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In the Mood for Dining al Fresco?

Enjoy an outdoor meal at one of these area restaurants.

The term "al fresco" comes from the Italian word meaning fresh or open air. Dinner al fresco, therefore means dining outside. Here are a few restaurants with outdoor options in our area:

CALDWELLS
C
alandra's Il Vecchio Cafe  234 Bloomfield Avenue    973-226-8889  
During the spring and summer months, they offer outdoor dining as well as an outdoor bar area. 
Stephanie's Italian Restaurant    283 Bloomfield Avenue   973-226-2142
A newly renovated patio with music and exceptional gardens allows patrons to dine under the stars in a little piece of Italy.    
Cloverleaf Tavern   395 Bloomfield Avenue      973-226-9812 
American cuisine served in a family-casual dining atmosphere. Patio dining available.  Full bar.
Hog Wild BBQ   405 Bloomfield Avenue    973-210-8262  
BBQ-Creole-Cajun, BYOB, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Dining
Rose Mediterranean  435 Bloomfield Avenue   973-403-ROSE (7673)
Mediterranean American Fusion. Gluten-free menu available. Patio dining.

VERONA
Frank Anthony's 
667 Bloomfield Avenue 973-239-1303
Italian deli and restaurant, BYOB, Outdoor Dining
Ray’s Pizza  10 Pompton Avenue 973-857-3434    
Kid Friendly, Outdoor Dining
Verona Inn 624 Bloomfield Avenue 973-239-0544 
Full bar, large private patio in the back 

MONTCLAIR 
Ruthie's BBQ & Pizza, 64 1/2 Chestnut Street    973-509-1134  
BBQ, Pizza & Outdoor Dining
Raymond's,  28 Church Street    973-744-9263 
American, BYOB, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Dining
Four Seasons Kebab House, 594 Valley Road, Upper Montclair   973-707-7651
Linger in the restaurant’s cozy courtyard, lulled by a gurgling fountain.
Montclair Station - 275 Bellevue Station    973-337-5828  
Outdoor tables at the Montclair Station beckon commuters and local diners.
Osteria Giotto, 21-23 Midland Avenue    973-746-0111  
Italian Fare,  BYOB,  Outdoor table dining
Marzullo’s Restaurant, Café & Caterer   117 Grove Street   973-744-6663  
BYOB, Casual, Outdoor dining available
Terra Tea Salon   50 S. Fullerton Avenue    973-744-6600 
Outdoor Dining available, Gluten-Free & Vegan Friendly  
Flatbread Grill, 204 Bellevue Avenue   973-509-2700
Casual atmosphere for the whole family!  BYOB, Vegan friendly, Outdoor dining available
Uptown 596,  596 Valley Road    973-744-0915
Brunch, Salads, Dinner,  BYOB, Outdoor Dining  
Greek Taverna   292 Bloomfield Avenue   973-746-2280 
BYOB, Outdoor Dining, Romantic
Costanera  511 Bloomfield Avenue    973-337-8289
Latin American, Seafood, Peruvian,  BYOB, Outdoor Dining
Samba Montclair 7 Park Street      973-744-6764 
Brazilian, BYOB, Outdoor Dining
Sofra Turkish & Mediterranean Restaurant   151 Valley Road   973- 746-1091 
Family owned Turkish restaurant, BYOB, Outdoor Dining
Mezza Lira Restaurant   537 Bloomfield Avenue  973-783-5009
Italian, BYOB, Outdoor Dining

BLOOMFIELD 
Stamna Greek Taverna   1045 North Broad Street    973-338-5151 
Authentic Greek Restaurant with home cooked traditional Greek fare. BYOB, Late Night, Live Music, Outdoor Dining
Bloomfield Steak and Seafood House   409 Franklin Street 973-680-4500   
Italian American cuisine, Outdoor dining, full bar
Bar Cara   1099 Broad Street   973-893-3681  
Italian, Outdoor dining,  Full bar
Nevada Diner  293 Broad Street    973- 743-9393   
Family friendly environment & brand new Outdoor Patio

NUTLEY
Chestnut Café & Eatery    338 Passaic Avenue  973-798-2226  
BYOB,  Outdoors eating on the private garden patio
Queen Margherita   246 Washington Avenue    973-662-0007  
Italian, Pizza, BYOB, Outdoor dining available
Terrazza Ristorante and Bar   507 Franklin Avenue    973-661-4300   
Creative Italian cuisine, Full bar, Outdoor dining

CEDAR GROVE
Delmonico Steak and Beyond   505 Pompton Avenue   973-433-0333   
Steak House, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining


Laura Byrne Cristiano April 14, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I love eating outside at Stephanies: great food, fantastic staff, nice atmosphere!

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