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DC Restaurants Reopened For Outdoor Dining

A running list of the reopened DC restaurants where you can eat and drink outside.

Written by
Jessica van Dop DeJesús
Updated September 4th, 2020

Washington DC’s restaurant scene faced a big challenge after the pandemic forced many to close or offer takeout only. The District is now under Phase Two, which limits service to outdoor service and indoor service up to 50% capacity for seated patrons only. The city also allows restaurants to temporarily expand their outdoor dining areas, with owners using sidewalks and part of the street to expand outdoor seating. From extended sidewalk seating to hidden gems, restaurants all around the city have reinvented the outdoor dining space to make the dining experience enjoyable despite the restrictions.

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Adams Morgan

Casta's Rum Bar

$$$$ 1121 New Hampshire Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Casta’s Rum Bar serves Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, and lechon asado on a colorful patio.

El Tamarindo

$$$$ 1785 Florida Ave NW


El Tamarindo, an Adams Morgan institution that has been around for almost 40 years, serves El Salvadoran and Mexican food. Enjoy one of their famous pupusas on their patio.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

$$$$ 2007 18th St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Jack Rose Dining Saloon has an expansive rooftop terrace for dine-in service. The restaurant offers a new summer pit grill and cocktail menu, two daily happy hours, and the option to take home bottles of whiskey after a meal.


$$$$ 1847 Columbia Rd NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Most of the seating at this popular Afghan bistro in Adams Morgan is outdoors. Try their kebabs, Afghan bread, and savory stews.

Lucky Buns

$$$$ 2000 18th St NW

Walk-ins accepted

As the name suggests, Lucky Buns focuses on burgers and spicy chicken sandwiches. Have one of their excellent burgers on their colorful patio.


$$$$ 2437 18th St NW

Reservations recommended

Meze is a Turkish restaurant and wine bar serving dishes such as doner kebabs, manti, and dolmas on their Adams Morgan patio.

Tail Up Goat

$$$$ 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Tail Up Goat is offering new outdoor seating - order the four-course prix-fixe menu for $75 with a varied selection from grilled pork loin to tuna crudo.

The Imperial

$$$$ 2001 18th St NW

Reservations encouraged and walk-ins accepted

The restaurant has a stunning two-tier rooftop for safe outdoor dining in July, debuting for the first time since the restaurant’s grand opening in November 2019. The Adams Morgan dining spot also unveiled a brand new summer food and cocktail menu, and rooftop “Tower Hour” Happy Hour featuring discounts on raw bar treats, cocktails, wine, and beer.

Barracks Row

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$ 523 8th St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Ambar is a Balkan restaurant featuring small plates like cured meats, housemade sausages, and dips at their newly renovated rooftop bar that seats 28 people.

Belga Cafe

$$$$ 514 8th Street SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Located on Barracks row, Belga Cafe serves Belgian food with an extensive beer list. Enjoy mussels, waffles, and hearty stews.

Cafe Mezze

$$$$ 527 8th Street SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Cava Mezze serves delicious Greek food on their sidewalk patio. Their menu centers on small Greek plates such as dips, salads, and grilled meats.


$$$$ 539 8th Street SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Neighborhood favorite Lavagna serves handmade pasta with locally-sourced ingredients. Their patio faces 8th St SE with a view of the Marine Corps Commandant’s Residence.

Ophelia's Fish House

$$$$ 501 8th Street SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

With a seafood-focused menu, you can have a meal at Ophelia’s Fish House at their outside patio or our new sidewalk cafe.

Rose's Luxury

$$$$ 717 8th St SE


Rose’s Luxury features a prix-fixe menu for $65 on their front outdoor patio. Guests must make a reservation here to secure a table.

Ted's Bulletin

$$$$ 505 8th St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Ted’s Bulletin is famous for its homemade pop tarts and boozy milkshakes. Get something sweet on their patio in Barracks Row.

The Brig

$$$$ 1007 8th Street SE

Walk-ins accepted

The Brig is a lively beer garden specializing in American and German beer and offering traditional pub food such as wings, nachos, and burgers.


