Temperatures around the state are rising, which means outdoor dining is in store! When the temperature is just right, there’s nothing quite like sitting outside to enjoy a nice breeze and a delicious meal both day and night. Here are a few restaurants we think you will love for both tasty dishes and the lovely outdoor atmosphere you can find.
1. Ana’s Seasonal Kitchen, Bisbee
Looking for a meal that’s guaranteed to be fresh and tasty? Try out Ana’s; the menu regularly changes to accommodate seasonal ingredients, so you know that you’re getting the best, most nutritious meals possible! If you want to breath in some fresh air while eating, check out the garden area, where you can sit under shade trees for a casual lunch.
Address: 105 Main Street, Bisbee
2. The Barley Hound, Prescott
Pet-friendly with tons of outdoor seating, this gastropub is just the right spot to spend a night eating and chatting with your friends (human or canine). The restaurant has seating in the front and back patio, meaning there’s plenty of room for everyone!
Address: 234 South Cortez Street, Prescott
3. Cafe Monarch, Scottsdale
If a romantic meal is in your future, then you need to check out this restaurant. The food and service are absolutely incredible but you’ll find yourself coming back for the gorgeous outdoor seating. The patio fills up quickly, so be sure to make reservations.
Address: 6934 East 1st Avenue, Scottsdale
4. Cafe A La Cart, Tucson
This restaurant sits in the courtyard of the Tucson Museum of Art and provides a wonderful patio area for brunch or a special dinner. The Monet-inspired mosaics combined with trees, vines, and string lights make this the perfect location for enjoying an amazing, fresh meal.
Address: 150 North Main Avenue, Tucson
5. Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona
You’ve heard about this place before and it would be a shame to leave this restaurant at the L’Auberge de Sedona off our list. Enjoy a seat right along the banks of Oak Creek with a drink and some mouthwatering, French-inspired food. It’s a great experience during the day but at night, this place has an even more romantic atmosphere.
Address: 301 L’Auberge Lane, Sedona
6. Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Phoenix
If your idea of a magical dining experience includes watching the twinkling city lights from a patio, then you need to check out this restaurant at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The food is incredible and the view is simply gorgeous!
Address: 11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix
7. Hideaway House, Sedona
What do you get when you combine homestyle meals, great service, and impeccable views of Sedona? You get the Hideaway House, a restaurant with yummy food that you can enjoy on the patio to see the trees and buttes of Sedona.
Address: 213 State Route 179, Sedona
8. House of Tricks, Tempe
Sitting right in the heart of Tempe, the House of Tricks serves wonderful, French-inspired dishes in a cottage. Dining outside on the patio is popular here and makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic dinner.
Address: 114 East 7th Street, Tempe
9. Josephine’s Modern American Bistro, Flagstaff
If you’re looking to enjoy the fresh mountain air in Flagstaff, then you need to get a table on this restaurant’s patio. Not only does it have a great seating area that is green and lush but you’ll also get to enjoy some fantastic food.
Address: 503 North Humphreys Street, Flagstaff
10. Quiessence, Phoenix
If you like farm-to-table dining experiences, then you’re going to love Quiessence. The restaurant is located next to a farm, offering a serene dining experience with luxurious food.
Address: 6106 South 32nd Street, Phoenix
11. Vivace Restaurant, Tucson
You can’t go wrong with choosing an Italian restaurant for dinner and Vivace in Tucson is a definite winner. The food is to die for and you’ll love dining on the patio, where you can find incredible views of the Catalinas.
Address: 6440 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson
How many of these places have you had the chance to visit? Do you have a favorite restaurant that didn’t make the list? We love hearing about new places to experience, so be sure to share your favorites with us here or on our Facebook fan page.
If you want to read about more incredible restaurants around the state, we suggest you start by reading about some small town favorites. You can find our suggestions in
11 Small Town Diners In Arizona With Meals To Die For.