If you're heading stateside this summer make the most of the holiday vibe by seeking restaurants with patios for al fresco dining.
Whether you're after simple home cooked fare and craft beer on a sunny afternoon, or a gourmet dining experience on a salubrious rooftop there are plenty of options to choose from where you're guaranteed secluded space outside.
Here's our eclectic mix of restaurants with patios for balmy days and nights that'll take you from Roberta's rustic Brooklyn pizza patio to outdoor views of San Francisco's Golden Gate bridge with a seafood supper.
The Whitney, Untitled, New York
Danny Meyer's light and spacious semi-modern restaurant boasts a huge outdoor patio space where you can relax and enjoy some downtime in the big smoke with contemporary fare.
Untitled at the Whitney Museum99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, United StatesWebsite
Roberta's, New York
Keep it real at the infamous oasis that is Roberta's pizza restaurant located on an industrial block in Brooklyn. Dine al fresco amongst the urban farm, on wood fired pizza with craft beers accompanied by hip music.
Roberta's261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United StatesWebsite
The Water Bar, San Francisco
Set on the waterfront of San Francisco’s Embarcadero, take in the panoramic views of Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and the San Francisco skyline as you tuck into some of the bay's fresh seafood on the restaurant patio.
The Water Bar399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, United StatesWebsite
Southern American fare with a modern twist is served at this popular Austin hangout, made even more special by the welcoming outdoor dining space.
Moonshine Bar & Grill303 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Wesbite
Tableau, New Orleans
Classic French Creole dishes are served on the balcony or courtyard in this historical restaurant, where you can while away the day in a relaxed fashion.
Tableau616 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United StatesWebsite
Chez Joel, Chicago
Garden tables offer an open-air experience in this secluded courtyard, where you’ll find one of the most special al fresco dining settings in the city.
Chez Joel Bistro1119 West Taylor Chicago, IL 60607Website
The Roof Garden, Beverley Hills
A suitably secluded spot at the top of The Peninsula Beverly Hills, this is an elegant spot to chow down on Californian fare on The Roof Garden, featuring sweeping city views, a swimming pool and a "living wall" of palm trees.
The Roof Garden at The Peninsula9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, USAWebsite
Kitchen 208, Charleston
Get away from the heat of the day in this breezy patio spot where an open kitchen, fresh homemade ingredients and whimsical menu tell the story of this historic South Carolina restaurant.
Kitchen 208208 King Street, Charleston SC, 29401Website
Terrine, Los Angeles
This lively California brasserie serves rustic French classics by Chef Kris Morningstar. It's no surprise this romantic spot is one of the most iconic dining gardens in all of Los Angeles.
Terrine8265 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-746-5130Website
Maple and Ash, Chicago
Sit back and enjoy Adam Segaer's cocktails on this spacious city patio as you order from the surf and turf menu and settle in for a long lunch.
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