Valentine’s Day Option: La Creperie in Lakeview
If you are near the intersection of Clark & Diversey, which is quickly becoming a foodie destination, make sure that trying La Creperie is on the agenda!
This cozy French cabin is located across the street from Landmark Theaters and even has a fireplace to boot! It is incredibly convenient that if you bring in your ticket stubs from seeing a movie you will even get a free chocolate crepe- what could be better?
Serving the neighborhood since 1972, their website claims they are the oldest creperie restaurant in the U.S. It was closed for a brief stint in 2013 after the owner’s son passed away and then reopened quietly again in 2014.
It has the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner date or just meeting with friends. If you can get the coveted table in front of the fireplace warmth you will be all set to enjoy one of the best dinners that winter in Chicago can offer! Though, the outdoor patio behind the restaurant is rumored to also be a favorite city spot. Vintage travel and wine posters adorn the walls with a pink tint from the neon “La Creperie” sign.
Signature dishes revolve around savory and sweet crepe selections. Make sure to try both! Anything with the fabulous béchamel sauce will not disappoint. Recently I went and tried escargot for the first time. It was served out of the shell alongside a cut baguette- simply divine! We didn’t get to try coffee, desserts, or the French onion soup, but these options are definitely something to prioritize for next time.
La Creperie is yet another neighborhood favorite that makes living and dining in Chicago a perfect cultural experience. Bon Appétit!