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7 SPECTACULAR | Patios for Outdoor Dining & Cocktailing


There’s just something about dining under the stars on a warm summer night. The Chicagoland area has many outdoor dining locations, each offering something unique, making the dining experience more memorable for their guests. We’ve put together a list of restaurants offering dining al fresco that have been trending recently. Here are 7 Spectacular Destinations for Dining Under the Stars

1. Breathtaking Rooftop Dining

CHICAGO–Vu Skyward is a 13,000 square foot concept located 22 stories high next door to McCormick Place. Here, you can enjoy an ingredient and locally driven beverage program, top notch noshing and unparalleled views of the lake and downtown within a modern designed space.

2. Music with a View

ST. CHARLES–Enjoy riverfront dining on the Fox at Eden Restaurant + Events. Taste Mediterranean fused with influences of Moroccan, Italian, Spanish and Greek cuisine prepared with quality meat, seafood, oils and seasonings. Appreciate a great live music line-up while enjoying a fine dining experience in the midst of river country.

3. Pooches Welcome

NAPERVILLE–Open daily for lunch and dinner with a full bar program that includes specialty cocktails and a wide selection of craft beers, Lazy Dog in Naperville also offers an eclectic menu of memorable family favorites reinterpreted with bold new flavors and served with small-town hospitality. The best part is they also offer a personalized Pup Menu serving up a grilled hamburger or chicken rice and veggie bowls so your pooch can join you for dinner!

4. Brewcade

NORTH PLAINFIELD/NAPERVILLE–The walls come down and open up to outdoor eating while you play at the west suburbs newest concept at Khaos Brewcade & Kitchen in North Plainfield/Naperville – A ‘Culinary Rebel’ vision with a scratch kitchen, combined with Khaos Brewing and over 40 vintage and current arcade games, pinball machines and sports action games.

5. Putt Putt Patio

DOWNERS GROVE–Foxtail will engage your tastebuds with a complete raw bar of oysters, poke bowls, octopus, flatbreads, grilled burgers, and fish paired with a specialty cocktail or wine while sunning in the ambience of a patio complete with a putt putt green to show off your golfing skills.

6. Scenic Sushi

WHEATON/GLEN ELLYN–If you are a sushi-lover or are looking for something new, flavorful, and unique in a pleasant atmosphere, then stop by Sushi Ukai located in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and LaGrange. Taste the inventive and unique sushi rolls featuring a Latin flair while taking in the downtown action surrounding the outdoor dining area.

7. Riverview Diner

MONTGOMERY–As seen on TV! Best American Cuisine Award Winner! Riverview Diner is a family restaurant serving award-winning American fare overlooking the Fox River in Montgomery. You can expect the purest ingredients with ground coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, and hash browns made daily. Family owned and operated – enjoy personal service with a great view!


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