Summer Outdoor Dining
July 8, 2006

Summer is here and that means dining al fresco. The CP editors select some of the top patio’s, beer garden’s and busy sidewalks to dine.

X/O Chicago (Closed)
3441 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 348-9696
Enjoy a flavorful small plate while dining outside in X/O's beautiful back patio.

Roscoe's Tavern
3356 N Halsted St | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-3355 |
This popular Boystown bar serves lunch and dinner outside on the busy sidewalk. Great for people watching and being seen.

Cesar's on Broadway
2924 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-9097 |
There's nothing like a Killer Margarita to cool you down on a hot Chicago afternoon or evening.

Queens Tavern & Bistro (CLOSED)
750 Cornelia Ave. | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) -24-8-83
Just off busy Halsted Street, Cornelia's sidewalk patio is a relaxing place to enjoy dinner.

Yoshi's Cafe
3257 N Halsted Street | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-6160 |
Seated along the sidewalk closely tucked along the building, sample from the Asian-inspired French menu.

Avenue Tavern
2916 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 975-7000 |
The charming Lakeview neighborhood straight, but gay-friendly, bar offers American and Italian fare outside on the sidewalk and open-front bar.

The Chicago Diner
3411 N Halsted Street | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6696 |
The organic enthusiast and vegetarian crowd can enjoy lunch or dinner outside.


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