An outdoor spread at Babygold Barbecue Photo courtesy of Babygold Barbecue


The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Chicago, August 2022 Edition


When the warm-weather months arrive, Chicagoans long to get — and stay — outside. We don’t need much — just give us a partly sunny day and mid-50s temps and we’re ready to while away a couple of hours outdoors. We can’t wait to decamp to a sidewalk or backyard patio or a rooftop for brunch, drinks, dinner, or even an easy catch-up with an old friend over a cup of coffee or bottle of rosé.

There is no shortage of options around Chicago across an array of cuisines, but here are some of the top spots where you can set up outside for your next meal.

Added 8/12/22: Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, Cobblestone, Coda di Volpe, Superkhana International, Utopian Tailgate, and Mino’s