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Best Greenwich, CT Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Greenwich.

Bloodroot Vegetarian
Quick Bite
85 Ferris St.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
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Bloodroot fed the mind, body and soul long before other restaurants jumped on the organic bandwagon. More...

Centro Italian
14/20
328 Pemberwick Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06831
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Dine al fresco surrounded by a waterfall and the soothing sounds of the river below at this Italian restaurant in Greenwich. More...

Elm Restaurant American
14/20
Dining Room at Elm Restaurant , New Canaan, CT 73 Elm St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
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Tranquil surroundings provide the backdrop for artfully presented seasonal American cuisine. More...

Fresh Salt New England
15/20
Dining Room at Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook, CT Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
2 Bridge St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Gourmet takes on New England fare, served with seaside charm. More...

Harbor Lights Seafood
13/20
82 Seaview Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06855
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A scenic backdrop and excellent seafood make for a perfect dining combination at this airy seaside restaurant. More...

L'Escale Provençal
14/20
Dining Room at L Delamar
500 Steamboat Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Your port of call to a romantic French culinary experience on Greenwich’s waterfront. More...

Mediterraneo Italian
13/20
366 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
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This chic restaurant lives up to its nautical theme and evokes the sea from which it takes its name. More...

Overton's Seafood
10/20
80 Seaview Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06855
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Dock your boat or just your family at this seafood shack for a quick and casual bite under the open sky. More...

Polpo Italian
14/20
554 Old Post Rd., #3
Greenwich, CT 06830

Polpo brings classic Italian warmth and hospitality to the dining table. More...

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