Big Bear Cafe

$$$$ 1700 1st St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Order coffee, pastries, and sandwiches ahead of time online and enjoy them on the Big Bear Cafe patio. Come on a Sunday for the Farmer’s Market.

Boundary Stone

$$$$ 116 Rhode Island Ave NW

Walk-ins accepted

Boundary stone is a great neighborhood pub in Bloomingdale. Get locally-brewed beers, their famous hot wings, and some whiskey on their patio.

El Camino

$$$$ 108 Rhode Island Ave NW

Walk-ins accepted

El Camino is a small Mexican restaurant in Bloomingdale that serves tacos, queso fundido, and pollo en mole. Finish your meal with a shot of tequila. Their outdoor sidewalk seating is the perfect place to have a margarita.

Tyber Creek

$$$$ 84 T St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Tyber Creek is a neighborhood wine bar and kitchen with a beautiful patio and wood-fired flatbreads and colorful heirloom tomato salad.


Brookland Pint

$$$$ 716 Monroe St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Catch up with friends at Brookland Pint’s patio, which faces the Brookland Arts Walk with local shops and farmer’s market on Tuesday and Saturdays.

Brookland's Finest

$$$$ 3126 12th St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Brookland’s Finest is a neighborhood restaurant serving American classics such as burgers, sandwiches, and fried catfish. The patio comes with views of the cute houses of Brookland.

Busboys And Poets

$$$$ 625 Monroe St NE

Walk-ins accepted

With their patio facing Catholic University, Busboys and Poets offer a wide selection of sandwiches such as one with catfish and a Cubano.

Masala Story

$$$$ 3301 12th St NE #4008

Walk-ins accepted

Masala Story is an Indian restaurant in Brookland serving dishes such as chicken tikka masala, goat curry, and palak paneer.


$$$$ 2711 12th St NE

Reservations accepted

Menomale features wood-fired certified Neapolitan pizza on their all-weather patio.


$$$$ 3000 12th St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Primrose has a flowery patio where you can enjoy charcuterie boards, terrines, and lots of natural wine.

Capitol Hill

Joselito Casa de Comidas

$$$$ 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Joselito Casa de Comidas offers a Spanish menu with tapas such as manchego cheese, gazpacho, and potato tortilla. Sidewalk outdoor seating is available.

Le Pain Quotidien

$$$$ 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Walk-ins accepted

Le Pain Quotidien offers a large outdoor dining area near their Eastern Market Location. Stop for a coffee and pastry and some Capitol Hill people watching.

Mr. Henry's

$$$$ 601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Walk-ins accepted

Mr. Henry’s serves classic American dishes such as crab cakes, BBQ ribs, and burgers with a side of jazz on their Capitol Hill patio.

Sonoma Wine Bar

$$$$ 223 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Sonoma Wine Bar features American food like burgers and pizza with a long wine list. A popular spot for Capitol Hill staffers, the restaurant offers patio dining.

Tortilla Coast

$$$$ 400 First Street SE

Reservations accepted

Tortilla Coast is a lively neighborhood restaurant in Capitol Hill serving Mexican food. Choose from a large selection of tacos and other appetizers like nachos and quesadillas. Outdoor seating is available on their sidewalk patio.

Chevy Chase/Cleveland Park

Real Nutritious Food

$$$$ 3704 14th St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Real Nutritious Food is a new restaurant in Chevy Chase. They offer a selection of dishes such as crab cakes, vegan fuzu, and wood-fired pizzas.

Muchas Gracias

$$$$ 5029 Connecticut Ave NW


Muchas Gracias, a cozy Mexican restaurant in Chevy Chase, has a patio with colorful place settings and wood and wicker chairs. The patio requires ordering from a prix-fixe menu that includes botanas, grilled short ribs, carnitas, and fresh tortillas.

Trattoria Al Volo

$$$$ 3417 Connecticut Ave NW

Walk-ins accepted

Trattoria Al Volo serves handmade pasta at their patio in Cleveland Park. Try dishes like housemade burrata ravioli and wild boar ragu with their extensive selection of Italian wine.


$$$$ 3311 Connecticut Avenue NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

This Israeli restaurant offers classics such as salatims, falafel, and wood-fired kebabs. Sababa shares a rooftop patio with its partner restaurant, Bindaas.


$$$$ 3309 Connecticut Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Bindaas offers Indian food like kebabs, kathi rolls, and samosas on their Cleveland Park Patio.

