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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


Outdoor dining 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 specially selected 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

Denver

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

Philadelphia

Phoenix / Scottsdale

San Antonio

San Diego, CA

San Francisco / Bay Area

Sarasota, FL

Seattle

Southwest Florida

St. Louis

Tahoe / Reno

Vancouver, Canada

Washington, D.C.



More of the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Atlanta

Atlantic City

Austin

Baltimore

Boston

Cape Cod

Central Coast, CA

Chicago

Cleveland

Dallas / Fort Worth

Denver

Detroit

Green Bay, WI

Greenwich, CT

Hartford, CT

Hawaii

Hong Kong

Houston

Kansas City

Las Vegas

London, U.K.

Long Island, NY

Los Angeles

Maryland Suburbs (D.C.)

Mexico City, MX

Miami / South Florida

Minneapolis / St. Paul

Monterey / Carmel, CA

Montreal, Canada

Napa / Sonoma, CA

Nashville

New Jersey - Jersey Shore

New Jersey - North Jersey

New Orleans

New York

Orange County, CA

Orlando

Palm Springs, CA

Paris, France

Philadelphia

Phoenix / Scottsdale

Pittsburgh

Portland, OR

Providence

Sacramento, CA

Salt Lake City

San Antonio

San Diego, CA

San Francisco / Bay Area

San Jose, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Fe

Seattle

Sedona / Flagstaff

Singapore

St. Louis

Sydney, Australia

Tampa Bay

Toronto, Canada

Tucson

Vancouver, Canada

Ventura County, CA

Virginia Suburbs (D.C.)

Washington, D.C.

Westchester, NY




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

Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

GAYOT's list of America's best outdoor dining restaurants 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.