Society needs to celebrate milestones — even during a pandemic — to maintain mental health. While indoor dining and large group gatherings pose a risk, Chicago’s restaurants offer ways locals can celebrate special occasions with decadent carryout meals, beverage packages, and patio dining.
Read on for the following 18 restaurants which showcase meals worthy of a celebration. Remember to order days ahead and to make reservations. A special day or accomplishment deserves better than fast food.
As of February 16, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 40 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 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