Where to Eat Outside: Your Guide to Patio Season

Eastern Standard's patio, open now
Eastern Standard’s patio, open now Photo: Marlo MC

The temperature is set to hit 52 degrees tomorrow and, for hearty Bostonians at least, that means its time to start thinking about outdoor dining. Since the City Council voted back in May 2009 to allow patio dining year round, the only limit on restaurateurs is weather. There are at least twelve restaurants, including the original Parish Cafe, 29 Newbury, and Charlie’s Kitchen, where you can dine under the stars tonight with a whole bunch more coming soon. Check out our full (and constantly updated list) below.

29 Newbury: Already open
33 Restaurant & Lounge: No later than early May
Abe & Louie’s Steakhouse: Already open
Atlantic Beer Garden: As soon as weather permits
Atlantic Fish Company: Already open
B&G; Oysters: April 15
Bina Osteria: June
Bistro du Midi: April 1
Brasserie Jo: As soon as weather permits
Canestaro: March 11
Charley’s Eating & Drinking Saloon: Already open
Charlie’s Kitchen: Already open
Chart House: Already open
Cottonwood Cafe: Marathon Monday
Cuffs: Marathon Monday
Da Vinci: May 1, weather permitting
dante: As soon as weather permits
Durgin Park: Already open
Eastern Standard: Already open
Ginger Park: Already open
Globe Bar & Cafe: Week of March 15
Grafton Street Pub & Grill: Late April
Hamersley’s Bistro: Brunch in late March; dinner in April or May
Haru: Marathon Monday
Harvest: Mid-April
Henrietta’s Table: Mid/late April
Joe’s American Bar & Grill: Already open
Kingfish Hall: April 19
Legal Sea Foods: April 15
The Living Room: As soon as weather permits
LTK: April 15
Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage: Mid-April
Oleana: As soon as weather permits
Om: No later than March 15
Parish Cafe: Already open
Petit Robert Bistro: As soon as weather permits
Piattini: Already open
Picco Pizza & Ice Cream: April 1
Pigalle: Early April
Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake: May 1 (patio), May 28 (rooftop)
Ristorante Fiore: Early May
Rocca: Mid-April
Scoozi: Already open
Sel De La Terre: April 1
Sensing: As soon as weather permits
Sibling Rivalry: Late May
The Stanhope Grille: Marathon Monday
Stella: Already open
Stephanie’s on Newbury: Late March
Stephi’s On Tremont: As soon as weather permits
Tapeo: As soon as weather permits
Temple Bar: Late April
Tremont 647: April 1
Veggie Planet Pizza: As soon as weather permits
Via Matta: Mid-April
Vox Populi: Marathon Monday
Woodward: Marathon Monday