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Best Outdoor Dining

Take in ocean views on the sprawling patio at WATERTABLE, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Orange County, CA


Dining al fresco is one of the simple pleasures that fairer weather brings. Enjoy ocean views from a seaside terrace or the blooms and greenery in a courtyard garden. These restaurants present the best patios and decks where guests can savor the sunshine along with a meal.

Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Atlanta

Boston

Chicago

Dallas / Fort Worth

Houston

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Miami / South Florida

Napa / Sonoma, CA

New Jersey - North Jersey

New Orleans

New York

Orange County, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Paris, France

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Phoenix / Scottsdale

San Antonio

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San Francisco / Bay Area

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Washington, D.C.



More of the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants

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Baltimore

Boston

Chicago

Dallas / Fort Worth

Hawaii

Houston

Las Vegas

London, U.K.

Los Angeles

Maryland Suburbs (D.C.)

Miami / South Florida

Napa / Sonoma, CA

New Jersey - North Jersey

New Orleans

New York

Orange County, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Paris, France

Philadelphia

Phoenix / Scottsdale

San Antonio

San Diego, CA

San Francisco / Bay Area

San Jose, CA

Seattle

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Washington, D.C.




Tucked beside a tumbling mountain brook in Vermont, Hen of the Wood exudes rustic elegance

The Best of the Best

After browsing the picks in your city, find out which restaurants have the best patios in the nation! GAYOT's list ranges from a patio beside a tumbling mountain brook in Vermont to an elegant courtyard in New Orleans.

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RESTAURANT AWARDS 2016

Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.