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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.

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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!
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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 gastropub fare in the Capital District.
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Warehouse Grill & BBQ
Albany, NY
One taste of Warehouse Grill & BBQ and you'll see why this casual Albany restaurant has developed a near-cult following in recent years. The BBQ is smoked to perfection, and that's just the beginning of what they offer!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Foster the Plant Cafe
Potsdam, NY
Located in Potsdam, NY, Foster the Plant Cafe is a plant-based cafe that supports local businesses and farms. Their menu of plant-based food includes soup and salads, toasts and wraps, breakfast, smoothie bowls, and more.
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The Local 217
The Local 217 in Albany, NY, is a taproom and kitchen where your friends and family can come together to enjoy homemade meals in a casual atmosphere. All of the food is made-to-order, and they also serve a great selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom and Brewery
Troy, NY
When you're in the mood for craft beer and delicious food, visit Brown's Brewing Company's Troy Taproom and Brewery. Located on the Hudson River in Troy, this local brewery offers a fantastic selection of year round and seasonal brews.
Susie's Pub
Albany, NY
Susie's Pub in Albany, NY, is a true neighborhood pub that is known for great drinks, a fantastic happy hour, and fun & games.
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The Daily Grind
Albany, NY
Over the years, The Daily Grind has been roasting, brewing, and serving some of the best coffee in Albany, NY. Visit their Lark Street location for a cup of coffee and housemade soups and sandwiches.
La Fiesta
Albany, NY
You can find an extensive menu of delicious Mexican food at La Fiesta, including a number of vegetarian options. Only the finest meats and vegetables make their way to this kitchen!
Tara Kitchen
Schenectady, NY
Experience incredible Moroccan fare and fine wine at the award-winning Tara Kitchen in Schenectady, renowned for their baklava, lamb, and much more. They also have a location in Troy, and a Guilderland location is in the works.
Pint Sized
Albany, NY
Pint Sized in Albany, NY is a small bar that serves up a great selection of craft beer. Their draft list updates weekly, so stop by and see what's currently available!
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Son of Egg
Albany, NY
Head over to Son of Egg in Albany for some amazing Korean-American cuisine! This quick bite restaurant offers everything from bulgogi sandwiches to crispy chicken, kimchi, and tofu rice bowls.
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El Mariachi Tapas
Albany, NY
Bring your family and friends to share some of the finest Spanish and Mexican tapas around. El Mariachi Tapas on Lark Street in Albany is the place to go for small plate cuisine.
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Cafe Hollywood
Albany, NY
Since 1993, Cafe Hollywood on Lark has been a popular spot for patio dining and traditional pub fare. They offer a great selection of wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps.
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El Loco Mexican Cafe
Albany, NY
Located just outside of historic Washington Park, El Loco Mexican Cafe provides a warm atmosphere and authentic Mexican food. Enjoy delicious tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, margaritas, and more.
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Soho Pizza
Albany, NY
Soho Pizza in Albany specializes in gourmet, brick oven pizza, subs, and tasty Italian dinners. All of their pizza dough is made fresh daily, so you can always expect a flavorful pie.
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3Fish Cafe
Albany, NY
When you're in the mood for awesome baked goods, excellent coffee, and a delicious breakfast or lunch, then swing by 3Fish Cafe in Albany. They are a friendly neighborhood cafe with a relaxing ambiance.
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Post on Lark
Albany, NY
Post on Lark is a neighborhood wine bar and kitchen that features a fantastic selection of natural wine. Have a seat at the cozy bar, shop for grocery items, and order some delicious food from the menu.
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.
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Lark Street Poke Bar
Albany, NY
Lark Street Poke Bar is the first poke bar in Albany! This fast and casual eatery focuses on fresh, healthy, raw fish and vegetables in the traditional Hawaiian-style poke bowl. Choose from one of their options or build your own bowl of freshness!
The Bishop
Albany, NY
The Bishop in downtown Albany, NY is a bourbon and beef spot that combines the quality culinary stylings of an owner-operated kitchen with an amazing selection of bourbons and ryes.
