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Outdoor Dining Favorites

Here are a few of our picks for not-to- be missed outdoor pleasures:

By
Terzo Piano
Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
159 E. Monroe, 312-443-8650. Enjoy upscale al fresco dining on the covered piazza. The views are magnificent.

Shanghai Terrace/The Peninsula Hotel
108 E. Superior, 312-337-2888. Take in the excellent service and dim sum appetizers in this warm, low-key oasis.

NoMI Garden
Park Hyatt Chicago, 7th Floor
800 N. Michigan, 312-239-4029. The Park Hyatt offers a lovely ambiance in which to take in the city.

Bice
158 E. Ontario, 312-664-1474. This sidewalk tradition continues to attract diners who love the views, seafood and pasta.

Convito Café and Market
1515 Sheridan Road
Wilmette, 847-251-3654. Take in fabulous pasta and people-watching at Plaza del Lago.

Bistro Campagne
4518 N. Lincoln, 773-271-6100. This enclosed intimate garden offers a romantic place to dine on French country cuisine.

Heartland Café
7000 N. Glenwood, 773-465-8005. A
casual northside community hangout, this standby offers health-conscious food.

Flatwater
321 N. Clark, 312-644-0283. Relax and enjoy the finest view of the Chicago River and architecture.

Chicago Diner
3411 N. Halsted, 773-935-6696. Walk through the kitchen into the ivy-covered patio surrounded by tiny lights.

Oceanique
505 Main, Evanston, 847-864-3435. Enjoy outdoor seating on the sidewalk while dining on sumptuous seafood and wines.

The Roof at the Wit Hotel
201 N. State, 312-467-0200. This is a bustling place to take in the sights as well as be seen by other beautiful people.


Published: June 07, 2010
Issue: Summer 2010 Urban Living