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6 Trendy Chicago First-Date Restaurants
Sunda in River North
Named after an Asian trade route, it's not unusual for Lady Gaga or Mark Wahlberg or director Michael Bay to drop in Sunda, one of the most popular spots on the scene. Pick this for an adventurous date and the fusion of Southeast and East Asian plates from the talented and funny Chef Jeff DeGuzeman. Vegetarians are covered with this chic, inventive menu (Veggie Q Sushi Rolls). Here's an idea (and you'll score major originality points): Plan a date for the Monday Maki Sake class ($25 a head) and learn to make sushi and sip on TyKu sake. Thinking about it, aren't you? Located at 110 W. Illinois.
By Francesca Robin