Water Street Naperville gears up for Phase 4

  • Diners returning to Santo Cielo high atop the Hotel Indigo on Naperville's Water Street will find tables safely distanced along the restaurants signature open-air bank of windows. Spectacular sunsets come with the prix fixe menu and seasonal cocktails.

    Diners returning to Santo Cielo high atop the Hotel Indigo on Naperville's Water Street will find tables safely distanced along the restaurants signature open-air bank of windows. Spectacular sunsets come with the prix fixe menu and seasonal cocktails. Courtesy of Santo Cielo

 
Submitted by Deborah Newman
Updated 6/25/2020 7:37 PM

While Downtown Naperville's Water Street restaurants have been serving guests on patios and sidewalks since Phase 3 of the state reopening plan, Phase 4 marks an expansion into indoor dining starting this Friday for some Water Street venues, with plans for others to open in coming weeks.

Retailers London Skye, Trails & Tides, and Naperville Jewelers have been open for both limited in-store shopping and curb since late May.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Mes Amies Dress Boutique and Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa are open by appointment for personal service.

Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk has been seeing guests from around the region checking in to enjoy all Naperville has to offer.

As of Friday, SixtyFour Wine Bar & Kitchen and SixtyFour Reserve Room will add indoor dining meeting state guidelines in two distinct settings while maintaining their popular patio seating and the outdoor Weingarten tent located to the east of the restaurant.

"Those diners wanting to enjoy the lively, fun atmosphere of our wine bar should make reservations at www.sixtyfourwinebar.com/reservations. But for those who seek a more quiet, reserved experience, the Reserve Room is perfect for you," says owner Loren Beadle.

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Reserve Room reservations can be made at www.sixtyfourreserveroom.com/reservations. Of course, guests can always indicate a preference for outdoor when they make their reservation, but we ask that you leave your dog at home."

SixtyFour will offer its full menu, as well as wines by the glass or bottle from their wine list as well as a beer list and limited cocktail list. SixtyFour will continue curbside take-out offerings.

Quiubo will expand their seating capacity indoors while maintaining their current limited ala carte and bar menus, as well as take-out.

Sister restaurant Santo Cielo has two options. Beginning June 26, the full fifth floor restaurant will offer social distancing in proximity to open windows and the spectacular view.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Santo Cielo will continue to prepare its popular weekly Prix Fixe menu through mid-July. Reservations are recommended.

Located on Foyo Plaza, Santo Cielo's Summer Garden offers open-air light bites including raw oysters, ceviche, shrimp cocktail and charcuterie along with beer and wine.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill will offer patio seating on Foyo Plaza and overlooking the Riverwalk, as well as indoor seating along the windows overlooking the patio. Blue Sushi also recommends reservations, for lunch or dinner, either online or by phone, and continues curbside take-out.

Chef by Request will reprise their Riverside Pub and Grub on the Naperville Township parking lot for tented casual dining and cocktails on Saturday and Sunday, June 278-28, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Elements Events, located on the second floor of Hotel Indigo, will open July 11 for smaller 50-person or smaller events. Inquiries can be made to Cheryl Cady, director of sales and catering, at ccady@elementsnaperville.com or (630) 717-2800. The culinary team headed by Chef Zac Rogers has been busy booking wedding tastings and planning for upcoming events already on the books.

"We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Calls are starting to come in for July and August for smaller scheduled and new events. Some of our fall weddings are getting smaller, but they haven't cancelled. We will be very cautious about cleaning and staff masks, and adhere to social distancing … we have large enough spaces that we can do that," says owner David Miller. "People are excited and ready and we are too."

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