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Al Fresco Dining: OpenTable's Best of the US

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Al Fresco Dining: OpenTable's Best of the US
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The summer brings many gifts, not least the opportunity for al fresco dining, and for those in the US there is now an extensive list of the best al fresco dining restaurants to help guide that all–important open air dining decision.

Online reservation provider OpenTable has compiled its top 100 al fresco dining restaurants in the US from five million customers reviews submitted between May 2015 and April 2016. Unsurprisingly, given its favourable climate, California dominates the list with 44 restaurants, followed by Florida with 13, Hawaii with 12, and Arizona with eight. 19 states are represented overall, and Washington DC. US cuisine is the most popular, while French and Italian also do well.

Browse the complete list of 100 restaurants below by state and find more details about each restaurant here. OpenTable has also just released the 100 best outdoor dining restaurants in Canada. Perhaps you could find the perfect place to dine al fresco on your next trip. Also, check out 10 US restaurants with outdoor patios.

Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in the US


El Chorro – Paradise Valley

The House Brasserie – Scottsdale

L'Auberge de Sedona – Sedona

Lon's at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley

Monarch – Scottsdale

The Patio at Las Sendas – Mesa

Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn – Scottsdale

Tonto Bar & Grill – Cave Creek



Arnold Palmer's Restaurant – La Quinta

Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford

Beachcomber Café-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast

Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort-The Biltmore – Santa Barbara

Belmond El Encanto Dining Room – Santa Barbara

Bistro 60 – La Quinta

Brockton Villa – San Diego

Café Pinot – Los Angeles

Café Santorini – Pasadena

Cedar Creek Inn – San Juan Capistrano

Cliff's Edge – Los Angeles

Copley's on Palm Canyon – Palm Springs

Depot Hotel Restaurant – Sonoma

El Techo – San Francisco

FERRO – Idyllwild

Geoffrey's Restaurant – Malibu

George's Ocean Terrace – La Jolla

Gracias Madre – West Hollywood

Habana – Costa Mesa, Califor

Home Restaurant-Los Feliz – Los Angeles

Jake's – Palm Springs

Laili – Santa Cruz

Lavender Bistro – La Quinta

Le Vallauris – Palm Springs

Little Beast Restaurant – Los Angeles

Mission Inn Restaurant – Riverside

Momed – Atwater Village

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant – Palm Desert

Perch LA – Los Angeles

Pietro's Italian Restaurant – Lodi

Poseidon – Del Mar

The Prado at Balboa Park – San Diego

The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula

The Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards – Forestville

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards – Livermore

Rustic, Francis's Favorites – Geyserville

Sam's Social Club – Calistoga

SEA180 Coastal Tavern – Imperial Beach

Spencer's Restaurant – Palm Springs

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido

Stone House at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara

Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar – Palm Desert

The Tropicale – Palm Springs



Willow Creek Restaurant – Evergreen



Alexander's – Naples

BALEENnaples – Naples

Citrus Grillhouse – Vero Beach

GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill – Hollywood

Kaluz Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale

Latitudes – Key West

Ophelia's on the Bay – Sarasota

Red Fish Grill – Miami

Sundy House – Delray Beach

The Tap Room at Dubsdread – Orlando

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar – Naples

The Turtle Club – Naples

The Waterfront Restaurant – Anna Maria



Beachhouse-Moana Surfrider – Honolulu

Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela

Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast

Duke's Beach House Maui – Lahaina

Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui – Wailea

Gaylord's at Kilohana – Lihue

Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu

Hukilau Lanai – Kapaa

Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Lahaina

Lava Lava Beach Club – Waikoloa

Pacific'O – Lahaina

'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu



Homestead on the Roof – Chicago



Rick's Café Boatyard – Indianapolis



Café Amelie – New Orleans



Old Stein Inn – Edgewater

Severn Inn – Annapolis



Vin de Set – St. Louis



Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas


New York

Red Hat on the River – Irvington


New Mexico

Farm & Table – Albuquerque

Indigo Crow – Corrales


North Carolina

Guglhupf – Durham

Plates Kitchen – Raleigh

Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville



Talula's Garden – Philadelphia

Wyebrook Farm Market & Café – Honey Brook


Rhode Island

Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island


South Carolina

Ela's Blu Water Grille – Hilton Head Island

Passerelle Bistro – Greenville

Saltus River Grill – Beaufort



La Fonda on Main – San Antonio



Portico Restaurant – Richmond


Washington DC

Iron Gate Patio & Garden


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