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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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1. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

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819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 581-3866
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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.

2. Tableau

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616 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 934-3463
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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.

3. Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar

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7400 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 304-4125
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.

4. 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.

5. Dominique's on Magazine

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4213 Magazine
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 261-8253
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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.

6. Casa Borrega

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1719 Ortega Castle Hayley
New Orleans, LA
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.

7. La Fin du Monde

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2917 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
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.

8. Cane & Table

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1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 581-1112
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.

9. Mid-City Yacht Club

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440 S Saint Patrick St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-2517
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.

10. Dat Dog

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3336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-2226
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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1. Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

819 Conti St, New Orleans, LA 70112
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.
819 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112

2. Tableau

616 Saint Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
616 Saint Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. Brisbi's Lakefront Restaurant & Bar

7400 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, LA 70124
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.
7400 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70124

4. Blue Crab

New Orleans, LA
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.

5. Dominique's on Magazine

4213 Magazine, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
4213 Magazine
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Casa Borrega

1719 Ortega Castle Hayley, New Orleans, LA
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.
1719 Ortega Castle Hayley
New Orleans, LA

7. La Fin du Monde

2917 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
2917 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

8. Cane & Table

1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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.
1113 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

9. Mid-City Yacht Club

440 S Saint Patrick St, New Orleans, LA 70119
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.
440 S Saint Patrick St
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. Dat Dog

3336 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
3336 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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