Theres nothing quite like dining outdoors when the weather gets warm. Al fresco eating makes us feel as if were on a mini vacation, even if its just a stolen hour for lunch. And Westchester County is packed with plenty of top notch restaurants with patios, terraces and streetside dining where you can enjoy a gastronomic getaway under the sun or the stars.
Heres a short list of some outdoor spots where you can find a great meal and ambiance to spare:
Dolphin Restaurant Bar Lounge: Nestled along the Hudson River, this Yonkers restaurant is a place to enjoy the full gamut of Italian fare, expertly paired with a healthy selection of carefully chosen wines. Its an impressive, picture-perfect spot where youll get a meal to match. 1 Van Der Donck St., Yonkers
Finalmente Trattoria: Another Italian restaurant that should make your must-eat list, Finalmente also boasts a cozy patio for an authentically Tuscan experience. 31 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow
Barnacle BBQ: Whether youre a die-hard barbecue fan or a raw bar lover, Barnacle BBQ in Mamaroneck has something on the menu to tempt you. Eat your fill on one of Barnacles two spacious decks while you enjoy the bartenders specialty cocktails, updated for summer. 181 E Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck
Pier Restaurant and Tiki Bar: What would summer be without a go-to Tiki Bar? Get your tropical flair on with island nosh and drinks. Its the best thing next to a real vacation. 1 Playland Parkway, Rye.
Whats your favorite Westchester County outdoor dining destination?
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