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17 Heated Restaurant Patios for Winter Dining in New Orleans

As the temperature creeps down, turn to these top restaurants to keep dining outside even in winter

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It may have taken until mid November, but New Orleans is finally starting to feel like fall — crisp, bright days end early, giving way to evening chills. And while heated patios have never been a must for restaurants here, the nature of pandemic-era dining has caused more places to offer al fresco dining with a side of warmth, most often in the form of commercial portable heaters. Here are a select group of restaurants offering heated outdoor spaces this winter, all great for open-air dining no matter the temperature.

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1. Boucherie

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8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-5514
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Back in its original digs on Jeannette Street, Boucherie now boasts a lovely patio in addition to seating inside the romantic, charming cottage. The patio is fully heated for the winter with industrial room heaters, making for a cozy date night destination involving Nathanial Zimet’s refined seafood and meat offerings and a great wine list.

Boucherie

2. Tito's Ceviche & Pisco

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5015 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 267-7612
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Magazine Street’s Peruvian haven is always a fun departure from the cuisine most commonly found in town, with bright, fresh ceviches and tiraditos; flavorful, traditional Peruvian entrees, and excellent pisco and pisco-based cocktails. The outdoor setup to the side of the restaurant is adequately spaced and each table has its own heater, making it a great winter option.

3. Haiku Sushi

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4430 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 301-0850
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Haiku Sushi on Magazine Street warms up diners two ways during winter — with its excellent ramen, and its lovely (heated) patio. Open daily, the covered patio is a great destination for lunch or dinner and Haiku’s extensive menu of rolls, sashimi, dumplings, and soups.

4. Trep's

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4327 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 581-8900
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Trep’s was built for pandemic-era dining and drinking — a mostly outdoor, kid-and-dog-friendly, full service restaurant and bar in Mid City. The various outdoor dining seating areas are equipped for all seasons, fully furnished with both industrial fans and heaters (part of its quest to serve as a game-day destination). The menu is a jumble of standard bar food and globally-influenced plates, but the burgers are good and the Friday oyster happy hour is solid.

5. Red Gravy

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4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Roseann Rostoker and Lou Lombardo now run their homey Northeast style Italian restaurant Uptown on Magazine Street, where an outdoor courtyard seats 38. If favorites like meatballs and red gravy, arancini, gnocchi, and chicken parmigiana don’t keep you warm enough, a table next to a vertical heater should do the trick.

6. Vessel NOLA

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3835 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2775
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This gorgeous church-turned-restaurant in Mid City offers a large covered and heated patio with a clear roof above stylish wooden slats — think an oversized pergola with pizzazz. There’s a tasty all-day menu featuring Mediterranean favorites, salads and sandwiches, and a brunch menu served on weekends. Don’t miss the cocktails.

7. Toups Meatery

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845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-4999
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Celebrity chef Isaac Toups opened Toups’ Meatery before his cookbook fame, and now focuses his attention there following the closure of Toups’ South. It shows, with the Carrollton Avenue restaurant’s housemade charcuterie, Cajun comfort food, weekend brunch menu, and nightly specials better than ever. The patio, open for for dinner nightly and weekend brunch, is lined with vertical heaters in winter.

8. Copper Vine

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1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 208-9535
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Copper Vine is one of downtown’s top brunch destinations for a reason — the wine pub’s lush, gorgeous patio makes for a dreamy setting that’s ideal for the leisurely nature of the weekend meal. Come winter, that patio and an upstairs balcony are fully equipped with heaters, so go ahead and order that second bottle.

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9. Gris-Gris

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1800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 272-0241
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Eric Cook’s popular LGD standby for contemporary Southern cuisine also offers some exceptional seating options, from a beautiful private room to an upstairs balcony overlooking Magazine Street. Both the balcony and the outdoor seating area down below have heaters, ensuring a warm wintertime setting for happy hour drinks, weekend brunch, or dinner.

The upstairs balcony at Gris-Gris
Gris-Gris

10. The Bower

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1320 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 582-9738
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The Bower is still relatively new to the LGD’s booming dining scene, built during the pandemic by the owners of Tujague’s and sister restaurants Claret and Birdy’s. It boasts a large outdoor dining setup that’s protected from the elements and in the winter, outfitted with heaters. Try classic cocktails with a twist and new American cuisine like whole branzino with fennel; charred rapini with blueberries; and mussels with nduja.

11. Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar

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1114 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 381-5079
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It doesn’t get much better than dining on the patio at Sidecar — what’s not to love about a vast selection of oysters and natural wine to be enjoyed in a lovely, tree-embedded courtyard? Located next to the Rusty Nail on Constance Street, the outdoor Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar delivers a large, heated patio (in winter), serving oysters by the piece or dozen, ceviche and tartare, and hefty burgers.

12. Vyoone’s

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412 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 518-6007
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Vyoone’s has one of the best courtyards in town, and it keeps that status even in cold weather — between fire pits and portable heaters, you can stay toasty here, whether visiting for brunch, happy hour drinks, a Saints game, or a delicious French-Louisiana dinner. As a bonus, Vyoone’s is a festive destination for holiday gatherings with groups, small or large.

13. Cochon

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930 Tchoupitoulas St suite a
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-2123
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Donald Link’s hugely popular swine-centric restaurant in the Warehouse District previously had a few sidewalk tables, but has been able to more outdoor seating since the city allowed restaurants to expand into public rights of way. Cochon now has tables set up along Tchoupitoulas Street and Andrew Higgins Boulevard, dotted with heaters, available for lunch and dinner.

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14. SoBou

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310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 552-4095
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This eclectic restaurant and bar located in the French Quarter’s W Hotel has always been about its stylish interior — a dark dining room outfitted with brass fixtures and lined with shelves of glass bottles lit by warm neon lights. The courtyard, however, can’t be beat — the piazza space was previously used for drinks and hotel guests only, but is now a dining area in its own right, complete with reservations available. SoBou’s patio, covered with heaters and string lights, is open for dinner Thursday through Monday.

15. Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro

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720 Orleans St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 523-1930
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A true neighborhood gem, the French Quarter’s charming Orleans Grapevine can be counted on for its great wine selection and hidden courtyard, where individual table heaters come out once the weather calls for it. Visit for the rare wines, friendly atmosphere, and contemporary, hearty takes on American and French cuisine.

16. Cafe Amelie

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912 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 412-8965
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For a special dining experience in a lush French Quarter courtyard, the romantic Cafe Amelie offers a great setting for dinner or a leisurely weekend brunch. Tables on the heated patio are available to reserve for brunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday . and for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings.

17. Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

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600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-9111
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The backyard party at Bacchanal continues through winter, with live music nightly (except on Tuesday, when it’s closed). Choose a bottle of wine and cheeses and meats to sample on the heated courtyard or order from the excellent kitchen, serving Mediterranean-inspired small plates, fresh pasta dishes, and a few entrees.

1. Boucherie

8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118
Boucherie

Back in its original digs on Jeannette Street, Boucherie now boasts a lovely patio in addition to seating inside the romantic, charming cottage. The patio is fully heated for the winter with industrial room heaters, making for a cozy date night destination involving Nathanial Zimet’s refined seafood and meat offerings and a great wine list.

8115 Jeannette St
New Orleans, LA 70118

2. Tito's Ceviche & Pisco

5015 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Magazine Street’s Peruvian haven is always a fun departure from the cuisine most commonly found in town, with bright, fresh ceviches and tiraditos; flavorful, traditional Peruvian entrees, and excellent pisco and pisco-based cocktails. The outdoor setup to the side of the restaurant is adequately spaced and each table has its own heater, making it a great winter option.

5015 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Haiku Sushi

4430 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Haiku Sushi on Magazine Street warms up diners two ways during winter — with its excellent ramen, and its lovely (heated) patio. Open daily, the covered patio is a great destination for lunch or dinner and Haiku’s extensive menu of rolls, sashimi, dumplings, and soups.

4430 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Trep's

4327 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Trep’s was built for pandemic-era dining and drinking — a mostly outdoor, kid-and-dog-friendly, full service restaurant and bar in Mid City. The various outdoor dining seating areas are equipped for all seasons, fully furnished with both industrial fans and heaters (part of its quest to serve as a game-day destination). The menu is a jumble of standard bar food and globally-influenced plates, but the burgers are good and the Friday oyster happy hour is solid.

4327 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Red Gravy

4206 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Roseann Rostoker and Lou Lombardo now run their homey Northeast style Italian restaurant Uptown on Magazine Street, where an outdoor courtyard seats 38. If favorites like meatballs and red gravy, arancini, gnocchi, and chicken parmigiana don’t keep you warm enough, a table next to a vertical heater should do the trick.

