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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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Top Hatters Kitchen in San Leandro?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Opened in April . . . wondering what chowhounds think of this new neighborhood restaurant? Friends held a graduation dinner there last month and recommended it highly. Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar ...

Eating Al Fresco: Yes or No?

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by gutreactions 23 days ago

It's that time of the year. Restaurants are putting out their umbrella tables and chairs for dining al fresco. Are you a fan? Not talking about a backyard party at home. I usually like to eat indo...

Simply Vietnam Express | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Last fall I dropped by for a late lunch. I'd been a fan of the original Simply Vietnam that's now closed but had not tried the fast-casual offspring. Miraculously its building was untouched by the ...

Nyum Bai | Fruitvale - Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Nyum Bai, the tiny Cambodian restaurant opened last year in Fruitvale and has been earning accolades from the get-go. 'hounds have been following La Cocina alum, Nite Yun, from her early pop-up day...

Morning at Ottimo | Yountville - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

When I complained about the wretched coffee during my previous visit to Napa Valley, https://www.chowhound.com/post/napa-valley-coffee-roasting-company-st-helena-1062509 https://www.chowhound.com...

Pho Bel Air | San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Two months ago I pulled off the 101 to stop at Pho Bel Air after 11pm to pick up a take-out order of pho ga (chicken rice noodle soup) on my way south. Packed carefully with noodles, herb garnishes...

Hummus outdoors

thegforceny
by thegforceny 2 months ago

Been craving really good, creamy tahini-heavy hummus. Stayed in town for MDW. Thinking of satisfying the craving today. Now that it is less hot than yesterday, want to take the pooch with me. I ca...

Corzetti | Sabin - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 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...

Ballast Coffee | West Portal - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In need of a place to meet in the neighborhood, a couple friends and I picked Ballast Coffee to try. It's a modern cafe with some outdoor seating. Ballast roasts its own beans and has a special bea...

Chocolate Fish Coffee Roaster Land Park/Curtis Park Cafe, Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last summer this Kiwi roaster opened a third location in Land Park/Curtis Park. Near the AirBnB where I stayed in January, I checked it out before leaving town. A difference here is that the cafe o...

Petra Mediterranean Pizza & Grill | San Luis Obispo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Petra has been recommended several times for a good and inexpensive bite in SLO. https://www.chowhound.com/post/jaffa-petra-cafe-san-luis-obispo-589471 https://www.chowhound.com/post/cal-poly-sl...

Kaiyo Peruvian Nikkei | Cow Hollow - SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Unexpectedly on my own for a night in the City, I took a walk down Union Street and landed at the then three-month old Kaiyo. The specialty here is small plates and sushi drinking food in the style...

Vietnamese restaurants in TO, 2016

prima
by prima 3 years ago

Where are your current favourite spots? I like Forget Me Not on Wilson. I'm looking forward to trying some other spots this summer. A friend mentioned Ro House in the Junction, which se...

Key West Dinner for a crowd - 12 people

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by rubylewct 6 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

jillyju
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 11 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...