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Al Fresco Dining

Enjoy outdoor dining on a beautiful patio or terrace. Unless noted below, outdoor tables are available on a first come, first serve basis.

100 Restaurants Al Fresco Dining

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photo of roka akor - oak brook restaurant
Exceptional
(473)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Japanese Oak Brook
2 Outdoor patios - one with retractable windows. Award Winning Sushi, Steak/Seafood, Sake & Wine!
photo of funkenhausen restaurant
Funkenhausen
Exceptional
(257)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Town
Our full service patio is open during regular hours. (Weather permitting) First come first serve.
photo of 100 south chop house & grill restaurant
Awesome
(353)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Elmhurst
Patio Dining
photo of maya del sol restaurant
Exceptional
(2211)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Latin American Oak Park
Our patio has expanded! More seating, a lounge & a covered area where you can dine rain or shine!
photo of emilio's tapas - hillside restaurant
Exceptional
(1379)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Tapas / Small Plates Hillside
The most beautiful patio in the western suburbs! Open Spring through Fall.

Special offer:

Happy Hour Tapas & Drinks

photo of amerikas restaurant
Awesome
(296)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Latin American Oak Park
Outdoor patio is officially open and ready for some good weather lounging.
photo of livia italian eatery-elmhurst restaurant
Exceptional
(424)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Elmhurst
Dining Al Fresco is a way to experience the season. Come join us today!
photo of new rebozo oak park restaurant
Exceptional
(339)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican Oak Park
Our very comfortable patio is now open for the warm weather.
photo of lucca's ristorante restaurant
Awesome
(18)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian La Grange
Lucca's Ristorante offers outdoor dining available weather permitting.
photo of barclay's american grille restaurant
Awesome
(319)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Oak Park
Join us for dinner on our beautiful tree lined patio starting at 5pm each night!

Special offer:

Get your HAPPY on!

photo of one fifty one kitchen & bar restaurant
Awesome
(298)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Elmhurst
Join us on the patio overlooking the York Theatre.
photo of la buona vita restaurant
Awesome
(368)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian La Grange
We have 4 tables now available for outdoor dinning!
photo of autre monde restaurant
Awesome
(959)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean Berwyn
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At the moment, there’s no online availability within 2.5 hours of 19:00. Have another time in mind?

Our secluded back patio is the perfect place to enjoy our Mediterranean inspired food!
photo of the allis restaurant
Awesome
(798)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
Enjoy Pizza East on our outdoor patio, located on Green Street.

Special offer:

Chocolate Chip Cookies -- Our Treat

photo of parkers' restaurant & bar restaurant
Exceptional
(2431)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Downers Grove
Al Fresco Dining Under The Trumpet Vine Entwined Pagoda And Beautiful Soft Lights, Oh So Romantic!

photo of el che steakhouse & bar restaurant
Exceptional
(692)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse West Loop
Outside dining available, first come first serve. Full menu and wine list available.

Special offer:

1/2 Off all bottled wines

photo of table donkey and stick restaurant
Exceptional
(617)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary European Logan Square
Table, Donkey and Stick features a secluded, tree-shaded garden patio behind the restaurant.
photo of chicago q restaurant
Awesome
(3550)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Barbecue Gold Coast / Streeterville
Our patio is the perfect place to soak up with sun while enjoying southern smoked bbq.
photo of siena tavern restaurant
Exceptional
(3023)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Join us all season long on our patio for al fresco dining!
photo of la sirena clandestina restaurant
Exceptional
(485)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
Weather permitting our patio offers full-service every night of the week for dinner.

Special offer:

Happy Hour(s)

photo of le colonial - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(4318)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Vietnamese Gold Coast / Streeterville
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Enjoy al fresco dining on our porch overlooking the iconic Oak Street!
photo of the hampton social - river north restaurant
Exceptional
(1068)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American River North (Chicago)
Come enjoy a refreshing beverage in our OPEN AIR VENUE. Visit our website's 360 Virtual Tour.
photo of city winery chicago restaurant
Awesome
(760)
79% 79% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Wine Bar West Loop
Indulge in our spacious outdoor patio perfect for large groups, bottles of wine, and weekend brunch
photo of the madison bar & kitchen restaurant
Exceptional
(608)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
Join us on our amazing new patio at The Madison Bar & Kitchen. Open daily.

