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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Dine Outdoors in Winnetka

Patio at Fred's Garage

On May 28, 2020 Village President Chris Rintz issued a supplemental order to his Declaration of Emergency order, allowing outdoor dining at restaurants within the Village. Restaurants that are compliant with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s guidance on safely providing food service while limiting the spread of COVID-19 may open today, May 29, 2020. This supplemental order prioritizes the ability for restaurants to open in the most efficient way possible, and directs staff to permit food and beverage establishments to operate outdoors and allowing additional flexibility with zoning and Village Code considerations when assisting these businesses.

“After the Governor’s announcement that we would move into Phase 3, and that restaurants can open for outdoor dining, we moved quickly to make this possible from a legal and procedural standpoint,” said Rintz. “Village staff is working individually with each restaurant to assist them with what they need to safely and successfully reopen.”   

Restaurants open for outdoor seating:

  • 501 Local, 501 Chestnut Street
  • Avli, 566 Chestnut in the Laundry Mall
  • Cafe Aroma, 749 Elm Street
  • Fred’s Garage, 574 Green Bay Road
  • Good Grapes, 821 Chestnut Court
  • Grateful Bites, 899 Green Bay Road
  • Little Ricky’s, 540 Lincoln Avenue
  • Marco Roma’s, 14 Green Bay Road
  • Mino’s, 985 Green Bay Road
  • Once Upon A Bagel, 1050 Gage Street
  • Peet’s Coffee, 817 Elm Street
  • Soupicurian, 566 Chestnut Street
  • Tocco, 507 Chestnut Street
  • True Juice, 542 Chestnut Street

Please be patient as staff adjusts to new health protocols and guidelines. Remember to follow health and safety guidelines while you dine. Customers may dine in groups of no more than 6 people. Customer should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while on premises, except while eating and drinking at table (exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering). Visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s website for more information. 

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