When the weather warms up, diners head outside in droves and competition for outdoor seating can get fierce. With plenty of options to choose from in Midtown Atlanta, you should have no problem finding a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food al fresco. After all, sitting in the sun is great, but the food has to taste good too!
An Atlanta favorite for many years, Apres Diem especially shines when the weather warms up. A large, outdoor patio with shaded and sunny seating provides the perfect environment for enjoying the restaurant’s menu of American Mediterranean fusion, such as baba ghanouj, a roasted Portobello sandwich, and crab cakes.
Henry’s Midtown Tavern
Located right in the heart of Midtown, Henry’s ample outdoor seating makes for great people watching on 10th Street. Also worth the trip? Any on of Henry’s brunch options, like Meatloaf Biscuits & Gravy or Short Rib Benedict. Dogs are welcome on the patio as well!
Besides having a large outdoor patio where guests can revel in sunny weather and warm nights, Einstein’s also has a great menu to offer its diners. It’s one of those perfect options for when no one can agree on quite what they want, serving up everything from tacos to burgers to fried chicken and pork chops.
One of the biggest draws for Park Tavern has always been its location within Piedmont Park, and its outdoor patio seating provides the best view in the house. There’s something about watching runners and bikers while you’re relaxed with a cool drink and tasty appetizer that makes it all taste extra delicious.
South City Kitchen
As you’d expect from its name, South City Kitchen is Southern at heart, and like all good Southern institutions, it knows the value of a good patio. Outdoor seating at this Midtown spot provides a nice option for those who want to escape the noise and bustle of its usually packed interior. Luckily, the menu is delicious both inside and out.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate
In cold weather and in warm, the patio of Cypress Street Pint & Plate is the place to sit, thanks to a fire pit that keeps things toasty when needed and plenty of seating to enjoy when the weather is nice. Dogs are usually welcome on the patio, making it the perfect spot to pass a leisurely afternoon without a care in the world.
With a prime location directly across the street from Piedmont Park, it’s no wonder The Nook has been voted the Best Patio in Atlanta several times. It’s the kind of spot where a Sunday morning brunch can easily stretch into a day spent watching sports with friends, thanks to delicious dishes, creative cocktails, and big screen TVs you can enjoy from the great outdoors.
Empire State South
Sitting outside at Empire State South affords you more than just the chance to enjoy James Beard winner Hugh Acheson’s food al fresco; it also makes you a spectator to any game of bocce ball that might be happening on the restaurant’s courtyard bocce court. Good food and live entertainment; an unbeatable combination.