Discover the Best Outdoor Dining Near You on OpenTable

No. 246's patio | Photo Credit: Kristen Mooney/No. 246

Thanks to being an easier way to socially distance while still enjoying a restaurant meal, outdoor dining is booming. So much, in fact, that OpenTable has seen a 14X increase in parties seated outdoors year-over-year for the first two weeks of July.

Whether you’re looking for a chic patio, a waterside respite, or just want to sip rosé in a pretty setting, there’s an outdoor situation on OpenTable with your name on it. Check out these curated guides to the top spots for outdoor dining by city — with heated options for comfortable winter dining — and then easily book a reservation.

Don’t have a guide near you yet? Simply sort by “outdoor seating” on OpenTable for more of what’s available.


Tacos al fresco, cornhole and burgers, and riverside dining await.


Take advantage of plenty of fresh air to enjoy these lakeside views, live music, and picturesque settings.


Sweeping harbor views, tons of lobster, and creative spaces make up the best of outdoor dining in Boston.


Whatever the mood — from fancy poolside ceviche to laidback beer and bocce — there’s a stellar outdoor dining situation in Chicago to satisfy.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles has mastered the outdoor patio, with exemplary renditions of waterside seating, nature-filled patios, and charming courtyards.


The outdoor dining settings in Miami are just as diverse as the city’s cuisines: Take your pick from water views, city skylines, abundant gardens, or raucous rooftops. 

New York City

Dreamy patios, waterside seating, and rooftop views abound in all five boroughs.

Philadelphia and New Jersey

Find everything from stunning skyline and water views to quaint small-town charm.

San Francisco

Stunning views of the bay and other historic sights make San Francisco outdoor dining truly special.


Enjoy dining in the great Toronto outdoors with skyline views, historic architecture, and charming patios.

Washington D.C.

From waterside seafood towers to rooftop pitchers of margaritas, here’s the best of outdoor dining in D.C.