Outdoor dining is always a popular summer pastime for Chicagoans, but after the events of the past year, sitting on a patio and enjoying a meal has taken on a new significance. Some of the best restaurants in Chicago have set up sidewalk patios, outdoor gardens and sun-soaked decks, welcoming diners who may not yet be comfortable eating indoors. While you're getting your daily dose of vitamin D and some fresh air, you can have a few slices of the best pizza in Chicago or sip a margarita while noshing on tacos. Whether you're looking for an open air space to spend the evening with friends or a romantic restaurant where you can cozy up to a date, we've got the alfresco options you're craving. Check out the top outdoor restaurants in Chicago and don't forget your mask and your social-distancing etiquette.
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