktails. Our wine offerings are impressive, with many international and Napa Valley varieties available. We’ll even help you take home your unfinished bottle if you wish!
Last but not least, our beer menu includes local Illinois craft beers, German favorites, and other American beers. For a fun experiment, ask for a beer flight to try three 4oz. samples of our beers!
CityGate Grille: The Perfect Fall Date Night
We know you have other restaurants to choose from, but we are confident that if you come with your partner on your next date night, you will enjoy a memorable and delightful experience together. From the food and drinks to the music and the atmosphere, CityGate Grille is the place to take your partner this fall.