TimeOut Chicago | Morgan Olsen | May 16, 2019

The food comes with a side of fresh air at the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago

When given the option to sit inside or out, most Chicagoans will gladly jump at the opportunity to dine alfresco—as long as the forecast cooperates. Come summertime, some of the best restaurants in Chicago expand their footprint with serene sidewalk patios, lush outdoor gardens and sun-soaked decks. Grab a seat at the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago and treat yourself to some of the city’s top eats with a side of Vitamin D. Want to enjoy one of the best burgers in Chicago while getting fresh air? Mini Mott and Small Cheval have you covered. Craving a slice of pie in the sunshine? There’s no place like Bang Bang Pie Shop. It goes without saying that dining alfresco is one of the best things to do in Chicago. Check out the top outdoor restaurants in Chicago and take it outside!

Outdoor restaurants in Chicago

1. RM Champagne Salon – West Loop (recently closed)
2. Parson’s Chicken & Fish – Logan Square
3. The Dawson – River West/West Town
4. The Duck Inn – Bridgeport
5. Beatnik On the River – Loop
6. The Promontory – Hyde Park
7. Honey Butter Fried Chicken – Avondale
8. Small Cheval – Wicker Park
9. Plein Air Cafe – Hyde Park
10. Monnie Burke’s – Lower West Side
11. Piccolo Sogno – River West/West Town
12. Somerset – Rush & Division
13. Tied House – Lake View
14. Bang Bang Pie Shop – Logan Square
15. 90 Miles Cuban Café – Logan Square
16. The Warbler – Lincoln Square
17. Irazú – Bucktown
18. Mini Mott – Logan Square
19. Parlor Pizza Bar – West Loop