Top 10 Restaurant Patios For A Summer In DC

David Hatef

One of the best parts of the beautiful Washington DC summer is the outdoor living, and dining out is no exception. The city delivers for outdoor dining fans with many spectacular patios for brunch, dinner, and happy hour. This summer, try out these 10 popular choices for dining outside.

1. BOURBON STEAK

Dine in the lap of luxury at The Four Seasons’ high-end restaurant patio, with plush seating and impeccable service. Open from 11:30am-11:30pm, this is the perfect spot all day for a craft cocktail and bar food.

2. VINOTECA

This trendy U Street spot has a choice of two patios perfect for every need. The spacious, well-lit front patio serves up brunch, dinner, and views of the trendy neighborhood, while the back patio is perfect for grabbing a drink and playing a game of bocce ball.

3. THE COMMODORE PUBLIC HOUSE & KITCHEN

Logan Square’s popular neighborhood restaurant hosts a relaxed, long wraparound patio filled with picnic tables. This is the perfect casual patio to kick back on for dinner or drinks well into the night.

4. TOP OF THE GATE

For spectacular sunset views, head to The Watergate Hotel’s incredible rooftop patio. An impressive array of cocktails and tasty bar food will keep you satiated as you cozy up to fireplaces and heat lamps after dark.

5. DACHA BEER GARDEN

Contemporary artwork and elegant covered picnic tables line this funky, modern watering hole. Come for the extensive German and American beer selection, or enjoy dinner or weekend brunch.

6. LE DIPLOMATE

Covered and uncovered sections of the spacious outdoor patio make it a perfect choice in all summer weather. Le Diplomate serves tasty French classic food and wine for dinner and weekend brunch.

7. FIG & OLIVE

The contemporary restaurant’s cozy Alfresco Terrace is open all summer and fits perfectly into its chic downtown location. Whether you’re coming for brunch, lunch, or dinner, this is the perfect place for people watching.

8. TABARD INN RESTAURANT

Tree and ivy lined with classic red brick walls, the enclosed back patio at Tabard Inn Restaurant is the outdoor space for anyone looking for an intimate, private experience. The patio is open all day for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

9. MI VIDA RESTAURANTE

This brand new Mexican spot has a fun outdoor patio with riverfront and street views just perfect for the warmer months. Drop by for a happy hour margarita, or try traditional Mexican fare for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

10. MASSERIA

Upscale dining combines with an inviting, enclosed patio for a truly high-end outdoor dinner experience. The space exudes elegance with wood details, fireplaces, and a perfectly placed string of lights. Try their famous linguini pasta.

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