Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants

By Gayot Editors

Indoor dining remains off limits in many cities due to COVID-19, so a meal on an outdoor patio might be your only option for a night out. Some restaurants have even expanded their al fresco dining areas to accommodate more guests while still social distancing.

These restaurants present the best patios where guests can savor the fresh air along with their food. You might encounter rooftop terraces, sidewalk patios, courtyard gardens or expansive decks overlooking a beach.

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Top Outdoor Dining Restaurants Near You

Click on each city to see the full list.

Atlanta (Inside the Perimeter)Montréal, Canada
Atlanta (Outside the Perimeter)Napa, CA
Atlantic CityNashville
AustinNew Orleans
BaltimoreNew York
Berkeley, CANorthern New Jersey
Beverly Hills, CAOakland, CA
BostonOrange County, CA
California’s Central CoastOrlando
Cape CodPalm Springs, CA
Carmel, CAParis, France
ChicagoPasadena, CA
Denver, COPittsburgh
DetroitPortland, OR
Flagstaff, AZProvidence, RI
Fort WorthSacramento, CA
Glendale, CASalt Lake City
Green Bay, WISan Antonio
Greenwich, CTSan Diego (see cities below)
Hartford, CTDel Mar, CA
Hawaii (see Islands below)La Jolla, CA
Honolulu, HINorth County
KauaiSan Diego
Maui & Big IslandSan Francisco / Bay Area (see cities below)
Hong KongMarin County
Jersey ShorePeninsula
Kansas CitySan Francisco
La Jolla, CASan Jose, CA
Las Vegas StripSanta Barbara, CA
Las Vegas (Off-Strip)Santa Fe, NM
London, U.K.Santa Monica, CA
Long Beach, CAScottsdale
Long Island, NYSeattle
Los Angeles Area (see cities below)Sedona, AZ
Top 10 Across LA CountySingapore
Beverly Hills & West LASonoma County, CA
Downtown LASouth Florida
Hollywood & Mid-CitySt. Louis
Long Beach & South BaySt. Paul, MN
Pasadena & GlendaleSydney, Australia
San Fernando ValleyTampa Bay
Santa Monica & MalibuToronto, Canada
West HollywoodTucson, AZ
Malibu, CAVancouver, Canada
Maryland Suburbs (D.C.)Ventura, CA
Mexico CityVirginia Suburbs (D.C.)
Miami / South FloridaWashington, D.C.
MinneapolisWest Hollywood, CA
Monterey, CAWestchester, NY

Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

After browsing the picks in your city, find out which restaurants have the best patios in the nation with GAYOT’s list of the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants Across America.