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Ben & Jerry's
Albany, NY
Discover a wonderful selection of ice cream flavors at Ben & Jerry's on Madison Avenue in Albany. This locally owned and operated Albany ice cream shop also specializes in ice cream cakes, catering, and vending for events.
Dove + Deer
Albany, NY
Dove + Deer in Albany is a local restaurant and bar that is dishing out some of your pub favorites along with new additions. Stop by for great food and drinks in a cozy atmosphere.
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Sukhothai Albany
Albany, NY
Sukhothai Albany on Lark Street serves up authentic Thai food favorites for both lunch and dinner. They feature a warm and cozy environment and are open for pickup and local delivery.
Rosanna's
Albany, NY
Rosanna's in Albany, NY is a local restaurant that is reimagining Old World Italian fare with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a variety of Italian classics with stimulating twists.
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LAX on Lark Restaurant & Lounge
Albany, NY
LAX on Lark Restaurant & Lounge is a casual neighborhood restaurant & bar located in the historic Center Square on Lark Street offering a fusion of Italian and Asian cuisine.
ama cocina
Albany, NY
You haven't had authentic Mexican street food until you've tried ama cocina! This will become your go-to place for burritos, enchiladas, nacho pies, Mexican pizzas, and much more.
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PizzaRoni
Albany, NY
Visit PizzaRoni in Albany, NY, and enjoy some of the best and most delicious New York-style pizza in the Capital Region. They offer brick oven, hand-tossed pizza, gyros, subs, salads, and amazing desserts.
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Cafe Lark
Albany, NY
Cafe Lark is not your traditional pizza shop in Albany, NY. Although they specialize in gourmet pizza, burgers, subs, and more for lunch and dinner, you can also stop by in the morning for breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and other items.
Oh Bar on Lark
Albany, NY
Oh Bar on Lark is a casual gay bar in Albany, NY, that welcomes everyone, whether you're gay, straight, questioning, or otherwise. Come by for amazing drinks and specials, great bartenders, and one of the best patios around.
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The Lionheart Pub
Albany, NY
The Lionheart Pub is an upscale ale house in Albany's Lark Street community offering 45 craft beers on tap, flat bread pizzas, pretzels, and more.
Thai Thai Bistro
Schenectady, NY
Look no further for authentic Thai food in Schenectady - Thai Thai Bistro offers dishes from all corners of Thailand and beyond. Order for pick up or delivery, or dine in person.
Ambition Coffee & Eatery, Inc.
Schenectady, NY
Ambition Coffee & Eatery, Inc. in Schenectady, NY is a funky urban bistro that's a top spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner before you attend a live show at nearby Proctors.
The Whistling Kettle
Schenectady, NY
The Whistling Kettle in Schenectady is a tea shop and cafe that offers a unique menu of food items that cater to both tea and non-tea drinkers. They also sell a great selection of premium tea and products.
Clinton's Ditch
Schenectady, NY
Clinton's Ditch is a local bar and grill in Schenectady, NY that offers a wide selection of food and drinks to satisfy every palate. Enjoy wraps, sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, dinner specials, and more.
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Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar Albany
Albany, NY
Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar in Albany is proudly serving both the vegetarian/vegan community and those who wish to add more healthy foods to their diet. They offer healthy, delicious, and excitingly fun juices, smoothies, bowls, salads, and more.
dp An American Brasserie
Albany, NY
dp An American Brasserie offers a diverse menu of imaginative cuisine from fried brussels sprouts to a Indonesian stir fried noodles. They also have classic cocktails and a wine list with over 70 different types.
D'Raymonds Restaurant
Loudonville, NY
When you're craving fine Italian cuisine, then plan a visit to D'Raymonds Restaurant in Loudonville, NY. This family-owned and operated restaurant has been voted the best Italian Restaurant in the Capital Region many times over the years.
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TapAsia on Lark
Albany, NY
TapAsia on Lark is an Asian fusion restaurant offering a variety of lunch and dinner items, including bento boxes, fried rice, stir fry, curry, and some signature dishes too!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Centre Street Pub
Schenectady, NY
Centre Street Pub features inside and outside dining, an internationally-inspired menu, live entertainment, and a private event space.