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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.

12 Photos to Inspire Your Patio Refresh in Time for Summer

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Outdoor Dining for Group of 20

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by pollam20 4 days ago

We are looking to host a graduation party for a group of twenty Saturday or Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and are having a hard time finding a venue that suits our needs. We are looking to ...

Rangoon - Nice Burmese in Prospect/Crown Hts

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by jen kalb 4 days ago

Its pretty amazing to eat Burmese food in ones own neighborhood. Finally COVID and all we made it over to this newcomer at Prospect and Classon Aves which presents its dishes with style and a menu...

San Francisco Restaurant Week, April 9 to 18, 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 days ago

Spring SF Restaurant Week starts today. Prix-fixe menu price points are $10, $15 or $25 Lunch and $25, $40 or $65 Dinner. For the first time the roster of 150 participating businesses includes 24 C...

San Francisco Police Central District Merchant Safety Awareness

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

This morning the San Francisco Police Department Central District notified merchants to prepare for possible civil unrest with the upcoming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Suggestions include b...

Hinoya Curry | Marina District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

On the way back from errands on Saturday, I spotted a parking space on Fillmore @ Pixley. Never one to ignore a parking opportunity in a popular neighborhood, I grabbed it and then looked around fo...

Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

When I first learned of Pascaline's opening last year, I figured I'd try it some day. Then I heard that it makes kouign amann and checking it out became a higher priority. However, I would soon lea...

Orange tier isn’t enough to convince these East Bay bars to reopen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 18 days ago

Not easy to decide when to reopen. I appreciate the thought and care the health and safety of staff and customers that these owners are weighing.

Coffee shops with patios, heated and unheated

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by prima 6 months 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

Happy Hour @ Rustic House Oyster Bar | San Carlos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Last Wednesday three of us got together for happy hour at Rustic House Oyster Bar and Grill in San Carlos. A first time for each of us, we were pleased with the quality and value found here.

Chez Xue | Hunan in Foster City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

The owners of Millbrae's very popular Wonderful Restaurant have opened Chez Xue in Foster City. It has a similar Hunan and Sichuan-centered menu. The owners describe the new restaurant as more refi...

Ayawaska (Peruvian, Petaluma)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 6 months ago

Someone from Peru recommended Ayawaska to me as being quite good. So today I drove to Petaluma and got Lomo Saltado Clasico (take-out) from Ayawaska. I had half of the order for dinner (the pic is ...

Life Goes On

DoctorChow
by DoctorChow 7 months 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...

Phase 2 Outdoor Dining begins in NYC...

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by gutreactions 10 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...

Seattle Restaurants with Covid-compliant "outdoor" Seating

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by kaleokahu 3 months ago

Having trouble finding places that still offer restaurant service in these challenging times? Well, courtesy of Seattle Met, here's a good list, and searchable by neighborhood: https://www.seat...

French Restaurants open for outdoor dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

MerciSF has updated the list of French restaurants open for outdoor dining as of January 28 for its French, Francophile and the Francophone community. (And reminded me that I still need to try F...

Announcement expected on Monday re: outdoor dining returning to more of California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"BREAKING: a source close to CA gov @GavinNewsom confirms to @KCBSRadio that all regional #StayAtHome orders will end tomorrow. ICU capacity projected 15%+ over next 4 weeks. Most counties bac...

Anyone dined in an 'igloo' yet?

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by gutreactions 4 months ago

Due to Covid protocols, restaurants have been trying all sorts of outdoor enclosures for safe dining. Igloos, tents, little greenhouses. Thinking of doing an igloo meal locally. What to look for? W...

Chicharrones from Los Piños in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 13 years ago

What is it about chicharrones that gets people so excited? For a 5 de Mayo weekend wine-tasting, I picked up some chicharrones and queso fresco from Los Piños market in Cloverdale for the occasion...

PizzaLeah | Windsor - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

The weekend before Election Day, I figured I should provision myself to hunker down for a week or so in case there was social unrest ahead. I bought fresh ingredients to cook at home, got cash, and...

Railroad Station Bar and Grill, Cloverdale

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by tom246 6 years ago

Coming back from Lakeport in the middle of the afternoon somewhat limits your food options. After traversing the route back to 101 I remembered a recent review in the PD about Railroad Station Bar ...