Chinatown/Penn Quarter

Bantam King

$$$$ 501 G St. NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

If you love ramen and fried chicken, you should head to Bantam King. Have some chicken spicy miso ramen on their sidewalk patio.


$$$$ 480 7th St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Jaleo has an extended patio - order their iconic paellas and sip sangria at their Penn Quarter location.

Karma Modern Indian

$$$$ 611 I St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Karma Modern Indian offers a large outdoor dining area serving dishes like lobster masala and mushroom biryani. Don’t miss their cocktails such as “Temple of Salt,” made with bourbon and housemade Kashmiri bitters.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

$$$$ 401 7th St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Oyamel is a Mexican restaurant in the heart of Penn Quarter offering outdoor seating. Their salt-air margaritas pair perfectly with their tableside guacamole.


$$$$ 633 D St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

This excellent Indian fine dining restaurant in Penn Quarter offers outdoor seating on their patio space. Their menu includes dishes such as truffle dosa and masala crabcakes.


$$$$ 701 9th St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Zatinya in Penn Quarter serves mezze on their patio with dishes like stuffed grape leaves, hummus, and roasted lamb shoulder.

Columbia Heights

Napoli Pasta Bar

$$$$ 2737 Sherman Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

An Italian spot located in Columbia Heights, Napoli serves Neapolitan dishes like fresh fusilli with crab meat, Italian wines, and cocktails. Their outdoor patio has seating available with reservations or walk-ins.


$$$$ 3400 11th St NW

Reservations accepted

This new Malaysian restaurant offers patio seating in Columbia Heights. Order their nasi goreng with some cold curry mee.

Thip Khao

$$$$ 3462 14th St NW


Thip Khao offers patio seating where you can eat Laotian dishes like crispy catfish and stir-fried rice noodles.


$$$$ 3704 14th St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Anafre is a great Mexican restaurant in Columbia Heights. Order a paloma with some queso fundido.



$$$$ 974 Palmer Alley NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Located on Palmer Alley in CityCenter DC, Centrolina’s patio is where you can get homemade fettuccine or seared swordfish.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

$$$$ 801-A 9th St. NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Sip on mojitos and people watch on Cuba Libre’s centrally-located patio, which has room for 80 people.

Immigrant Food

$$$$ 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Walk-ins accepted

DC’s first-ever advocacy fast-casual restaurant situated a block from the White House works with immigrant organizations such as Ayuda, which provides assistance to immigrant families in need. Immigrant Food opened its outdoor patio for walk-ins and uses the outdoor space to host live-cooking classes, comedy nights, and virtual art showcases for customers to live stream from Facebook and Instagram.


$$$$ 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Modena is an upscale Italian restaurant that serves handmade pasta with a variety of antipasti. Their a patio can seat 30 people.

Opaline Bar and Brasserie

$$$$ 806 15th St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Opaline patio brings a touch of France to Lafayette Square. Their cozy patio, with string lights and hanging plants, is where you can sip champagne and eat duck leg confit and ratatouille.

Oval Room

$$$$ 800 Connecticut Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Enjoy fine dining near the White House at The Oval Room. The menu features locally-sourced ingredients such as pork ribeye and organic chicken that you can pair with something from their extensive wine list. Their patio comes with views of Lafayette Square.


$$$$ 963 Palmer Alley NW


Piccolina, the sister restaurant of Centrolina, serves casual Italian food such as pizzas and pastries. The restaurant continues with the same ordering model at the counter and delivering food to guests who chose to sit outside.

Dupont Circle


$$$$ 1805 18th St NW

Reservations only

This excellent Korean restaurant offers patio seating and serves a tasting menu with dishes like Korean fried chicken, seared galbi, and mandu.


$$$$ 2132 Florida Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

This American restaurant tucked away in Florida Ave has an intimate patio that seats 32 people, and is headed by a former White House chef.

