A stretch of warmer days, flowers popping up around the city, and people flocking outside to enjoy the sun are just a few of the early signs that spring is on its way. The nicer weather means outdoor dining will become more popular and bearable with the absence of Chicago’s harsh winter weather. If you’re ready to enjoy the sunshine and dine alfresco, check out these seven restaurants near the St. Regis Chicago and eat your way around downtown Chicago without having to venture far!

1. Beatnik on the River

If you’re looking for a menu inspired by flavors from all over the world, Beatnik on the River is the place for you! With creative dishes, a colorful bar menu and over 100 wines to choose from, there’s no better way to enjoy the early days of spring on the restaurant’s patio. With patio heaters and transparent enclosure options, you can take in the river views while staying warm even on those cooler days.

2. Italian Village

For the first time in 93 years, Italian Village has outdoor dining available. Family owned since 1927, a meal at Italian Village is a great way to support local. Enjoy authentic Italian favorites from the comfort of Italian Village’s heated patio. 

3. The Gage

Rainy day? No problem! The Gage, located along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, offers heated and covered outdoor dining. Enjoy refined, rustic cuisine and award-winning libations, and don’t forget to check out The Gage during Chicago Restaurant Week (March 19 – April 4).

4. Club Lago

If you’re out for a stroll enjoying the weather, venture over to Club Lago in River North and enjoy its all-seasons patio and uniquely heated greenhouses. One restaurant, one family, three generations, Club Lago is the old-school Italian spot your stomach is craving! 

5. Prime & Provisions

Steak night out on the town just got easier with Prime & Provisions offering outdoor seating! With heated tents available for outdoor dining, this steakhouse is your one-stop-shop for a delicious dinner and an evening out on the town. Not a steak person? Prime & Provisions was named one of the Best Chicago Restaurants for Vegans and Vegetarians in 2020.

6. Chicago Cut Steakhouse

If you can’t get enough steak, you’ll be excited to learn that Chicago Cut Steakhouse will be reopening as of April 1 after closing back in December due to the pandemic. Enjoy a delicious steak with a beautiful view of the river on their outdoor patio! 

7. Avli on the Park

Avli on the Park (Lakeshore East), slated to open this spring, will include a rooftop deck and heated cabanas for all-season dining. With locations in Lincoln Park, River North, and suburban Winnetka, Avli’s new location in Lakeshore East will make a great addition for those living in the Loop (especially the St. Regis Chicago). Mediterranean and Greek inspired cuisine will now be just steps away!

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