Now that the heat wave is finally on its way out, we’re excited to spend the rest of the summer season eating at all of our favorite restaurants in the area that have outdoor seating. Here are some that made our must-try list. Did we miss any? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add!
As one of only two outdoor patios on Greenwich Ave, Terra is an outdoor dining option you don’t want to miss. Be sure to try some of the featured summer items including the crispy bronzino or the sheep’s milk ricotta gnudi. With many kid-friendly options you can be sure to find something delicious for your little ones as well. Want a quieter, more private spot? Ask to sit in the hidden garden seating, tucked away in the back.
With an extensive outdoor terrace complete with a sit-down dining area and an 1800 square foot outdoor bar both with direct waterfront views of the Greenwich Harbor, L’escale is one restaurant you do not want to miss! The romantic atmosphere makes for a perfect date night and it would be nearly impossible to miss the seafood on ice “Plateau Royal.” https://lescalerestaurant.com/
Be sure to enjoy Coast Seafood’s signature raw bar while dining on the patio overlooking the pond. With a great ambiance, some of the best seafood around and kid friendly options, this restaurant is great for all groups! https://www.coastseafoodrestaurant.com/
Enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking a beautiful waterfall located at an old felt mill from 1881. With a fun vibe and casual atmosphere, this restaurant is both kid- friendly and perfect for date nights. Be sure to try their homemade Tuscan meatballs, pizzas, and their ravioli made by scratch!
With intimate, alfresco dining on their patio this restaurant is definitely an outdoor hit. Check out their delicious American specialties including wings, burgers, calamari salad. Be sure to stop by on Thursday or Friday nights around 7pm to tune into local live music acts!
Enjoy this best-selling “Pastasciutto” dish while dining outdoors at Fortina in Stamford! For kid- friendly options, you can dine in the main level patio with the full dining experience. Or, if you’re looking for a date night, the rooftop offers exclusive Sicilian slices as well as a full bar and $5 Aperol Spritzes.
Head over to Prime in Stamford for this juicy steak or their well- known sushi while overlooking the sunset. All tables at Prime have a water view so there is not a bad seat in the house! With docking available, Prime is a perfect destination at the end of your boat cruise for a fun date night.
This wonderful waterfront restaurant along the Byram river is equally known for their delicious, fresh tacos and guacamole as for their stunning outdoor views. With a menu designed for communal dining—you can try multiple dishes on each visit. Excellent gelato is a perfect dessert for children while adults and enjoy a perfect margarita!
This popular pizzeria’s newest locale is just a quick drive from Greenwich—and offers outdoor seating on the water. Their super thin crust pizza’s are perfect for toddler-sized bites. And their hot oil pies will satisfy even the most adventurous palates.
Story by: Phoebe Casey