23 New Chicago Restaurant Patios And Rooftops

Take a look at some of Chicago's newest outdoor dining spaces.

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Cold Storage
nAddress: 1000 W. Fulton Market
nThis West Loop seafood stop is getting an all-day, 28-seat patio complete with large umbrellas to keep the sun away and overhead lighting to keep the space inviting at night.
Bar Biscay
Bar Biscay
nAddress: 1450 W. Chicago Ave.
nDiners can hang out on the 14-seat patio while they eat this restaurant's Spanish fare, according to Eater Chicago.
Bar Cargo
Bar Cargo
nAddress: 605 N. Wells St.
nA 40-seat Wells Street patio and nearly 100-seat beer garden will soon be open at this pizzeria. The beer garden will have a ping pong table and walk-up pizza counter, according to Eater Chicago.
BBQ Supply Co.
nAddress: 1301 E. 53rd St.
nYou'll think you're in St. Louis as you sit on the 24-seat patio eating ribs, brisket and wings, according to Eater Chicago.
The Warbler
The Warbler
nAddress: 4535 N. Lincoln Ave.
nThe American restaurant is opening a 120-seat patio that imitates the eatery's interior.
Edouard Pierre
Big Star
nAddress: 3460 N. Clark St.
nThis taco spot's second location is at Wrigleyville's brand-new Hotel Zachary. The 80-seat patio leaves Wrigley Field in full view, according to Eater Chicago.
Anthony Tahlier
nAddress: 1112 N. State St.
nLocated on the 18th floor of four-star hotel Viceroy Chicago, cocktail bar Devereaux is a rooftop location with food from James Beard finalist Lee Wolen.
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Gibsons Italia
nAddress: 233 N. Canal St.
nA hundred people can eat outside between the 68-seat dining room patio and 32-seat bar patio at this Italian steakhouse, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Gideon Sweet
Gideon Sweet
nAddress: 841 W. Randolph St.
nThis cocktail bar and restaurant from chefs Matthias Merges and Graham Elliot will have two outdoor spaces: a 24-seat patio alongside a larger courtyard out back, according to Eater Chicago.
Intelligentsia Wicker Park and Logan Square coffee bars
nAddress: 1609 W. Division St. in Wicker Park; 2642 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square
nThe coffee bar's Wicker Park location is getting a new 15-seat patio in June. The Logan Square location is partnering with the city to bring a new 20-seat outdoor "People Spot" to the neighborhood.
nAddress: 1132 S. Wabash Ave.
nSouthern seafood joint Lowcountry recently opened a second location in the South Loop. It is getting a patio with greenery and twinkling lights, according to Eater Chicago.
Ludlow Liquors
Ludlow Liquors
nAddress: 2959 N. California Ave.
nGrab some ribs and cocktails at this restaurant's backyard garden patio with two-tier stadium seating, picnic tables and a walk-up counter, Eater Chicago reports.
Clayton Hauck
Lonesome Rose
nAddress: 2101 N. California Ave.
nAn elevated patio overlooking California Avenue lets you enjoy this new restaurant's Tex-Mex offerings outside, according to Eater Chicago.
nAddress: 3632 N. Clark St.
nAnother Hotel Zachary eatery, Mordecai's 30-seat outdoor eating area is now open and gives views of Gallagher Way, formerly the Park at Wrigley.
Nella Pizza e Pasta
Nella Pizza e Pasta
nAddress: 1125 E. 55th St.
nOutdoor pizza in Hyde Park? Nella's got it with a 55-seat patio, according to Eater Chicago.
Octavio Cantina & Kitchen
Octavio Cantina & Kitchen
nAddress: 5310 N. Clark St.
nGrab a bite of some high-end Mexican food at Octavio. There is a dog-friendly, 20-seat patio, according to Eater Chicago.
Old Grounds Social
Old Grounds Social
nAddress: 950 W. Wrightwood Ave.
nOld Grounds has a year-round patio space perfect for eating the restaurant's pizza, chicken or Chicago "Hot Dog" Burger, according to Eater Chicago.
Rooftop at Torali
Rooftop at Torali
nAddress: 160 E. Pearson St.
nAscend to the 12th floor of Water Tower Place to relax in Torali's luxurious rooftop space that specializes in cocktails and Italian food.
nAddress: 1112 N. State St.
nAfter a shortened 2017 patio season due to its late-year opening, Somerset's 90-seat patio will be open for a full run this year.
Split-Rail Chicago
nAddress: 2500 W. Chicago Ave.
nSplit-Rail's unconventional comfort food menu including crab dip, reimagined fajitas and wild boar bolognese can be enjoyed out on the patio this season, according to Eater Chicago.
The Moonlighter
The Moonlighter
nAddress: 3204 W. Armitage Ave.
nDescribed as a "laid-back neighborhood hangout," The Moonlighter is geared up for patio season with a 200-seat, 1,000-square-foot space complete with umbrellas, fireplaces and hanging lights, according to Eater Chicago.
Pink Taco
Pink Taco
nAddress: 431 N. Wells St.
nThis Los Angeles transplant opened up its first Chicago restaurant this April after its well-known food trucks roamed the streets for years. Naturally, there is a seasonal patio, Eater Chicago reports.
Nick's Pizza & Pub
Nick's Pizza & Pub
nAddress: 2434 W. Montrose Ave.
nNick's Pizza & Pub is adding a 60-seat patio on top of its already 250-seat interior.
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