Special offer:

Half Price Bottles of Wine
Half Price Cocktails & Sparkling Wine

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photo of harry & eddie's restaurant
Awesome
(247)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Hinsdale
Dine Al Fresco! Feels like a small courtyard in Rome! Come join us today!
photo of the hampton social - streeterville restaurant
Exceptional
(212)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Gold Coast / Streeterville
Come enjoy a refreshing beverage in our OPEN AIR VENUE. Visit our website's 360 Virtual Tour.
photo of carnivale restaurant
Awesome
(6838)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Latin / Spanish West Loop
Join us on the patio and enjoy Urban City Views, Latin Fusion Cuisine, and craft cocktails.
photo of carlucci - rosemont restaurant
Awesome
(2584)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Rosemont
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Italian style Alfresco dining on the Carlucci patio surrounded by a bubbling courtyard fountain.
photo of old town pour house - oak brook restaurant
Awesome
(756)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Oak Brook
A fantastic patio with 2 fireplaces and 2 50" T.V's.
photo of rl restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(5367)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Gold Coast / Streeterville
RL's beautiful patio is lush and romantic, and a perfect spot for people watching on Chicago Ave.
photo of summer house santa monica restaurant
Exceptional
(3413)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Lincoln Park
Join us on our patio in warmer months, or year round in our sunny dining room under the skylight!
photo of mon ami gabi - oak brook restaurant
Exceptional
(5533)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Oak Brook
Oakbrook'S Patio Is Very Charming & Is Surrounded By Flowers & Lilac Bushes. When Weather Permits, We Open Our French Doors & It Brings The Patio Into Our Lounge.

photo of union sushi + barbeque bar restaurant
Exceptional
(1617)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Sushi River North (Chicago)
Join us for amazing open air dining with our new open windows.

Special offer:

HAPPY HOUR FOOD SPECIALS

photo of café ba-ba-reeba restaurant
Exceptional
(5870)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Tapas / Small Plates Lincoln Park
Join us on our all-season patio! Enjoy sunshine through our glass roof that opens in warmer months.
photo of tavern on rush restaurant
Exceptional
(2777)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steak Gold Coast / Streeterville
Enjoy lively Rush Street, plus steaks, seafood and more from Executive Chef John Gatsos.
photo of carmine's chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(4372)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Gold Coast / Streeterville
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Rush Street in Gold Coast from our beautiful garden & outdoor patio
photo of ditka's - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(6284)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Gold Coast / Streeterville
Our patio is the perfect place to enjoy our Pot Roast Nacho's & cold refreshing cocktail!
photo of rosebud on rush restaurant
Exceptional
(4033)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Gold Coast / Streeterville
Relax on our outdoor Cafe conveniently located off Chicago'S bustling Magnificent Mile.

photo of monnie burke's restaurant
Exceptional
(334)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Pilsen
One of the largest patios in Chicago with bistro lights, full outdoor bar, fire pit and heaters!
photo of weber grill - lombard restaurant
Awesome
(2967)
79% 79% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Lombard
Join Us For A Great Outdoor Dining Experience. Outdoor Tables May Be Reserved.

photo of la barra - oak brook restaurant
Awesome
(763)
85% 85% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Oak Brook
Beautiful outdoor dining space, outside bar, firepit.
photo of bar takito - west loop restaurant
Awesome
(580)
79% 79% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Latin American West Loop
Enjoy craft cocktails & modern Latin American fare on our brand new patio located at Morgan & Lake!
photo of rosebud prime restaurant
Exceptional
(2526)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Downtown / Loop
Enjoy quality service & cuisine at one of the city'S largest outdoor dining areas.

photo of hutch american bistro - lakeview restaurant
Awesome
(925)
79% 79% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Lakeview / East Lakeview
We have a covered patio, the patio is dog friendly as well. Seating is first come first severed.
photo of bar siena restaurant
Exceptional
(1335)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian West Loop
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
We have an extremely large patio with seating under umbrellas or in the sun, depending on preference
photo of harry caray's italian steakhouse - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(4037)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steak River North (Chicago)
Our outdoor patio is open for an al fresco lunch or dinner in the heart of River North!

photo of cooper's hawk winery & restaurant - burr ridge restaurant
Exceptional
(3607)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Burr Ridge
Sip some vino under the sun and dine al fresco on our outdoor patio. Full menu available.
photo of the gage restaurant
Exceptional
(8031)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
The Gage Restaurant Is Located Just Steps From Millennium Park On Michigan Avenue. Come Join Us On Our Patio For Some Wonderful Food, Spirits & Excellent Service. Enjoy The View Of The Park While Dining Outside. Outdoor Tables May Be Reserved.

