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.

12 Photos to Inspire Your Patio Refresh in Time for Summer

Patio decor may not be the most pressing matter right now, but if you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space and the wherewithal to give it a spring makeover, now is a great time to freshen it up...

La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria | Clocktower Plaza - Hollister

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 hours ago

One of my favorite Mexican ice cream shops, La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria in Watsonville opened a branch in Hollister a year ago. I had a chance to check it out when I was nearby in April. This...

Dago Bagel • Toscano Brothers Italian Bakery • Antonio's Italian Pastries | North Beach - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Today's National Bagel Day, making it as good a day as any to report on Tony Gemignani's bagel venture. Housed in Toscano Brothers Italian Bakery, Dago Bagel debuted in May. I tried an everything b...

Rise + Roam Bakery and Pizzeria | Carmel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

On October 27, I joined a colleague at Rise + Roam for a lunch meeting. This turned out to be four days before founding chef, Todd Fisher, worked his last day as part of the Folktale Group. A new c...

Don Julio's Salvadoran Tamales | Rohnert Park - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

Salvadoran tamales purchased from Don Julio's in Rohnert Park a few days beforehand were this year's Christmas Day lunch. They're good-size and $3.99 apiece (or $40 per dozen). Wrapped in banana le...

Kantine | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Back in May I enjoyed a solo breakfast at Kantine. At that point it had been open for almost a year. On a brisk and windy day, the outdoor seating was not an inviting option. Thought I’d laze her...

CAFPC: 2020 California Food Policy Report

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 19 days ago

"...California is uniquely positioned to address the linked conditions of racial, food, and climate injustices, and their intergenerational impacts. As a global leader in food production, Californi...

Emma's Bakery & Cafe | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 20 days ago

In October I had a chance to pick up a couple things at Emma's Bakery & Cafe, located next to Starbucks on the southside. Opened a month earlier after more than a year of delays, it took over the v...

Really Warm Outside Dining in San Diego?

by katya 23 days ago

It's hovering in the high 40s around dinner time in San Diego this week (not to mention rainy). We'd love to find a place to eat outside with enough heaters to keep us warm. Any suggestions? Even w...

The Village Bakery's Bourbon Pecan Pie | Woodside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

This year's holidays are lapping each other in the disoriented pandemic time continuum in my mind. Trying to get caught up on posts . . . Thanksgiving's pie pick was the Bourbon Pecan Pie, $38, fro...

Sangsan | Thai Pop-up in Healdsburg

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Chef Ploypailin Sakornsin, the force behind Sangsan, will be popping up at LIOCO's tasting room every Tuesday night through the end of January. Her first job after graduating from the CIA in 2019 w...

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Cafe | Wharf #2 - Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Long time since anyone has talked about LouLou's Griddle in the Middle, the small diner on Monterey's commercial wharf. http://www.chowhound.com/post/monterey-carmel-great-food-364989?commentId=22...

De Rhum Spot, Caribbean near Howard U.

by Steve 1 month ago

After a Howard game, I decided to try out this Caribbean joint about a block away. I hadn't heard anything about it, and I didn't quite know what to expect. It was an experience for which I felt ...

Corundas Michoacanas and Pambazos | El Encanto Restaurant in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

El Encanto Restaurant is the new kid in town that took over long-timer El Oaxaqeño's site. I had a chance to try it for the first time on Día de Muertos when it had been open for a month. Things lo...

Coffee shops with patios, heated and unheated

by prima 1 year ago

Unheated patio Krave on St Clair W 5 Elements 521 (on the Danforth , hope it is still open) Heated patio Boxcar Social at Summerhill

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19 - 2021 edition

Dr. John
by Dr. John 7 months ago

With patios opening up on Friday, I thought I would start a new version of this thread. Have you booked any reservations yet? Where are you hoping to go? We haven't yet booked anything as places...

Outdoor dining rec for party of 10 in PDX Oct. 3?

by Reuel 5 months ago

Looking for a safe dining destination in PDX for 10 out of towners on Sunday Oct. 3. We're in PDX for my son's wedding on the 2nd and my wife's family wants to get a low key meal the next night. P...

Happy Hour at Giuseppe's Cucina Rustica | San Luis Obispo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Yesterday FB memories reminded me that two years ago (11/5/19) I'd stopped in SLO on my way home from Los Angeles. Happy hour at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant in downtown was the right choice for a...

Osha Thai BBQ | Petaluma

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

San Francisco's Osha Thai group expanded to Petaluma in July. https://www.chowhound.com/post/osha-thai-noodle-cafe-16930 I had a chance to grab take-out lunch at the one-month point, calling in my ...

Musang Seattle - Anyone Been?

by JayDK 3 months ago

I've been going on light rail eating and drinking adventures lately. On a recent stop on Beacon Hill we came across the restaurant Musang. Reservations are booked out a few weeks and we'll be g...