D.C. August 23, 2017
11 DC Restaurants With The Most Amazing Outdoor Patios You’ll Love To Lounge On
Fall weather is hopefully heading our way and we are all anxious to enjoy some cooler, less humid days before the winter sneaks up on us. If you want to combine two of the best things in DC: great weather and great food, then you need to try these 11 DC restaurants with the best outdoor patios in DC.
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1. Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak is a deluxe steakhouse in the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown. Come by and sit in their cozy patio out back and enjoy a delicious meal, including their amazing steak frites while enjoying the nice ambiance.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Barcelona is the tapas place in DC to see and be seen. The buzzy wine bar and Spanish restaurant has huge patio right off of 14th Street that is a perfect place to spend a weekend evening.
1622 14th St NW
3. Dirty Habit
The backyard patio of Dirty Habit spans an entire city block. There are couches, chairs, fire pits and strings of lights creating a gorgeous scene. There’s also a patio bar outside where you can order cocktails and drinks.
700 F St NW
4. Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana
Mazcalero is a bright Mexican restaurant with an 18 seat patio right off 14th Street. You can’t miss the big wire chicken outside, which will make for a great subject in your Instagram photos.
3714 14th St NW
5. The Bird
The Bird is a new poultry-themed restaurant that serves, you guessed it, a lot of chicken. It also has one of the coolest ambiances in the entire city with unique murals and decor and a large patio complete with bright tables and chairs outside.
1337 11th St NW
6. Fig & Olive
Fig & Olive is located in CityCenter and aims to capture the essence of the French Riviera. Their Alfresco terrace is a dreamy open air space, where you can relax while dining on delicious French classics.
934 Palmer Aly NW
7. Big Bear Cafe
Big Bear is a funky cafe in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Their patio is surrounded by green trees and leafy ivy. Order one of their signature bagel sandwiches and a coffee and forget you’re even in a city.
1700 1st St NW
8. Lauriol Plaza
Lauriol Plaza is a big Mexican restaurant near Dupont Circle that offers two outdoor seating options: an upper and lower patio. Both are covered so you’re protected from the sun by get to enjoy the people watching and fresh air while dining on fajitas and margaritas.
1835 18th St NW
Hazel has a funky patio decorated with comfy couches and and cozy twinkle lights hanging above. Hazel offers new American dishes with artisanal flair and cultural influences.
808 V St NW
10. Brasserie Beck
Brasserie Beck is a Belgian restaurant known for its delicious mussels and Belgian style beers. They are also the go-to spot to find a table out on a patio because they offer a huge covered patio.
1101 K St NW
Bluejacket is one of the closest restaurants to Nats stadium so they are always packed on game days but if you do happen to stop by on a non-game day, you should grab a spot on their patio outside. They are a brewery but they also offer a fantastic food menu.
300 Tingey St SE
These are just some of the best outdoor dining areas in DC!
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