Patio Pleasures: The List's List of Outdoor Settings (2024 Edition)


The moment we get that first 75 degree day it’s al fresco dining for us. Fortunately, most restaurants in the DMV agree. Find us soaking in our much needed vitamin D (or, sometimes, tucked under an umbrella) on our favorite patios all season long. Look here, there, and everywhere for all the new outdoor settings - and not just your tried & true spots - many of the new restaurants and bars have outdoor options as well. And, if you looking for a place with a view, you know we got you, check out our rooftop listing in our Up On The Roof round up: 

Al Dente: Dog friendly; 3201 New Mexico Avenue NW;  

All Purpose: 79 Potomac Avenue SE; 

All Set: Dog friendly; 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring;

Apéro: 2622 P St NW;

Art & Soul: Dog friendly; 415 New Jersey Avenue NW;

Astro Beer Hall: Dog friendly; 4001 Campbell Avenue, Arlington;

Bastille: 606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria;

Blue Duck Tavern: 1201 24th Street NW;

Bourbon Steak: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW;

Brasserie Liberte: Dog friendly; 3251 Prospect Street NW; 

Bronze: 1245 H Street NE;

Café Riggs: 900 F Street NW;

Calico: 50 Blagden Alley NW;

Centrolina: 974 10th Street NW; 

Chaplin's: 1501 9th Street NW; 

Cheesetique: 2411 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria;

The Commentary: Dog friendly; 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington;

Convivial: 801 O Street NW;

Cork: Dog friendly; 1805 14th Street NW;

Dacha: Dog friendly; Shaw & Navy Yard; 

Dauphine's: 1100 15th Street NW;

Del Mar: 791 Wharf Street SW; 

dLeña: 476 K Street NW; 

Electric Cool-Aid: Dog friendly; 512 Rhode Island Avenue NW;

Fairmont Courtyard Bar: Dog friendly; 2401 M Street NW; 

Fiola Mare: 3100 K Street NW; 

The Fountain Inn: Dog friendly; 1659 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 

Hell's Kitchen: 652 Wharf Street SW;

Hook Hall: 3400 Georgia Avenue NW;

Iron Gate: 1734 N Street NW;  

Joon: 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna;

Joy by Seven Reasons: Dog friendly; 5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase;  

King Street Oyster Bar: Leesburg, Middleburg, NoMa, City Ridge, Potomac;

Lapis: 1847 Columbia Road NW; 

Le Clou: 222 M Street NE;

Le Diplomate: 1601 14th Street NW;

Lulu’s Wine Garden: 1940 11th Street NW;

Lupo Marino: 40 Pearl Street SW;

Lupo Verde: 1401 T Street NW; 

Maiz.64: 1324 14th Street NW; 

Maker's Union: Cathedral Commons;

Maketto: 1351 H Street NE;

Masseria: 1340 4th Street NE;

matchbox: Dog friendly; Locations vary; 

Maxwell Park: 1336 9th Street NW;

MGM National Harbor: 101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD;

Midlands: Dog friendly; 3333 Georgia Avenue NW; 

Milk & Honey: Bowie, College Park, Fairfix;

Mi Vida: 98 District Square SW;  

Nina May Patio Pop Up: 1337 11th Street NW;

Nobu: 2525 M Street NW;

Old Town Pour House: 212 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD;  

Omateo: 1640 Capital One Drive, Tysons;

Opaline Bar & Brasserie: Dog friendly; 806 15th Street NW;

Ottoman Taverna: Dog friendly; 425 I Street NW; 

Pascual: 732 Maryland Avenue NE;

Perry's: 1811 Columbia Road NW; 

Petite Cerise: 1027 7th Street NW;

Philippe Chow: 653 Wharf Street SW;

The Point: 2100 2nd Street SW; 

Pop Fizz Bar: 2108 Vermont Avenue NW;

Q Street at Hank’s Oyster Bar: 1624 Q Street NW;  

The Royal: 501 Florida Avenue NW;

The Rub Chicken & Beer: 801 King Street, Alexandria, VA;

The Salt Line: 79 Potomac Avenue SE; 4040 Wilson Boulevard;  

Seamore's: 2815 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA;

Sfoglina: Downtown DC; Rosslyn, VA; Van Ness Street NW;   

Shilling Canning Co.: 360 Water Street SE;

St Anselm: 1250 5th Street NE; 

Steak Frites DC: 1324 H Street NE;

Stellina: 508 K Street NW; 

Taco Bamba: Some dog friendly; Locations vary;

Taberna del Alabardero: 1776 I Street NW; 

THRōW Social D.C.: 1401 Okie Street NE: 

Tony & Joe’s: 3000 K Street NW;

Unconventional Diner: Dog friendly; 1207 Ninth Street NW; 

Zeppelin: Dog friendly; 1544 9th Street NW;