2024 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel Area

Best Restaurant Patios in Monterey/Carmel

Enjoy dining al fresco? Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a restaurant's patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars.

Check out GAYOT's list of the Best Restaurants for Outdoor Seating in Monterey/Carmel, presented in alphabetical order.

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Abalonetti Bar & Grill
12/20
Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. See More

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California, Grill, Contemporary
The Bench
14/20
Casual but sophisticated dining with a spectacular view of one of the world’s most beautiful golf holes. See More
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Esteban

Spanish, Tapas, Small Plates
Esteban
14/20
Don Esteban Munras’ namesake restaurant is an ambassador of small-plate goodness. See More

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Lucia Restaurant & Bar
16/20
The surroundings and finessed service set the stage for an elegant meal you’ll long remember. See More

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Nepenthe
12/20
“Nepenthe” means something that makes you forget your troubles --- and this restaurant exceeds expectations. See More
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Red House Cafe
13/20
You'll wish you lived close by and could visit often to partake of the American, country-style menu at this Pacific Grove restaurant. See More
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Roy’s at Pebble Beach
14/20
The perennial favorite for fish on the Peninsula. See More
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Tarpy's Roadhouse
14/20
Big, fresh flavors, a chef's garden, creative cocktails and genuine hospitality make Tarpy’s a hotspot. See More

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Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Abeilles
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