La Tomate

$$$$ 1701 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Opened in 1987, La Tomate has become a classic DC restaurant. Sip your negronis with a view of the famous Dupont Circle neighborhood.

Mission Dupont

$$$$ 1606 20th St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Mission Dupont serves tacos, burritos, and nachos. There’s outdoor seating at Mission’s patio and 40-table “streatery,” which just means part of the street has been set aside for outdoor dining.

Teddy And The Bully Bar

$$$$ 1200 19th Street NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Paying tribute to President Teddy Roosevelt, Teddy and the Bully Bar offers a menu featuring locally-sourced dishes such as crab cakes, tomato risotto, and buttermilk fried chicken. Their ample patio faces one of the many charming streets in Dupont Circle.

The Admiral

$$$$ 1 Dupont Cir NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

The Admiral has one of the largest outdoor spaces in Washington, DC with a 2,000+ square foot patio. They serve pub food such as burgers, pulled pork sliders, and quesadillas. The patio is open until midnight on the weekends.

Foggy Bottom/West End


$$$$ 800 22nd St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Beefsteak is a vegetable-focused fast-casual restaurant near The George Washington University in Foggy Bottom. Although the offerings are not entirely vegetarian, vegetables make up most of the menu.

Blue Duck Tavern

$$$$ 1201 24th St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

A DC classic, Blue Duck Tavern offers seating at their picturesque patio with raised beds filled with herbs.

Rasika West End

$$$$ 1190 New Hampshire Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Rasika West End offers Indian fine dining on their patio space. Their menu includes dishes such as truffle dosas and masala crabcakes.


$$$$ 2275 L St NW

Reservations and walk-ins welcome

A cornerstone of the West End dining scene, Ris has served fine dining dishes like blackened salmon and grilled eggplant for over ten years. The sidewalk patio is surrounded by plants.


Il Canale

$$$$ 2275 L St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

A Georgetown favorite of celebrities, politicians, and journalists, Il Canale is known for its Italian cuisine, especially their Neapolitan pizza. Dine outdoors in their cozy garden patio or snag a sidewalk table.

Kafe Leopold

$$$$ 3315 Cady's Alley NW

Walk-ins accepted

Tucked away at Cady’s Alley, the Kafe Leopold patio is a welcome escape from the busy Georgetown streets. The patio, with modern European furniture is the perfect spot for a glass of riesling. They serve German food like bratwurst and apple strudel.

Fiola Mare

$$$$ 3050 K St NW


Facing the Georgetown Waterfront, Fiola Mare patio is a favorite among celebrities and politicians. The restaurant offers seafood-centric Italian fine dining.


$$$$ 3050 K Street NW Suite WG60

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

With its ample patio near the Georgetown Waterfront, Guapo’s is a great spot to people watch. Guapo’s serves Mexican food, from tacos al carbon to cheese enchiladas.

Martin's Tavern

$$$$ 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Martin’s Tavern is a quintessential DC restaurant. Their patio faces Wisconsin Ave and N St NW, giving you a view of Georgetown neighborhood life.

H St Corridor

DC Harvest

$$$$ 517 H St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

DC Harvest is a family-owned, independent restaurant serving a seasonal menu during brunch and dinner with dishes like fried green tomatoes and Maryland blue crab dip. Their patio extends to their impromptu sidewalk area as well.


$$$$ 401 H St NE

Walk-ins accepted

Ethiopic offers Ethiopian cuisine - try their injeras and doro wat on their patio.


$$$$ 1351 H St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Maketto is a bustling Asian restaurant with a marketplace, rooftop, and courtyard patio. Order delicious noodles, pastries, and baos.

Pier 1354

$$$$ 1354 H-Street NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Pier 1354 is a summertime seafood shack pop-up on the Gallery O on H patio. Pier 135 is owned by the team behind Stable, and offers a seafood-focused menu on their patio.

Sidamo Coffee & Tea

$$$$ 417 H Street, NE

Walk-ins accepted

Sidamo Coffee and Tea is an Ethiopian coffee shop in the H Street corridor. Have a coffee and a sandwich on their charming patio.

