The Best Al Fresco Restaurants In The Bay Area

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As the Indian Summer of San Francisco draws closer and the weather warms up, outdoor dining becomes a special treat. Here are our picks for the best al fresco restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area.

1 Foreign Cinema

This classic San Francisco restaurant needs no introduction.  There is no better way to spend the evening than dining in the stunning outdoor garden and watching vintage movies.  Wedding parties, VIPs, movie lovers, and foodies alike agree that Foreign Cinema is iconic San Francisco; a perfect setting for outdoor dining.

2534 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA  94110

Phone: 415-648-7600

2 Bank Café And Bar at the Westin Verasa

The drive to Napa is just a hop, skip and a jump outside of San Francisco.  And anyone would agree that the drive is worth it to dine Bank Café And Bar. The elegant patio is the perfect place to sip a glass of wine, enjoy the beautiful Napa weather, and feast on delicious contemporary cuisine.

La Toque
1314 McKinstry Street,
Napa, California 94559

Phone: 707 257 5157

3 Epic Roasthouse

Epic Roasthouse boasts one of the most coveted locations in all of San Francisco - right on the Embarcadero with stunning views of the Bay. With that being the case, Epic Roasthouse is one of the most picture-perfect restaurants for outdoor dining. Go for the view, stay for the“Epic” menu.

Epic Roasthouse

369 The Embarcadero

San Francisco, CA  94105

Phone:  415-369-9955

4 The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

Who would think that the 'burbs of Livermore has a fancy dining restaurant? Not only are food and wines to die for, but if you opt for the patio dining, you'll be treated to a view of lush rolling hills that surround the beautiful Wente property.
5050 Arroyo Rd Livermore, CA 94550

5 Delfina

This San Francisco institution serves the best contemporary Italian cuisine in the city, hands down. But this bustling spot also deserves a nod for its outdoor dining. The Delfina buzz has lasted 10 years and will surely continue, as the outdoor sidewalk seating places guests on the pulse of the lively Mission neighborhood.  

3621 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 552-4055
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