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Best Outdoor Dining

Dining al fresco is one of the simple pleasures that fairer weather brings. Enjoy ocean or lake views from a terrace or the blooms and greenery in a courtyard garden.

These restaurants present the best patios and decks where guests can savor the fresh air along with a meal.

Top Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Atlanta (ITP)
Atlanta (OTP)


Berkeley, CA

Beverly Hills, CA



Dallas / Fort Worth

Glendale, CA

- Kauai
- Maui & Big Island
- Oahu

Honolulu, HI


La Jolla, CA

Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas (Off-Strip)

London, U.K.

Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles
- Top 10 Across LA County
- Beverly Hills & West LA
- Downtown LA
- Hollywood & Mid-City
- Long Beach & South Bay
- Pasadena & Glendale
- San Fernando Valley
- Santa Monica & Malibu
- West Hollywood

Malibu, CA

Maryland Suburbs (D.C.)

Miami / South Florida

Napa Valley, CA

New Jersey - North Jersey

New Orleans

New York

Oakland, CA

Orange County, CA

Palm Springs, CA

Paris, France

Pasadena, CA


Phoenix / Scottsdale

San Antonio

San Diego Area
- San Diego, CA
- Del Mar, CA
- La Jolla, CA
- North County

San Francisco / Bay Area
- San Francisco
- Marin County
- Oakland & Berkeley
- Peninsula

San Jose, CA

Santa Monica, CA


Sonoma County, CA

Virginia Suburbs (D.C.)

Washington, D.C.

West Hollywood, CA

The Best of the Best

Views of the high Sonoran desert from the patio of Talavera in Scottsdale, AZ

After browsing the picks in your city, find out which restaurants have the best patios in the nation! GAYOT's list of the

Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

ranges from a patio beside a tumbling mountain brook in Vermont to an elegant courtyard in New Orleans.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.