The Pursuit Wine Bar & Kitchen

$$$$ 1025 H St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

The Pursuit is a neighborhood wine bar in the heart of the H Street corridor. Their spacious patio is an ideal place to sip wine and people watch.

Ivy City


$$$$ 1401 Okie St NE


Gravitas brings fine dining to Ivy City. Enjoy their tasting menu that features dishes like Vietnamese spiced grilled quail at their conservatory outdoor area.

Ivy City Smokehouse

$$$$ 1356 Okie St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Ivy City Smokehouse has a spacious patio with city views. The restaurant specializes in dishes like BBQ meats, crab cakes, and steamed crabs.

Logan Circle/14th Street

Barcelona Wine Bar

$$$$ 1622 14th St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Located in bustling 14th Street, Barcelona Wine Bar’s patio is a little oasis with wood paneling, modern European patio furniture, and greenery. Enjoy tapas and a glass of tempranillo on their patio.

Colada Shop

$$$$ 1405 T St NW

Walk-ins accepted

Escape to Cuba via a cafesito at Colada Shop at T Street, off of lively 14th Street. Their two-floor patio is a great place to sightsee. Want something stronger than coffee? There are plenty of cocktails to choose from, piña coladas to guava frosé.


$$$$ 1443 P St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Commissary is a great neighborhood spot in Logan Circle. Their menu offers pizza, burgers, steaks, and seafood dishes. Their “streatery” patio faces lively P St.


$$$$ 1520 14th St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Estadio launched “Estadio Afuera” - a pandemic pop-up and 60-seat streetery in front of the restaurant. Estadio’s expansive street-side patios are outfitted with astroturf and large patio umbrellas. Estadio serves tapas such as like tortilla española, patatas bravas, open-faced montaditos, golden brown croquetas, and plancha-grilled calamari.

Le Diplomate

$$$$ 1601 14th St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted.

One of the best French restaurants in the city, Le Diplomate has an ample outdoor seating area with stylish bistro tables and chairs.

Logan Tavern

$$$$ 1423 P St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Logan Tavern is a neighborhood spot serving burgers, colorful salads, and meatloaf. It offers patio dining and is a part of the P Street streatery.

Lupo Verde

$$$$ 1401 T St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

People watch at Lupo Verde’s corner patio over a plate of Italian charcuterie and cheese.

Pisco y Nazca

$$$$ 1823 L St NW

Reservations accepted

With one of the liveliest patios in the neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca’s patio offers a variety of cocktails and wines. Try a passion fruit pisco sour while sampling a ceviche mixto, causa rellena, or a lomo saltado.

The Pig

$$$$ 1320 14th St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

As the name implies, The Pig does a bunch of dishes celebrating pork, prepared with ingredients from their local Maryland farm. Try everything from a pork burger to BBQ ribs to a savory pulled pork sandwich. Dining is currently open for patio only.

Mount Vernon


Korean  in  Dupont
$$$$ 1805 18th St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Mandu is a Korean restaurant where you can have soju and dumplings on their large patio.

RPM Italian

$$$$ 650 K St NW

Reservations accepted

RPM Italian offers patio seating serving Italian food in the Mt. Vernon Triangle. Try their housemade pastas such as the lobster ravioli or pesto rigatoni.


Indian  in  Navy Yard
$$$$ 1247 1st St SE

Walk-ins accepted

Rasa is a fast-casual Indian restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle. The restaurant offers bowls of chicken tikka, turmeric ginger shrimp, and lamb kebabs. Although fast-casual, the restaurant also serves cocktails such as tamarind margaritas.

Navy Yard

All Purpose

PizzaItalian  in  Navy Yard
$$$$ 79 Potomac Ave SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

All-Purpose Riverfront is a casual restaurant featuring wood-fired oven pizzas and antipasti such as fried calamari, mozzarella, and prosciutto and melon salad.

Atlas Brew Works - Half Street Brewery & Tap Room

$$$$ 1201 Half St SE Suite 120

Walk-ins accepted

Expansive socially-distant outdoor seating is available daily at Atlas Half Street Brewery & Tap Room with a bunch of different pies from Andy’s Pizza.


$$$$ 301 Water St SE # 115

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Navy Yard’s new Caribbean restaurant by the water, Bammy’s has a large outdoor seating area and serves dishes such as jerk chicken, curry goat, and Jamaican rum cocktails.

