In The Restaurants

The Best Time of the Year: Patio Season in Metro D.C. Area

The Best Time of the Year: Patio Season in Metro D.C. Area

Oct 15, 2010

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.

 

IMAGE

 

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.

 

Community Canteen
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.

 

RPM Italian
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.


You May Also Like...

In The Restaurants
Drink For A Cause: RPM Teams Up With Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Mar 21, 2019

Looking for a way to give back to the Chicago community? Stop into RPM Italian (Chicago) and RPM…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Metro D.C. Area
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 at one of our Metro D.C. Area restaurants! Click here to see…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Las Vegas
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 at one of our Las Vegas restaurants! Enjoy a holiday brunch on…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Los Angeles
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 with brunch offerings from Stella Barra Pizzeria in Hollywood…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Chicago
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 at one of our Chicagoland restaurants. Enjoy Easter brunch with…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Rise & Shine: The Best Way to Breakfast During the Week
Mar 18, 2019

Early risers rejoice! We've rounded up all of our weekday breakfast specialties that will keep you…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Add This to Your To Do List: A New Weekday Lunch Menu at Stella Barra Santa Monica
Mar 18, 2019

Hey L.A., are you sick of the same old salads and fast food for lunch? We hear you. That's why…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Passover 2019: Chicagoland
Mar 18, 2019

Join us for your Passover dinner this year on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 in our…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Passover 2019: Metro D.C. Area
Mar 18, 2019

Join us for your Passover dinner this year on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 in our Metro…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Unconventional Wine Regions of the World
Mar 16, 2019

Everyone loves a great Napa Cab or Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, but lately, our LEYE Wine…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants
Mar 12, 2019

Finding gluten-free friendly restaurants has gotten a lot easier than it used to be. At Lettuce…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Meet the Women Behind Some of Your Favorite Desserts
Mar 8, 2019

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8 (and every day) we want to give a shout out and…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Lettuce Life: Meet Avril Zayas, Senior Designer
Mar 8, 2019

Welcome to Lettuce Life, a behind the scenes look at what makes Lettuce Entertain You special: our…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Here’s Where to Brunch this Weekend
Mar 1, 2019

If you're anything like us, you plan your weekend around brunch. Here is your guide to all of our…

read more >
How To
Giuliana Rancic Dishes on How To Throw An Award-Winning Oscar Party
Feb 22, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards are happening Sunday, February 24! With a little planning and some useful…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Here’s Where to Happy Hour
Feb 18, 2019

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Here are all the happy hour deals at select Lettuce Entertain You…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Lettuce Life: Better Together with Chef Partners Raul Gutierrez & Osvaldo Ocegueda
Feb 18, 2019

You've got to start somewhere and with hard work, a lot of hustle and a hunger to learn, working…

read more >
How To
Cooking with Wine: Top 5 White Wine Picks From RPM’s Richard Hanauer
Feb 17, 2019

Cooking with wine may seem straightforward. Deglaze here, add in a splash there (take a sip,…

read more >
How To
Recipe: RPM Italian’s Short Rib Bolognese with Hand-Cut Pappardelle
Feb 16, 2019

Looking for a hearty recipe to tackle over a cold winter weekend? Try RPM Italian’s Short Rib…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Kid-Friendly Dining Options and Activities
Feb 10, 2019

You've been to the zoo, the beach, the pool... the kids are starting to get stir crazy. We've got…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Best Spots for Group Dining
Feb 9, 2019

You finally got the whole crew to agree on the same day and time, now you just have to find the…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Late Night & Live Music with Lettuce
Feb 3, 2019

Night owls rejoice - select Lettuce restaurants and nightclubs offer everything from late-night food…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Mon Ami Gabi’s Braised Short Ribs
Feb 3, 2019

It's chilly outside and we've got the perfect winter dish to warm you up: Mon Ami Gabi's Braised…

read more >
In The Restaurants
8 Food Trends We’re Looking Forward To In 2019
Jan 20, 2019

Just like fashion, food is always trending and it’s up to the experts to decide what’s “in”…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Vegetarian Comfort Food
Jan 15, 2019

A New Year's resolution that we are making is to incorporate more veggies into our diet, but it's…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Your Guide to Our Favorite Salads
Jan 14, 2019

A salad a day keeps the doctor away. Well, maybe not. But we know it can be tough keeping your New…

read more >
How To
Already Fell Off the Healthy New Year’s Resolution Wagon? Let’s Eat.
Jan 13, 2019

"New Year, Same Me" more your speed? Well, we're right there with you. Celebrate one of our favorite…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Cheers for Mocktails
Jan 8, 2019

