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.
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The Woodlawn has heated domes on their rooftop and patio that you can reserve for two-six people. Plus, it’s BYOB.
This Mediterranean spot has seven private domes on its secluded back patio.
Hing Kee in Chinatown Square has little outdoor houses and heaters to go with them.
BBQ King House has private houses with heaters available for outdoor dining.
The outdoor space at Joy Yee in Chinatown Square has both heaters and private houses you can reserve for outdoor dining.
Somerset has private greenhouses available for outdoor dining, and lots of heaters on their patio.
Tavern on Rush has several heated domes you can reserve for outdoor dining.
This bar and restaurant has heated domes you can reserve for outdoor dining.
This Mediterranean spot has five partially-enclosed domes on their side patio. Each can sit up to six people.
Figo Wine Bar has several enclosed tents that are basically private “outside dining rooms” out on their sidewalk patio.
This bar has heated cabins that seat up to six, and each has its own heater, TV, and Bluetooth speakers.
This Mexican spot recently added clear domes to their outdoor dining setup.
RJ Grunts now has private greenhouses available for outdoor dining.
Willow Room has little private houses for outdoor dining.
This bar has enclosed, cube-shaped pods for outdoor dining.
This brewery incubator has large, heated outdoor cabanas.
This Italian restaurant has six enclosed houses out on their sidewalk patio.
This seafood-focused restaurant is right by the river, and the patio overlooking the patio has both tents and heaters.
RPM Steak now has heated outdoor seating as well as greenhouses that can seat up to four people.
West Loop/Fulton Market
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.
Aba now has domes on their rooftop that you can reserve for rooftop dining.
This Italian restaurant has heated tents and snow globes available for outdoor dining.
Ramen-san has private greenhouses you can rent for outdoor dining.
The Publican is part of Fulton Market’s “Dining Together, Apart” program, and you can reserve one of the domes for outdoor dining.
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 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.
This steakhouse has multiple yurts lined up on their sidewalk patio.
This brewpub has a tent and greenhouse set up for outdoor dining.
The Bristol has both a heated tent and private snow globes available for outdoor dining.
This bar has heated, private camping-themed tents available for outdoor dining complete with little TVs.
The Kennedy has heated domes available for outdoor drinking and snacking. They also have winter activities like curling - reservations required.