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The Best Time of the Year: Patio Season

The Best Time of the Year: Patio Season

Jun 20, 2018

Warm weather is here, which means al fresco dining is too! We’ve rounded up the best patios at Lettuce restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, D.C. Metro Area and Minnesota for you to enjoy all spring and summer long. Here is our list of where you should be eating and drinking outside, plus a few new patios opening this season.

Aba
302 N Green Street, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL, 773-645-1430
Number of Seats: 220
Fulton Market’s newest rooftop patio at Aba is the perfect spot to dine and sip on some cocktails under the sun. Order up a Life on Freezy Street or the Blueberry Spritz and make your way to the spacious patio with lounge-style and dining seating. Our recommendation? Cozy up next to one of the fire pits with your cocktail and enjoy patio favorites including the Avocado & Fava Bean Hummus, Beef CarpaccioCrispy Potatoes and more. Looking to host an event under the string lights? The rooftop patio may also be reserved for semi-private and private dining.

Antico Posto
118 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook IL, 630-586-9200
Number of seats: 20
Tucked in Oakbrook Shopping Center, Antico Posto’s patio is the perfect alfresco escape for full-service lunch or dinner.

Three diners on Osteria Via Stato's Patio
Osteria Via Stato’s Patio During Brunch
Beatrix – River North
519 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 312-284-1377
Number of seats24 
Sidewalk cafe with an open window wine bar with 36 seats, perfect for sipping a fresh juice, specialty iced coffee or signature cocktail. We recommend the Mexican Iced Coffee and Malted Freddo, and the Habenero-Pineapple Margarita and Blueberry Tom Collins, both made with homemade fresh juices. A five-table sidewalk cafe is located in front of Beatrix on Clark Street along with a full wine bar with open floor-to-ceiling windows.

Beatrix – Streeterville

671 N St Clair St, Chicago, IL 312-642-0001
Number of Seats: 100
Beatrix’s second location in Streeterville has a 100-seat patio that wraps around the full restaurant. Part of the seating area includes a full lounge area where guests can enjoy their coffee and pastries, or even a glass of wine.

Beatrix – Fulton Market
834 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 312-733-0370
Number of Seats: 65
New this season, Beatix’s third location in Fulton Market is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy coffee, signature cocktails and dishes. The patio is full service and dog friendly.

Beatrix Fulton Market Patio
Beatrix Fulton Market Patio

Big Bowl – Lincolnshire
215 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire, IL 847-808-8880
Number of seats: 24
Located at the south end of the building, just west of the entrance, Big Bowl Lincolnshire features heaters and lighting on the main section of the patio, along with umbrellas and tables with cushioned seats.

 

Big Bowl – Schaumburg
1950 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL 847-517-8881

Number of seats: 40
Take a seat on our patio with outdoor lighting, umbrellas for the sun and music to set the summer mood.

 

Bub City – Chicago
435 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 312-610-4200
Number of seats: 30
When the restaurant’s garage doors open, Bub City is THE perfect alfresco spot to kick back and relax in River North. Take in a live music performance by an up-and-coming country crooner during the week or for weekend brunch while sipping on a refreshing cocktail, like the signature Back Porch Tea, and noshing on Giddy Up Fries and a Meat & 3 platter.

 

Bub City – Rosemont
5441 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018
Number of seats: 50-60
Enjoy the warmer weather, cocktails and light bites out on Bub City’s patio overlooking the park at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont. Take in the sounds of summer with live concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus fireworks every Thursday night following the show.

 

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
2024 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 773-935-5000
Number of seats: 90
Rain or shine, summer or winter, guests can dine in the all-season patio which features a sliding glass roof that opens to the Chicago sky during the city’s warmer months. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!’s outdoor dining space is chic, yet rustic, with worn, exposed brick walls in varying patterns set alongside distressed wood walls. Join us and enjoy tapas, pintxos (small bite-sized tapas), paella,and more.

 

Ema
74 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 312-527-5586
Number of Seats: 36
Whether you’re clinking your wine glass alongside the large windows that open to Clark St., or if you’re outside enjoying a cup of Greek Frozen Yogurt, escape to the Mediterranean this season at Ema! Enjoy favorite mezze plates like Toasted Almond & Garlic Spread, Grilled Octopus, Salmon Kebab and Crispy Potatoes as you relax on the 36-seat patio in the River North neighborhood.

Patio at Ema
Ema’s Patio

 

Hub 51
51 W. Hubbard, Chicago, IL 312-828-0051
Number of seats: 35
HUB 51’s patio, located just in front of the restaurant, offers the perfect combination of sunshine and a good time. The laid-back vibe allows for guests to nosh on their favorite signature items, like Pulled Chicken Nachos or the Kale & Grains Salad, while sipping on new refreshing craft cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices, all while catching rays and taking in the hustle and bustle of River North.

