With warmer weather comes more time outdoors, and this extends to time spent dining. Restaurants with outdoor patios seem to attract more diners this time of year. Here are 10 of the most beautiful restaurant outdoor patios across the state you simply must visit.
1. The Country Club at the Wynn, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas (702) 770-3315
Guests can enjoy the glorious view from the 18th hole of the Wynn Golf Course as they dine on innovative fare by Chef Rene Lenger. Lunch, brunch, and dinner are served on weekends.
Dishes range from perfectly charred steaks to table-side carved prime rib to an assortment of New Orleans favorites like gumbo and shrimp and grits.
2. Marche Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Dr., Suite 106, Las Vegas (702) 804-8008
This French bistro and wine shop is located in the Summerlin area of northwest Las Vegas. Spectacular views of Lake Jacqueline and the periodic swans swimming by provide a relaxing backdrop to a wonderful dining experience.
Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, the menu, overseen by Luciano Pellegrini, features classic French cuisine with chicken, steak, and seafood. There is even a vegan/vegetarian menu.
3. Stone House Cafe, 1907 S. Arlington Ave., Reno (775) 284-3895
Located in Old Southwest Reno, the Stone House is a European cafe that specializes in fresh, farm-to-table delicacies. The spacious outdoor seating area provides a beautiful and natural backdrop to a superb dining experience.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the menu changes regularly depending on Chef Jorge Flores' whim and the availability of certain ingredients.
4. Picasso at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas (702) 693-8105
Diners never tire of the glorious view of the Las Vegas strip, including the spectacular fountains of Bellagio. Picasso is open only for dinner.
Spanish-born chef Julian Serrano's prix fixe menu blends Spanish and French food into incredible dishes.
5. Wild River Grille, 17 S. Virginia St., Reno (775) 284-7455
Located on Reno's River Walk, Wild River Grille is a contemporary restaurant inspired by nature. The spacious and comfortable patio is a great place to dine with friends and enjoy the live music.
Since 2009, this restaurant has delighted lunch and dinner diners with its locally sourced and seasonal ingredients and creative menu such as the perfectly cooked duck dish pictured.
6. The Slanted Porch, 310 S. Taylor St., Fallon (775) 423-4489
Located in an old house, The Slanted Porch is one of Fallon's gems. The American traditional menu has something to satisfy everyone. The outdoor patio offers guests scenic views of Fallon.
The Slanted Porch offers traditional lunch and dinner fare like sandwiches, salads, burgers, steak, and seafood with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
7. Bravo Cucina Italiana, 1300 W. Sunset Rd., Suite 1950, Henderson (702) 433-4352
Bravo Cucina Italiana's spacious outdoor terrace is a great place to relax and enjoy the restaurant's delicious Italian fare.
Bravo Cucina Italiana offers a little slice of Italy in Henderson. With its house made pastas, fresh baked pizza, and other sumptuous Italian specialties, you will be back again and again.
8. Andiron Steak & Sea, 1720 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas (702) 685-8002
Andiron Steak & Sea calls itself "an homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked, and seared." The gorgeous patio makes for a relaxing lunch, Sunday brunch, dinner, or happy hour setting.
The new American/seafood cuisine is always amazing. The $1 oysters on the half shell and tasty steaks are very popular.
9. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, 1725 Festival Plaza Dr., Suite A2, Las Vegas (702) 727-4784
At the Lazy Dog, the gorgeous outdoor patio area is only improved by its dog-friendly setting. Bring your dog(s) and let them partake of the dog menu. The foliage and fire pit make this patio a popular area.
The menu consists of sandwiches, burgers, meat, fish, pastas, stir-frys, pizzas, and salads. There is also a lunch special every weekday until 4:00 p.m.
9. Cafe at Adele's, 1112 N. Carson St., Carson City (775) 882-3353
First established in 1977, Cafe at Adele's is located in a gorgeous restored 1864 Comstock Mansart Mansion, with interior and outdoor patio decor beautifully coordinated by co-owner Karen Abowd.
Chef Charlie Abowd's fresh, organic, and natural culinary delights bring locals and visitors back again and again.
Summer is fast approaching, and the joy of dining in outdoor patios is here. How many of these restaurants with gorgeous outdoor patios have you been fortunate enough to visit? Was your favorite left off this list? Please comment below.
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