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These Chicago restaurants have reopened for outdoor dining

Patios and rooftops can emerge from lockdown—here's what's open now

By Morgan Olsen
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After being shuttered to dine-in guests for months, Chicago restaurants are finally allowed to reopen outdoor seating, including patios, rooftop and indoor spaces with retractable roofs and floor-to-ceiling windows.

In some ways, it almost feels like a typical summer in Chicago—almost. Of course, it's not business as usual for restaurant owners, who are grappling with city-mandated safety guidelines, including spacing tables 6 feet apart, limiting capacity and equipping their staff with personal protective equipment. In many cases, guests are being asked to book tables in advance, limit their stay and wear a cloth face covering when they're not dining.

We've compiled a rolling list of Chicago's restaurants that are currently open for business. It's by no means exhaustive, but we'll be adding to it as we confirm reopening details. If you do choose to dine out, be sure to call ahead or check the restaurant's website or social accounts—you might need a reservation or they might be taking the day off to regroup.

Don't leave home without your mask (you're going to need it when you're not seated at your table) and be sure to maintain social distancing when you can. Above all, be patient with staff (this is new for them, too) and tip generously.

AVONDALE

Chief O'Neill's

Barra Ñ

BEVERLY

Franconello

BRIDGEPORT

Antique Taco

The Duck Inn

Franco's Ristorante

BRONZEVILLE

Sip & Savor

Truth Italian Restaurant

CHINATOWN

Dolo Restaurant and Bar

EDGEWATER

Mango Pickle

Uncommon Ground

HYDE PARK

14 Parish

Ascione Bistro

Litehouse Whole Food Grill

Mikkey's Grill

Nella Pizza e Pasta

Saucy Porka

The Soul Shack

Virtue Restaurant & Bar

KENWOOD

Norman's Bistro

LAKEVIEW

Chilam Balam

Corridor Brewery & Provisions

Crisp

Crosby's Kitchen

DryHop Brewers

Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar

Furious Spoon

LINCOLN PARK

Avli Taverna

Boka

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Gemini

The J. Parker

Parson's Chicken & Fish

Summer House Santa Monica & Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar

LOGAN SQUARE

Daisies

Furious Spoon

Lonesome Rose

Longman & Eagle

The Old Plank

Park & Field

Parson's Chicken & Fish

SmallBar

THE LOOP

Beatnik On the River

LH Rooftop at LondonHouse Chicago

MCKINLEY PARK

Butterdough

PILSEN

Furious Spoon

La Luna

La Vaca Margarita Bar

Pleasant House Pub

PULLMAN

Majani Restaurant

RAVENSWOOD

Band of Bohemia

RIVER NORTH

Avli

Bernie's

Maple & Ash

Pizzeria Portofino

Quartino

Siena Tavern

Tanta

Tzuco

Upstairs at the Gwen

Xoco

RIVER WEST

The Dawson

The Goddess and the Grocer

SOUTH LOOP

AO Hawaiian Hideout

STREETERVILLE

Offshore at Navy Pier

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

ML Kitchen

WEST LOOP

Aba

Bandit

Bar Siena

Bellemore

Cabra

El Che Steakhouse & Bar

Cruz Blanca

Gaijin

Girl & the Goat

La Josie

The Loyalist

Nonna's

Publican Quality Meats

Recess

WEST TOWN

District Brew Yards

Frontier

Mr. Brown's Lounge

WICKER PARK

90 Miles Cuban Cafe

Big Star

Cebu

Etta

Furious Spoon

The Goddess and the Grocer

Ina Mae Tavern & Packaged Goods

Irazú

Urbanbelly

WRIGLEYVILLE

Big Star

Smoke Daddy 

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