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Outdoor Dining Guide: DC 2020

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By Sophie Brochu
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Baan Siam

Mount Vernon Triangle

Head to Baan Siam for spicy Thai food and boozy slushies. this menu is filled with hard-to-find, off the beaten path Thai dishes that chef Jeeraporn ”P’ Boom” Poksupthong learned to cook from her mother and grandmother.

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Columbia Room

Northwest Washington

Derek Brown’s lauded cocktail bar is currently operating as Your Only Friend, a sandwich and cocktail pop-up party. It’s inspired by nostalgia and unusual flavor combinations. Join them in the punch garden and outdoor streatery.

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Comet Ping Pong

Upper Northwest

It’s an intersection of Ping Pong, wood-fired pizzas, and live music. Comet Ping Pong’s patio is pretty much a guaranteed good time.

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Compass Rose

Northwest Washington

Book a private garden patio tour experience to sample classic dishes from around the world. You’ll see dishes like Spanish-inspired Patatas Bravas, traditional Georgian Khachapuri, and Mexican Coctel de Camarones.

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DC Harvest

H Street Corridor

DC Harvest has one of the most popular brunches in the city. The locally-sourced menu is filled with healthy options and market veggies. There’s craft cocktails, local beer and wine, a kid’s menu, and happy hour. And over the summer, the team created a new patio in their backyard, as well as a parklet on H street.

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Del Mar

District Wharf

Transport yourself to the coast of Spain with authentic Spanish-style flavors and fresh seafood. Book seats on the patio for tapas, items from the raw bar, charcoal-grilled fish, seafood stews, and delicious paella.

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Duplex Diner

Northwest Washington

This American diner serves up classic diner fare and delicious cocktails. Join them on the patio for brunch benedicts, craft burgers, and cocktail pitchers.

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Field & Main Restaurant

Marshall, VA

From the field to Main Street, from the farm to the table, this charming restaurant, located in a 200-year-old former home, was built to nourish the community and celebrate the region. Dine inside of a private cabana in the backyard.

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Fiola Mare

Georgetown

Join Fiola Mare for fine Italian coastal cuisine featuring a Mediterranean-style raw bar, fresh grilled seafood, and refreshing Italian spritzes. Make a reservation and request the patio upon arrival.

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Kitsuen Bar

H Street Corridor

Kitsuen Bar specializes in high-end ramen, Asian plates, and craft cocktails. Grab a table on the patio, where you can enjoy sweet potato tempura, cold sesame noodles, and Japanese-inspired beverages.

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Little Pearl

Capitol Hill

Experience Little Pearls’ prix fixe menu, with optional wine pairings to match, on their lovely outdoor patio. The tasting menu changes all the time, and always includes options for vegetarians and pescatarians.

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Masseria

Union Market

Masseria gives you options. You can dine beneath the beautiful pergola in an all-enclosed, all-weather patio, or you can book an aperitivo or dolce courtyard experience for delicious drinks and bites before or after your meal.

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Maydan

Northwest Washington

Book the outdoor Tawle (meaning table in Arabic) experience at Maydan. It’s an abundant, family-style meal, reminiscent of feasts shared by the team during their travels to the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucuses.

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Muchas Gracias

Upper Northwest

Get ready for a patio party experience. The beautiful patio table can be reserved for up to 6 people. Here you can enjoy a prix fixe featuring Baja-style Cod, Chicken Tinga Roja, and Chamoy BBQ Ribs. To drink? Mexican wine and margaritas.

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Officina

The Wharf

The terrazza’s pergola allows for outdoor dining with a view, rain or shine. You can also choose to dine on the second-floor balcony or by the firepit. Additionally, Officina is operating an ongoing pop-up in Georgetown, where you can find a charming street-side patio.

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Residents Café & Bar

Dupont Circle

Residents Café pretty much has it all: brunch on the weekend, coffee, dinner, craft cocktails, and curated music throughout the day and into the night. Book a patio reservation today.

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Reverie

Georgetown

Over the summer, Reverie transformed their patio into Bar Spero. Here, you can enjoy chef Johnny Spero’s 6-course tasting menu as well as snacks, bread, and petit fours. Add the beverage pairing.

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Rose's Luxury

Capitol Hill

This Michelin-starred spot is known for its top-notch hospitality and amazing food. Book seats on the fall patio or the new private roof garden, where you can enjoy an upgraded prix fixe experience.

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RPM Italian

Mount Vernon

RPM is modern in approach and Italian in spirit. Book a table on this charming sidewalk patio for handmade pasta, steaks & chops, and Italian spritzes. Don’t miss the gelato al minuto—it’s churned to order.

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Seven Reasons

Northwest Washington

Chef Enrique Limardo takes a bold, contemporary approach to Latin American cuisine, while the bar program features creative, fun-to-drink cocktails. Book a table for dinner on the garden patio.

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Sfoglina Van Ness

Van Ness

A sfoglina (sfoal-YEE-nah) is the master of pasta making in Italy and an Italian cultural icon that carries on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin. You know you’re going to get some of the finest pasta around. Enjoy it on the covered patio with a Negroni de Tlacolula.

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Thip Khao

Northwest Washington

Enjoy vibrant Lao dishes paired with tiki-style cocktails on this sidewalk patio. These plates are filled with all of the funk, spice, and herbaceousness that chef Seng grew up on.

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Upper West Side Cafe

Dupont Circle

Join Upper West Side Cafe on the terrace for a Mediterranean-inspired lunch. The menu features spicy baba ghanoush, chicken paninis, carrot hummus, and a range of smoothies, cocktails, and coffee-based beverages.

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