There’s nothing like the Spring Equinox to give you that extra boost of energy you need to break out of your winter hibernation. March 20 marked the first day of spring and DMV foodies are already looking for the best outdoor dining options to enjoy the warmer weather, even if outerwear is still required. The best restaurants in the area are dusting off their umbrellas, and sprucing up their flower boxes in preparation for the influx of guests they are about to serve outside. Linda Roth Associates knows where to find the best outdoor dining options throughout metropolitan Washington to celebrate the end of winter and the dawn of spring.

Bastille NEW
606 N. Fayette St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Bastille welcomes guests to enjoy dining “en plein air” on its spacious outdoor patio at its new location in Alexandria’s Braddock neighborhood. Bordering the grassy courtyard of The Asher apartments, the patio has seating for 40, making it convenient for parents to comfortably enjoy a glass of rosé while the kids enjoy the yard. Guests will be delighted with Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux’s soon to debut spring menu, which they specially designed with the new patio in mind. Bastille is open from 11:30am-2:30pm for lunch and 5-10pm for dinner daily, with weekend lunch and brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm. The Bar at Bastille is open from 11:30am-11pm daily, with weekday happy hour from 5-7pm.

Bistrot Royal NEW
1201 N. Royal St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Bistrot Royal’s patio will make it easy for guests to feel like they are dining in France when it opens during the first days of warm spring weather. Bastille’s sister restaurant’s quaint patio seats 24 and will be surrounded by freshly planted flowers in honor of the season we’ve all been waiting for. Enjoy the Bistrot’s classic French menu with fresh spring additions outside for lunch from 11:30-2pm and dinner from 5:30pm- 9:30pm Tuesday- Saturday; for brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner from 4pm-8:30pm Sundays.

Café & Bar Dupont
The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Café & Bar Dupont’s popular 52-seat outdoor patio is now open, weather permitting. Café Dupont’s unique menu of French-influenced dishes with a modern twist, as well as perfectly mixed cocktails and fine vintages can be enjoyed on the patio as soon as weather permits. Bar Dupont at The Dupont Circle Hotel is open Monday – Friday 11am to close and Saturday – Sunday 10:30am to close. Food is served 11am-11pm Monday-Wednesday, 11am-1am Thursday-Friday, 10:30am-1am Saturday and 10:30am-11pm Sunday.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse NEW
950 I Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20001

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in CityCenterDC, will serve guests on its picturesque courtyard patio beginning this spring. Glass walls open to create t​he feel of being outdoors while sitting at the downstairs bar. The steakhouse serves bold, chef-driven cuisine alongside a world class, award-winning wine list; perfect for an al fresco meal on a sunny afternoon or pleasant evening. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is open daily from 11am to 11pm.

Del Frisco’s Grille North Bethesda NEW
11800 Grand Park Ave., 11800 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Del Frisco’s Grille at Pike & Rose is now serving guests on its stunning outdoor patio. Custom umbrellas with built-in misters and heaters provide guests with perfect temperatures for outdoor dining from spring to fall. The Grille serves American comfort classics made with fresh seafood and produce local to the region for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. The modern, stylish and energetic bar and grill is open from 11am-10pm on Sundays, 11:30am-10pm Monday-Thursday, and 11:30am-11pm Friday-Saturday.

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102

härth at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner invites guests to enjoy its soon-to-debut spring menu al fresco. Chef Luc draws inspiration for his menus from seasonal produce sourced from his on-site chef’s garden and local farms. With lounge seating for up to 50, the outdoor patio has a custom firewall and is the perfect backdrop for smoking cigars available for purchase at in the härth bar. härth is open for breakfast Monday-Friday 6:30am-11am and 7am-1pm on weekends. Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11:30am-2pm, and dinner is served Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm.

Roofers Union
2446 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Boasting one of the best rooftops in DC, the views at Roofers Union are only further enhanced by Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s locally-sourced and sustainable menu of classic American fare, as well as the bar program focusing on craft beers and cocktails. The covered open air rooftop, known for its 15-seat horseshoe bar, is the perfect setting for outdoor dining or drinks with friends. Overlooking DC’s lively Adams Morgan Neighborhood, Roofers Union opens at 5pm daily, with weekend brunch from 11am-2:30pm.


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