4206 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Vessel NOLA

3835 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

This gorgeous church-turned-restaurant in Mid City offers a large covered and heated patio with a clear roof above stylish wooden slats — think an oversized pergola with pizzazz. There’s a tasty all-day menu featuring Mediterranean favorites, salads and sandwiches, and a brunch menu served on weekends. Don’t miss the cocktails.

3835 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Toups Meatery

845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Celebrity chef Isaac Toups opened Toups’ Meatery before his cookbook fame, and now focuses his attention there following the closure of Toups’ South. It shows, with the Carrollton Avenue restaurant’s housemade charcuterie, Cajun comfort food, weekend brunch menu, and nightly specials better than ever. The patio, open for for dinner nightly and weekend brunch, is lined with vertical heaters in winter.

845 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

8. Copper Vine

1001 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112
Copper Vine

Copper Vine is one of downtown’s top brunch destinations for a reason — the wine pub’s lush, gorgeous patio makes for a dreamy setting that’s ideal for the leisurely nature of the weekend meal. Come winter, that patio and an upstairs balcony are fully equipped with heaters, so go ahead and order that second bottle.

1001 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112

9. Gris-Gris

1800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
The upstairs balcony at Gris-Gris
Gris-Gris

Eric Cook’s popular LGD standby for contemporary Southern cuisine also offers some exceptional seating options, from a beautiful private room to an upstairs balcony overlooking Magazine Street. Both the balcony and the outdoor seating area down below have heaters, ensuring a warm wintertime setting for happy hour drinks, weekend brunch, or dinner.

1800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The Bower is still relatively new to the LGD’s booming dining scene, built during the pandemic by the owners of Tujague’s and sister restaurants Claret and Birdy’s. It boasts a large outdoor dining setup that’s protected from the elements and in the winter, outfitted with heaters. Try classic cocktails with a twist and new American cuisine like whole branzino with fennel; charred rapini with blueberries; and mussels with nduja.

1320 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar

1114 Constance St, New Orleans, LA 70130

It doesn’t get much better than dining on the patio at Sidecar — what’s not to love about a vast selection of oysters and natural wine to be enjoyed in a lovely, tree-embedded courtyard? Located next to the Rusty Nail on Constance Street, the outdoor Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar delivers a large, heated patio (in winter), serving oysters by the piece or dozen, ceviche and tartare, and hefty burgers.

1114 Constance St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Vyoone’s

412 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Vyoone’s has one of the best courtyards in town, and it keeps that status even in cold weather — between fire pits and portable heaters, you can stay toasty here, whether visiting for brunch, happy hour drinks, a Saints game, or a delicious French-Louisiana dinner. As a bonus, Vyoone’s is a festive destination for holiday gatherings with groups, small or large.

412 Girod St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Cochon

930 Tchoupitoulas St suite a, New Orleans, LA 70130

Donald Link’s hugely popular swine-centric restaurant in the Warehouse District previously had a few sidewalk tables, but has been able to more outdoor seating since the city allowed restaurants to expand into public rights of way. Cochon now has tables set up along Tchoupitoulas Street and Andrew Higgins Boulevard, dotted with heaters, available for lunch and dinner.

930 Tchoupitoulas St suite a
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. SoBou

310 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

This eclectic restaurant and bar located in the French Quarter’s W Hotel has always been about its stylish interior — a dark dining room outfitted with brass fixtures and lined with shelves of glass bottles lit by warm neon lights. The courtyard, however, can’t be beat — the piazza space was previously used for drinks and hotel guests only, but is now a dining area in its own right, complete with reservations available. SoBou’s patio, covered with heaters and string lights, is open for dinner Thursday through Monday.

310 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

15. Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro

720 Orleans St, New Orleans, LA 70116

A true neighborhood gem, the French Quarter’s charming Orleans Grapevine can be counted on for its great wine selection and hidden courtyard, where individual table heaters come out once the weather calls for it. Visit for the rare wines, friendly atmosphere, and contemporary, hearty takes on American and French cuisine.

720 Orleans St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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16. Cafe Amelie

912 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116

For a special dining experience in a lush French Quarter courtyard, the romantic Cafe Amelie offers a great setting for dinner or a leisurely weekend brunch. Tables on the heated patio are available to reserve for brunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday . and for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings.

912 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70116

17. Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

The backyard party at Bacchanal continues through winter, with live music nightly (except on Tuesday, when it’s closed). Choose a bottle of wine and cheeses and meats to sample on the heated courtyard or order from the excellent kitchen, serving Mediterranean-inspired small plates, fresh pasta dishes, and a few entrees.

600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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