Bluejacket Brewery

$$$$ 300 Tingey St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Brewery and restaurant Blue Jacket offers a large selection of craft beers with food like burgers, salads, and sandwiches.


$$$$ 1331 4th St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Chloe offers a menu of small plates based on locally-sourced ingredients from the Mid-Atlantic such as grilled chicken and pan-roasted asparagus. Their Navy Yard patio is open for both lunch and dinner.

Dacha Navy Yard

$$$$ 79 Potomac Ave SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Located across from Nationals Park, Dacha Navy Yard serves German Biergarten-style food and a large selection of German, American, and Belgian craft beers.

District Winery

$$$$ 385 Water St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

District Winery is DC’s only restaurant in which wines are made in house. Sip house-made wine with shareable plates while taking in the view of the Anacostia River on their patio.

Due South

$$$$ 301 Water St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Due South has a large dockside patio where you can enjoy BBQ pork, fried chicken, and jambalaya with a river view.


$$$$ 300 Tingey St SE #170

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Hatoba serves Japanese noodle dishes, featuring Sapporo-style ramen and yakisoba noodles on a lively patio. They also showcase different appetizers throughout the year like crispy pig ears.


$$$$ 79 Potomac Ave SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

With views of the Capitol Riverfront, Jackie’s is one of the newest additions to the Navy Yard. The patio features beautiful furniture where you can eat miso fried chicken or pan-seared black bass.

Mission Navy Yard

$$$$ 1221 Van St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Mission Dupont serves dishes like tacos, burritos, and nachos. There’s outdoor seating at Mission’s Navy Yard patio which faces Nationals Park.

Osteria Morini

PastaItalian  in  Navy Yard
$$$$ 301 Water St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Osteria Morini offers a large patio with views of the Anacostia River. Order handmade pasta, colorful salads, and some wine from their extensive list.

Shilling Canning Company

$$$$ 360 Water St SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Shilling Canning Company offers local and seasonal dishes like wood-grilled pork belly and fresh zucchini bread from the Mid-Atlantic. Their cozy patio is surrounded by raised bed planters the chef uses to prepare the restaurant’s dishes.

The Salt Line

$$$$ 79 Potomac Ave SE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

With waterfront views and ample patio space, The Salt Line is a great spot if you’re looking to dine outside in the Navy Yard. The menu is seafood-focused, featuring oysters, shellfish, and local fish from the Chesapeake Bay.


Coconut Club

$$$$ 540 Penn Street NE

Walk-ins only

Coconut Club serves dishes such as tuna poke, curry chicken, and Kalua pork sliders on their patio. Pair any of it with their popular tropical cocktails like piña coladas and mai tais.


$$$$ 243 K St NE

Walk-ins accepted

Indigo is an Indian restaurant with a large patio off the H St corridor. The restaurant changes its menu often, make sure to check their website for their current offerings.

La Cosecha

$$$$ 1309 5TH STREET NE

Walk-ins accepted

This food fall features vendors like Peruvian Brothers, cocktails and bites at Serenata, Latin American wine and snacks from Grand Cata, and El Salvadoran pupusas from La Casita. Outdoor seating is offered in front of the building.

Laos In Town

$$$$ 250 K St NE

Reservations accepted

Laos in Town serves dishes like lettuce wraps, crispy rice salad, and whole-roasted branzino on their patio.


$$$$ 1340 4th St NE

Reservations only

Masseria offers fine Italian dining such as sea urchin topped pasta on their pergola patio with wood paneling, string lights, and greenery all around.


$$$$ 1274 5th St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Enjoy your sushi with a view at O-ku’s picturesque rooftop patio.

St. Anselm

$$$$ 1250 5th St NE

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

St. Anselm serves a bunch of grilled meats with an extensive wine and cocktail list. Their large patio includes the sidewalk and part of the street.

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge offers one of the most expansive patios in NoMa. The restaurant menu centers on oysters, but you can also find lobster pizza, a shrimp raw bar, and chicken and waffles.