 

M Burger
161 E. Huron, 312-254-8500: 50 Seats
5 W. Ontario, 312-428-3548:
24 Seats 
3654 W. Touhy Avenue, Skokie, 847-972-6171:
30 Seats
Take a moment to enjoy our River North (24-seat), Streeterville (50-seat), Skokie (24-seat) and Aurora (30-seat) burger joints al fresco, as our delightful sidewalk patios are open for business! M Burger offers an easy-to-navigate menu of juicy Midwestern beef burgers and golden fries perfect for a quick lunch break, an afternoon pit-stop or a casual early-evening bite. Ice cream selections, including chocolate, vanilla and swirl cones, dipped cones, sundaes, floats and shakes are the perfect warm weather treat.

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Chicago
2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 773-348-8886
Number of Seats: 75
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, the charming French bistro at the historic Belden Stratford offers the best of outdoor dining on a patio that overlooks the Lincoln Park Conservatory and city skyline. A six-seat bar in the southeast corner of the patio also faces the park. Enjoy a new bistro bites menu alongside glasses of rosé, wines by the glass and beer during extended patio hours (3 PM- 5 PMon FridaySaturday and Sunday – weather permitting).

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Oak Brook
260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 630-472-1900
Number of Seats: 50
If you’re in the mood for some fabulous French fare served al fresco, Mon Ami Gabi has you covered. Located on the east side of the Oakbrook Center Mall, near Neiman Marcus, Mon Ami Gabi offers diners the perfect place to gain some much needed respite after a long day of shopping. Featuring an outdoor patio, umbrellas keep guest cool while still being able to relish the sunshine and warm summer breezes. Experience exquisite French bistro fare at Mon Ami Gabi – al fresco!

 

Osteria Via Stato & Pizzeria Via Stato
620 N. State, Chicago, IL 60610 312-642-8450
Number of seats: 80
The patio at Pizzeria Via Stato offers a full menu of antipasti, salads and tavern-style pizzas with crispy, thin crusts and both artisanal and classic toppings for lunch and dinner every day starting at 11:30 AM. Join us Mondays through Fridays for Just Bring Me Lunch, a quick, three-course menu option (soup, sandwich, dessert) for $10.95 per person or Saturday and Sunday for brunch specialties like House-Made Sausage and Vegetable Strada and Ciabatta French Roast. Osteria Via Stato serves its full menu every evening al fresco on its 80-seat patio, including our famous three-course Italian Dinner Party, for $41.95 per person. Both restaurants offer wines-by-the glass as well as the full list of more than 300 Italian labels.

 

Petterino’s 
150 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 312-422-0150
Number of Seats: 60
Petterino’s patio is the ultimate spot for people watching in the Chicago loop. Twinkling lights sparkle over white tablecloths, and each table is sheltered from the weather by an awning. Privacy is maintained by a soft wall of greenery.

 

Reel Club 
233 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 630-368-9400
Number of Seats: 60
Our patio, located at the front of the restaurant, allows guests to dine in the sun or shade, with umbrellas available for all tables.

Ramen-san
59 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 312-377-9950
Number of seats: 16
Ramen-san offers outdoor seating for all you soup-slurpers out there! The four patio tables, seating 16 guests total, will feature Ramen-san’s distinct high-top communal seating and large umbrellas to shade you from the warm Chicago sun. (Expert tip: order a couple rounds of blast-chilled Asahi beers while you’re dining al fresco.) The patio will be open for both lunch and dinner, weather-permitting.

 

RPM Steak 
66. W. Kinzie St., Chicago, IL 312-284-4990
Number of Seats: 20
RPM Steak’s patio has five signature-style booths and can seat up to 20 guests amidst planters of greenery and cool RPM style. Open for both lunch and dinner, the booths are covered by an awning, protecting guests from rain or the hot Chicago sun.

 

Saranello’s
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 847-777-6878
Number of Seats: 70
Enjoy rustic Italian specialties in the open air on the front patio. The extended awning enables outdoor dining, rain or shine.

 

Shaw’s Crab House – Schaumburg
1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL 847-517-2722
Number of seats: 40
Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg welcomes you to join them on their beautifully designed outdoor patio! Guests can sit outside or under an awning and enjoy the sunshine or stars while ordering from Shaw’s full Oyster Bar menu including oysters, sushi, fresh fish, Maine Lobster and of course, crab. Shaw’s Oyster Hour and Happy Hour is offered on the patio as well. Walk-ins for patio seating are available all day.

