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Enjoy Outdoor Dining At These Restaurants In & Near Albany, NY

Editor's Note (6/4/2020 10:00AM): Outdoor dining has opened in the Capital Region! Enjoy your meal al fresco with patio, deck, rooftop and courtyard seating. Contact the individual property for more information on hours and any specific requirements, such as masks or reservations. (Indoor dining is currently on track to open later this summer.)

There are few things more enjoyable than dining al fresco! The Albany restaurants below offer outdoor dining, where you can enjoy a delicious meal with a side of fresh air. Whether you are people watching from a sidewalk table for two, enjoying a family meal in a spacious courtyard or taking in the breeze on a secluded patio, you'll enjoy great meals and great service in the Albany area.

two men cheersing their beers in front of a large CBH sign
City Beer Hall
Albany, NY
The City Beer Hall - An American Beer Hall and Gastropub located in the heart of historic downtown Albany. Inside this classic architectural gem you will find the finest selection of craft beers and micro brews in the Capital District.
dining room and an aesthetically pleasing bar area
The Pearl Street Pub
Albany, NY
The Pearl Street Pub is the place to go in downtown Albany if you're craving the ideal nightlife experience with an inviting atmosphere, an amazing music scene, and delicious food. This Albany hotspot will quickly become your go-to place!
Savoy Taproom Bar
Savoy Taproom
Albany, NY
Located in the heart of Albany, NY, Savoy Taproom embodies the cultural and creative spirit of Lark Street. The approachable cocktail bar & restaurant combines affordable, scratch dining with handcrafted cocktails, live entertainment & weekly events
a burger, glass of beer, and fries
Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen
Albany, NY
For great craft beers and casual dining featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, make Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen in Albany, NY your new favorite neighborhood spot! The restaurant is conveniently located in the Warehouse District on Broadway.
man getting food at checkout counter
Steuben St. Market
Albany, NY
Steuben St. Market is downtown Albany's all-natural cafe and food market featuring a variety of housemade products, such as soups, sandwiches, deli salads, entrees, kombucha, and much more.
plates of food with a beer
McGeary's Irish Pub
Albany, NY
McGeary's Irish Pub in downtown Albany is a bustling Irish pub with delicious food, a substantial beer list, and live music performed every week. This Albany hotspot has long been a gathering place for authentic Irish fare and exceptional times.
Dining area with tables and chairs
Lakeview on Crystal Lake
Averill Park, NY
With beautiful views of Crystal Lake, Lakeview on Crystal Lake offers delicious family dining, superior banquet facilities and affordable prices. Our vast menu has plenty to choose from and can please even the most particular palate.
soft tacos displayed in four cardboard holders
New Scotland Taco + Bar
Albany, NY
New Scotland Taco + Bar is a delicious neighborhood taqueria located in Albany, NY. Whether you're craving tacos, guacamole and chips, or margaritas, this local restaurant is the place to be.
four plates of bbq food with sides
Wagon Train BBQ
Schenectady, NY
Wagon Train BBQ is a Western-style restaurant in Schenectady, NY, that serves up some of the Capital Region's most delicious BBQ. From tender brisket to delectable pulled pork, they offer all of your slow-cooked BBQ favorites.
dining tables near a fireplace
Restaurant Navona
Albany, NY
Restaurant Navona in Albany provides high quality cuisine in a relaxed and welcoming environment. This neighborhood restaurant specializes in wood-fired pizza and a combination of Mediterranean and Modern Italian dishes.
outside patio at a restaurant
Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe
Albany, NY
When you're craving casual dining with a gourmet twist, then head to Dawn's Victory Sports Cafe in downtown Albany, NY. This sports bar and pub features a fantastic selection of burgers, pizza, sandwiches, and drinks.
Juice cleanse in mason jars- drink the rainbow
Healthy On Lark
Albany, NY
Enjoy locally-sourced vegetarian & vegan cuisine for lunch and dinner. Breakfast all day. Fresh pressed juices and smoothies vegetarian and dairy free. Try our chickpea burger or vegan BLT. Call ahead for catering and custom juice plans.
Marotta's Bar-Risto
Schenectady, NY
Enjoy traditional Italian and modern American dishes at Marotta's. We also offer off-premise catering, private parties, delivery, and much more!
Scarborough's
Latham, NY
Scarboroughs Restaurant is the ultimate casual eatery featuring an eclectic menu consisting of sandwiches, burgers, salads, unique house specialities, as well as full dinners. We have a full bar, children's menu, outdoor patio, and two fireplaces.
Mexican Radio
Schenectady, NY
Located in the heart of Schenectady, Mexican Radio serves delicious Mexican fare in an eclectic setting. Be sure to try their margaritas!
City Line Bar and Grill, Inc.
Albany, NY
Enjoy the fusion of “pub fare” and international cuisines at City Line! Expect the look, feel and expectations of the big city in terms of food and atmosphere!
Druthers Brewing Company
Albany, NY
Druthers Brewing Company has an extensive list of craft beers to choose from, plus a lengthy menu of American-style fare, including pizzas, mac 'n cheese, and burgers.
Centre Street Pub
Schenectady, NY
Centre Street Pub features inside and outside dining, an internationally-inspired menu, live entertainment, and a private event space.
ama cocina
Albany, NY
If you're looking for classic Mexican small plates such as street corn and an array of different tacos, check out Ama Cocina. From the funky atmosphere to the delicious and creative margaritas, you'll be glad you did.
The Waters Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn
Glenville, NY
Enjoy the waterfront ambiance year round for lunch and dinner at this award winning restaurant and inn, located just across the Mohawk River from Schenectady. The Waters Edge Lighthouse is the perfect setting for any occasion!