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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Chicago

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Chicago? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mirella’s Tavern restaurant
4.9
4.9 (9)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
Mirella’s Tavern transcends the typical dining experience; it’s a community hub for families, a favorite spot for Chicago sports enthusiasts, and an intimate retreat for romantic evenings.

Fostering a welcoming, family-friendly environment resonates throughout. His commitment to the community extends beyond the kitchen, with active participation in local events and collaborations.

Come savor the best of American cuisine and be part of our story at Mirella’s Tavern, where every dish is a celebration and every visit is a cherished memory.

Top review
icarra1
Dined on May 30, 2024
Great food, excellent service, keep up the good work!
A photo of Takito Kitchen - Wicker Park restaurant
4.7
4.7 (716)
$30 and under
Mexican
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
Takito Kitchen is a seven-year-old, "award-winning" modern taqueria (taco joint) in Wicker Park featuring Mexican-inspired cuisine with fresh ingredients & complex flavors, along with handcrafted margaritas; 100% gluten-free menu & freshly squeezed juice margaritas:-)
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The food / service was outstanding. Price was great. Would definitely go back again
A photo of Parlor Pizza Bar - Wicker Park restaurant
4.7
4.7 (761)
$30 and under
American
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
For more information please email info@parlorchicago.com . Entire party must be present to be seated.

Top review
LMfooooooodvip
Dined on Jun 18, 2024
We came in with a large group of 10. Excellent service, great happy hour deal. Only complaint was it was so uncomfortably hot inside.
A photo of LG's Bar & Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (118)
$30 and under
American
Old Town
About the restaurant
LG's is a modern Irish American Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Old Town, Chicago. Offering evening meals, weekend brunch, and a variety of daily food and drink specials, LG’s Bar & Kitchen is the premier hotspot on Wells Street. Carrying a diverse selection of craft beers and cocktails, we pay particular attention to our Irish roots and love of Irish whiskeys. Diners can enjoy a variety of globally influenced dishes that are approachable, yet delicious. With an expansive TV selection, guests are welcomed into the best gameday location in Old Town. When the lights go down, LG’s features the best DJs in town, spinning all your favorite tunes. In the warmer months, LG’s has a full pet-friendly patio. We at LG’s like to say, “come for the food and stay for the party!”

Our weekly events include:
- Bingo Night on Wednesday at 7pm
- Trivia Thursday from 7-9pm
- All Day Happy Hour on Friday 12pm-7pm
- Brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-3pm

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
Good food, good service, good location. I had the Strawberry Salad and Bavarian Pretzel (which is huge). Both were great. Restaurant is super cute. Clean bathrooms.
A photo of Lou Malnati's - Lincoln Square restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
North Center
About the restaurant
Located at 4340 North Lincoln Avenue, on the border of Lincoln Square and North Center, our Lou Malnati’s Lincoln Square restaurant serves irresistible deep dish pizza. The space has a great indoor/outdoor feel with a living wall and retractable floor to ceiling windows that can be opened in the warmer months. This family-friendly location offers dine-in, delivery to the nearby neighborhoods of Ravenswood, Andersonville and Uptown, plus carryout and catering. We know that it’s one of the best pizza restaurants in Lincoln Square!
Top review
Bradvip
Dined 6 days ago
Always delicious pizza, and service was great. Never a miss.
A photo of Cafe El Tapatio restaurant
4.6
4.6 (316)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Lakeview / East Lakeview
About the restaurant
The Parra family has owned and operated this cheerful restaurant for 46 years and make frequent trips to Mexico for menu ideas and cook up several family specialties. Beyond the standard tacos, burritos, and chimichangas are dishes such as crepas de pollo.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Arguably the best Mexican restaurant in Lakeview.
A photo of 101 Patio restaurant
4.6
4.6 (14)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Streeterville
About the restaurant
101 Patio Bar and Grill features all-day dining in a design-forward indoor restaurant and bar, and in the warmer months, a beautiful open-air patio space equipped with two fireplaces, lush greenery and breathtaking landscaping. The kitchen, led by Executive Chef Khellil Abderezak from Deerpath Inn and Ritz Carlton, offers visitors a culinary tour of the Mediterranean, where Chef himself was raised and first learned to hone his culinary prowess. With a menu ranging from shareable small plates to soups, salads, hearth-baked flatbreads, handhelds and seafood-centric entrees, the 101 Patio Bar and Grill blends Mediterranean-style techniques, ingredients and cuisines to offer an ever-refreshing, whimsical experience each and every visit. A warm and inviting bar team serves up inspiring craft cocktails, world-class spirits, international wines and local brews.


Discounted guest parking ($13 for up to 3 hours) is available at nearby 50 E Ohio self-park garage. Please inquire with the host.

Top review
KaroleMvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and friendly service. Chef Carlos very impressive
A photo of Piazza Bella restaurant
4.5
4.5 (560)
$30 and under
Italian
Roscoe Village
About the restaurant
Nestled in charming Roscoe Village, Piazza Bella has been a neighborhood favorite since 1999. The unforgettable food, friendly service, and inviting ambiance keep diners coming back. Our mouth-watering dishes from the heart of Italy are always prepared with the authenticity and freshest ingredients that you expect from Piazza Bella.

Piazza Bella is the perfect setting for both romantic dinners and festive family nights out. Host private parties up to 70 guests.



Customized catering is also available for your special events.

Your tastebuds will say "Grazie!"

Top review
DRandLRvip
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
We went there for our 10 anniversary and we loved it! Cuco was amazing, and he makes great drinks! The filet mignon was cooked perfect and super good. Real nice atmosphere.
A photo of Pizzeria Due restaurant
4.5
4.5 (175)
$30 and under
American
Near North
About the restaurant
In 1943, on the corner of Ohio and Wabash in downtown Chicago, Uno Founders, Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo, created the original and legendary Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza. They combined authentic Italian recipes with the finest meats, spices, vegetables and cheeses and baked them in a unique and delicious deep dish crust, creating a hearty pizza like no other. Today, Uno’s Deep Dish Pizza is still made as it was then, with dough made fresh daily, hand stretched and covered with meats, hand-cut vegetables and freshly shredded mozzarella cheese. We put that same attention to detail in all our menu items, including pasta, salads, burgers, steaks and seafood and our new Love All, Feed All™ menu – which includes our 600-calorie-or-less Uno De-Lites, as well as our Gluten-Sensitive, Carb-Conscious, Vegetarian and Vegan offerings. So come by and let us help you create memories with your family and friends at Uno.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
I brought my out-of-town guest requesting to try the best deep dish pizza in Chicago…according to the online reviews-but I’ve had better. I ordered large spinach and a large sausage and pepperoni .The crust was so thick and super crunchy (which is not my preference) that it was difficult to cut through the crust. I guess i simply prefer Lou Malnatis with their butter crust. Otherwise the wings and Caesar salad was delish Ill come again but I’ll order the thin crust.
A photo of River North Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (8)
$30 and under
American
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
River North Bistro is an American bistro focusing on approachable contemporary cuisine. The menu highlights dishes made with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
This was the best experience we had while in Chicago. The food and drinks were amazing. The staff was lovely and celebrated my husbands birthday so well. The patio was gorgeous. Can’t wait to go again
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