Al Fresco Dining Options in Chicagoland


59 W. Hubbard St. | Chicago, IL 60610 | 312. 595.0800 |

Patio Dining at Brasserie JO
Nothing is more Parisian than sitting at Brasserie JO’s Terrace Café and enjoying a spring cocktail out on the street.  Open seasonally from late spring to early fall (weather permitting), the Terrace Café offers guests a premium view of Chicago’s River North scene.  Brasserie JO’s patio seats 20 people and allows dogs.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Dinner: Sun-Thurs, 5 PM – 10 PM | Fri-Sat, 5 PM – 11 PM

702 W Fulton St | Chicago, IL 60661| 312.850.5005 |

Dine Outdoors at Carnivale
Carnivale’s outdoor dining area boasts views of the Chicago skyline.  With seasonal flowers and French doors open to the restaurant’s interior, Carnivale’s patio maintains the Latin flair for which the restaurant is famous.  Patio seats 30 and is open for lunch and dinner.  Full indoor menu is available.

HOURS: Lunch: M-F 11:30 AM-2:30 PM | Dinner: M-Th, Su 5 PM-10 PM | F-S 5-11 PM | Bar/Lounge: M-T 11:30 AM- 11 PM | W-Th 11:30 AM -12 AM | F 11:30 AM- 1 AM | S 5 PM – 1 AM | Su 5-10 PM


364 W. Erie | Chicago, IL 60610 |312.640.1156|

Citizen Bar’s Outdoor Options
Featuring cutting edge Italian cuisine at neighborhood prices and a multi-dimensional experience unlike any in the metro area, the sleek, modern interior and sophisticated menu set the tone at Citizen.  With its trendy yet casual atmosphere that is perfect for a quiet dinner for two or parties up to 400, Citizen is great for any occasion.  Its multi-level, 5000 square-foot outdoor area is complete with two bars, music and flat panel televisions, making Citizen one of the hottest outdoor spots in the city.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Monday through Friday: 11:00 AM -2:00 AM | Saturday: NOON-3:00 AM |  Sunday: 11:00AM – 2:00 AM

1029 North Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.266.8999 |

The Patio at Gibsons
Chicagoans are invited to enjoy Gibsons’ regular menu outdoors this spring and summer.  The patio will be open from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.  Dogs are not permitted.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Lunch: Daily, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM | Dinner: Daily, 3:00 PM-12:00 AM | Bar: Daily, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM

1024 North Rush St. | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.640.0999 |

Hugo’s Patio Open for Lunch
Hugo’s outdoor patio will be open for lunch and dinner this summer season from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM.  Hugo’s, however, is not open indoors until 3:00 PM.  The regular menu will be offered on the patio, and indoor seating will be available daily from 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Daily: 3:00 PM-12:00 AM | Bar: Daily, 3:00 PM-2:00 AM

18 E. Bellevue Place | Chicago, IL 60611| 312.642.3400 |

Luxbar’s Al Fresco Option
Luxbar invites diners to enjoy the regular menu outdoors this spring and summer.  Luxbar’s patio will be open from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Monday through Friday, and weekend brunch fans and guests can dine al fresco from 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM.  Dogs are not permitted.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM |
Bar: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM, Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:00 AM, Sunday: 8:00 AM-2:00 AM

59 W Grand Ave | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.329.0400 |

Intimate Outdoor Dining at La Madia
La Madia’s outdoor dining area opens up to the buzz of River North right from the lounge and bar area where diners can enjoy the full La Madia menu during both lunch and dinner.  La Madia’s patio seats up to 14.  Patio is open from 11:15 AM – 11:00 PM.

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM-12:00 AM |
Bar: Monday-Friday, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM, Saturday: 8:00 AM-3:00 AM, Sunday: 8:00 AM-2:00 AM


Reservations required |  (877) 299-7783 |

The Mystic Blue’s Observation Deck
The Mystic Blue’s open-air observation deck with the largest picture windows of any dinner boat on Lake Michigan provides the ultimate al fresco experience.  Featuring contemporary decor with sleek, silvery-blue interiors, Mystic Blue  offers cool music, interactive DJs, delectable buffets, top-notch service and unbeatable views from every table.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

Reservations required | (866) 273-2469 |

Spirit of Chicago’s Al Fresco Alternative

The gleaming, four-story Spirit of Chicago offers high-energy fun as it cruises along Chicago’s lakefront and provides a lively alternative to typical al fresco sidewalk dining.  The 192-ft. luxury ship is spaciously designed to accommodate guests from parties of two to 600.  The ship features a vibrant interior of three climate controlled dining decks with three indoor bars, two dance floors and stage areas, spacious bathrooms and panoramic windows.

