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Best Outdoor Dining Spots In Washington D.C.
It’s starting to cool down, and with only a few days left of summer, let’s get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. If you live in the D.C. area or find yourself passing through, here are a few of the top restaurants with outdoor seating, offering great people watching and views of our nation’s capital.
“Beer for the soul. Food for the belly.” Sounds like everything you need for an indulgent weekend lunch. Head to the Shaw neighborhood to dine on Right Proper Brewing’s outdoor patio. Enjoy a rotating selection of house-made brews and a Southern-inspired menu featuring baby back ribs, fried green tomatoes, and even grilled cheese.
“Le Diplomate pays sincere homage to French cafe culture, providing a comfortable, versatile gathering place that’s become an anchor for Washington, D.C.’s resurgent 14th Street corridor,” reads the website. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio for a decadent Charcuterie plate, Lobster Frites with garlic-herb butter, and Steak Au Poivre. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to France.
At The Salt Line, they are creating a lively and welcoming experience of classic New England dishes influenced by the fresh seafood of the Chesapeake. The outdoor patio that overlooks the Anacostia River is perfectly paired with samplings of oysters from Virginia to Maine.
Boasting socially distanced waterfront dining, Ana at District Winery has both indoor and patio seating within their 17,000 square foot space. Most people start at the bar with a wine tasting and then move to the outdoor dining space for waterfront views and unique American dishes. This spot can fill up fast, so make a reservation in advance.
According to the website, Maketto is a 6,000-square foot communal marketplace located in Washington DC, combining retail, restaurant, bar, and cafe experiences. The space features a courtyard, a roof deck, and a catwalk connecting the different spaces together. The menu offers an interpretation of Cambodian and Taiwanese cooking inspired by the people and flavors
of those respective cultures.