You'll hardly notice you're seated on the bustling corner of Superior and State Streets when food from chef Carlos Gaytán starts arriving at your table at Tzuco’s all-season covered patio. Cool off with an order of tuna ceviche before digging into heartier entrées like the fried red snapper served with salsa, pickled veggies, peanut aioli and handmade tortillas. Make your time outdoors last with dessert—the arroz con leche is an instant classic.
Chicagoans have always loved making the most of our all too short summer by dining outside, but patios and beer gardens became more vital than ever during the last two years. Some of the best restaurants in Chicago expanded their ability to host diners outside year-round by adding heaters and retractable roofs. When the weather is pleasant, you can grab a seat on a sidewalk offering great people watching or on the huge enclosed patio at one of the best pizza spots in the city. Whether you’re looking to soak in some sun in a party atmosphere or want a chill spot to share brunch, you’ll have plenty of options. Check the forecast and head to one of the best outdoor restaurants in Chicago.
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