1. Apolline Restaurant, New Orleans
A pretty little place that’s perfect to take a date. Dine in the herb garden when the weather’s nice. 4729 Magazine Street, New Orleans.
2. Avo, New Orleans
This charming Italian restaurant is owned by a fourth-generation Sicilian, so you know the food is amazing! You wouldn’t guess from the front that there’s a patio this romantic hiding in back! 5908 Magazine Street, New Orleans.
3. Cristiano Ristorante, Houma
Delicious Italian-influenced seafood and entrees. The patio dining is absolutely magical in the evening. 725 High Street, Houma.
4. Fremin’s Restaurant, Thibodaux
Located in a mid-19th century building, Fremin’s has old-school Louisiana charm. Dine on the balcony, day or night, for a wonderful experience. 402 W 3rd Street, Thibodaux.
5. The Harbor Bar & Grill, Metairie
Friendly service and delicious seafood and burgers. Stop by for their late night menu - open until 3 a.m. on weekdays; 4 a.m. on weekends. 3024 17th Street, Metairie.
6. Middendorf's, Akers
Situated between Lake Maurepas and Lake Pontchartrain, you can’t go wrong with this view! Everything on the menu is good, but it’s hard to pass up the catfish. 30160 Old US-51, Akers.
7. Palmettos On The Bayou, Slidell
Cajun and Creole on the Bayou Bonfouca. The 5,000 square-foot deck is surrounded by lush vegetation - a true Louisiana experience. 1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell.
8. Red Zeppelin Pizza, Baton Rouge
What’s better than pizza? Pizza on the patio with the Sole Brothers! Not only is the patio nice, the pizza is amazing. Try the Mothership Pizza. 4395 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.
9. The Saint Street Inn, Lafayette
Enjoy lunch on the patio during the day, and hear live music at night under the lights! 407 Brook Avenue, Lafayette.
10. Tsunami Shaw Center, Baton Rouge
The terrace at Tsunami Shaw Center overlooks the Mississippi, and the view is simply amazing. If you’re looking for a romantic spot and some delicious sushi, this is your place. 100 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge.