Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In Illinois

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding towns.

    Restaurants open in Chicago:

    Five Roses Pub

    A place where the community can come together to celebrate and relax. Enjoy amazing traditional Irish fare, a pint of cold beer, and the type of atmosphere that will keep you coming back for years to come. We bring to you, Five Roses Pub.


    Barcocina fuses traditional Mexican cuisine and various multicultural cooking techniques into modern Mexican fare. Our fresh ingredients and three distinct beverage categories will let out your sweet, smoky, and spicy side while you drink to the joys of life. 

    Gino’s South Loop

    Gino’s East South Loop is located in the heart of the historic Printer's Row district, not far from the museum campus. Gino’s East was voted a must-visit while in Chicago by TripAdvisor in 2015. Come enjoy legendary deep dish pizza at our neighborhood sports bar.


    Marchesa offers modern French & Continental cuisine by Chef Didier Durand and the still and sparkling wines that pair perfectly. 

    Cruz Blanca

    Hip brewery & Mexican-influenced pub from Rick Bayless with a visible production area & a taco menu.

    The Fifty/50

    A Wicker Park dining and nightlife pioneer, The Fifty/50 continues to set the bar for neighborhood dining and sports bars across the country.

    Firehouse Grill

    Sometimes, you just want to sit down with a cold beer in one hand and a char-grilled burger in the other. Lucky for you, Firehouse Grill is just the space to do that! An Evanston neighborhood favorite. Come in for a cold craft beer, great burger, and friendly atmosphere

    Pleasant House Pub

    From the owners of Pleasant House Bakery, Pleasant House Pub welcomes you to join us at our new public house. Our menu features specialty beer and cocktails, savory meat and veg Royal Pies, delicious British-inspired food, and locally roasted coffee.

    Mon Ami Gabi

    Mon Ami Gabi is a French Bistro & Steakhouse located in the Belden Stratford Hotel. We specialize in Steak Frites as well as a variety of fresh seafood. Mon Ami Gabi is perfect for your next special event! We are also one of Chicago's First Lady Cruise's preferred caterers.  

    Prime & Provisions

    From the team behind the prominent Italian eateries Siena Tavern and Bar Siena, and the buzzing sports bar, Public House, is Prime & Provisions, a steakhouse concept positioned on the border of River North and Loop area. 

    RIVA Crab House

    Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan at Riva Restaurant on Navy Pier. Menu items include premium seafood, prime steaks, and daily specials, as well as extensive wine selections. Chicago’s only seafood restaurant on the waterfront!

    Summer House Chicago

    Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Summer House presents an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast. The menu features market-driven ingredients, local & sustainable farming, and a bakery Market shared with Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar.

    Broken English Taco Pub - Lincoln Park      &         Broken English Taco Pub - Old Town

    Located in three of Chicago's most vibrant neighborhoods; The Loop, Old Town, & Lincoln Park. Broken English combines a unique take on Mexican street-style tacos, refreshing beverages, eclectic music, and vivid artwork created by local talent.

    Restaurants open in Wrigleyville Area:

    Big Star - Wrigleyville      &         Big Star - Wicker Park

    Mexican street food, plus margaritas & other drinks fuel a lively scene at this funky hangout.

    Moe’s Cantina - Wrigleyville

    Moe’s Cantina is located in the heart of Wrigleyville just steps away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Moe’s offers a menu of shareable small plates, traditional full-sized entrees, signature tacos and a cocktail list featuring house-made sangria, handmade margaritas, premium tequilas, and more.

    Old Crow Smokehouse - Wrigleyville

    Founded in 2013 in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, Old Crow Smokehouse has since expanded to another one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods, River North. The country venue can be described as the ultimate blend of home cooking and a lively saloon. Master Chef season 2 finalist, Tony Scruggs, combines his smoked meats with his homemade BBQ sauce to give you an irresistible flavor that is simply mouthwatering. Old Crow Smokehouse pays homage to the diverse BBQ styles served across the US.

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