The 15 best rooftop restaurants in Chicago

The 15 best rooftop restaurants in Chicago

Time Out Chicago |
Morgan Olsen and Amy Cavanaugh |
Apr 20, 2019
Original Article: "The 15 best rooftop restaurants in Chicago"

When a view is just as important as the food and drinks, head to the best rooftop restaurants in Chicago

The best rooftop restaurants in Chicago offer a two-for-one special: Excellent food and killer views. Come summertime, these sky-high kitchens fling open their doors to Chicagoans emerging from hibernation. There’s a rooftop restaurant in Chicago for just about every occasion, whether you want to dig into a pile of pancakes at the best brunch in Chicago or explore some of the finest Chicago hotels. Soak up the sun and enjoy some of the city’s finest cooking at the top rooftop restaurants in Chicago. Don’t see your favorite spot here? Check out our list of the best rooftop bars in Chicago.

Aba

If you’re hoping to get a table at this always-packed West Loop rooftop, stop what you’re doing now and make a reservation. Chef CJ Jacobson delights diners with fresh Mediterranean-inspired bites such as hamachi crudo, house-made stracciatella and slow-braised leg of lamb wrapped in eggplant. Lead mixologist Liz Pearce keeps the good times flowing with rooftop-friendly cocktails like the Aloe? It’s Me, with mezcal, aloe, green juice, lime and jalapeño.

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