 

Stratford on the Park
2300 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL
Occupancy: 100 guests
Located in the historic Belden Stratford, a new event venue Stratford on the Park will debut its outdoor patio Spring 2018. The 900 sq. ft patio will mimic Lincoln Park with lush greenery and floral. The new space will be perfect for pre or post receptions for corporate events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, birthdays and more.


 

Stella Barra Pizzeria
1954 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL  773-634-4101
Number of Seats: 65
Stella Barra boasts a “hidden” vintage brick patio with bluestone floors, a six foot fireplace and hanging lights, with a new retractable roof that opens during warm summer nights. The perfect city oasis to host your private function, or maybe just a meal with friends, the patio at Stella Barra is the ideal spot to enjoy Chef Mahin’s signature pizzas with a cocktail.

 

Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL  773-634-4000
Number of Seats: 16
In addition to the retractable glass roof in the main dining room, Summer House Santa Monica boasts a 16-seat patio. Separated from the hustle and bustle of Halsted St. by large planters, guests can enjoy lunch and dinner daily, along with weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. When the sun goes down, vintage Edison bulbs act as stars and keep the patio softly lit into the night. Reservations are not accepted on the patio.

 

Tallboy Taco
325 W. Huron, Chicago, IL 312-488-4917
Number of Seats: 24
Tacos with a margarita or ice cold beer: there’s no better way to enjoy spring and summer in Chicago! Enjoy the season on our 24-seat patio with an assortment of tacos for lunch and dinner. Made with fresh, handmade corn tortillas everyday, Tallboy Taco’s menu is comprised eight varieties, including Beer-Battered Fish ($4.25), Cowboy 12-Hr Smoked Brisket ($4.25), Pork Al Pastor ($4.25), and Veggie Crispy Avocado ($4.00). A list of starters includes Chips & Salsa ($3), Chips & Guacamole ($6), Charred Corn Fundido ($6.75) and a Beer Queso ($7). Cold tallboys, cocktails and aqua frescas are also available. Lunch is served counter-service style and dinner is a full-service, sit-down experience.

Patio at Tallboy Taco
Patio at Tallboy Taco

 

Tokio Pub
1900 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL 847-278-5181
Number of seats: 40
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, feast on traditional Tokio Pub favorites on our adjacent covered patio with twinkling lights overhead. Tokio Pub’s full menu and happy hour are available on the patio.

 

Wildfire – Schaumburg
1250 E. Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL 847-995-0100
Number of seats: 24
Dine with Wildfire al-fresco style this spring and summer. Opening soon, our patio is located on the side of our restaurant and will be available to dine on daily.

 

Wildfire – Glenview
1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, IL 847-657-6363
Number of seats: 54
Our spacious patio is located off of the Martini Lounge overlooking Lake St. Heaters are available for chilly nights and many of the tables have umbrellas for sunnier days.

 

CALIFORNIA

M Street Kitchen Happy Hour on the Patio
M Street Kitchen Happy Hour on the Patio

M Street Kitchen
2000 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 310-396-9145
Number of Seats: 60
Laid back by day, hip and casual by night, the 60-seat sidewalk patio lines the front corner of M Street Kitchen. The patio is open daily, with umbrellas to shade you from the warm California sunshine. Whether you’re grabbing a quick bite before heading to the pier, or enjoying a leisurely weekend brunch, M Street Kitchen has you covered.

 

LAS VEGAS

Patio at Mon Ami Gabi Vegas
Patio at Mon Ami Gabi Las Vegas

El Segundo Sol
3200 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 702-258-1211
Number of Seats: 50 Seats; 40 Seats at Strip-side “Streetbar”
Located at the Fashion Show Mall, El Segundo Sol offers diners the perfect spot to people-watch on the Strip courtesy of its 50-seat patio. Guests can also dine outdoors and grab a bar stool at the restaurant’s 40-seat Strip-side “Streetbar,” while perusing the selection of El Segundo Sol’s specialty margaritas, like the Cucumber-Mint and Prickly Pear, served on the rocks or frozen. You’ll be comfortable no matter what the season, as large trees provide shady relief from the hot Vegas sun in the summer.

 

Mon Ami Gabi 
Paris Hotel
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 702-944-4224
Number of Seats: 160, the patio is first come, first serve
With prime location right on the Strip, the charming French bistro inside Paris Las Vegas has cornered the best-of-all-worlds, offering the ultimate in al fresco dining on the outdoor patio with its spectacular views overlooking The Strip and Fountains of Bellagio. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night dinning, Mon Ami Gabi’s outdoor patio seats offers a vast array of misters and fans to keep things cooled down, and heaters to keep guests toasty when there is a chill in the air. Let Mon Ami Gabi set the stage for an ultimate dining experience where Vegas-meets-Paris.

