New Orleans Summer 2021 Outdoor Dining Guide

This guide is dedicated to the many outdoor dining options in New Orleans.

Whether you're looking for a patio, a courtyard, or a garden oasis, we've got you covered.

Including shaded patios for when that summer heat hits.

As always, if you have a good suggestion for this list, let us know!
Pizza Domenica Mid-City
ItalianMid-City

Pizza Domenica Mid-City

Pizza Domenica is a Mid-City pizza shop that serves up some of the best pizza in New Orleans. The pizza is always hot and fresh, and you can't go wrong with any of their specialty pies. The shop is also a great place to grab a beer or a cocktail, and the outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying a slice of pizza in the warm summer air.

N7
FrenchBywater ● St. Claude

N7

The patio at N7 is a lush oasis. Hidden away behind a small fence in the Bywater, this restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal in the shade. The food is French, but often with a Japanese infusion. Take the escargot tempura - served with a garlic cream sauce - which is a standout. The space has a mixture of picnic-style tables and smaller ones, and there's plenty of room to spread out. N7 offers a memorable meal with their fresh approach to French cuisine and is a great place to enjoy a meal outdoors.

Trep's
Mid-City

Trep's

This Mid City restaurant has a huge outdoor space with a comfortable, relaxed vibe, filled with fans and TVs, The food is a mix of American classics, and some dishes with Asian flavors like an ahi tuna bowl and a selection of roti sandwiches. The drink menu always includes some frozen options, which is fitting to the vibe. During crawfish season they’re usually boiling on weekends, so keep your eyes out.

Bacchanal Wine
Wine BarBywater

Bacchanal Wine

The courtyard at this Bywater wine shop is a cherished gathering spot for many. The lush garden, lit at night only by string lights, gives the space an elegant but festive feel. There are not many better ways to spend an evening than seeing live music and snacking on a cheese plate in the garden. Inside or out, Bacchanal provides the perfect backdrop to share a bottle of wine (or two, or three). With a menu of over a hundred bottles from all around the world to choose from you'll never get bored with the selection.

The Half Shell On The Bayou
Seafood ● Creole7th Ward

The Half Shell On The Bayou

The Half Shell is an oyster bar that is set in a small, quiet part of the 7th Ward. The outdoor space is small, but it is perfect for enjoying a few oysters with a friend or two. The outdoor bar is perfect for enjoying a cold beer or a cocktail. The Half Shell is a laid back, low key place that is perfect for enjoying a few oysters.

Sylvain
SouthernFrench Quarter

Sylvain

This modern Southern spot has an intimate courtyard and is the perfect place to enjoy a really unique meal and have some drinks. They offer a modern southern cuisine that is sophisticated and always fun. (Some also swear they have the best fried chicken sandwich in the city.) The food is paired with a vast selection of innovative cocktails, including some frozen ones for helping with the heat, and a small but thoughtful list of wines. The courtyard lines the side of the building, which was built in the late 1700s, before opening up into a slightly larger space in the back. At night the string lights help add to the romantic feel of it. Also, check them out on the weekends for brunch to try some of the best brunch cocktails in the city.

CellarDoor
SouthernCBD

CellarDoor

You'll find CellarDoor in the heart of the CBD with a brick-walled courtyard that's perfect for enjoying a meal. The food is modern Southern cuisine, and the dishes are always changing. The menu is small, but everything is made from scratch and is worth every penny. And their courtyard, a lush oasis with hanging lights and plants, is the perfect place to enjoy it.

Brennan's
CreoleFrench Quarter

Brennan's

One of the most iconic restaurants in the city, Brennan's courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely meal. The space is filled with a beautiful fountain, lots of plants, and surrounded by brick walls creating a warm atmosphere. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the smoked scallops amandine is a must-try, and their famous turtle soup is a classic. Check them out at 5 o'clock Thursday-Saturday for a live champagne sabering in the courtyard, followed by a champagne happy hour where you can get $7 bubbly cocktails and discounted bottles.

Cane and Table
CaribbeanFrench Quarter

Cane and Table

Cane and Table is a great spot to escape the French Quarter craziness and enjoy a refreshing cocktail in their courtyard. The hanging lights and greenery give the space a cozy and comfortable feel. There is ample shade provided by the building, and they have some fans to help with the summer heat. The menu is built around Caribbean flavors with Cuban influences. On the drink front, the tropical, usually rum-based cocktails, are a revelation.

Copper Vine
Wine BarCBD

Copper Vine

This wine bar is a breath of fresh air in the middle of the CBD. It has a beautiful, lush patio filled with hanging plants that gives the spot a tropical forest feel. It's a beautiful spot for a great happy hour, where you can enjoy $5 glasses of wine and some great discounted bites, like the tuna tartare & caviar - served with avocado, cucumber, lemon & white truffle vinaigrette.

The Country Club
Bywater

The Country Club

The Country Club is a great place to enjoy a meal in the Bywater. With a pool, lush garden, and a menu of delicious seafood, it's a great place to spend a day in the sun. The restaurant also offers a great selection of cocktails and a wide variety of wines to choose from. The crabcakes are a must-try, and the bar has a great selection of beer.

Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar

Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar

Located in the CBD, Sidecar offers a huge selection of oysters from around the country. There are also creole and seafood classics like the crawfish cakes or chicken and andouille gumbo. The space is also a beautiful oasis that manages to be serene despite its proximity to the overpass. The patio provides a nice spot to escape from the bustling CBD, and the aesthetic is modern, functional, and refined, yet casual and not even a little bit pretentious.

Cafe Amelie
French Quarter

Cafe Amelie

Cafe Amelie's courtyard is an oasis in the French Quarter. Their garden surrounding a central fountain is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city. The menu is simple but delicious and offers dishes like the Cochon De Lait, which is slow cooked pork, pickles, and cajun mayo on a ciabatta. It's a great place to enjoy a bite and soak up the atmosphere of the French Quarter.

The Bower
LGD

The Bower

The Bower is a modern, green, and chic restaurant with a menu of delicious dishes. They have a wide variety of options to choose from, and their menu changes seasonally. The Bower is a great place to go for a date, a night out with friends or a night in with your significant other.

Bayou Wine Garden
Wine BarMid-City

Bayou Wine Garden

The Bayou Wine Garden has a beautiful garden that is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine. The outdoor space is a great place to enjoy a game of cornhole or just take in the beautiful weather. The TVs are a nice touch too.

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