Warm weather is here, which means al fresco dining is too! We’ve rounded up the best patios at Lettuce restaurants in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, D.C. Metro Area and Minnesota for you to enjoy all spring and summer long. Here is our list of where you should be eating and drinking outside, plus a few new patios opening this season.
Big Bowl – Reston
11915 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 703-787-8852
Number of seats: 50
Hop on your bike and join us on our patio, located on the north and west side of the restaurant. Lighting, umbrellas, candles, music and bike rack to park and dine are all available.
11950 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20190 703-707-9442
Number of seats: 20
Enjoy a cup of Metropolis coffee with a homemade pastry or a made-to-order sandwich special on the Community Canteen patio. With a wide variety of custom menu items – plus free Wi-Fi – Canteen is the perfect stop for everything from grabbing a quick breakfast to setting up your remote office for the day. Click here to explore the Community Canteen menu.
Mon Ami Gabi – Bethesda
7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 301-654-1234
Number of seats: 90
Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Mon Ami Gabi offers diners the perfect place to indulge and take advantage of the sunshine and warm summer breezes while dining on the outdoor French café-style patio. The charming space seats 90 and umbrellas keep guests cool while still being able to relish the warm summer sun.
Mon Ami Gabi – Reston
11950 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 703-707-0233
Number of seats: 75
Located in the Reston Town Center, Mon Ami Gabi offers diners the perfect place to indulge and take advantage of the sunshine and warm summer breezes while dining on the outdoor French café-style patio. The charming space seats 75 and umbrellas keep guests cool while still being able to relish the warm summer sun.
650 K Street NW, Washington, D.C., 202-204-4480
Number of seats: 60+
RPM Italian’s outdoor patio is elevated off the street level on a private deck and overlooks Massachusetts Avenue. Open for lunch and dinner, this is the perfect spot to see and be seen, all while taking down a refreshing cocktail, like the Spritz & Giggles, and enjoying any number of RPM’s housemade pastas.
Summer House Santa Monica – North Bethesda
11825 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda, MD 301-881-2381
Number of seats: 60
Summer House Santa Monica boasts two outdoor seating areas as the weather warms up. A 42-seat patio along the front of the restaurant will bring the Summer House vibe outdoors, surrounding guests with evergreen shrubs and standing umbrellas. The second patio seats 18 in an intimate setting with high-top tables and a tree for shade. Enjoy lunch, dinner and weekend brunch in Pike & Rose.
Stella Barra Pizzeria – North Bethesda
11825 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda, MD 301-770-8609
Number of seats: 30
In addition to the garage doors that open in warmer months, Stella Barra offers bar-style seating and tables in front of the restaurant. The beautiful, industrial-designed patio is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite specialty pizza and a cocktail al fresco among the hustle and bustle of Pike & Rose.