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Outdoor Dining

The patio at Circa 59 Restaurant, one of GAYOT's picks for best outdoor dining

Outdoor dining is one of the simple pleasures that fairer weather brings. Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden.


Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants:

Atlanta Miami/South Florida
San Antonio
Boston New Jersey - North Jersey San Diego
Chicago New Orleans San Francisco
Dallas/Fort Worth New York Sarasota, FL
Denver Orange County, CA Seattle
Houston Palm Springs Southwest Florida 
Las Vegas Paris St. Louis
Los Angeles  Philadelphia Washington, DC
  Phoenix/Scottsdale  

The Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants Near You:

 


Atlanta
Atlantic City
Austin
Baltimore
Boston
Cape Cod
Central Coast, CA
Chicago
Cleveland
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Green Bay, WI
Greenwich, CT
Hartford, CT
Hawaii
Houston
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Long Island, NY
Los Angeles Area
Maryland Suburbs (DC)
Miami/South Florida
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Monterey/Carmel, CA
Napa/Sonoma, CA
Nashville
New Jersey--Jersey Shore
New Orleans

New York
Northern New Jersey
Orange County, CA
Orlando
Palm Springs
Philadelphia
Phoenix/Scottsdale
Pittsburgh
Portland
Providence
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco/Bay Area
San Jose
Santa Barbara
Santa Fe
Seattle
Sedona/Flagstaff
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Tucson
Ventura County, CA
Virginia Suburbs (DC)
Washington DC
Westchester, NY

International:



Hong Kong

London, U.K.
Mexico City, MX
Montreal, Canada
Paris, France


Singapore

Sydney, Australia
Toronto, Canada
Vancouver, Canada


The outdoor patio of Nobu Malibu, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

A CUT ABOVE THE REST
Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.
Whether you want to eat well overlooking the beach, amongst vineyards or under the desert sun, these restaurants represent the best of al fresco dining in the U.S.


THE AL FRESCO EXPERIENCE
Find All Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Your Area
In order to make al fresco dining as easy as possible, GAYOT has assembled a complete list of all the outdoor dining options near you.

The patio at Asia de Cuba, on GAYOT's list of Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Mer Soleil 2009 Chardonnay, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Summer Wines

SUMMER LIBATIONS
Top 10 Summer Wines
Summertime calls for lighter, more refreshing wines. From crisp whites to refreshing rosés and fruity reds, the wines on GAYOT's list are perfect for picnic, patio and poolside sipping.

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.