A List of Gold Coast Restaurants with Patios and Expanded Outdoor Dining

Posted by Leo Clark. on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at 11:51am.


Looking for a great restaurant in Chicago's Gold Coast that has a safe outdoor patio or expanded outdoor dining? Here's our running list of options to consider for a pleasant, socially-distant night out in the city...

Tavern on Rush

For upscale dining on Rush Street, head to Tavern on Rush. Billed as a contemporary steakhouse, Tavern on Rush is the place to go for steak, fresh fish and seafood. It also boasts a lively outdoor patio.

Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House

Another option for outdoor dining in the Gold Coast is Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House. This seafood restaurant is known for serving up everything from fresh oysters and lobster to steak and cocktails.

Maple & Ash

Diners head to Maple & Ash for its wood-fired dishes and its extensive wine list. This innovative steakhouse also provides the opportunity for outdoor dining.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

A favorite for decades, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse serves up Gibsons Prime Angus Beef, fish and cocktails. It’s also received rave reviews for its burger, which you can experience yourself from its outdoor patio.

Nico Osteria

Not to be outdone, the outdoor patio at Nico Osteria is open seven days a week, specializing in Italian seafood. Its selections extend to house-made pasta and delectable desserts. 

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