Best Outdoor Dining

Branzino

The restaurants tree-lined backyard patio provides the ideal alfresco location to enjoy the summer breeze and former Fish chef Mike Stollenwerks creations. Dont plan on a quick meal here: Youll want to linger over your courses and relax in the garden oasis Branzino has created in the middle of the city.

261 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-790-0103 | Website


2012 WINNER, Outdoor Dining

Rittenhouse Tavern

251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA

A patio at the Art Alliance should probably be aesthetically pleasing. The outdoor nook at Rittenhouse Tavern exceeds that expectation, but abjures the pretentious ‘tude that often sneaks into such a place. Go for brunch, but wear your drinking shoes. Read more »

2011 WINNER, Outdoor Eating

M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel

231 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The brick patio and pink azaleas are straight out of antebellum Savannah, but Michael Caspi’s cooking split-pea tofu with pistachio mousse, roasted barramundi with sweet-and-sour hibiscus foam is an altogether more progressive affair. Read more »

2010 WINNER, Outdoor Dining (Suburbs)

Styer’s Garden Cafe

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA

Now that Terrain’s greenhouse cafe has expanded to a patio and dinner four nights a week, and Supper alum Keith Rudolf as executive chef we couldn’t be more excited to put our fannies in the Fermob folding chairs, uncork the BYO riesling, and order one of everything (two, when it comes to the cheese plates). Read more »

2010 WINNER, Outdoor Dining (City)

Silk City Diner

435 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

Order a fresh limeade margarita, kick back, and marvel that you’re on a tropical island on an otherwise grim stretch of Spring Garden. Read more »

2009 WINNER, Outdoor Dining (Suburbs)

Firecreek

20 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA

A large porch serves up the perfect mix of sophisticated and serene: a polished crowd; stylish furniture and good drinks; situated next to a charming creek in a pretty park; and a view of Downingtown’s picturesque downtown and soaring church steeple. Read more »

2009 WINNER, Outdoor Dining (City)

Bistrot La Minette

623 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Bistrot La Minette has a secret sanctuary. Invisible from the street and the main dining room, its newly opened bricked-in patio is the prettiest in town. Window boxes bloom over unvarnished teak tables. Tiny white lights twinkle overhead. French tunes float in the air as servers appear and disappear through the door. And free movies… Read more »