Блакитне небо і освіжаючий бриз з річки буде поєднуватись із запахом квітів, шумом водяних таксі, теплими сонячними променями та чудовим видом на горизонт в цих мальовничих місцинках під відкритим небом.
Сподіваємося, що окремі з них стануть твоїми улюбленими.
This splendid steakhouse has a super-sized outdoor patio, with plenty of umbrella-topped tables and views of the Loop skyline and Chicago River. 300 N. LaSalle St., 312-329-1800.
1924 W. Chicago Ave., 773-904-1145.
Howells & Hood
The street-level patio of this beer-focused restaurant offers a full-service bar with TVs, propane-lit fire tables and very comfortable seating.
435 N. Michigan Ave., 312-262-5310.
Japonais by Morimoto
The lower level of this excellent Japanese restaurant is an indoor-outdoor environment that overlooks the North Branch of the Chicago River.
600 W. Chicago Ave., 312-822-9600.
Arguably the best rooftop in the city (balancing view, food and affordability) just keeps getting better.
1816 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-254-4747.
Chicago’s largest outdoor venue is the Plaza Grill, which offers a light, pubby menu, tons of seating and wonderful views of the Michigan Avenue streetscape (and The Bean sculpture to the east).
11 N. Michigan Ave., 312-372-7275.
This will be River Roast’s first complete summer (after opening in July), and it will take full advantage of the 120-seat riverside patio running along the restaurant’s south wall. Great river and downtown views.
312 N. LaSalle St., 312-822-0100.
Overlooking the Chicago River and its south bank, this steakhouse’s patio is topped with a white-fabric canopy that wards off rain and glare. It’s a perfect sunny-day hangout. 318 N. State St., 312-670-9900.
Last year, this Peruvian restaurant (by superstar chef Gaston Acurio) unveiled a rustic, brick-and-wood deck on the second-floor roof.
118 W. Grand Ave., 312-222-9700.
Tavern at the Park
Steaks and other American fare can be enjoyed in the Tree House, the name of the rooftop deck, which offers a bird’s nest view of Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue.
108 E. Randolph St., 312-552-0070.
Right outside the Peninsula Hotel’s Shanghai Terrace (by far the most elegant Chinese restaurant in town) is a fourth-floor terrace, exquisitely furnished and surrounded by skyscrapers. Dress up for this one.
108 E. Superior St., 312-337-2888.
Great Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue views from this third-floor restaurant atop the Art Institute’s contemporary wing. A great destination for lunch, but Terzo Piano serves dinner only on Thursdays.
159 E. Monroe St., 312-443-8650.
180 N. Field Boulevard, 312-938-4303.
1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069.
Agio. Tall fences and bushes shield this outdoor patio from the street traffic just a few yards away; the classic Italian menu is tough to beat.
64 S. Northwest Highway, Palatine, 847-991-2150.
212 S. Halsted St., 312-655-0000.
Pizza, killer gelati and a sunny seat looking toward the historic Water Tower. You can’t beat it.
110 E. Pearson St., 312-266-3110.
There’s not much room for seating, but when the weather’s right and the glass doors are out of the way, even inside diners get a sense of it.
1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070.
One of Chicago’s oldest outdoor spaces is a large patio with a sliding-glass roof. Come for the tapas, stay for the paella. 2024 N. Halsted St., 773-935-5000.
A steel-and-wood pergola and barrel bar tables give this spacious patio a rough-hewn, built-by-hand vibe.
730 W. Grand Ave., 312-243-8955.
2957 W. Diversey Ave., 773-661-9170.
2901 N. Ashland Ave., 773-244-3026.
1631 Chicago Ave., Evanston, 847-868-8945.
Girl & the Goat
809 W. Randolph St., 312-492-6262.
Marion Street Cheese Market
100 S. Marion St., Oak Park, 708-725-7200.
Maya Del Sol
144 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 708-538-9800.
May St. Cafe
1146 W. Cermak Road, 312-421-4442.
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886.
1800 N. Lincoln Ave., 312-981-7070.
464 N. Halsted St., 312-421-0077.
The Purple Pig
500 N. Michigan Ave., 312-464-1744.
RM Champagne Salon
116 N. Green St., 312-243-1199.
Stella Barra and Summer House
1954 N. Halsted St., 773-634-4101.
Sumi Robata Bar.
702 N. Wells St., 312-988-7864.
65 E. Adams St., 312-786-9911.