Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a meal al fresco. Here are some of the best rooftop restaurants in Chicago to have a meal outside.

 

  1. Aireaire

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This beautiful restaurant on the24th floor of Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago has a stunning view of downtown. Enjoy wine and a delicious meal while relaxing on the spacious couches under umbrellas.

100 W. Monroe St.

312-236-1234

 

2. Raised

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Even though Raised just opened in May, it’s already one of the top rooftop restaurants in Chicago. Sip one of the many locally brewed craft beers while taking in the view.

1 W. Wacker Drive

 312-372-7200

 

  1. Earl’s  Kitchen and Barearls kitchen and bar

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This Lincoln Park hangout can seat 100 diners who want to have a meal on the rooftop. Have a drink at the outdoor bar while taking in the summer sun.

 

538 N. Clybourn Ave.

312-929-3952 

 

  1. Homestead on the Roofhomestead on the roof

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Take in the view and eat organically, too. This West Town restaurant has delicious farm-to-table food for diners to eat on the rooftop.

 1924 W Chicago Ave.

 (773) 332-2354

 

  1. LH Rooftop at London Houselincoln house rooftop chicago

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The stunning architecture of LH rooftop will make many Chicagoans think they’re in an elegant coliseum in Europe. The rooftop at London House has a restaurant and lounge area guests love.

 

85 E. Wacker Drive

 312-357-1200

 

  1. Bernie’s Lunch and Supperbernie lunch and supper

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You will want to spend a weekend at Bernie’s spacious rooftop. The recently opened River North eatery is fast becoming a Chicago favorite.

 

660 N. Orleans St.

 312-624-9892

 

  1. Lola Brazalola braza

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This Latin American restaurant in the Kimpton Gray Hotel has drinks that diners will love. This Loop rooftop bar is upscale glamor at its best.

 

122 W. Monroe 15th Floor

312-750-9012

 

  1. Noyane
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This Conrad Hotel rooftop restaurant is a new dining sensation. This Japanese restaurant is a destination for Chicagoans.

 

101 E Erie St.

 

(312) 667-6700

 

  1. Dive Bardive bar

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Sit on the sidewalk patio and enjoy a seafood meal at the Lakeview eatery. The lovely sea theme makes this bar anything but a dive.

3445 N. Halsted St.

 773-770-4618

 

  1. Beatrixbeatrix

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Beatrix doesn’t have a rooftop, but the patio does have ample space for 100 people to enjoy a cocktail. The Streeterville restaurant has a wide variety of food, like sushi and sandwiches for diners to choose from every day.

671 N. St. Clair St.

312-642-0001

 

  1. City Winery at the Riverwalkcity windery at the riverwalk

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This downtown establishment has a wide collection of wine for diners to choose from in its outdoor wine garden. Take in the view of the lakefront at the Riverwalk, too.

11 Chicago Riverwalk

312-229-5593

 

  1. GreenRivergreen river

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GreenRiver has a sprawling terrace that Chicagoans flock to in the summer. The Streeterville space has a bar and restaurant for guests to indulge in, too.

259 E. Erie St.

 312-337-0101

 

  1. Terrace at Trump Towerterrace at the trump tower

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Regardless of their politics, Chicagoans love the terrace at Trump Tower.  The rooftop restaurant has a breathtaking view and scrumptious menu diners can’t resist.

 

401 N Wabash Ave

312-588-8600

 

  1. Jerry’s Lincoln Squarejerrys lincoln square

 

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This Lincoln Square restaurant has craft beer and comfort food like grilled cheese sandwiches. The eatery has a cozy tree-lined patio for customers to lounge in, too.

 

4739 N. Lincoln Ave.

 872-208-6264

 

  1. Whiskey Businesswhiskey business

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This Wicker Park bar has a relaxed atmosphere to welcome customers. Sit down and enjoy a stiff whiskey drink at this recently opened restaurant.

1367 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: (773) 698-7362