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Most Popular Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in America: 2023 Edition

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by OpenTable team
Updated July 10, 2023

Summer is here and it’s time to dine outdoors. Our list of the Most Popular Restaurants for Outdoor Dining highlights spots offering delicious food, beautiful views, and above all, incredible outdoor dining experiences. The list spans restaurants coast-to-coast and is determined by verified diner reviews.

A photo of Bistro Don Giovanni -- Napa restaurant
4.7 (8697)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
SPECIAL NOTE: Parking is limited so we strongly encourage you to carpool, ride share or use a hired car service. Please only park in designated areas. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner's expense.

Bistro Don Giovanni offers a warm and inviting experience with all the personality of a Mediterranean hideaway. Chef Scott Warner's rustic fare incorporates local fruits, vegetables, meat and fowl into traditional, fresh Italian dishes with her signature, creative flair. Freshly baked breads, local olive oil, beautiful salads, tasty appetizers and homemade pastas are inspired by the bounty of Napa Valley. Main courses offer an array of regionally sourced and highest quality creations of chicken, steaks and seafood. The bar features hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines as well as a host of signature cocktails.

Top review
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
Outstanding and amazing. Service was incredible!
A photo of Bistro Jeanty restaurant
4.7 (10325)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
In everyday French life, it is the Bistro that is woven into the daily pattern of meals and celebrations. The only French owned and operated restaurant in Napa Valley, Bistro Jeanty has been received by patrons from all over as a true French bistro. The warm interior is a reflection of the casual elegance you find in every meal. Classic dishes such as Mussels au vin rouge, Cassoulet, or of course Philippe’s famed Tomato soup make you feel as if you really have traveled into the French countryside. From all of us here at Bistro Jeanty we invite you to come and share in the excitement of dining.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jan 2, 2023
Bistro Jeanty is one of our favorites and come to Napa to eat here! Amazing!
A photo of El Dorado Kitchen restaurant
4.7 (4971)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
El Dorado Kitchen serves award-winning cuisine crafted with local, seasonal ingredients from Executive Chef Armando Navarro. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and on Sunday for brunch. Join us in the main dining room, front corner cafe, on the tree-lined outdoor patio, our cozy bar, or in our private dining room.
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Incredible food! Everyone’s fishnets amazing. We will be back
A photo of EPIC Steak restaurant
4.7 (7704)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
EPIC Steak is a unique addition to San Francisco’s culinary landscape. Led by acclaimed Executive Chef Parke Ulrich, renowned for his elegant treatment of seafood at Waterbar, Chef Ulrich utilizes similar techniques on meat, creating preparations with a focus on simplicity and flavor.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
I had a great experience. Service was great and the food was amazing
A photo of Foreign Cinema restaurant
4.7 (8320)
$31 to $50
Mission District
About the restaurant
Foreign Cinema is a one of a kind, nationally acclaimed restaurant combining independent films with California-Mediterranean cooking. Enjoy an airy yet chic setting, complete with indoor dining room with a fireplace, outdoor courtyard with 35mm film screening starting at dusk, mezzanine, gallery curated by Modernism & full bar in the main dining room. There is also a great cocktail bar next door, Laszlo, as you enter from Mission Street.

We are currently booking for Outdoor Patio & Indoor/Standard seating 60 days in advance. A ‘standard seating’ reservation is indoor dining. Reservations for 9+ may be booked through private dining department - contact janine@foreigncinema.com for more information.

Top review
Dined on Dec 2, 2023
One of the best brunch spots in SF. Wonderful courtyard, great food and lovely service.
A photo of La Mar Cocina Peruana restaurant
4.7 (7910)
$31 to $50
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Inspired by the thousands of cebicherias found throughout Peru, La Mar Cebicheri­a Peruana, was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche, Peruvian seafood and the scenery created to enjoy them, the Peruvian style cebicheria.
Top review
Dined on Jan 2, 2023
This beautiful restaurant on Pier 11/2 has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. The service we received was so amazing. They made us feel welcomed and gave us an amazing experience. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.
A photo of the girl & the fig - Sonoma restaurant
4.7 (8199)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Over the past twenty-two years the girl & the fig has made its mark in Wine Country and has been a longtime favorite for both locals and visitors to the area. With a seasonal menu featuring garden vegetables, herbs, and an abundance of creativity, the rustic Provencal-inspired cuisine allows earth’s true and natural flavors to shine.
Top review
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
We had a party of six. The food was delicious. The service was great. No complaints.
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