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Heating Up: Your Guide to Outdoor Dining

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The patio at Big Star
The patio at Big Star
Photo: Steve Dolinsky

It is still March but the unseasonably warm weather already has folks running outside. Fortunately, a number of places have started opening their patios for the occasion so diners can get a breath of fresh air. With at least another week of temperatures in the 70s in the forecast, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the early spring. What are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the view because March weather like this doesn't come around Chicago too often.

1) Big Star
Where: 1531 N. Damen
Call: 773-235-4039

2) Rock Bottom
Where: 1 W. Grand
Call: 312-755-9339

3) Epic Sky
Where: 112 W. Hubbard
Call: 312-222-4940

4) Frontier
Where: 1072 N. Milwaukee
Call: 773-772-4322

5) Bridge House Tavern
Where: 321 N. Clark
Call: 312-644-0283

6) The Purple Pig
Where: 500 N. Michigan
Call: 312-464-1744

7) Piccolo Sogno
Where: 464 N. Halsted
Call: 312-421-0077

8) Prasino
Where: 1846 W. Division
Call: 312-878-1212

9) Davanti Enoteca
Where: 1359 W. Taylor
Call: 312-226-5550

10) Mercadito
Where: 108 W. Kinzie
Call: 312-329-9555

11) GT Fish & Oyster
Where: 531 N. Wells
Call: 312-929-3501

12) Boka
Where: 1729 N. Halsted
Call: 312-337-6070

13) Osteria via Stato
Where: 620 N. State
Call: 312-642-8450

14) Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Where: 300 N. LaSalle
Call: 312-329-1800

15) South Branch
Where: 100 S. Wacker
Call: 312-546-6177

16) Elate
Where: 111 W. Huron
Call: 312-202-9900

17) Francesca's Forno
Where: 1576 N. Milwaukee
Call: 773-770-1084

18) M Burger
Where: 5 W. Ontario
Call: 312-428-3458

19) RL
Where: 115 E. Chicago
Call: 312-475-1100

20) Old Oak Tap
Where: 2109 W. Chicago
Call: 773-772-0406

21) Vertigo Sky Lounge
Where: The Dana Hotel, 2 W. Erie
Call: 312-202-6060

22) Athena Greek Restaurant
Where: 212 S. Halsted
Call: 312-655-0000

23) Carnivale
Where: 702 W. Fulton
Call: 312-850-5005

24) Hugo's Frog Bar
Where: 1024 N. Rush
Call: 312-640-0999

25) Lottie's Pub
Where: 1925 W. Cortland
Call: 773-489-0738

26) Quartino
Where: 626 N. State
Call: 312-698-5000

27) D.S. Tequila Co.
Where: 3352 N. Halsted
Call: 773-697-9127

28) Sola
Where: 3868 N. Lincoln
Call: 773-327-3869

29) The Southern
Where: 1840 W. North
Call: 773-342-1840

30) Owen & Engine
Where: 2700 N. Western
Call: 773-235-2930

31) Fulton's on the River
Where: 315 N. LaSalle
Call: 312-822-0100

32) Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
Where: 41 E. Superior
Call: 312-266-0400

33) Three Aces
Where: 1321 W. Taylor
Call: 312-243-1577

34) Maya Del Sol
Where: 144 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL
Call: 708-358-9800

35) Crossing
Where: 2548 N. Southport
Call: 773-327-4900

36) Benchmark
Where: 1510 N. Wells
Call: 312-649-9640

37) Bar Toma
Where: 110 E. Pearson
Call: 312-266-3110

38) Terzo Piano
Where: 159 E. Monroe
Call: 312-443-8650

Eater Chicago intern Jeffy Mai contributed this article.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 North LaSalle Drive, , IL 60654 (312) 329-1800 Visit Website

Big Star

1531 North Damen Avenue, , IL 60622 (773) 235-4039 Visit Website

Davanti Enoteca

1359 West Taylor Street, , IL 60607 (312) 226-5550 Visit Website

Osteria Via Stato

620 North State Street, , IL 60654 (312) 642-8450 Visit Website

Frontier

1072 North Milwaukee Avenue, , IL 60642 (773) 772-4322 Visit Website

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