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Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the United States

The Best in Al Fresco Eating

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

The Best Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in the U.S.

Is there a greater culinary pleasure than dining on good food outdoors on a beautiful day? Whether you want to eat well by the beach, amongst vineyards or overlooking the city lights, we've got you covered from coast to coast. Feast al fresco at one of these top 10 outdoor dining restaurants in the U.S.

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Previously Featured Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

The patio at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, one of GAYOT's picks for Best Outdoor Dining

Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Your Area
Whether you want to people-watch or crave something more secluded, GAYOT has listed the outdoor dining spots that are a cut above the rest.

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

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.

(Updated: 05/21/13 JDM)

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