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Guide

Chicago Restaurants With Tents, Domes, And Greenhouses For Outdoor Dining

A running list of restaurants keeping you warm while you eat outside.

Written by
Updated November 19th, 2020

Well, it’s officially here - that time of year when we need to worry about how many layers we should put on before heading outside. And after spending the past five months focusing on reopening for outdoor (and indoor) dining, Chicago restaurants are preparing their patios for cold weather.

This means finding ways to keep you warm, while still following Chicago’s guidelines for outdoor winter dining. Luckily, they’ve been making adjustments with things like tents, domes, and those greenhouse things so you can still eat outside through fall. And we’re keeping track of them all, separated by neighborhood, in this guide.

Editor’s Note: As of 11/16 Chicago enacted a Stay-At-Home Advisory. While outdoor dining is still allowed, some restaurants have decided to temporarily close their patios until the advisory is lifted. Double-check before making a reservation at one of these spots


Andersonville

FIYA

$$$$ 5419 North Clark Street

Fiya has domes on their back patio available for outdoor dining.

Bridgeport

The Duck Inn

$$$$
$$$$ 2701 S. Eleanor St.

The Duck Inn has a secluded back patio with a large, heated tent that’s partially enclosed.

Fulton Market

Mart Anthony's Italian Restaurant

$$$$
$$$$ 1200 W Hubbard St

The twinkly-lit back patio at this Italian restaurant has a tent, and there’s a heater next to every table.

The Publican

$$$$
$$$$ 837 West Fulton Market

The Publican is part of Fulton Market’s “Dining Together, Apart” program, and you can reserve one of the domes for outdoor dining.

Duck Duck Goat

$$$$
$$$$ 857 W Fulton Market

This Chinese restaurant has a combination of domes and greenhouses for people to reserve. It’s also part of the “Dining Together, Apart” program on Fulton Market.

Kuma's Corner

$$$$ 852 W Fulton Market

Kuma’s Corner is participating in the “Dining Together, Apart” Program, so groups of two to six people can reserve one of the domes to eat their burgers outside.

Beatrix

$$$$ 834 W Fulton Market

Beatrix has a combination of domes and little greenhouses, which will be available through Fulton Market’s “Dining Together, Apart” program from now through the end of November.

Swift & Sons

$$$$
$$$$ 1000 W Fulton Market

This steakhouse has multiple tents lined up on their sidewalk patio, which they also share with Cold Storage.

Joe’s Imports Wine Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 813 W Fulton Market

This wine bar has an enclosed tent on their sidewalk patio.

Marvin's Food & Fuel

$$$$ 954 W Fulton Market St

This new American restaurant has a semi-permanent enclosed structure for outdoor dining.

Gold Coast

Maple & Ash

$$$$
$$$$ 8 W. Maple St.

This upscale steakhouse has a large tent on its patio, complete with heaters and a chandelier.

Somerset

$$$$ 1112 N. State Street

Somerset has greenhouses available for outdoor dining, and lots of heaters on their patio.

Grand Boulevard

Truth Italian Restaurant

$$$$ 56 E Pershing Rd

The large, secluded patio of this Italian restaurant (which also serves brunch every day) is completely tented and partially enclosed.

Greektown

Athena Greek Restaurant

$$$$ 212 S Halsted St

The enclosed, heated back patio at this Greek restaurant will help protect you from the cold.

Lakeview/Roscoe Village

Le Sud

$$$$ 2301 W Roscoe St

This Mediterranean spot has five partially-enclosed domes on their side patio. Each can sit up to six people.

Tuco & Blondie

$$$$ 3358 N Southport Ave

Tuco & Blondie is a Tex-Mex restaurant, and right now they have a tent on their back patio.

Figo Wine Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 3207 N Sheffield Ave

Figo Wine Bar has several enclosed tents that are basically private “outside dining rooms” out on their sidewalk patio.

Lincoln Park

Mon Ami Gabi

$$$$
$$$$ 2300 N Lincoln Park W

This French restaurant has a covered outdoor patio with a nice view of the park.

Summer House Santa Monica

$$$$ 1954 N Halsted St

Summer House’s front patio is now completely tented. Also worth noting is that Stella Barra (the attached pizza restaurant next door) has an all-season back patio.

Tarantino's

$$$$ 1112 W Armitage Ave

This Italian restaurant has a small, partially enclosed tent on it’s outdoor patio.

Sapori Trattoria

$$$$
$$$$ 2701 N Halsted St

This Italian restaurant has a tent on its patio.

Homeslice

$$$$
$$$$ 938 W. Webster Ave.

Homeslice has a tented all-season patio to keep you warm and dry despite the weather.

Barcocina

$$$$ 2901 N Sheffield Ave

This Mexican spot recently added clear domes to their outdoor dining setup.

Trattoria Gianni

$$$$ 1711 N Halsted St

Trattoria Gianni has two tents on their large patio and several heaters to keep everyone warm.

Lincoln Square/Ravenswood/Irving Park

The Warbler

$$$$
$$$$ 4533 N Lincoln Ave

The Warbler has a covered patio with lots of heaters.

