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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 March 1st, 2021

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 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. And we’re keeping track of them all, separated by neighborhood, in this guide.

Editor’s Note: As of 1/23 Chicago reopened indoor dining. Double-check before making a reservation at one of these spots


Avalon Park

The Woodlawn

$$$$ 1200 E 79th St

The Woodlawn has heated domes so you can dine outside on their rooftop.

Andersonville

FIYA

$$$$ 5419 North Clark Street

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

M. Henry

$$$$
$$$$ 5707 N Clark St

The all-day brunch spot has a heated 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.

Edgewater/Uptown

Fiesta Mexicana

$$$$ 4808 Broadway

This Mexican restaurant has heated tents out on their sidewalk patio.

Chinatown

MingHin Cuisine

$$$$
$$$$ 2168 S. Archer Ave.

Minghin’s Chinatown location now has a covered patio with multiple heaters.

Hing Kee Restaurant

$$$$
$$$$ 2140 S Archer Ave

Hing Kee in Chinatown Square has both heaters and those little outdoor houses.

BBQ King House

$$$$
$$$$ 1835 S Canal St

BBQ King House has heaters and houses for outdoor dining.

Joy Yee's Noodles

$$$$
$$$$ 2159 S China Pl

The outdoor space at Joy Yee in Chinatown Square has heaters and houses.

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.

Boqueria

$$$$ 807 W. Fulton Market

This tapas spot has a heated and covered sidewalk patio.

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.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

$$$$
$$$$ 1028 N Rush St

This steakhouse has a new heated enclosed structure available for outdoor dining.

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

$$$$ 1024 N Rush St

Hugo’s is right next door to Gibsons, and also has new enclosed structures for outdoor dining.

Luxbar

$$$$
$$$$ 18 E Bellevue Pl

Luxbar has an enclosed patio that’s heated and available for outdoor dining.

Blue Door Kitchen & Garden

$$$$
$$$$ 52 W Elm St

Blue Door now has a heated tent covering its huge back patio.

Bistronomic

$$$$
$$$$ 840 N Wabash Ave

This French restaurant has a heated and covered patio available for outdoor dining.

Tavern on Rush

$$$$
$$$$ 1031 N Rush St

Tavern on Rush has several heated domes you can reserve for outdoor dining.

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.

Hyde Park

Ascione Bistro

$$$$ 1550 E 55th St

This Italian restaurant has two heated and covered patio spaces.

Mesler Kitchen

$$$$ 1401 E 53rd St

This bar and restaurant has a heated patio and an igloo.

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.

Volo Wine Bar

$$$$ 2008 W Roscoe St

Volo has a heated outdoor patio with a retractable awning.

Zia's Lago Vista

$$$$
Italian  in  Lakeview
$$$$ 3819 N Ashland Ave

This Italian restaurant has an enclosed and covered patio.

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill

$$$$
Mexican  in  Lakeview
$$$$ 3906 N Broadway St

El Mariachi has a tented back patio with space heaters.

Tango Sur

$$$$
$$$$ 3763 N. Southport Ave.

This steakhouse has partially enclosed and heated outdoor dining. Bonus, it’s BYOB.

Southport Grocery and Cafe

$$$$ 3552 N Southport Ave

This weekday brunch spot has a covered sidewalk patio with multiple heaters.

Southport Grocery and Cafe

$$$$ 3552 N Southport Ave

This weekday brunch spot has a covered sidewalk patio with multiple heaters.

hutch

$$$$ 3301 N Clark St

Hutch has heated and covered outdoor dining. As a bonus, they’re open for brunch all week long.

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.

RJ Grunts

$$$$
$$$$ 2056 N. Lincoln Park W.

RJ Grunts now has private greenhouses available for outdoor dining.

Willow Room

$$$$ 1800 N Halsted St

Willow Room has little private greenhouses for outdoor dining.

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.

Little Village

Osito’s Tap

$$$$ 2553 S Ridgeway Ave

This bar has enclosed, cube-shaped pods for outdoor dining.

Logan Square

Pilot Project Brewing

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

This brewery incubator has large, heated outdoor cabanas.