 

Stripburger
3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 702-737-8747
Number of Seats: 20-seat bar, 60 around the restaurant, 120 open air patio
A completely exposed, all-outdoor burger-bar, Stripburger offers a 20-seat bar with high-top tables seating 60 around the restaurant and an extended open-air patio seating an additional 120, that serves as the perfect location for guests to get their breeze on. With all the exposure, a little protection might be necessary. Stripburger offers a vast array of misters and fans to keep things cooled down, and heaters to keep guests toasty when there is a chill in the air. Serving lunch, dinner and late night dining, Stripburger is a burger paradise on the Las Vegas Strip and guaranteed patio hot spot all year round!

 

MINNESOTA

Patio at Big Bowl Edina
Big Bowl Edina Patio

Big Bowl – Edina
3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 952-928-7888
Number of seats: 32
Located on the north side of the building, Big Bowl Edina’s umbrella-shaded area is perfect for happy hours on the patio all day, every day.

 

Big Bowl – Minnetonka
12649 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 952-797-9888
Number of seats: 44
Enjoy Happy Hour on our patio attached to the south side of the restaurant all day every day. Umbrellas, heat lamps, plants and comfortable seating are here for you to enjoy.

 

Wildfire – Eden Prairie
3020 Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN 952-914-9100
Number of seats: 40
Join us on our outdoor patio, located on the sidewalk in the front of the restaurant.

 

WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA

Big Bowl – Reston
11915 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 703-787-8852
Number of seats: 50
Hop on your bike and join us on our patio, located on the north and west side of the restaurant. Lighting, umbrellas, candles, music and bike rack to park and dine are all available.

Community Canteen
11950 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA  20190 703-707-9442
Number of Seats: 20
Enjoy a cup of Metropolis coffee with a homemade pastry or made-to-order sandwich special on the patio at Community Canteen. With a wide variety of custom menu items – plus free Wi-Fi – Canteen is the perfect stop for everything from grabbing a quick breakfast to setting up your remote office for the day.

 

Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda
7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 301-654-1234

Number of Seats: 90
Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Mon Ami Gabi offers diners the perfect place to indulge and take advantage of the sunshine and warm summer breezes while dining on the outdoor French café-style patio. The charming space seats 90 and umbrellas keep guests cool while still being able to relish the warm summer sun.

 

Mon Ami Gabi
11950 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 703-707-0233
Number of Seats: 75
Located in the Reston Town Center, Mon Ami Gabi offers diners the perfect place to indulge and take advantage of the sunshine and warm summer breezes while dining on the outdoor French café-style patio. The charming space seats 75 and umbrellas keep guests cool while still being able to relish the warm summer sun.

 

RPM Italian
650 K Street NW, Washington, D.C., 202-204-4480
Number of seats: 60+
RPM Italian’s outdoor patio is elevated off the street level on a private deck and overlooks Massachusetts Avenue. Open for lunch and dinner, this is the perfect spot to see and be seen, all while taking down a refreshing cocktail, like the Spritz & Giggles, and enjoying any number of RPM’s housemade pastas.

 

Summer House Santa Monica
11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda, MD 301-881-2381
Number of Seats: 60
Summer House Santa Monica boasts two outdoor seating areas as the weather warms up. A 42-seat patio along the front of the restaurant will bring the Summer House vibe outdoors, surrounding guests with evergreen shrubs and standing umbrellas. The second patio seats 18 in an intimate setting with high-top tables and a tree for shade. Enjoy lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in Pike & Rose.

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria
11825 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda, MD 301-770-8609
Number of Seats: 30
In addition to the garage doors that open in warmer months, Stella Barra offers bar-style seating and tables in front of the restaurant. The beautiful, industrial-designed patio is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite specialty pizza and a cocktail al fresco among the hustle and bustle of Pike & Rose.


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Listen closely... Is that a guitar riff you hear or is it your stomach growlin'? Either way, we've…

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How To
How To Win (2X, 3X, 4X even 5X Points) All Summer Long
Jul 5, 2018

Everyone we know loves summer and everyone we know also loves to win. So what if we told you that…

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In The Restaurants
All The Reasons Why We Love Fried Chicken
Jul 4, 2018

Fact: there's never a bad time for fried chicken. Grab it on your way to the beach, order it up for…

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In The Restaurants
Now Serving: Naoki’s Fried Chicken
Jul 4, 2018

Come check out Naoki's famous Fried Chicken which pairs beautifully with crisp and refreshing…

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How To
Perfect Pair: Champagne & Fried Chicken
Jul 3, 2018

Fried chicken and Champagne? Really? Yep, you read that right. Kevin Bratt, Wine Director of Joe's…

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