1530 South State Street | Chicago, IL 60605 | 312.842.4444 |

Tapas Valencia’s Patio Seating
Guests can wine and dine on Tapas Valencia’s outdoor patio which features seating for up to 24 guests.  Full food and cocktail menus available outside and the hours are the same as the restaurant.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 4:00 PM-10:00 PM | Friday: 4:00 PM-11:00 PM | Saturday: 5:00 PM-11:00 PM | Sunday Dinner: 4:30 PM-9:00 PM


1801 Butterfield Road | Downer’s Grove, IL 60515 | 630.512.0990 |

Outdoor Dining at Carlucci
Carlucci’s outdoor dining area features seasonal flowers and a unique fountain that sets the tone for any occasion. Guests can enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the patio by Frank and Dave, Eric Howell, Opal Staples and more.  Patio seats 80-100 people, includes an outdoor bar and is open for lunch and dinner.  Full indoor menu is available.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM-9:30 PM | Fri.: 11:30 AM-10:30 PM | Sat.: 4:30 PM-10:30 PM | Sun. 4:30 PM-10:30 PM

110 N Main Street | Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815.356.9980 |

Duke’s Patio Dining
Duke’s features a two level outdoor space that seats approximately 60 people.  The patio is open every night for cocktails and food.  This summer guests can join Duke’s for outdoor patio festivities including: live music, bags tournaments, beer tubs, outdoor grilling, and summer cooking classes.

HOURS: Sun. – Thurs.: 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM (kitchen 9 PM) | Fri. and Sat.: 11:30AM – 2:00 AM (kitchen 10 PM)

180 N. Smith Street | Palatine, IL | 847.358-9150 |

Rooftop Patios at Durty Nellie’s
Durty Nellie’s invites guests to enjoy the outdoors this spring and summer on their restaurant and rooftop patios.  The restaurant patio accommodates over 80 people and serves the regular Durty Nellie’s menu.  Guests will enjoy Durty Nellie’s daily drink specials and more while playing bags and warming up in the sun on the rooftop patio.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.
HOURS: Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 3:00am | Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM -4:00 AM

5464 North River Rd. | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.928.9900 |

Dine Al Fresco at Gibsons

Guests are invited to dine outdoors at Gibsons this spring and summer.  Patio hours are the same as restaurant hours, see below.  Patio seats 30 people.

HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 AM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Bar: Daily, 11:00 AM-2:00 AM

105 Hollywood Blvd | South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847.898.0500 |

The Lucky Monk’s Patio Dining
This summer, guests can enjoy a Prime beef burger, thin-crust pizza, and a menu of more than 30 refreshing beers on The Lucky Monk’s brand-new patio.  Open until 2:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, the patio has a cozy firepit and a full bar.  Just steps away from the foosball and billiards tables, it is the ideal place to grab a bite before a movie or relax with friends and family afterward.  Patio seats 65 – 70 people.

HOURS: Sunday-Thursday:  11:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Bar and lounge open until 1:00 AM | Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Bar and lounge open until 2:00 AM

1025 Aurora Avenue | Naperville, IL 60540 | 630.983.3000 |

Meson Sabika’s Patio Dining
Meson Sabika’s outdoor area is adorned with flowers throughout the brick patio.  A magnificent magnolia tree shades a portion of the seating for up to 200.  An outdoor bar makes Meson one of the hottest outdoor spots in the suburbs.  Patio hours are the same as the restaurant.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 AM – 10 PM | Fri. 11:30 AM – 11 PM | Sat. 5-11 PM | Sun. Dinner 4:30 -9 PM

1150 Willow Rd | Northbrook, IL 60062 | 847.480.2323 |
100 West Higgins Rd | South Barrington, IL 60010 | 847.844.9300 |

Pinstripes Outdoor Patios
Pinstripes invites guests to enjoy their expansive outdoor patios at both the Northbrook and South Barrington locations.  With seating up to 150 guests, the patios serve the full Pinstripes Bistro menu and offer live music on Thursday – Saturday nights.  In spring and summer months, guests can challenge an opponent to a game of bocce on one of the outdoor courts adjacent to the dining patio.  PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

HOURS: Monday-Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM | Friday: 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM | Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Sunday Brunch: 10:00 – 2:00 PM


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