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May 14, 2009 12:20 PM

Outdoor/partially outdoor restaurants?

I'm looking for a few good suggestions for restaurants with outdoor seating or open doors on the near North Side. Randolph Street restaurants would also be good options. This is for this evening.

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  1. From what I've seen, nearly all the popular Randolph street restaurants (from de Cero, Marche, Red Light, Vivo, etc) all have out door seating. Any specific cuisine or price range you're looking for?

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    1. re: Eaterlover

      I recently went to Vivo and loved the outdoor/partially outdoor seating, that's actually the feel I'm going for. A bit less expensive than that, if possible. I was thinking Topo Gigio, but I go there SO much - would be nice to change it up.

      1. re: jyodi

        well, if its that type of seating you're going for, there's a place near Division and Ashland (not really near north side, but not all that far either) called Tocco which fits the bill pretty well.

    2. A bunch of restaurants I passed today on Hubbard had outdoor seating/open windows set up: Rockit, VTK, and Vermillion. Not sure what type of food you are looking for, or if outside is more important.
      La Madia on Grand also has a patio and a front area with open windows, which is nice.