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Dine Outdoors At These Great Albany Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

Editor's Note (6/4/2020 10:00AM): Outdoor dining has opened in Albany and throughout the Capital Region! Hours vary, as do specific requirements, such as masks or reservations. Contact each restaurant for more information. (Indoor dining is currently on track to open later this summer.)

When warmer weather arrives in the Capital Region, restaurants throughout the Albany area open up their popular outdoor dining areas. There's just something special about enjoying your meal al fresco on a patio, deck or rooftop, where you can take in the scenery, enjoy the fresh air... and indulge in perfectly prepared and delicious meals, served by friendly wait staff. You can't help but enjoy yourself at one of these great Albany area restaurants with patio dining.

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!
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.
four poke bowls
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!
Image of quesadillas and salads
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant - Hamilton Street
Albany, NY
Conveniently located on Hamilton Street, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant began serving traditional delicious Mexican and Spanish cuisine in the Capital Region over 14 years ago.
New World Bistro Bar Exterior and front door
New World Bistro Bar
Albany, NY
Cozy bistro featuring Chef Ric Orlando's global neighborhood cuisine. "Chopped" Champion Chef Ric's menu features sustainable seafood, free range meats, gluten free and vegetarian options. Dinner 7 nights and Sunday Brunch. LOCAL FOOD - LOCAL FUN!
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.
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.
corned beef and cabbage
Public House 42
Albany, NY
Public House 42 is an Irish pub in downtown Albany with a welcoming vibe, traditional Irish cuisine, and classic pub fare. Menu items include everything from shepherd's pie to Reuben chowder to a variety of burgers and sandwiches.
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.
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
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.
El Loco Cafe
Albany, NY
Located just outside of historic Washington Park, El Loco provides a warm atmosphere and authentic Mexican food.
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.
Barcelona
Albany, NY
Enjoy delicious dishes and fine wines in an intimate setting at Barcelona.
Katie O'Byrne's Restaurant
Schenectady, NY
Stop by Katie O'Byrne's for a great draught beer or delicious Irish pub fare!
Shogun
Albany, NY
Take in the view of Madison Avenue at Shogun Sushi & Sake Bar. Serving up delicious sushi, creative cocktails & more.
Cafe Madison
Albany, NY
Indulge in delicious brunch and lunch at Cafe Madison. Whether you're sitting inside taking in the cozy atmosphere or enjoying the hustle and bustle of Madison Avenue from the patio, you'll be glad you stopped in.
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.
Wolff's Biergarten
Albany, NY
Head down to Wolff's on Broadway to have some amazing german cuisine, a couple tasty beers and of course, some of the free peanuts at each table! You won't be disappointed with this lively environment.