photo of the rosebud restaurant
Exceptional
(2598)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Little Italy / University Village
Outdoor Cafe On Taylor Street W/Delightful People Watching & The Atmosphere Of An Italian Trattoria.

photo of true food kitchen - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(1288)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
A health-driven, seasonal restaurant w/ a menu offering gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan selections.
photo of redstone american grill - oakbrook terrace restaurant
Awesome
(3281)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Oak Brook
With a beautiful outdoor space with a full bar plus patio dining, it is a great place to get away.
photo of barrio restaurant
Awesome
(769)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mexican River North (Chicago)
Join us all season long on our patio for al fresco dining!
photo of mon ami gabi restaurant
Exceptional
(4604)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Lincoln Park
Beautiful patio with views of the Lincoln Park Conservatory.

photo of prime & provisions steakhouse restaurant
Exceptional
(2027)
89% 89% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Enjoy a cocktail and beautiful views while you dine al fresco on our outdoor terrace!
photo of coda di volpe restaurant
Exceptional
(974)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lakeview / East Lakeview
Weather permitting please enjoy our beautifully lit patio while eating a VPN pizza and sipping Rosé!
photo of petterino's restaurant
Awesome
(8813)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Petterino’S Offers Patio Seating For Diners To Enjoy The Beautiful City Sights & Sounds.

photo of the dawson restaurant
Exceptional
(1377)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River West
Sur expansive full service patio is on several "best of" lists for outdoor seating.
photo of the capital grille - chicago - lombard restaurant
Exceptional
(3293)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Lombard
Outdoor Tables May Be Reserved.

photo of gemini restaurant
Exceptional
(2149)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Lincoln Park
Enjoy Gemini on our gorgeous sidewalk patio! Situated on one-way, tree-lined Dickens Ave!
photo of osteria langhe restaurant
Exceptional
(967)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Logan Square
Our charming sidewalk cafe is the perfect spot to dine al fresco in Logan Square.

Special offer:

Happy Hour

photo of stella barra pizzeria - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(876)
88% 88% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Pizzeria Lincoln Park
Enjoy our all-season patio with an open ceiling in summer or closed roof and fireplace in winter.
photo of luxbar restaurant
Exceptional
(1557)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Comfort Food Gold Coast / Streeterville
Reservations through OpenTable are for dining room only. Outdoor seating is first come first serve.
photo of sunda restaurant
Exceptional
(5752)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Asian River North (Chicago)
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!


photo of cooper's hawk winery & restaurant - naperville restaurant
Exceptional
(4382)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Naperville
Sip some vino under the sun and dine al fresco on our outdoor patio. Full menu available.
photo of beacon tavern restaurant
Exceptional
(1049)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Our seasonal outdoor dining area is in the peaceful walkway between Wrigley Building and Trump Tower
photo of wildfire - glenview restaurant
Exceptional
(7540)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Glenview
Sip On Your Favorite Martini Or Savor A Mouth-Watering Salad On One Of Wildfire'S Outdoor Patios. Now Open Weather Permitting, Enjoy All Your Wildfire Favorites For Lunch Or Dinner At Glenview, Schaumburg, Eden Prairie, Mn & Atlanta'S Perimeter Mall Locat

photo of cooper's hawk winery & restaurant - arlington heights restaurant
Exceptional
(3633)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Arlington Heights
Sip some vino under the sun and dine al fresco on our outdoor patio. Full menu available.
photo of remington's restaurant
Exceptional
(1352)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
Our outdoors have a Beautiful view of "Cloud Gate" or The Bean, and all the Michigan Av. passers by.
photo of bistronomic restaurant
Awesome
(3052)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Gold Coast / Streeterville
The outdoor terrace located in the heart of the famed Gold Coast is perfect for people watching.
photo of sapori trattoria restaurant
Exceptional
(3639)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lincoln Park
Tree Lined Patio, Zagat."Famous Neighborhood Hot Spot, " Time Out Chicago. Italian Trattoria-Style Outdoor Dining On A Quiet Side Street W. Abundant Hanging Flower Baskets & Elegant & Tasteful Mini Lights. The Most Popular Patio In Lincoln Park. Outdoor

