Heated patios aren’t typically a top priority for New Orleans restaurants, but like everything else right now, this winter is different. Many customers are currently avoiding dining rooms, as studies indicate a lower risk of exposure to COVID-19 outside than in enclosed spaces. Restaurants and bars have been able to expand their outdoor dining onto sidewalks, parking lots, and streets in recent months, providing a small, much-needed boost.
With cold weather making an appearance in New Orleans, more restaurants are adding heaters to their outdoor dining areas, in some cases with help from the city’s outdoor dining grant program. Here are a select group of restaurants currently offering heated outdoor spaces, great for open-air dining no matter the temperature.
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NOTE: Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Louisiana Department of Health website.Read More