We seriously can’t believe it’s finally warm again. This lengthy transition into spring/summer in Chicago was rough to say the least. To celebrate, we put together a list of our top 5 essential spots in Chicago with outdoor or rooftop seating so we can soak up the sun while eating all the things.
Let’s start off strong with the large outdoor patio of The Dawson. Complete with delicate string lights and generous amounts of greenery, this space is perfect for those cozy summer nights.
Celeste’s rooftop garden should definitely make your list of where to visit this season. The marble tabletops, overflowing greenery, and decorative seating, this charming rooftop is quaint, sophisticated, and a must-see!
We couldn’t put together this list and not include Parson’s Chicken & Fish. It’s forever going to be a staple of our summertime eating spots. They have some of the best spicy fried chicken that we’ve ever had and don’t even get us started on their fish.. 😍
You obviously can’t go wrong with Big Star tacos on their popular patio. But we just had to put it in because they make a one-of-a-kind La Paloma.
This terrace on top of Chicago Athletic Association overlooks Millennium Park. If that’s not enough to get you in the door did we mention they have outdoor fire pits for chilly nights?
You may recall we put on a surprise brunch wedding at this restaurant just last year. We highly recommend the quaint rooftop patio of Homestead on the Roof. They have greenery and plants growing on the walls, twinkly lights strung across the entire roof, and plenty of seating. Oh and did we mention they’re farm-to-table? Win win!