If you're doing Dry January, mocktails are the perfect way to enjoy Happy Hour without the alcohol.…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Rise and Shine! Mon Ami Gabi Reston Introduces An All-New Omelette Menu
Jan 7, 2019

For most, a freshly flipped omelette is the quintessential breakfast staple. These eggy favorites…

read more >
In The Restaurants
#LettuceLookBack: 18 of our Favorite Moments of 2018
Dec 31, 2018

It’s been 47 years since we opened the doors of our first restaurant, but 2018 was a year of…

read more >
How To
A Few Of Our Favorite Game Day Recipes
Dec 31, 2018

When you are in the mood to get your hands dirty in the kitchen for hosting your crew or solo…

read more >
How To
The Perfect Party Appetizers
Dec 30, 2018

A well-crafted appetizer is the perfect way to make sure your guests won't go hungry so you can…

read more >
In The Restaurants
A Gift Guide for the Food Lover in Your Life
Dec 5, 2018

Whether a birthday, graduation or any other of the countless holidays, we're here to make selecting…

read more >
How To
Keep These 3 Things in Mind When Planning Your Party Menu
Dec 4, 2018

Inside every person is an aspiring, talented cook. That is the inspiration behind Mon Ami Gabi Las…

read more >
How To
A Guide to Selecting the Perfect Thanksgiving Wines
Nov 15, 2018

Fact: wine stores are intimidating. More truth: we're here to help! We've tapped the minds of our…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Lettuce Life: How Phil Stubstad Paved a Career Path Out of His Passion to Brew
Nov 11, 2018

Lettuce Entertain You's founder Rich Melman built Lettuce to be a school for entrepreneurs.  It’s…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Fall Harvest’s Best Dishes
Nov 1, 2018

The bounty of fall harvest comes at a time in the year when we are craving the comfort of cool…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Pancakes with Cranberry Relish and Orange Zest
Oct 31, 2018

The morning after Thanksgiving leaves a lot of leftovers to be transformed. Jeff Mahin, Chef/…

read more >
How To
Recipe: Endive & Gala Apple Salad
Oct 24, 2018

Looking for a salad recipe that works for the colder months? Check out one of the dishes on Mon Ami…

read more >
In The Restaurants
All Pumpkin, Everything
Oct 20, 2018

'Tis the season for everyone's favorite fall ingredient, pumpkin. Whether you're preparing pumpkin…

read more >

Recent Posts

In The Restaurants
Drink For A Cause: RPM Teams Up With Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Mar 21, 2019

Looking for a way to give back to the Chicago community? Stop into RPM Italian (Chicago) and RPM…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Metro D.C. Area
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 at one of our Metro D.C. Area restaurants! Click here to see…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Las Vegas
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 at one of our Las Vegas restaurants! Enjoy a holiday brunch on…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Los Angeles
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 with brunch offerings from Stella Barra Pizzeria in Hollywood…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Chicago
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21 at one of our Chicagoland restaurants. Enjoy Easter brunch with…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Easter 2019: Twin Cities
Mar 20, 2019

Celebrate Easter in the Twin Cities on Sunday, April 21 at Wildfire - Eden Prairie! Check out their…

read more >
In The Restaurants
5 Things to Know About Sushi-San’s Omakaze Experience
Mar 19, 2019

One of Chicago's most unique omakase experiences is Sushi-San's aptly named omaKAZE, where guests…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Milkshake Madness: A Tournament of Toppings
Mar 19, 2019

In the grand tournament of milkshake toppings, who are the last sweets standing? We rounded up all…

read more >
In The Restaurants
5 Reasons to Say “I Do” at The Dalcy
Mar 18, 2019

The holiday season is filled with family time, friends, too much food and engagements! Dubbed the…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Your Weekly Bub City Calendar! Spoiler Alert: There’s A $5 Deal Every Night
Mar 18, 2019

We're here to make sure you never miss a beat and also help you plan your social calendar around…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Rise & Shine: The Best Way to Breakfast During the Week
Mar 18, 2019

Early risers rejoice! We've rounded up all of our weekday breakfast specialties that will keep you…

read more >
In The Restaurants
Add This to Your To Do List: A New Weekday Lunch Menu at Stella Barra Santa Monica
Mar 18, 2019

Hey L.A., are you sick of the same old salads and fast food for lunch? We hear you. That's why…

read more >
Lettuce Consulting Group

Grow Your Business

Learn More
Career Opportunities

Join Our Team

Search Jobs
Latest Articles

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Sign Up Now