Now’s the perfect time to start making plans for Valentine’s Day. The perfect evening entails more than a romantic dinner out. Delight your significant other with a night to remember by using these five Valentine’s Day ideas from Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge.
Don’t Rule Out a Romantic Night at Home
If a night out on the town simply isn’t in the cards, you can still turn Valentine’s Day into a memorable night with a romantic night in. With Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge’s convenient online ordering, have a romantic Japanese meal at home. Order sushi, tempura and even dinners for two with ease and bring it home. Use your favorite service to reserve a movie or two, especially movies you know your loved one is dying to see, and the evening is complete. Have fresh flowers and candles and a bottle of wine or beer to further set the mood. If you can go out, Shinto still fits well into any Valentine’s Day plans.
Plan a Romantic After Dinner Walk
Valentine’s Day is the one time where you should spend a little more money than usual, but you don’t have to go broke planning a romantic night out. A romantic stroll along the Naperville Riverwalk is an affordable choice for a post-dinner activity. Stop for selfies at one of the bridges, the pavilion or under a glowing street lamp. After your walk, warm up with a steaming mug of hot chocolate from Naperville’s decadent chocolate café, Le Chocolat du Bouchard.
Dress for the Occasion
Valentine’s Day is a night to dress up and turn on the charm. Polish your shoes, iron your shirt and take extra time to look your best for your date. If you know your significant other really loves a specific scent, wear it. Plan your outfit around items or colors you’ve heard your partner mention as looking really good when you wear them. You’re dressing for your loved one on this big night, so skip the jeans and t-shirt and be stylish.
Don’t Forget to Plan Transportation
One of the downfalls to eating out is that a designated driver is necessary. For your Valentine’s Day date night, hire a service like Uber to handle the transportation. Share a bottle of champagne or sinful cocktails without worrying about the ride home.
Make Reservations Weeks in Advance
Dinner out is always a treat, but you can’t wait until last minute to plan. No matter what you decide to do on Valentine’s Day, book restaurant reservations in advance. Many restaurants start booking up weeks in advance. You don’t want to show up for a romantic meal and discover you can’t get into the restaurant. Book your Valentine’s Day reservations online at Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Lounge with ease using OpenTable. Have a special request? Call Shinto at 630-637-8899 to make arrangements for your romantic evening.