Outdoor Dining Begins in Chicago's River North Neighborhood

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Several restaurants in Chicago's River North neighborhood opened for outdoor dining Friday evening as part of a citywide effort to bring relief to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wells Street between Superior and Huron as well as Clark Street between Grand and Kedzie were closed to allow restaurants to expand seating into street space, according to a news letter from 42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly.

The following River North restaurants are taking part in the outdoor dining program, which will take place Fridays through Sundays.

  • Prosecco 
  • GT Prime Steakhouse
  • RealGood Stuff Co.
  • Avil River North
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Roka Akor
  • Beatrix
  • Enolo Wine Bar
  • Ema
  • Frontera Grill
  • Topolobampo
  • Bar Sontano
  • Bar Ramone
  • Bub City
  • Havana Grill
  • Boss Bar/Pizza Window
  • The Smith
  • Epic Burger

Earlier this summer, Mayor Lightfoot announced the city would close streets in key commercial corridors including the Gold Coast and Lake View neighborhoods.

Due to the success of the outdoor dining program in Gold Coast, as of Friday, street closures were extended to seven days a week. Closures are in effect near North Rush Street and East Bellevue Place.

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