Al Fresco Dining in Chicago

Our Food For Thought team of moment makers provide the means for you to create special memories that will last forever. One especially significant part of every event is finding the perfect venue, outdoors to indoors, 200 to 1,000 people, from the city to the suburbs of Chicago, Food For Thought has it all to provide exactly what you want. We take everything into account for every individual event and look to find the right venue for you and your budget. Food For Thought knows the details behind events are what is most important and we strive to take every last detail into account to make your event perfect and run smoothly.

Al Fresco Dining at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Our al fresco dining consists of various beautiful venues that have breathtaking scenery and will make any event unforgettable. The Lincoln Park Zoo has multiple outdoor dining options, including Café Brauer, Café at Wild Things, Farm-in-the-Zoo, Foreman Pavilion, AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, Nature Boardwalk Peoples Gas Education Pavilion, Park Place Terrace & South Lawn and The Wild Kingdom. Each offer a unique aspect or many aspects of the zoo and will create wonderful, lively scenery for your guests.

Café Brauer – Beautiful Indoor & Outdoor Venue Chicago

Café Brauer provides beautiful indoor and outdoor venue space all in one place! It is one of the many outdoor venues in the Lincoln Zoo. However, they are special because they give you options with their indoor and outdoor spaces, for example, doing an outdoor cocktail hour and indoor seated dinner. Guests are greeted by a new, freshly landscaped circular drive on Stockton Drive. The enchanting Nature Boardwalk at the Lincoln Park Zoo is located next to the café and brings the prairie pond, native plants and wildlife together as added scenery for your guests. The curved outdoor loggias allow for a shaded area to take in the views of the park and the breathtaking Chicago skyline. Food For Thought knows that these beautiful views are what can make a moment so special and unforgettable.

Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace – Fresco Dining Chicago

Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace is another al fresco dining experience that brings the beauty of Chicago and the park itself to light. The venue is open for outdoor events from April to October, with an elegant white tent that extends across the terrace, but not completely covering it. The tent can shield the sun and keep your guests cool on the dance floor, make sure food stays at the right temperature or even making sure your guests stay dry if it happens to rain, Food For Thought always has a plan in place for any situation.

Food For Thought Venues For Special Events in Chicago

Food For Thought has a variety of venues and we take pride in our partnerships because we know that each and every one of them will help make moments special and memorable. Our al fresco dining options are all over the city and suburbs and have fantastic views that create picture perfect moments. Please check out the list of our many venues on our site and call with any questions or for more information.