Update: Indoor seating at bars and restaurants in Chicago will be temporarily closed as of Oct. 30. Check back for updates.
As Chicago continues to responsibly reopen, restaurants across the city have already opened up their patios and rooftops for outdoor dining. With the beginning of Phase Four, they can now start welcoming guests for indoor dining — with limited capacity and rigorous safety standards.
Chicago restaurants may open indoor dining at 40% capacity, or 50 diners maximum, to ensure proper social distancing between tables. Only establishments with a food license are currently open for indoor seating. Along with enhanced cleaning and sanitation practices, restaurants will require patrons to wear masks when not seated and dining.
Here’s an ongoing roundup of restaurants in Chicago open for indoor dining.
MingHin Cuisine: This long-time staple for authentic dim sum has opened limited indoor dining at their locations in Chinatown, South Loop, Lakeshore East, and Streeterville.
Frontier: The grill is fired up at this meat-centric spot in West Town, open for patio and indoor dining.
Moody Tongue: The Bar at Moody Tongue, the South Loop brewery’s more casual dining area, is open for indoor and outdoor dining. The Dining Room will reopen in coming weeks.
S.K.Y.: The contemporary American restaurant in Pilsen has reopened for indoor dining, offering dinner and weekend brunch.
Beatnik on the River: This boho paradise on the Chicago River has opened their patio and indoor space, both adorned with over-the-top decor.
Boleo: This airy rooftop spot, complete with a retractable roof, is now open for dinner and drinks. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Loyalist: Order casual French dishes and the famous burger at The Loyalist, whether it’s on the patio or in the dining room.
Gemini: In Lincoln Park, Gemini is a neighborhood staple serving American fare on their patio and in their dining room.
Hubbard Inn: Feel the outdoor vibes indoors in the newly remodeled Hubbard Inn, featuring floor to ceiling windows. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Carnivale: The expansive Carnivale is now open for indoor dining in its colorful dining room with socially distant tables.
Brass Heart: In Uptown, the high-end Brass Heart is opening up their dining room and launching a new eight-course menu at $100 a person.
Geja’s Café: The famous fondue spot is now even more intimate, with limited, reconfigured tables to accommodate social distancing.
Le Sud: The French-Mediterranean gem in Roscoe Village has reopened their sidewalk cafe and charming dining room.
Bar Roma: In Andersonville, Bar Roma is now taking reservations for its patio and main dining room seating and offering a three-course menu for $34.
Saigon Sisters: The Vietnamese stand-by in the West Loop is open for indoor service, featuring their classic banh-mi and pho.
Spiaggia: Enjoy a six-course meal at fine dining institution Spiaggia. The restaurant will reopen its dining room at limited capacity on July 9. Reservations are recommended.
Tanta: Enjoy ceviche and pisco sours fare on the rooftop or indoors at this Peruvian restaurant in River North.
Bernie’s: Dine on the rooftop or in the chic dining room at this River North hangout.
Boka: Indoor dining at Boka begins July 1, with a fresh and summery five-course tasting menu, seasonal dishes, and cocktails.
Mercadito: The Mercadito patio and dining room are open, with a limited Mexican menu. Advanced reservations are required for dinner.
Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar: The dining room, bar, and patio are all open to diners at Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar. Enjoy oysters, caviar, and their summer chef’s menu.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse: III Forks has opened up their dining room and rooftop lounge in Lakeshore East.
Old Pueblo Cantina: Enjoy Mexican classics at Old Pueblo Cantina, now open for patio and indoor dining. Reservations recommended.
The Dearborn: The Dearborn Tavern is now open in the Loop, serving their Midwest-focused menu.
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