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...

SANTA BARBARA - Renaud's Patissserie

by glbtrtr 2 days ago

Renaud's Patisserie - Arlington Plaza - Santa Barbara, CA I tasted Europe today. Not being able to travel abroad brings great sadness missing the unique tastes and flavors of the travel experien...


Reservations for The French Laundry Fall 2020

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 days ago

Hi all, With dining opening in the Bay Area and an exchange of French Laundry reservations possible again, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous Fre...

Two Newish Chinese Restaurants in Sunnyvale

by snewdl 2 days ago

Two new Chinese restaurants recently opened in Sunnyvale: Asian Street Eatery on El Camino (https://asianstreeteatery.com/), occupying the former space of Shalimar, and just around the corner, the ...

Zacatlán Restaurant | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 days ago

Opened in July, Zacatlán Restaurant in Santa Fe earned a thumbs-up from my friend today based on her outdoor brunch there. It bills itself as Southwestern and Mexican with a chef/owner from Zacatec...


Heated/Covered Patios (NOT in Toronto)

by romeschica 5 days ago

Suggested heated and ideally covered patios OUTSIDE of the downtown Toronto area? Willing to travel as far west as Niagara, east as Belleville and north as Barrie. Thanks in advance!

Curbside Dinners and Housemade Gelato at Rancho Cielo | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This summer I've had the opportunity to pick up curbside dinner and housemade gelato a couple times from the Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo in Salinas. The meals are prepared by students...

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19

by caviartothegeneral 4 months ago

With patios opening up in Toronto this week, I am looking forward (with a bit of trepidation) to reports on what's happening, where to go, where not to go ... so I thought I would start a new threa...

Signs of restaurants reopening in Fairfield County, CT...

by gutreactions 5 months ago

We crossed the Westchester line into Greenwich, CT. yesterday afternoon to observe the partial reopening of restaurants in Fairfield County. Outdoor seating is now allowed, with restrictions. Drove...

Life Goes On

by DoctorChow 24 days ago

Fifth Ave. in Hillcrest was really hopping on Sunday for a few blocks south of University. Further south there were some scattered colorful outdoor areas here and there, particularly at Laurel. The...

Your current wishlist in Toronto

by prima 2 months ago

Thanks for the encouragement, Googs. Which restaurants are on your current wishlist? What will you order?

Phase 2 Outdoor Dining begins in NYC...

by gutreactions 4 months ago

Phase 2 reopening kicks off today in New York City. It allows for outdoor dining at restaurants with proper Covid restrictions, of course. Finally! Are you anxious to get back out? Where will you b...

Kin Khao Dogpatch Is Open in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

My friend Pim opened an outpost of her Michelin 1* Kin Khao yesterday in sunny Dogpatch where she has plenty of room for sidewalk tables and outdoor dining. "Kin Khao Dogpatch is now open for ou...

Late lunch in Old City

by Bigley9 2 months ago

Hi, I hope some of you are still lurking out there despite the silence on this board. I'm looking to have a very late lunch (probably around 3:00) next Friday (9/11) in or near old city. Even if ...

Carmen & Family BBQ | Hayward

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Long ago in 2002, one of our early chowdowns was a round-up of barbecue from all over the Bay Area. https://www.chowhound.com/post/east-bay-barbecue-carmen-family-hayward-22688 https://www.chowh...

Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

The Tri-Tipery in Ballico?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Recently The Tri-Tipery in Ballico was recommended to me for . . . yes, you guessed it . . . Tri-tip. First, I searched for a website, which clued me in to this being a fast-casual spot that serves...

The Penny Ice Creamery | Aptos Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The newest outpost of The Penny Ice Creamery opened about two months ago in Aptos Village, next to New Leaf Community Market. The shop has outdoor tables and benches, as well as a large expanse of ...

Vietnamese restaurants in TO, 2016

by prima 4 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...

Grandpa Slice To Go @ Accarrino's x SPQR | Fillmore - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Six years ago, I'd celebrated my birthday with dinner at SPQR. https://www.chowhound.com/post/places-eat-week-973115?commentId=8927711 In the time of Covid-19, it has pivoted to offer take-away and...

Buy One, Get One Free Pizza @ Rigolo Cafe | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Rigolo Cafe has a limited time offer of buy one, get one free pizza. If you don't need two pizzas, you can donate the second one to a San Francisco family in need via Pizza Angels. https://www.rig...