Dine at some of the most unique and breathtaking restaurants that offer outdoor dining in Northern Illinois.

It's beautiful outside these days and dinner on the patio is a warm weather tradition.

According to Only In Your State, there are plenty of beautiful outdoor dining locations here in Northern Illinois. Have you been to one of these incredible places?

1. Fresco: 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford

Fresco is located at the Anderson Japanese Gardens. The views don't get any better than that.

2. Kief's Reef: 3505 S. Wright Road, McHenry

Travel north east a bit to sit on the water and enjoy a cocktail.

3. The Waterfront Cafe: 6219 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

Trust me when I say the view is breathtaking as I've been here many times. Not only will you get sand in your toes but the cool breeze from Lake Michigan will cool you off on a hot day.

4. North Pond: 2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago

Inside Lincoln park, this fresh and organic restaurant will relax you with it's peaceful views.