2024 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Orange County (CA) Area

Best Restaurant Patios in Orange County (CA)

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 Orange County (CA), presented in alphabetical order.

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AnQi Bistro
14/20
AnQi blends fashion and the An family's signature Euro-Vietnamese cuisine at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza. See More

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A&O Kitchen + Bar
13/20
Casual Balboa Bay Resort restaurant brings a lively spin on the gastropub concept in a waterfront setting. See More

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AVEO Table + Bar
13/20
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club restaurant that thoughtfully pairs coastal cuisine with a striking view. See More
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Bayside

Contemporary, California, Global
Bayside
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One of Newport’s best kept secrets, Bayside hits high marks on upscale yet casual California décor, fine cuisine and a substantial wine cellar. See More

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The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove
14/20
Fine seaside dining in a picturesque cottage at Crystal Cove. See More

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Billy's at the Beach
13/20
Billy's at the Beach features island-inspired fare and a patio looking out on Newport Bay. See More

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BLK Earth Sea Spirits
13/20
Kick back with steaks, seafood, cocktails and sweeping ocean views at this business-casual Huntington Beach eatery. See More
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Bluewater Grill
14/20
An innovative New England-style seafood joint for the Orange County set. See More
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Bourbon Steak
15/20
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club’s flagship restaurant delivers ambience and steakhouse cuisine worthy of the Michael Mina name. See More
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New American, Small Plates, Contemporary
Broadway by Amar Santana
15/20
Innovative New American cuisine from owner-executive chef Amar Santana. See More
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