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Dine Outdoors At These Great Albany Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

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.

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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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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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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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
New World Bistro Bar Exterior and front door
New World Bistro Bar
Albany, NY
New World Bistro Bar is an 80-seat gastropub in the heart of Albany's Delaware Avenue Neighborhood. The building is cozy, the food is fresh and creative, and the staff is friendly and nurturing.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
tables outside restaurant with soho pizza logo on the wall
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.
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.
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.
red tables and chairs outside ben and jerry's
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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!
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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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.
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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.
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!
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.
lax restaurant and lounge sign outside a building
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
patio seating outside restaurant with roof that says let me POKE you
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
sign for el loco mexican cafe above building entrance
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.
green brick building with sign that says cafe lark
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.
exterior of 3fish cafe
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.
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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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.
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.
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!