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The State of Illinois recently announced that restaurants may provide outdoor dining at such time that a designated geographic region moves into Phase 3 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan. Upon moving into Phase 3, restaurants with existing outdoor dining areas may modify their outdoor dining areas to comply with the guidelines from the State and County Departments of Public Health and begin serving customers within these areas. The Village is making accommodations for additional outdoor dining opportunities for restaurants. Guidelines are provided herein for existing outdoor dining areas, expanded outdoor dining areas, and tents as authorized by the Village.
For full guidelines read the following document issued by the Village of Hinsdale. - Click Here

If there is any need for Village assistance, restaurant operators should contact Deputy Chief Lillie at tlillie@villageofhinsdale.org or 630.789.7083 or Chief King at bking@villageofhinsdale.org or 630.789.7089.


Guidance on Dining Out
As patrons, we can all do our part to help our restaurants as they
navigate the regulations of the newly available outdoor dining. The following are based on the Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Phase 3 Restaurant and Bar Reopening guidelines.

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • If possible, call ahead to reserve your table. If you have to wait for your table, please wait in your car or well away from the dining area.
  • Wash your hands before leaving home.
  • Wear a facial covering over your nose and mouth whenever you are not seated.
  • Except for your dining party, please maintain physical distancing of six feet and do not visit other tables.
  • If you use the restroom, please wash your hands and then use a disposable towel to open the door when leaving. Follow restroom routes identified by management.
  • Remember that servers can only provide disposable condiments; they cannot bring salt and pepper shakers, a bottle of ketchup, etc.
  • Be patient. Servers are working under strict protocols to keep you safe and that is going to mean extra time.
  • Be considerate of others and limit conversation to your table. Remember that COVID-19 is spread primarily through moisture droplets, so the louder you talk the more droplets you emit.
  • No smoking or vaping is allowed in or near outdoor dining areas.

Village of Hinsdale Outdoor Dining Brochure:
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