Now that temperatures in the city begin to cool down, patio dining is back on the menu! How lucky are we here in Phoenix, to be able to enjoy outdoor dining in the colder months? After many months of triple digit degree days, many restaurants are begging to open their patios again. If you’d like to enjoy some outdoor dining, look no further. We’re here to show you the top 15 best places to enjoy some delicious food and wonderful weather right here in Metro Phoenix. Whether you’re interested in fine dining, or casual, we have options.
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Fine dining options
Quiessence at the Farm
“From our farm to your table.” Come enjoy the fresh options that Quiessense has to offer. Located on 32nd Street, this high-end dining option is market driven. The feel is romantic, as it should be since its set in a historic home. Reservations are required, and it’s well worth it with the experience you’ll have on the gorgeous patio.
LON’s Restaurant at the Hermosa Inn
LON’s has an intimate setting with a rustic feel. Rated as one of Paradise Valley’s top restaurants, this spot offers the freshest of ingredients with cutting-edge trends. Visit during one of their special events and experience a season harvest dinner. Whatever brings you to LON’s, this beautiful patio is sure to impress.
Another Paradise Valley option, the patio in El Chorro offers gorgeous views of Camelback Mountain. This spot is rich in tradition, romantic, and offers some of the best food in the city. It recently opened back up for dining, so make a reservation and enjoy some great food. Just avoid Mondays and Tuesdays as El Chorro is closed those days.
In the heart of Scottsdale lies Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Located in the heart of this hotel, lies Bourbon Steak. Another AAA award winning dining spot, this restaurant will exceed expectations. The atmosphere is sophisticated and modern, the patio is romantic and cozy. Get some of the best steak in the city and enjoy the views while you’re at it.
Another Scottsdale location, Orange Sky is nestled in Talking Stick Resort. This rooftop patio has 360-degree views that continually impress visitors. Make sure to call and reserve a table, avoiding Mondays and Tuesdays since the restaurant is closed those days. This location is magical and will provide the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening. The food is phenomenal as well.
Casual dining options
With multiple locations, including one in Central Phoenix, Postino Wine Cafe is very convenient. They have a great beer and wine menu, and casual Italian fare. The charcuterie and bruschetta boards are delicious. The patio has shade for the day and a fireplace for the cooler evenings. Check this place out for a great bite to eat!
If you’d like to dine in an Adobe brick building, Chelsea’s is for you. Located on 40th street in Phoenix. Like most of our casual dining options, walk-ins are welcome. This kitchen features a wood-burning rotisserie and grill, perfect for all your food dreams. Enjoy the delicious food on a stunning patio for a uniquely Phoenix experience.
Luci’s at the Orchard
Located on 12th street in Phoenix, this dining spot has so much more than just good food. With an entire orchard nearby, you can be sure to have fun! Luci’s is known for fresh ingredients, and views of beautiful citrus orchard. Enjoy the marketplace, café, coffee and juice bar, and vintage ice cream shop! Stop by and experience this shady oasis.
This fun dining spot is in Scottsdale, near Old Town Scottsdale. Diego Pops offers all the tacos and tequila you could ask for, but with a playful twist. The kitchen is open so you can see the magic being made. The patio is playful, fun, and provides a laid-back atmosphere. This is a must for anyone wanting good food and a great time.
Eat Up Drive In
From the owners of our previous entry Diego Pops, comes Eat Up Drive In. It’s located on East Indian School Road and like the name implies, offers a drive-thru option as well as dine-in. If you decide to dine-in there’s a spacious outdoor patio to enjoy. The food is fun and quirky, and the atmosphere is nostalgic.
One of the best places to grab some food in Phoenix, Pita Jungle offers outdoor seating as well. For those looking for healthy food, or Middle Eastern cuisine, Pita Jungle is the spot. With more than ten locations all over Phoenix, it should be easy to find a Pita Jungle near you!
Located in Scottsdale, this restaurant offers American and New England food inside a beach-inspired venue. This blended spot has a lively Brunch scene so make sure to stop by an experience it. The Montauk also offers live music and late-night DJs. Try their Lobster Roll whenever you’re craving that New England cuisine.
Stop into this gem next time you’re in Midtown Phoenix! Located on 3rd Street in Phoenix Ocotillo is large with plenty of outdoor dining. The indoor/outdoor venue blends native desert and modern architecture, making it a unique and gorgeous place to eat. Enjoy the delicious food while also enjoying live music. The cuisine is seasonal, fresh, and local!
The Social on 83rd
This spot is in Peoria and considered an Urban New American hangout. The food is seasonal and local, helping to ensure that it’s fresh on our plates! Enjoy the delicious Brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays, or the main menu any day after 2pm. If you enjoy Bruschetta, cheese boards, and shaded outdoor dining, you’ll love it here.
Visit one of three locations including Chandler, Tempe, and the newly opened Phoenix spot. The patio & beer garden are dog friendly outdoor hangouts that include Ping Pong, Cornhole, and even Beer Pong. If you’re craving German style food, classic Brewery options, and great beer, give Pedal Haus a visit!