This list gives a nod to Houston-area restaurants whose outdoor spaces can provide you with the best getaway from that quarantine routine you may have developed.

a’Bouzy is a located in one of Houston’s most exciting neighborhoods: Upper Kirby. It’s a hip area where young professionals gather for happy hour, dinner and of course, brunch.

Located at 2300 Westheimer, a’Bouzy is the perfect place to sip or brunch in comfort outdoors. 

The restaurant has both umbrellas and air circulation fit for Houston’s humid or rainy season.

Expect French dishes with southern flair on the menu, including Boudin Stuffed Quail and Seafood Bouillabaisse Pasta. a’Bouzy is a very popular spot in Houston so be sure to book a reservation in advance.

Backstreet Café’s patio is legendary! In fact, diners will put up with a long wait if that means eating on the New Orleans-style patio decorated in camphor trees.

Housed in a cozy ’30s-era house in Houston’s River Oaks, Backstreet Cafe has the best seating spread across two levels.

The restaurant is also known to be Houston’s first and foremost al fresco restaurant serving seasonal American bistro fare.  You can’t go wrong with the lobster risotto, cast iron butter-basted ribeye, or the charred cauliflower and shishito peppers.

Colitvare chefs handpick the ingredients for customers’ meals straight from the 3,000 square foot garden located on the property.

At Colitvare, not only can you enjoy great food, but you can sit and enjoy the views of where they pick the ingredients for your meal.

The Kitchen at The Dunlavy is one of the most Instagrammed locations in Houston and for good reason.  The dripping chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows are breathtaking and show off the beautiful Houston bayou.

Celebrity chef Nikki Tran has brought her famous Vietnamese dishes from Saigon to Houston, where she serves Vietnamese-Cajun fusion dishes in a casual-chic outpost.