The outdoor dining scene has always been big in Orange County, thanks in part to the spectacular (mostly) year-round sunshine. However, with Covid-19 playing a huge role in changing the way we interact, patio dining is in high demand. For those looking for a way to relax for a nice and safer lunch or dinner with family or friends, here’s a list of Orange County restaurants with outdoor seating.
Cucina enoteca: Casual yet elegant Italian restaurant offers traditional plates and wine from around the world.
Habana: Dine al fresco on Cuban and Pan-Latin cuisine in a stylish, lush setting.
Cheesecake Factory: Offering classic American dishes of sizable portions from a vast menu including signature cheesecake.
Robata Wasa: Robata grilled over genuine imported binchotan coal, traditional sushi cut with the sharpest knives, hot ramen, and udon.
Javier’s: Discover a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine, hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails, and a vast selection of beer and fine wines.
Fogo de Chão: Fogo de Chão is a full-service Brazilian steakhouse or churrascaria, serving rodízio style, notable for its roving waiters who serve barbecued meats from large skewers.
Little Sister (opening on April 2): Dishes blend and balance the spices and flavors of Southeast Asia with French techniques and Dutch and British colonial influences.
Great Maple: A modern American eatery specializing in elevated comfort food with a twist, using seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients.
Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Fleming’s in Newport Beach is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine, or handcrafted cocktail.
CUCINA enoteca: Contemporary Italian cuisine prepared with a focus on California seasonality and the bounty of local farms.
Canaletto: Upscale chain for Italian cuisine offers a sleek dining room with wood-beamed ceilings & fireplace.
RED O: RED O Newport Beach stands apart as the uncontested premiere upscale Mexican restaurant in Orange County.
JA Jiaozi Authentic Dumplings: Staying true to its Chinese roots, JA only brings the freshest seasonal ingredients to the dining table to create delicious, inventive dumplings.
Texas de Brazil: Traditions of Brazilian cuisine blend with generous Texas hospitality to create a lively atmosphere in an upscale setting.
Urban Plates: Choose from a variety of salads, plates, sandwiches, bowls, scratch-made sides, soups, kids meals, desserts, family meals, and more.
Taco Rosa: Fused with contemporary techniques and innovations, Taco Rosa strives to bring you the best dishes and beverages from a variety of regions throughout Mexico, along with award-winning creations and your familiar favorites.
Islands: Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in burgers, fresh-cut fries, and specialty drinks.
Snooze: Vibrant, retro chain serving a seasonal menu of creative breakfast & lunch fare, plus cocktails.
CPK: Serving up inventive pizzas plus pasta & salads in a modern setting.
Honey Pig BBQ: Casual Korean eatery offering house-specialty pork & other BBQ meats cooked on tabletop grills.
Da Luau Hawaiian Grill: A casual eatery specializing in grilled chicken and other Hawaiian-inspired fare.
Olive Oil Mediterranean Grill: Olive Oil Mediterranean Grill brings the zest of the Middle East with the healthy ingredients known in the Mediterranean diet.
Tang 190: Explore a rich variety of flavors, from specialty protein and flavor-rich broths to our homemade dumplings and bestselling ‘Bibim-bop.’
Makkoji Shabu Shabu Bar: Trendy, contemporary eatery focusing on shabu-shabu hot pot & other Japanese specialties.
Gulfstream: American eatery & bar for daily seafood specials & cocktails in a modern, marine-themed space.
Tommy Bahama: Fresh, sustainable, and seasonally-driven menu in a bright and airy setting.
*Indoor dining is also available at all locations