Though restaurants are slowly starting to open back up for indoor dining, a large number of Chicagoans still rely on delivery and takeout to satisfy their cravings. Chinese cuisine, which encompasses many regions and dishes, is one of the most popular options. The following list highlights the best spots in the downtown area to order from. Chinatown eateries are also included due to their close proximity and ability to deliver to the Loop, River North, and beyond. For more essential Chinese restaurants that span throughout the entire city, click here.
As of February 10, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 25 percent maximum capacity per room, or 50 people — whichever is fewer. At the same time, despite winter weather, a number of Chicago restaurants continue to offer outdoor seating. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More