Bayan Ko

$$$$
$$$$ 1810 W Montrose Ave

This Filipino and Cuban restaurant has partially-enclosed tents with heaters on its outdoor patio.

The Piggery

$$$$ 1625 W Irving Park Rd

The Piggery has a covered rooftop with heaters, tents, and TV’s.

Logan Square

Pilot Project Brewing

$$$$
Bar  in  Logan Square
$$$$ 2140 N Milwaukee Ave

This brewery incubator has large, heated outdoor cabanas.

Loop

Prime & Provisions

$$$$
AmericanSteaks  in  Loop
$$$$ 222 N LaSalle Dr

This steakhouse has heated tents available for outdoor dining.

Old Town

Gallucci

$$$$ 1551 N. Wells St.

This Neapolitan pizza spot has a large tent (it even has little plastic windows) for covered outdoor dining.

Happy Camper

$$$$
AmericanBar FoodPizza  in  Old Town
$$$$ 1209 N Wells St

Happy Camper has covered, partially enclosed tents on their sidewalk patio.

Pilsen

Azul 18

$$$$ 1236 W 18th St

Azul has an enclosed sidewalk patio.

River North

Osteria Via Stato

$$$$ 620 N State St

This Italian restaurant has a large tent (with plastic windows) covering its front patio.

RPM Italian

$$$$
$$$$ 52 W Illinois St

This Italian restaurant now has a fully tented side patio, with plenty of heaters.

RPM Seafood

$$$$ 317 N. Clark

This seafood-focused restaurant is right by the river, and the patio overlooking the patio has both tents and heaters.

Tzuco

$$$$
$$$$ 720 N State St.

This Mexican restaurant has an all-season patio with heaters and a ventilated ceiling for air circulation.

Avli River North

$$$$ 702 N Wells St

This Greek restaurant has a completely enclosed patio with heated floors, and a large and enclosed heated tent out on the street.

Nonnina

$$$$ 340 N. Clark St

Nonnina has a covered and tented outdoor space with heaters.

GT Prime

$$$$
$$$$ 707 N Wells St

This steakhouse has multiple tents with heaters available for outdoor dining.

Etta - River North

$$$$ 700 Clark st.

This location of Etta has an enclosed patio with heaters available for outdoor dining.

Siena Tavern

$$$$
$$$$ 51 W Kinzie St

Siena Tavern has a covered, partially enclosed outdoor dining with plenty of heaters.

River West/West Town

Piccolo Sogno

$$$$
$$$$ 464 N Halsted St

The fenced-in back patio of this Italian restaurant is now covered by a tent.

Kasama

$$$$ 1001 N Winchester Ave

This Filipino spot has a large tent covering its cute outdoor patio.

West Loop

Rooh

$$$$
Indian  in  West Loop
$$$$ 736 W Randolph St

The outdoor patio at this Indian restaurant is now covered by a large tent. It’s decorated with plants, which helps make it easier to forget how cold it is outside.

The Darling

$$$$
$$$$ 905 W Randolph St

The Darling has 14 greenhouses on their patio that can sit up to four people each. They call it the “Rose Garden” and you can reserve one for drinks or light bites.

Cruz Blanca Cervecería & Taqueria

$$$$
TacosMexican  in  West Loop
$$$$ 904 W Randolph St

This Mexican spot has tents covering the tables out on their patio, and the sides are adjustable based on which way the wind is blowing.

Bar Siena

$$$$
$$$$ 832 W. Randolph St.

Bar Siena has tents with both heaters and TVs outside.

Leña Brava

$$$$
$$$$ 900 W Randolph St

Like Cruz Blanca, its sister restaurant next door, this Mexican spot also has adjustable tents covering the tables out on their patio.

Bandit

$$$$
$$$$ 841 W Randolph St

This bar has a tented patio with heaters and outdoor TVs.

Parlor Pizza

$$$$
AmericanBar FoodPizza  in  West Loop
$$$$ 108 N Green St

Parlor is a popular pizza spot known for its giant patio, and this year it’s covered by a tent filled with heaters.

Monteverde

$$$$
$$$$ 1020 W Madison St

This fantastic Italian restaurant has a partially-enclosed tent filled with plenty of heaters.

Little Goat

$$$$
$$$$ 820 W Randolph St

This all-day cafe has partially-enclosed tents with heaters available for outdoor dining.

Aba

$$$$
$$$$ 302 N Green St

Aba now has domes on their rooftop that you can reserve for rooftop dining.

Bandit

$$$$
$$$$ 841 W Randolph St

Bandit has partially enclosed tents with plenty of heaters.

Eleven Eleven

$$$$
$$$$ 1111 W Lake St

This wine bar has a heated tent on its rooftop.

Wicker Park

Smoke Daddy

$$$$ 1804 W Division St

The Wicker Park location of this BBQ spot has a covered outdoor patio.

Parlor Pizza Bar

$$$$ 1824 W Division St

This location of Parlor has a tented patio similar to the one in the West Loop.

The Perch

$$$$ 1932 W Division St

This brewpub has a tent and greenhouse set up for outdoor dining.

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