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The biggest place for al fresco dinning in Chicago, right next to Millennium Park, is a great spot for a post-workout celebration

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Jeff Banowetz


Location, location, location.

A big restaurant near one of Chicago’s top tourist destinations isn’t necessarily a spot draws a lot of locals. But if you spend a lot of time on the Lakefront Path, you’re missing out if you don’t stop by and enjoy the al fresco dining at the Park Grill on a warm summer evening.

Yes, it gets crowded. But if you’re looking for a spot after an evening run to grab some food and a drink and soak up some amazing city views, then the Park Grill fits the bill. The Park Grill features “contemporary American cuisine infused with unique Chicago flavor,” with seasonal menus that offer everything from high-end dishes like dry-aged prime rib to very tasty sandwiches and burgers.

The food is top to bottom excellent.

During the summer, the Plaza at the Park Grill is the city’s largest al fresco dinning area, with 350 seats that sit in the shadow of the Cloud Gate sculpture, better known as “The Bean.” In the cold weather months, the outdoor dinning area becomes the Millennium Park Ice Rink, which offers yet another reason to visit.

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Park Grill

11 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60602
41.882637, -87.623922

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