Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots
Shake Shack is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

1. Shake Shack

9.4
11 Madison Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · NoMad · 1157 tips and reviews

Village VoiceVillage Voice: The Shake Shack cheeseburger is a classic of Americana in the heart of NYC-a compact patty of juicy, medium-cooked meat plied w. lettuce, tomato, onion, & pickle, slotted neatly into a squishy bun

Tartine is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

2. Tartine

8.9
253 W 11th St (W. 4th), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 195 tips and reviews

CheapismCheapism: Come here for a cheap, satisfying French brunch. Order the Monsier Croque from the $14.95 prix fixe menu. BYOB – no corkage fee. Tres bien! Read more.

August is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

3. August

359 Bleecker St (btw Charles & W.10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 74 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: The tiny, French-inspired dining room and adorable garden are perfect accents to this humble favorite. Each dish is a masterpiece - we especially recommend the olive-oil-poached char with crayfish.

The Biergarten at The Standard is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

4. The Biergarten at The Standard

8.8
848 Washington St (btwn Little W 12th & W 13th St), New York, NY
Beer Garden · Meatpacking District · 361 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Located outdoors underneath the High Line. Expect long lines, lots of eye candy, good cold beer and warm pretzels.

The Standard Grill is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

5. The Standard Grill

9.0
848 Washington St (at W 13th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Meatpacking District · 352 tips and reviews

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Thinly cut fries are subtly seasoned. Burgers ($15) are made with brisket and topped with bacon and white cheddar. And the turkey club sandwich ($11) is always popular. Read more.

High Line is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

6. High Line

9.7
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1319 tips and reviews

HISTORYHISTORY: Built in the 30s, this was an active railway until 1980. "Friends of the High Line" formed in 1999 with the idea of turning it into an elevated park similar to the Promenade Plantée in Paris.

Mulberry Project is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

7. Mulberry Project

8.3
149 Mulberry St (btwn Grand & Hester St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Little Italy · 215 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: There is no formal cocktail list, but the bartender asks the type of spirit you like & if you like your drinks sweet, sour, etc. Then he creates a custom cocktail for you.

Porchetta is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

8. Porchetta

8.6
110 E 7th St (btwn Ave A & 1st Ave), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · East Village · 127 tips and reviews

TristanTristan: So many great things about this place. Score a seat by the window, watch the passersby and rock out while the staff plays al green and marvin Gaye

Hurley's Restaurant is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

9. Hurley's Restaurant

8.0
6518 Washington St, Yountville, CA
American Restaurant · 40 tips and reviews

TristanTristan: Please do yourself a favor and get the crusted salmon. Just so good. (...and hint: ask if the potato soup is available. Win!)

Ninth Ward is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

10. Ninth Ward

180 2nd Ave (btwn E 11th & E 12th St), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 142 tips and reviews

nathan a.nathan archambault: Sit in the ivy-ringed courtyard, complete with large fountain, in the back.

Cabana is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

11. Cabana

89 South St (E River Dr), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Financial District · 31 tips and reviews

TristanTristan: Make sure to sit out on the deck during a nice summer day. Perfect views, perfect scene. Awesome date spot. Walk down the pier afterwards.

La Bottega is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

12. La Bottega

363 W 16th St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Chelsea · 123 tips and reviews

nantini r.nantini rauch: Outdoor drinks & cheese plate. You can't complain

Central Park Boathouse is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

13. Central Park Boathouse

East 72nd st (Park Drive North), New York, NY
Harbor / Marina · Central Park · 84 tips and reviews

Camila R.Camila Rey de Castro: During the summer and spring it is a lot of fun to rent a boat and go rowing. It is great for a date and it is really relaxing. Also, if you take a picnic it is not very expensive.

Montgomery Inn Boathouse is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

14. Montgomery Inn Boathouse

8.7
925 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH
BBQ Joint · Central Business District · 53 tips and reviews

TristanTristan: besides having the best ribs you will ever have in your lifetime, this spot has awesome views of the water. Make sure to sit outside (upstairs). At night, its an amazing sight

Aqua by El Gaucho is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

15. Aqua by El Gaucho

8.4
2801 Alaskan Way (Pier 70), Seattle, WA
Seafood Restaurant · Belltown · 39 tips and reviews

TristanTristan: definitely try to sit outside on a nice day. gorgeous views. p.s. this place has THE best king salmon i have ever....EVER had

The Ivy is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

16. The Ivy

9.4
113 N Robertson Blvd (at Alden Dr), Los Angeles, CA
American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 240 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: We've all seen the paparazzi pictures of celebs on dates or with their agents making deals at this hotspot. Sit outside and enjoy your fried chicken, crab cakes, and starlet spotting.

Cafe Figaro is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

17. Cafe Figaro

8.5
1802 N Vermont Ave (at Melbourne), Los Angeles, CA
French Restaurant · Los Feliz · 86 tips and reviews

ZAGATZAGAT: Look for low-key celebs supping and smoking in the sidewalk seating area.

Three Seasons Restaurant is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

18. Three Seasons Restaurant

7.8
518 Bryant St (at University Ave.), Palo Alto, CA
Vietnamese Restaurant · University South · 42 tips and reviews

Jason S.Jason Shugars: Their lychee martini is a healthy addiction. Try one...or 2...or 10. Read more.

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

19. Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

7.4
1000 Great Hwy (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA
Brewery · Golden Gate Park · 111 tips and reviews

Will K.Will Kardas: Get yourself a freshly brewed beer and sit by the window around sunset for one of the best views in town

The Trilby is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

20. The Trilby

6.9
25 Cooper Sq (at Cooper Square Hotel), New York, NY
Lounge · East Village · 17 tips and reviews
Mayfield Bakery & Cafe is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

21. Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

8.6
855 El Camino Real Ste 110 (at Embarcadero Rd), Palo Alto, CA
Bakery · 125 tips and reviews

Gilt CityGilt City: The local purveyors who supplied the ingredients for each item are listed directly on the menu: some well-known sources include Mariquita Farm, Cowgirl Creamery, Niman Ranch and Fulton Valley Farms.

Little Skillet is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

22. Little Skillet

9.0
360 Ritch St (at Lusk St), San Francisco, CA
Fried Chicken Joint · SoMa · 158 tips and reviews

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Some argue that fried chicken is best enjoyed while sitting on a park bench on a summer’s day. Test that theory at this take-out window, where the chicken is paired with waffles or biscuits.

Cafe Borrone is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

23. Cafe Borrone

8.4
1010 El Camino Real (at Santa Cruz Ave.), Menlo Park, CA
Café · 158 tips and reviews

Ben L.Ben Lee: Spiced apple Belgian waffle is amazing.

The Sandbar Restaurant is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

24. The Sandbar Restaurant

8.1
100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL
Seafood Restaurant · 77 tips and reviews

Jim R.Jim Rosati: Amazing food and excellent sunset if you dine outside.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

25. Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

8.9
328 Lomita Dr (at Museum Way), Stanford, CA
Art Museum · 33 tips and reviews

Eckart W.Eckart Walther: Visit the museum and have lunch at Cool Cafe Read more.

MarketBar is one of Best Outdoor Eating / Drink Spots.

26. MarketBar

6.9
1 Ferry Building (at Market St and the Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Gastropub · Financial District · 77 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: The deviled eggs are dreamy, the cheese plate creamy and the charcuterie plate a delight. Local Casanovas have whiled away many an afternoon with a bottle of champagne & appetizers-as-a-meal here. Read more.