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10 New Outdoor Dining Areas To Check Out This Fall

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Cool weather. We can dream about it. We can almost taste it. And when it finally cools off in New Orleans (it's, erm, trying), you'll have these ten new reasons to soak it up. From balconies to patios, Eater has gathered all the worthy al fresco-minded places that have opened or undergone serious renovations within the past year for your viewing pleasure. Yes, here are 10 new outdoor dining areas to check out this Fall.

And contain yourself... Eater's Guide to The Best Outdoor Dining in New Orleans is on tap for next humpday, featuring dozens of options for your al fresco needs.

Did we miss an outdoor eating area that opened within the past year and is awesome? Tell us in the comments, or send us a tip.



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Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

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After a $1 million dollar renovation (with $40k of it going to the courtyard alone, mind you), Fall is the time to hit up Broussard's for a lovely evening on the town, with decadent Louisiana/French/continental cuisine from Guy Reinbolt, and refined craft cocktails. The bubbling fountain and romantic lighting make for a highly enjoyable experience.

Tableau

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The wrap-around balcony overlooks Jackson Square, Chartres, and St. Peters and reaches full shade by 3 p.m. It's one of the most spectacular views in the French Quarter AND you can enjoy your cocktail and small plates while you feel like royatly. FYI, the courtyard is pretty snazzy too.

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar

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The upstairs deck has views of the Harbor, and is perfect for taking in the sunset. Hoards of both casual/decked out diners converge for beer and fried seafood, or wine and raw oysters. Whatever your poison, the experience is worthy of the wait.

Blue Crab

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In between Brisbi's and Landry's, Blue Crab also holds fort as another al fresco powerhouse with amazing sunset views. Loads of fried seafood dishes, an excellent crab dip, and some crafty cocktails you may not expect from a place on the lake make this a highly enjoyable experience.

Dominique's on Magazine

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When Dominique Macquet dreamed up the newest incarnation of Dominique's, he included a courtyard covered in hydroponic towers of herbs and vegetables, comfortable and fashionable seating for diners, and even a lounging area with a chic light instillation, all of which make for a superb dining experience whether you're having brunch, dinner, or even cocktails.

Casa Borrega

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What to expect of a courtyard designed by the former owner of the Green Project? Lots of repurposed shutters, vintage signs, and the feeling that you just stepped into a really cool urban oasis.

La Fin du Monde

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LOCATION CLOSEDThis brunch dynamo in the Garden District features TONS of seating outside. Perfect for taking in cocktails, Jonathan Lestingi's classy menu, and then strolling down Magazine after.

Cane & Table

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This quiet, salvaged courtyard is a great escape from the French Quarter. Between Adam Biderman's island-influenced cuisine and Nick Detrich's proto-tiki cocktails, you'll feel transported to old Havana in no time.

Mid-City Yacht Club

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This Mid City hub of boozery, just completed a huge renovation project, including a beauteous new courtyard with an annex and flatscreen televisions for watching the game outside. They also recently revamped their menu too, so yeah, jump on it.

Dat Dog

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The second location of Dat Dog, which opened on Magazine this Spring, features an expansive patio for gorging yourself on fries, beer, and wieners before hopping over to try on some spandex unitards at American Apparel.

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Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

After a $1 million dollar renovation (with $40k of it going to the courtyard alone, mind you), Fall is the time to hit up Broussard's for a lovely evening on the town, with decadent Louisiana/French/continental cuisine from Guy Reinbolt, and refined craft cocktails. The bubbling fountain and romantic lighting make for a highly enjoyable experience.

Tableau

The wrap-around balcony overlooks Jackson Square, Chartres, and St. Peters and reaches full shade by 3 p.m. It's one of the most spectacular views in the French Quarter AND you can enjoy your cocktail and small plates while you feel like royatly. FYI, the courtyard is pretty snazzy too.

Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar

The upstairs deck has views of the Harbor, and is perfect for taking in the sunset. Hoards of both casual/decked out diners converge for beer and fried seafood, or wine and raw oysters. Whatever your poison, the experience is worthy of the wait.

Blue Crab

In between Brisbi's and Landry's, Blue Crab also holds fort as another al fresco powerhouse with amazing sunset views. Loads of fried seafood dishes, an excellent crab dip, and some crafty cocktails you may not expect from a place on the lake make this a highly enjoyable experience.

Dominique's on Magazine

When Dominique Macquet dreamed up the newest incarnation of Dominique's, he included a courtyard covered in hydroponic towers of herbs and vegetables, comfortable and fashionable seating for diners, and even a lounging area with a chic light instillation, all of which make for a superb dining experience whether you're having brunch, dinner, or even cocktails.

Casa Borrega

What to expect of a courtyard designed by the former owner of the Green Project? Lots of repurposed shutters, vintage signs, and the feeling that you just stepped into a really cool urban oasis.

La Fin du Monde

LOCATION CLOSEDThis brunch dynamo in the Garden District features TONS of seating outside. Perfect for taking in cocktails, Jonathan Lestingi's classy menu, and then strolling down Magazine after.

Cane & Table

This quiet, salvaged courtyard is a great escape from the French Quarter. Between Adam Biderman's island-influenced cuisine and Nick Detrich's proto-tiki cocktails, you'll feel transported to old Havana in no time.

Mid-City Yacht Club

This Mid City hub of boozery, just completed a huge renovation project, including a beauteous new courtyard with an annex and flatscreen televisions for watching the game outside. They also recently revamped their menu too, so yeah, jump on it.

Dat Dog

The second location of Dat Dog, which opened on Magazine this Spring, features an expansive patio for gorging yourself on fries, beer, and wieners before hopping over to try on some spandex unitards at American Apparel.

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