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10 TRENDS | Outdoor Dining Hot Spots In the Western Suburbs


Before summer ends be sure to make plans to visit these 10 local outdoor dining hot spots that are trending locally– each offering something unique and memorable. Make summer memories!

#1 | Mirus


BATAVIA–Batavia’s newest tapas restaurant is now open serving a globally inspired small plate menu and unique drinks such as a specialty wine list, specialty beers, and their own cocktails including house creations of Aronia Spritz, On Wednesdays We Wear Pink, and Almond Smackaroon.

#2 | Hale Street Tents


WHEATON–The Innovator Hale Street Tents are in full swing, so join in on the fun for al fresco dining on Hale Street all season long! This multi-season event has become a community favorite featuring live music every Friday and Saturday night. Visit online for all of the live music happening Downtown Wheaton this summer! Reservations are highly recommended.

#3 | Pal Joey’s


BATAVIA–In case you haven't visited Pal & Joey’s new location yet, hop on their facebook page to get a behind-the-scenes look at what they did with it. Stop by for a drink at the new bar, a live music show, or some of your favorite pizza. River Street really is the place to be!

#4 | Blue Sushi Saki Grill


NAPERVILLE–Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers patio seating on Foyo Plaza and overlooking the Riverwalk, as well as indoor seating along the windows overlooking the patio. Blue Sushi also recommends reservations, for lunch or dinner, either online or by phone, and will continue curbside take-out. Located on Water Street in Downtown Naperville.

#5 | The Hen House


WHEATON–The Hen House of Wheaton restaurant and coffee bar is family owned, focusing on a more decadent but healthy alternative to your average breakfast/lunch restaurants. You’ll feel relaxed in this Urban Farmhouse setting with a beautiful outdoor patio to enjoy all summer long. The full-service Coffee Bar showcases classic Lavazza espresso inspired beverages, served hot or cold. Also serving signature alcoholic drinks such as thir Bloody Mary and seasonal selection of Mimosas. 1060 College Avenue, Wheaton

#6 | R. Urban Wine Bar


LISLE–R. Urban Wine Bar & Cafe is loved by pizza and wine lovers throughout the western suburbs. Located in downtown Lisle, they serve high-quality brick oven pizzas, a varietal of wines from around the world, along with a full bar and small bites in a trendy, comfortable atmosphere. Outdoor seating is set up for you to enjoy! 4738 Main St., Lisle.

#7 | Alter Brewing


ST. CHARLES–Alter Brewing + Kitchen is the second location for Alter Brewing, and their first full-service restaurant. It’s nestled in beautiful downtown St. Charles along the Fox River, and right on Main St. (so you can’t miss it!). In addition to their food offerings, they have a 10-barrel brew house, 16 taps, private dining room event space, and an awesome all-seasons patio with a container bar. 12 S. First Street, St. Charles.

#8 | Bar Evolution


BATAVIA–Bar Evolution has fast become one of Kane COunty’s hottest outdoor patios offering a limite outdoor menu currently to include cockatils such as Grapefruit Cosmo and the Blackberry Hopper, along with appetizers such as Buffalo Chicken Dip and Chicken Fajita Flatbread. Enjoy a casual adult atmosphere, live music and tasty bites. 27 N. River Street, Batavia.

#9 | Craft Urban


GENEVA–Voted Best New Restaurant KANE County 2018, Craft Urban Kitchen sources local ingredients that are treated to creative New American preparations at this stylish Geneva retreat, where dishes are matched with suggested cocktail pairings. The outdoor dining area has been a wonderful place for residents to visit this summmer. 211 James Street, Geneva. Also, now open in Aurora.

#10 | Eden on the River


ST. CHARLES–In sharing their love of the Mediterranean’s delicious flavors, the owners of Eden on the River use wholesome ingredients, and bright spices. All dishes are made from scratch, using the freshest of ingredients that truly speak to the simplicity, intensity, and richness of the Mediterranean culture. They also feature world-class wine, beer and spirits program served in a chic but relaxed ambience. Eden on the River is situated along the Fox River with a beautiful outdoor dining area like no other.


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