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Chicago Restaurants With Private Outdoor Dining

Heated tents, domes, and greenhouses that you can have all to yourself.

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If you want to eat outside at a restaurant in Chicago this winter, there are plenty of options with heated outdoor seating to keep you warm. But if you want to have a tent, dome, or small greenhouse all to yourself - either for a date, special occasion, or because large tents make you feel like a wedding guest - we made a list of the Chicago restaurants with private outdoor dining. And we’re keeping track of them all, separated by neighborhood, in this guide.

If you know a place that should be included, please send an email to chicago@theinfatuation.com.

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Avalon Park

The Woodlawn

$$$$ 1200 E 79th St

The Woodlawn has heated domes on their rooftop and patio that you can reserve for two-six people. Plus, it’s BYOB.



$$$$ 5419 North Clark Street

This Mediterranean spot has seven private domes on its secluded back patio.


Hing Kee Restaurant

$$$$ 2140 S Archer Ave

Hing Kee in Chinatown Square has little outdoor houses and heaters to go with them.

BBQ King House

$$$$ 1835 S Canal St

BBQ King House has private houses with heaters available for outdoor dining.

Joy Yee's Noodles

$$$$ 2159 S China Pl

The outdoor space at Joy Yee in Chinatown Square has both heaters and private houses you can reserve for outdoor dining.

Gold Coast


$$$$ 1112 N. State Street

Somerset has private greenhouses available for outdoor dining, and lots of heaters on their patio.

Tavern on Rush

$$$$ 1031 N Rush St

Tavern on Rush has several heated domes you can reserve for outdoor dining.

Hyde Park

Mesler Kitchen

$$$$ 1401 E 53rd St

This bar and restaurant has heated domes you can reserve for outdoor dining.

Lakeview/Roscoe Village

Le Sud

$$$$ 2301 W Roscoe St

This Mediterranean spot has five partially-enclosed domes on their side patio. Each can sit up to six people.

Figo Wine Bar

$$$$ 3207 N Sheffield Ave

Figo Wine Bar has several enclosed tents that are basically private “outside dining rooms” out on their sidewalk patio.

Houndstooth Saloon

$$$$ 3369 N. Clark St.

This bar has heated cabins that seat up to six, and each has its own heater, TV, and Bluetooth speakers.

Lincoln Park


$$$$ 2901 N Sheffield Ave

This Mexican spot recently added clear domes to their outdoor dining setup.

RJ Grunts

$$$$ 2056 N. Lincoln Park W.

RJ Grunts now has private greenhouses available for outdoor dining.

Willow Room

$$$$ 1800 N Halsted St

Willow Room has little private houses for outdoor dining.

Little Village

Osito’s Tap

$$$$ 2553 S Ridgeway Ave

This bar has enclosed, cube-shaped pods for outdoor dining.

Logan Square

Pilot Project Brewing

Bar  in  Logan Square
$$$$ 2140 N Milwaukee Ave

This brewery incubator has large, heated outdoor cabanas.

River North

Club Lago

$$$$ 331 W Superior St

This Italian restaurant has six enclosed houses out on their sidewalk patio.

RPM Seafood

$$$$ 317 N. Clark

This seafood-focused restaurant is right by the river, and the patio overlooking the patio has both tents and heaters.

RPM Steak

$$$$ 66 W Kinzie St

RPM Steak now has heated outdoor seating as well as greenhouses that can seat up to four people.

West Loop/Fulton Market

The Darling

$$$$ 905 W Randolph St

The Darling has 14 greenhouses on their patio that can sit up to four people each. They call it the “Rose Garden” and you can reserve one for drinks or light bites.


$$$$ 302 N Green St

Aba now has domes on their rooftop that you can reserve for rooftop dining.


$$$$ 925 W Randolph St

This Italian restaurant has heated tents and snow globes available for outdoor dining.


$$$$ 219 North Green St

Ramen-san has private greenhouses you can rent for outdoor dining.

The Publican

$$$$ 837 West Fulton Market

The Publican is part of Fulton Market’s “Dining Together, Apart” program, and you can reserve one of the domes for outdoor dining.

Duck Duck Goat

$$$$ 857 W Fulton Market

This Chinese restaurant has a combination of domes and greenhouses for people to reserve. It’s also part of the “Dining Together, Apart” program on Fulton Market.

Kuma's Corner

$$$$ 852 W Fulton Market

Kuma’s Corner is participating in the “Dining Together, Apart” Program, so groups of two to six people can reserve one of the domes to eat their burgers outside.

Swift & Sons

$$$$ 1000 W Fulton Market

This steakhouse has multiple yurts lined up on their sidewalk patio.

Wicker Park

The Perch

$$$$ 1932 W Division St

This brewpub has a tent and greenhouse set up for outdoor dining.

The Bristol

$$$$ 2152 N Damen Ave

The Bristol has both a heated tent and private snow globes available for outdoor dining.

Lottie's Pub

$$$$ 1925 W Cortland St

This bar has heated, private camping-themed tents available for outdoor dining complete with little TVs.

Kennedy Rooftop

$$$$ 1551 W North Ave

The Kennedy has heated domes available for outdoor drinking and snacking. They also have winter activities like curling - reservations required.

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