5 Haute Patios to Spend the Last Days of Summer

PREVIOUS POST 5 Chefs Dish on Why The Taste of LA is Simply the Best
NEXT POSTHaute Secrets Boston: Michael Serpa of SELECT Oyster Bar

Although Dallas’ weather can be unpredictable, there is a saying that most Dallasites live by, “If you don’t like the weather just stick around a few minutes and it will change.”  The city is lucky enough to be geographically situated in an area of generally very moderate weather and even though there happens to be an unofficial patio season one could really partake in a meal or drink outdoors any time during the year.

Patio season in Dallas typically ensues in late spring, wanes a bit during the summer days of triple-digit temperatures and hits an all time peak in August just before settling into the cooler autumn temperatures.

There are a few components that one must keep in mind when trying to find the perfect spot for patio dining such as, if the place gets a good amount of sunlight and allows for an ample space for umbrellas and seating.

Whether brunching with the family or grabbing a few cocktails with friends there is something about being able to share a meal or a glass of wine al fresco.

With so many cool spots popping up all over Dallas, whether you are looking for a swanky or a more casual spot, Haute Living found the top 5 al fresco places in the city to spend the last days of summer.




A truly unique venue for outdoor dining, Saint Ann is housed in a historic school originally built in 1927 and later transformed into a modern and trendy environment that boasts the largest garden patio in Dallas and is consistently voted as “Best Patio in Dallas” by D Magazine and “Best Outdoor Dining” by OpenTable. On the first level of the idyllic red brick two- story building is the Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and on the second level is a quaint little museum called the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum that exhibits and impressive Samurai collection. This restaurant is one of Dallas' most precious jewels!
Saint Ann, 2501 N Harwood St., Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201, 214.782.9807


The Toulouse Café and Bar is your classic French bistro located in the heart of Dallas that indulges its patrons in all of the traditions of a Fin de Siecle Parisian Café. Its bustling atmosphere, cozy seating open to the street and knowledgeable staff create a sophisticated and enjoyable experience. Its mouth watering seasonal dishes, extensive wine list and famous quiches, have made it one of the most popular spots in the city. When dining at Toulouse you are sure to be transported to the City of Lights, even if just for a moment.
Toulouse Café and Bar, 3314 Knox Street, Dallas, TX 75205, 214.520.8999


Located in Dallas' prestigious Highland Park Village, Bistro 31 is a culinary treasure with a menu highlighting a fusion of cuisine with French, Italian and Spanish Influences. It's European decor complete with terra-cotta, al fresco seating, fountain and colorful tiles have made it one of the most popular meeting places in Dallas to mingle.
Bistro 31, 8 Highland Park Village, #200, Dallas, TX 75205, 214.420.3900


Happiest Hour is Dallas’ Largest Patio Bar and Lounge! Its situated in the heart of downtown Dallas and has an expansive patio with beautiful views of the city. A unique, new restaurant concept catering to the happiness of their clientele, its the perfect spot to meet up with friends for a "happy hour." The 12,000 square foot space was specifically curated for socializing and has gardens, ground and board games throughout the inside and rooftop patios.
Happiest Hour, 2616 Olive St., Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201, 972.528.0067


Savor is a sleek, modern gastropub situated in Klyde Warren, a 5.2-acre deck park. The park connects Dallas' Uptown neighborhood with the Dallas Arts District and downtown creating the only green space in the downtown area. The patio overlooks the venue and offers and a truly unique and amazing prospective to being in a park. The restaurant's chef-driven menu with shared plates cements the social aspect of food as a conduit for socialization helping to bring people together.
Savor Gastropub, 2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas, TX 75201, 214.306.5597
connect with haute living National