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Ada St. takes visitors back (yard) with their outdoor picnic concept.
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Most picnics are strictly DIY, from sourcing food to picking a locale. But in fair weather, Chicago’s new restaurant Ada St. throws open its garage door (and back wall) to offer outdoor dining on wooden picnic tables on its (fake) rear lawn.

A separate backyard menu features picnic-friendly foods — think fried chicken and veggies — plus craft cocktails, all served by waiters. Ground-dwelling diners can bask in the glow of a wood fire. Frisbees, however, are verboten.

1664 N. Ada St.
(773) 697-7069