Every year, OpenTable releases it's list of the 100 best al fresco dining restaurants in America, compiled from over 10 million reviews of 25,000 restuarants across the country.
The list features restaurants where you can enjoy al fresco dining with amazing views, ambience and food in 17 states. California boasts 29 winning restaurants, followed by Florida with 28, and Arizona with 22. Hawaii has four, South Carolina has three, and Nevada and Virginia have two apiece. Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. also feature in the list of where to dine al fresco.
According to a press release while "many of the winning restaurants serve American fare, other cuisines proved popular, particularly Italian, Mediterranean, and seafood."
"The popularity of these restaurants speaks to diners' desire for their culinary adventures to also include picturesque views, garden patios, urban vistas and overall just a bit of nature and open-air," say OpenTable.