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Outdoor Seating

When it's warm, we want to eat outside. Fortunately Chowhounds know the best places with outdoor seating, from bars to restaurants to coffee shops. Weigh in on your favorite spots.

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Key West Dinner for a crowd - 12 people

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by rubylewct 2 months ago

I am coming to Key West for work and need to plan two dinners, with 10-12 people. Good food, not fancy -fun and casual is also good - outdoor seating is event better if possible. Want to make a r...

Franchettis' Wood Fire Kitchen | Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Some may recognize Chef/owner John Franchetti's name as the co-founder of Rosso Pizzeria in Santa Rosa and Petaluma. That partnership broke up a couple years ago. Franchetti claimed this catering/e...

Frutiland La Casa del Sabor--Arroyo Grande

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by jillyju 6 years ago

I searched the board to see if this place had been mentioned before and couldn't find anything. I was visiting the area this weekend and always try to post here afterward if I find anything new. ...

Quaintrelle | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Post the local cheese tasting https://www.chowhound.com/post/cascadia-creamery-organic-raw-milk-cheeses-washington-1075880 , a little shopping and a brief rest break, we soldiered on to Quaintrelle...

subtle, wonderful Cafe Campesino in Santa Cruz

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by eldub 9 years ago

I've been wanting to try this little spot in downtown Santa Cruz because of its good reputation. Cafe Campesino did not disappoint. The ingredients are organic and sustainable. They advertise as '...

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | Uptown Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) opened last summer at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. I admired the cute aqua-colored ice cream pedestal dishes and asked that my order be served in one. Sadly, they're for displ...

Coco Donuts & Coffee | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

After lunch at XLB https://www.chowhound.com/post/xlb-boise-ne-portland-1076545 , I considered heading downtown where the new headquarters of Blue Star would be giving away free donuts. Naw, that w...

Farmstand @ Farmhouse Inn | Forestville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Remember a couple summers ago when Farmhouse Inn set up an outdoor kitchen on the patio on Tuesday evenings for more casual, seasonal cooking by its Estate Chef? https://www.chowhound.com/post/farm...

Tower of Cosmic Reflections Teahouse @ Lan Su Chinese Garden | NW Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

From the Saturday morning farmers market, https://www.chowhound.com/post/saturday-morning-portland-farmers-market-portland-state-1076091 , I peeled off to visit the Lan Su Chinese Garden. I'd been ...

Corzetti | Sabin - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

After Pok Pok Noi https://www.chowhound.com/post/pok-pok-noi-sabin-ne-portland-1076020 , I walked a few steps to Corzetti for the third happy hour stop of the day. Opened three months ago by the te...

Upper Left Roasters | Ladd's Addition, SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Cynsa and I touched down at PDX on Thursday morning. Our resident friend fetched us at the airport and transported us to breakfast and coffee at Upper Left Roasters in Southeast Portland.

Ma Der Ma Der Sap House & Grill | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

One of the tastiest lunches I enjoyed away from camp was the signature, Sappritto! at Ma Der Ma Der Sap House & Grill. Essentially Laotian flavor meets Cal-Mex burrito log. I confess that I was pre...

Happy Hour @ Valle Eatery & Bar | Lompoc

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Valle Eatery & Bar opened in a few months ago in Lompoc's Hilton Garden Inn. It's an offshoot of the popular Valle Fresh in Los Alamos. https://www.chowhound.com/post/valle-fresh-los-alamos-1070559...

Finca Altozano | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Finca Altozano, the asador campestre restaurant owned by celebrity chef, Javaier Plascencia, is among the most popular eateries in Valle de Guadalupe. It's one of the first eating places in the win...

Fueling Station | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A couple months ago I trudged up Russian Hill in search of working wi-fi to Fueling Station. It opened late last year. The space has been transformed from the dark cafe that used to be here to a br...

El Pinar de Tres Mujeres | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

In June 2017, dinner for our final evening in Baja was at Cocina de Ismene in El Pinar de Tres Mujeres in Valle de Guadalupe.

Pozo Saloon | Pozo - Santa Margarita - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

On my June road trip, I detoured off 101 to Pozo Saloon for an early Friday dinner stop. Mine was the only non-truck vehicle in the parking lot.

Bar Bites @ Duke's Common | Healdsburg - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Duke's Common opened in February, taking over the space formerly occupied by Scopa. It's a collaboration between Chef Shane McAnelly of The Brass Rabbit (and Chalkboard) and the Team of Duke’s Spir...

Twist Eatery | Forestville - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

During Sonoma County Restaurant Week in March, I had my first visit to Twist Eatery for the two-course lunch, $15. The offer was duck confit and a choice of salad or dessert. Wanting to leave a...