Open Thread: Best Places to Eat Outside in Chicago?


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

This week we explored the ins and outs of dining with a great view, but as great as gazing out a window can be, we realize there are times when the weather is so pleasant you'd rather be on the other side of that glass. So here's what we want to know: where is the best place to eat outside in Chicago?

Our staff has already picked our their favorite patios and we've discussed where to shop for an impromptu picnic, but that's only the beginning of the outdoor dining options. What about plazas, rooftop decks, and beaches? Do you have some random bench you're quite fond of? We won't judge!

So, let's hear your picks! Where do you like to eat outside?

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