If you are looking for a romantic, Chinese-food dining experience in the North Shore, Jade China Bistro may be your best bet. On a Friday night, when you've got a craving for for a Schezwan or a YuHsi...ang dinner that is way beyond take-out, this is the place to come. Rumor is, this spot draws the dating crowd on weekends. Start with a Shanghai Scallion Pancake, then move on to the Seared King Salmon or Beijing Duck. If you're a health buff, a Baby Bok Choy side order might be a good idea.
Here, you also don't have to fuss about what bottle of wine to bring -- especially because there's a $25 corkage fee. Owner Andy Lee is a connoisseur of fine wine, and the restaurant has an excellent selection that compliments its stated 1930s Shanghai elegance. Be sure to dress appropriately.
The restaurant delivers in Highland Park, Deerfield, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Bannockburn with a minimum purchase. Free delivery does not apply to all areas. Also ask for the complimentary egg rolls or veggie fried rice with a $30 purchase or more (before tax).