Patio perfection Great places in Kane County to dine outside Aug. 2, 2019 The weather is grand! Enjoy it, and a meal or cocktail on a local restaurant patio before the season is over! Here are a few favorites: Spotted Fox Ale House 3615 E. MAIN ST. | ST. CHARLES 630-584-2239 SPOTTEDFOXALEHOUSE.COM The Spotted Fox Ale House features upscale American contemporary cuisine and 30 craft beers on tap. Diners can enjoy a meal while relaxing on the outdoor patio overlooking a pond. Menu options include a variety of salads, black angus burgers and entrees made from scratch – such as fresh Atlantic salmon, chicken limon, Cajun chicken and shrimp pasta. Visit the restaurant’s website for daily specials. Spotted Fox Ale House is conveniently located at Route 64 and Kirk Rd., across from Charlestowne Mall, on the east side of St. Charles.Chianti’s 201 S. THIRD ST., GENEVA 630-232-0212 WWW.CHIANTISGENEVA.COM Enjoy the ambiance of a traditional, family-owned Italian restaurant when dining at Chianti’s Ristorante. Relax with a glass of wine or a chilled, local draft beer and classic Italian appetizers such as caprese salad, bruschetta, or garlic bread on our scenic patio situated on Geneva’s 3rd street. Guests can indulge in fan favorite entrees such as Cajun Chicken Tortellini, Garlic Crab pasta, or The Godfather Italian Beef sandwich. Finish the meal with a decadent chocolate turtle cake or a classic cannoli. Summer is here and there is no better time to be at Chianti’s patio!Stockholms 306 W. STATE ST., GENEVA, (630) 208-7070 STOCKHOLMSBREWPUB.COM Out back and tucked in a nook with the neighboring building, protected by a high fence, and covered with a shade sail, Stockholm’s patio is a little intimate dining gem. Voted the western suburbs best neighborhood tavern by the readers of the Kane County Chronicle. Stockholm’s is known for their expansive menu of freshly prepared meals using only the highest quality ingredients. You can also enjoy their handcrafted beers, brewed in an old world tradition, cask-conditioned and unfiltered, from the Tri-City’s oldest brewery.Mill Race Cyclery 11 E. STATE ST., GENEVA 630-232-2833, WWW.MILLRACE.COM The Mill Race Café, conveniently located along the Fox River Bike Trail, next to the Geneva dam; is a natural stop before a morning walk, during a bike ride, or after a run. The café offers a complete coffee/espresso bar, along with smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and proudly features offerings from local businesses such as Two Brothers coffee & tea, Grahams ice cream, and pastries from Cocoa Bean. After relaxing on the patio (with free Wi-Fi), visit Mill Race Cyclery to see what is new on two wheels. Rent a bicycle, kayak or stand-up paddleboard to make the summer memorable.Village Squire 480 RANDALL ROAD, SOUTH ELGIN 847-931-0400 125 WASHINGTON ST. ,WEST DUNDEE 847-428-4483 WWW.VILLAGESQUIRE.COM Village Squire Restaurants have been a part of the Fox Valley since 1974, family owned and operated. The Squire is an English pub style casual dining restaurant featuring live music Wednesdays through Sundays and a cozy atmosphere with a great outdoor patio featuring two fireplaces for enjoyment in the warm weather months. Some of their specialties include BBQ babyback ribs that fall off the bone, charbroiled steaks, juicy prime rib and a wide variety of gourmet burgers, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, pizzas, pasta and fresh fish. Famous for their house drinks, Mai Tais and Rum Barrels are made in house and are an all time favorite. For a casual drink or dinner, Village Squire is a great place to be!Balmoral Restaurant 40W099 IL ROUTE 64 | CAMPTON HILLS 331-901-5224 WWW.BALMORALRESTAURANT.COM Welcome to Balmoral Restaurant, named after the royal residence in Aberdeenshire, eastern Scotland. Here you will find a passion for authenticity, nostalgia for heritage, and recipes that have been passed down and held dear. Ingredients sourced from the Isles and from local farmers. A well-stocked bar, with more than 100 Scotch whiskies. At Balmoral, we bring the incomparable splendor of Scotland to you. It's Grand Scottish Fare at its best! Plus, Balmoral was named Best New Restaurant of 2019 by Kane County Chronicle readers. Plan your evening out on our patio, and taste for yourself!