The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago always tops when it comes to travel destinations in the U.S. It's a big city with a small-town feel and a day here can mean a swim in Lake Michigan, an evening at Wrigley Field, visiting some of the country's greatest museums and more - all without breaking your budget. The Windy is also known for its culinary treasures. It gets a lot of hype for hot dogs, deep dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches, but Chicago also has plenty of restaurants with a special ambiance. We've asked the savviest foodies in the nation where they are going to enjoy a rooftop setting in Chi-town. Read our list to find the best rooftop restaurants in Chicago. Grab a table and enjoy!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Taxim, Gibsons Italia, Pelago
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Greek, Steakhouse, Italian
Neighborhoods:Bucktown / Wicker Park, River North (Chicago), Gold Coast / Streeterville
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Taxim

$$$$·Greek·
Bucktown / Wicker Park
896 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Taxim, located in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, is an upscale Greek restaurant that features regional Greek cuisine with an all-Greek wine list. It has a stunning dining room with 16-foot c...

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Gibsons Italia

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
1,659 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Gibsons Italia, the project from Gibsons Restaurant Group, is one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city. The owners wanted to create an Italian steakhouse that also appealed to younger crowds,...

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Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois
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Pelago

$$$$·Italian·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,692 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation

Pelago, located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, is Mauro Mafrici’s answer to fine dining Italian food. They focus on simple, genuine cuisine with fresh seasonal ingredients from Italian and local sour...

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Somerset

$$$$·American·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
1,832 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Situated on a main drag of the Gold Coast neighborhood, Somerset is a classy place to stop for consistently awesome American food. It’s great for any type of party, including a date or a night out wit...

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The Lobby at Ace Hotel Chicago

$$$$·American·
West Loop
368 reviews
  • Fun
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Bar Seating

For a casual dining experience and some of the best American food you can get in Chicago, head to City Mouse in the West Loop at Ace Hotel Chicago. They feature a seasonal menu inspired by the regions...

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Bernie's Chicago

$$$$·American·
River North (Chicago)
749 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Bernie’s is a classic River North Gem that locals adore. The staff aims to provide guests with a unique and memorable experience whether you are on a date, gathering with friends and family or hosting...

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The Kennison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lincoln Park
544 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

The Kennison, located in the heart of Lincoln Park, is an elegant Contemporary American restaurant that many consider one of the best restaurants in the city. As part of the Hotel Lincoln, it attracts...

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Tanta

$$$$·Peruvian·
River North (Chicago)
3,711 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Located in the River North, Tanta is one of Chicago’s most unique restaurant's thanks to the menu stylings of Giancarlo Valera. As a Peruvian native, he brings an exciting and refreshing take on upsca...

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Pool Beds at Soho House Chicago

$$$$·American·
Chicago
986 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Great for Brunch
  • Cozy

The Allis is the Soho House’s restaurant, located in the West Loop neighborhood. It’s a super chic space with enormous chandeliers, mismatched chairs and a homey environment that’s great for dining, g...

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LUXBAR

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Gold Coast / Streeterville
2,053 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

Luxbar is a neighborhood saloon in the Gold Coast neighborhood that evokes an elegant simplicity. Decorated in stone, glass, brass, and wood and bathed in tons of natural light, it is a beautiful and ...

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Great for Lunch in Chicago
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Boleo

$$$$·Peruvian·
Downtown / Loop
428 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View
  • Casual

Boleo is Chicago’s answer to elegant Latin American Dining in the Downtown Loop neighborhood. The cuisine and culture of Latin American infiltrate every aspect of this popular eatery. Diners will find...

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Baptiste & Bottle

$$$$·Contemporary American·
River North (Chicago)
570 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Baptiste and Bottle, located on the 20th floor of the Conrad in River North, is one of the top spots in the city to check out for upscale Contemporary American food and cocktails galore. Headed up by ...

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Steak 48 - Chicago

$$$$·Steakhouse·
River North (Chicago)
4,637 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Steak 48 on North Wabash Ave in River North, is a restaurant from Jeffrey and Mike Mastro of the Mastro’s Ocean Club restaurants. They are no strangers to great restaurants and this establishment is n...

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Steakhouse in Chicago / Illinois

Parlor Pizza Bar - West Loop

$$$$·American·
West Loop
1,137 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

The owners of Parlor Pizza Bar opened this West Loop location after the original became so popular. They have a sprawling indoor dining space that is bright and airy with tons of seating, as well as a...

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