By Lydia Matteoni.
Restaurants come in all shapes and sizes here in Chicago. From pizza and hotdogs, to food from around the world, there’s something delicious for every taste bud. With patios and rooftops reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown, check out these top 10 restaurants in Chicago to get out of the house and get your food fix!
85 E Wacker Drive
This rooftop hangout is an iconic Chicago spot. Located in The Loop, you’ll be sure to invoke all five of your senses with their elaborate cocktail menu and American fare small bites – all while sitting on their rooftop terrace to take in the incredible views of downtown.
Maple & Ash
8 W Maple St
This modern steakhouse located in River North offers excellent dishes of both surf and turf. The Michelin-starred restaurant also has a martini lounge, perfect for a night out on the town, or a weekend brunch.
1726 S Racine Ave
If you’re looking for a spot with artsy takes on Mexican dishes, then look no further than La Luna, located in Pilsen. Not only will you thrive off of the atmosphere, the cuisine and cocktails will be sure to top your list.
3636 N Clark St
This Wrigleyville spot will be sure to have your mouth watering. This is the perfect place to enjoy barbeque, beers, and the blues. Kick back, relax, and enjoy their smoked savory meats! Oh, and they serve brunch.
1840 W North Ave
Located in Wicker Park, etta’s main catch is their wood-fire style cooking. They pride themselves in making their dishes with ingredients from small producers in the local community, providing you that authentic neighborhood feel with your dining experience.
Publican Quality Meats
825 W Fulton Market
If you’re looking for a restaurant that covers many niches, look no further than Publican Quality Meats, located in West Loop. This butcher shop, cafe, bakery and market is sure to exceed all of your expectations. Take it from us, you’ll want to try their house-made charcuterie.
Band of Bohemia
4710 N Ravenswood Ave
This Michelin-starred brewpub located in Ravenswood has a menu that is hard to resist. Not only do they brew their own beer, but their dishes are uniquely exquisite. From duck to salmon, and everything in between, you’ll be sure to find a plate that suits your fancy.
Asian Outpost Hawaiian Hideout
1315 S Wabash Ave
A tropical oasis in the heart of the city is what you’ll find at Asian Outpost Hawaiian Hideout. Take your taste buds on a trip with dishes served based on East Asian, Southeast Asian and Polynesian cuisines.
317 N Clark St
This casual pizzeria and restaurant located on the Chicago riverfront has a colorful menu and drinks to match. Sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the river while munching on hand-stretched pizzas and other Italian fare. What more could you ask for?
Park & Field
3509 W Fullerton Ave
Looking for an aesthetically pleasing vintage hangout? Park & Field located in Logan Square is the perfect place for you. From brunch to dinner dates, they’ve got American fare down. Oh, and they have a dog menu for Fido.