1800 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-981-7070
There’s perhaps no better place to savor chef Paul Virant’s super-seasonal, farm-driven fare than on this
restaurant’s picturesque corner patio facing Lincoln Park.

Sarks in the Park
444 W. Fullerton Parkway 773-404-9000
The menu of pancakes, omelets and signature breakfast subs (called Lorettas) will do the job to cure last night’s hangover, but Sarks’ biggest asset is the spacious stretch of cement out front, located a flight of stairs down from street level.

Zella
1983 N. Clybourn Ave. 773-549-2910
The inside of this Clybourn corridor wine bar features sofas and a fireplace, but on a warm day, the party is out back on the sprawling, tree-shaded patio.
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