Outdoor dining is a pillar of New Orleans's food and drink scene, given the city’s affinity for lush courtyards, intricate balconies, and welcoming front porches. There’s such an abundance of al fresco options in every New Orleans neighborhood, so let this map serve as a selection of some of the finest. A mix of new and old, backyard party vibes and chic sanctuaries, these are some of New Orleans’s best patios and courtyards for outdoor dining. The criteria? It’s all about food and ambiance, here. For the best outdoor setting for drinks, check out this guide to New Orleans’s best bar patios.
Don’t miss our other outdoor dining maps, including covered patios for when it rains, date night dining under the stars, and restaurants with heated outdoor dining for cold nights. Did we miss your favorite restaurant patio in New Orleans? Send us a tip.Read More