Outdoor Dining Experiences to Savor This Summer
Enjoy These Eateries Before the Season Ends
Now that we can enjoy a little warm weather, there’s nothing like eating a great meal under the stars. Summer is the time to enjoy a good, old-fashioned outdoor barbecue. And there’s plenty of fun to be had with a picnic by the pool. And when you’re ready to get out of the house, there are plenty of seasonal, outdoor eateries to enjoy. Here, we’ll highlight some of the outdoor dining experiences you can enjoy across the country. Keep reading for more.
Faun - New York City
Experience Italian American cuisine like never before at Brooklyn’s Faun. Their outdoor patio offers an intimate experience while you enjoy a handcrafted, three-course, prix fixe menu designed by renowned chef Kieran Minihan. This Michelin-recommended eatery specializes in elegant comfort food that shows off its ecologically responsible ingredient sourcing.
Forte del Marmi - Miami
From the mind of two Michelin-starred chef Andrea Reitano, Forte dl Marmi is another Italian-inspired restaurant -- this time combining traditional Tuscan flare with South Florida’s local produce, farm-raised meats, and wild-caught seafood and fish. The result is a fine dining experience that’s as much about the aesthetics as it is the menu. It offers a touch of the Mediterranean on Ocean Drive.
Devereaux - Chicago
There’s plenty of great food to savor in Chicago, but one of the most unique outdoor dining experiences can be found at Devereaux. The posh rooftop bar boasts sweeping views of the Gold Coast and a pedigree from the esteemed Boka Restaurant Group, which is responsible for such Windy City mainstays as Boka and Momotaro. Chef Lee Wolen’s small plates menu rounds out the affair.
Brimmer and Heeltap - Seattle
While it doesn’t sport the Michelin-star cred as some of the others on this list, Brimmer and Heeltap is an intimate, inexpensive, and indulgent retreat that’s perfect after a day of sailing around on the Puget Sound. Their space offers plenty of great dining areas, but their garden patio is one of the most appealing in the city. Enjoy a full dinner menu or a craft cocktail at one of the best-kept secrets in the Emerald City.
Mister A’s - San Diego
An icon of San Diego’s dining culture, Mister A’s offers expansive, enthralling views of Banker’s Hill and a menu to match. With a kitchen headed by Alsatian native Stephane Voitzwinkler, you can expect cuisine that blends French sophistication with German flavors. Check out their pastry offerings from celebrated pastry chef John Brockway -- who combines a traditional French with modern flair -- or simply take in the view at the most incredible rooftop eatery in the city.
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