photo of wildfire - schaumburg restaurant
Exceptional
(9874)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Schaumburg
Sip On Your Favorite Martini Or Savor A Mouth-Watering Salad On One Of Wildfire'S Outdoor Patios. Now Open Weather Permitting, Enjoy All Your Wildfire Favorites For Lunch Or Dinner At Glenview, Schaumburg, Eden Prairie, Mn & Atlanta'S Perimeter Mall Locat

photo of sugar factory - chicago river north restaurant
Excellent
(2249)
81% 81% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Outdoor Patio Is Now Open!
photo of tortoise supper club restaurant
Exceptional
(2254)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American River North (Chicago)
Join us for live jazz on the patio June 5 thru August 29 on Wednesday and Thursday nights 5:15-8:00.
photo of atwood restaurant
Awesome
(4469)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Downtown / Loop
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Our State Street Patio will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner beginning May 15th.
photo of viaggio ristorante and lounge restaurant
Exceptional
(1618)
98% 98% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian West Loop
Elegantly Located In The Madison Square District Of The West Loop. Come See What The Excitment Is All About!

photo of nomi restaurant
Exceptional
(2936)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary French Gold Coast / Streeterville
Enjoy a more casual meal in NoMI Garden, featuring seasonal offerings only available al fresco.
photo of shanghai terrace restaurant
Exceptional
(1371)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Chinese Gold Coast / Streeterville
Hurry, we only have 4 timeslots left!
Shanghai Terrace Is Chicago'S Premier Outdoor Space W. Incredible Views On The City Skyline. Outdoor Tables May Be Reserved.

photo of mccormick & schmick's seafood - oak brook restaurant
Excellent
(3773)
78% 78% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Oak Brook
Enjoy our full service patio with specialty drink menus and happy hour!
photo of brio tuscan grille - lombard - the shops on butterfield restaurant
Awesome
(2717)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Lombard
Let BRIO garnish your food with the sun and stars! Enjoy lunch, dinner or brunch on the terrace!
photo of osteria via stato restaurant
Exceptional
(2454)
86% 86% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian River North (Chicago)
The perfect place for a glass of wine, lunch or dinner al fresco in River North.
photo of fisk & co. restaurant
Awesome
(279)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Downtown / Loop
Enjoy all downtown Chicago has to offer on our comfortable patio for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
photo of hofbrauhaus - chicago restaurant
Awesome
(1071)
82% 82% Recommend
$ $ $ $
German Rosemont
Come out and experience our "German Style" beer garden! Voted one of the best in the area!
photo of davanti enoteca - taylor street restaurant
Exceptional
(1064)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Little Italy / University Village
Great roof top patio to enjoy Unbelievable wine and small plate Italian stye food
photo of roka akor - chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(2459)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse River North (Chicago)
Beautiful outdoor seating in the heart of River North . Award winning Sushi, Steaks/Seafood & Wine
photo of shaw's crab house - schaumburg restaurant
Awesome
(4858)
87% 87% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Seafood Schaumburg
Join us on our patio & enjoy Happy Hour from 4 - 6, 7 days a week. Full menu is also available.
photo of formento's restaurant
Exceptional
(1211)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian West Loop
Join us on the patio for Happy Hour M-Fr 5-6:30pm. 1/2 Off Antipasti, Wine by the glass & MORE!
photo of the grillroom restaurant
Exceptional
(2453)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Steakhouse Downtown / Loop
Although our patio is now closed for the season, we have a fabulous view of the Private Bank Theatre
photo of 312 chicago restaurant
Exceptional
(4543)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Downtown / Loop
Beautiful patio, weather permitting, great for people watching and relaxing after work!
photo of fig & olive chicago restaurant
Awesome
(3234)
90% 90% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean Gold Coast / Streeterville
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Looking for a true Taste of Provence? Join us on our Open-air terrace overlooking the city.
photo of mott street restaurant
Exceptional
(681)
92% 92% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Bucktown / Wicker Park
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Dine in Mott St's secret garden, covered under a pergola strewn with hanging plants.
photo of eden restaurant
Exceptional
(622)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American West Loop
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Seeking Sunshine? Eden's patio is now open!
photo of ada street restaurant
Exceptional
(361)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Bucktown / Wicker Park
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Ping pong. Picnic tables. Outdoor grill. String lights. Chef Zoë's small plates. Craft cocktails.
photo of macello restaurant
Exceptional
(1195)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian West Loop
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Enjoy amazing food and libations in Macello's garden, right past the pizza station
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