Pizza Lobo

$$$$ 3000 W Fullerton Ave

Pizza Lobo has a heated and covered patio, along with a firepit.

The Moonlighter

$$$$
$$$$ 3204 W Armitage Ave

The Moonlighter has tents and heaters so you can dine outside on their large patio.

Outside Voices

$$$$ 3204 W Armitage Ave

This bar has tents and heaters available for outdoor dining.

90 Miles Cuban Cafe

$$$$ 2540 W. Armitage Ave.

This Cuban restaurant has a heated all-season patio that’s heated and available for dine-in service.

Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar

$$$$
$$$$ 2165 N Western Ave

Chef’s Special has heated and covered outdoor dining out on their sidewalk patio.

Park + Field

$$$$
$$$$ 3509 W Fullerton Ave

Park and Field has heated tents and multiple fire pits out on their large patio.

Loop

Prime & Provisions

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

This steakhouse has heated tents available for outdoor dining.

The Gage

$$$$
Bar FoodGastropub  in  Loop
$$$$ 24 S. Michigan Ave.

The Gage has heated and covered outdoor dining.

Beatnik On The River

$$$$
$$$$ 180 N Wacker Dr

This location of Beatnik’s outdoor dining space overlooks the Chicago River, and is heated and covered.

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.

Pilsen Yards

$$$$ 1163 W 18th St

This restaurant has a very large, covered back patio with heated floors and space heaters.

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.

Sushi-san

$$$$
$$$$ 63 W Grand Ave

This sushi restaurant has an enclosed, heated tent for outdoor dining.

The Smith

$$$$
$$$$ 400 N Clark St

The Smith has a heated, tented patio. They also have Happy Hour.

Quartino

$$$$
$$$$ 626 N State St

This Italian restaurant has a new enclosed and heated patio available for outdoor dining.

Club Lago

$$$$ 331 W Superior St

This Italian restaurant has six enclosed houses out on their sidewalk patio.

The Kerryman

$$$$ 661 N Clark St

This Irish pub has heated tents available for outdoor dining. Bonus: they also have TVs for watching sports.

RPM Steak

$$$$
$$$$ 66 W Kinzie St

RPM Steak now has heated outdoor seating as well as greenhouses that can seat up to four people.

Three Dots And A Dash

$$$$
$$$$ 435 N. Clark St.

This tiki bar has covered and heated outdoor dining.

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.

Gibsons Italia

$$$$
$$$$ 233 N Canal St

Gibson’s Italia has new heated tents available for outdoor dining.

The Dawson

$$$$
$$$$ 730 W Grand

The Dawson has heated and covered outdoor dining.

The Dandy Crown

$$$$ 694 N Milwaukee Ave

On Fridays and Saturdays, this bar has an outdoor space that’s covered and heated.

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.

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.

Formento's

$$$$
$$$$ 925 W Randolph St

This Italian restaurant has heated tents and snow globes available for outdoor dining.

Perilla

$$$$
$$$$ 401 N Milwaukee Ave

Perilla has a heated and tented back patio that’s open for outdoor dining.

Cabra

$$$$
$$$$ 200 N Green St

Cabra is offering outdoor dining on their rooftop patio.

Ramen-san

$$$$ 219 North Green St

Ramen-san has private greenhouses you can rent for outdoor dining.

PB & J

$$$$ 205 N Peoria Street

PB & J has an enclosed patio and is available for outdoor dining.

Wicker Park/Bucktown

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.

Frontier

$$$$
$$$$ 1072 N Milwaukee Ave

Frontier has a heated all-season patio.

Lottie's Pub

$$$$ 1925 W Cortland St

This bar has heated, private camping-themed tents available for outdoor dining complete with little TVs.

The Bristol

$$$$
$$$$ 2152 N Damen Ave

The Bristol has both a heated tent and private snow globes available for outdoor dining.

Kennedy Rooftop

$$$$ 1551 W North Ave

The Kennedy has heated domes available for outdoor drinking and snacking. They also have winter activities like curling - reservations required.

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