Union Market

$$$$ 1309 5th St NE

Walk-ins accepted

This food hall offers a full outdoor area to dine in with your choice of dosas from DC Dosa, tacos at Takorean, savory shrimp and grits from Puddin’, and more vendors and options.

Park View

Hook Hall

$$$$ 3400 Georgia Ave NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Recently opened, Hook Hall offers 7,000 square feet of outdoor space, seven enclosed cabanas, umbrella tables, and picnic benches - coming here almost feels like a vacation especially since we can’t travel now. The menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, and bar appetizers such as wings and fried calamari.


$$$$ 3227 Georgia Ave NW

Walk-ins accepted

Tabla is a new Georgian-inspired restaurant in Park View. Order khachapuris with Mexican street corn and Maryland crab dip.


$$$$ 3630 Georgia Ave NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

Tsehay is an Ethiopian neighborhood spot in Park View with a patio. The menu offers dishes such as kifto and plenty of vegan options.

Shaw / U Street


$$$$ 801 O St NW

Reservations or walk-ins accepted

This cozy French restaurant has a large patio serving French classics such as ratatouille, steak frites, and coq au vin. Their extensive wine list is perfect for an afternoon outdoors.

Espita Mezcaleria

Mexican  in  Shaw
$$$$ 1250 9th St NW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

This Southern Mexican dining spot in Shaw patio is covered so they can continue giving their diners the safest, most enjoyable experience no matter the weather this summer.


RamenFusion  in  Shaw
$$$$ 805 V St NW

Reservations accepted

Haikan serves a bunch of different types of ramen, including pork-based, Sapporo-style as well as vegan options. The patio faces the lively block in Shaw.

Lulu’s Wine Garden

$$$$ 1940 11th St NW


Lulu’s Winegarden has three patios for safe dining - 24 seats on its ivy-lined front patio, 40 on its hidden back plant-filled courtyard, and 16 on its just-opened “streatery” that has tropical fauna and lounge seating. The menu offers savory dips like whipped feta and smoked whitefish you can pair with a bottle of wine from their long list.


$$$$ 1346 Florida Ave NW


Maydan transformed their outdoor seating into a Middle-Eastern dining experience called “Tawle.” Guests must order the prix-fixe menu, which includes a variety of family-style dishes like grilled lab, housemade breads, and hummus.

Seven Reasons

$$$$ 2208 14th St NW


Seven Reasons, the excellent Latin American spot on 14th street, opened their summer garden rooftop patio from Tuesdays-Sundays (contingent on weather) from 5pm-12am.

Tiger Fork

Chinese  in  Shaw
$$$$ 922 N St (Rear) NW


Hong Kong spot Tiger Fork is offering outdoor seating in front of their restaurant. Order their famous chili wontons and cocktails.

The Wharf

Colada Shop

$$$$ 10 Pearl St SW

Walk-ins accepted

The Colada Shop has a new Wharf location that offers contactless order on its spacious and colorful patio with dishes like cafesitos and Cubanos.

Del Mar

$$$$ 791 Wharf St SW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Del Mar offers ample patio seating with views of the DC Wharf. Enjoy tapas, paella, and cocktails at one of DC’s most popular restaurants.

Hank's Oyster Bar

$$$$ 701 Wharf Street SW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Enjoy a seafood tower with water views at Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Wharf patio.

La Vie

$$$$ 88 District Square SW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

La Vie has a patio that features a view of the bustling DC Wharf Marina. Order the decadent Riviera seafood tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster, mussels, and other dishes.

Lupo Marino

$$$$ 40 Pearl St. SW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Located on Pearl Street, Lupo Marino serves a seafood-focused Italian menu on a large outdoor dining area.


$$$$ 1120 Maine Ave SW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

For an outdoor dining experience in The Wharf, head to Officina’s Terrazza, which offers an extensive cocktail and champagne list.

Scarlet Oak

$$$$ 791 Wharf St SW

Reservations and walk-ins accepted

Scarlet Oak offers classic American food such as burgers, crab cakes, and salads on a large patio area in the heart of the Wharf development.

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