5 Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in San Francisco

Outdoor dining has become the norm for restaurants over the past few years. Even though most restrictions from the pandemic are starting to lift, dining outdoors remains a safe and enjoyable way to enjoy a meal in San Francisco. Plus, you get to enjoy the summer weather while taking in fantastic views of the city! Keep in mind that you are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to eat indoors at bars and restaurants in the city. But, for those who would prefer to eat outside, we have narrowed it down to five of the best outdoor dining options in San Francisco.

1. Sotto Mare: 552 Green St.

Sotto Mare is located just off Columbus St. in Telegraph Hill and is one of the oldest and best restaurants in San Francisco. They specialize in fresh Italian seafood such as Boston Clam Chowder and Crab Cioppino. Their outdoor dining area is in front of the restaurant and provides excellent views of the North Beach neighborhood.

2. El Techo: 2516 Mission St.

El Techo has a rooftop deck, delicious margaritas, an unbeatable view of the San Francisco skyline, and a great weekday Happy Hour. What more could your heart desire? This rooftop restaurant features an expansive menu of Latin American street food and cocktails.

3. Tastebuds: 600 5th Ave.

Tastebuds is a soul-inspired restaurant in Richmond known for delicious savory and sweet breakfast options, sandwiches on fluffy brioche buns, southern sides, and bottomless mimosas. There is outdoor seating available in front of the restaurant, but it’s limited, so make a reservation ahead of time.

4. Local Kitchen: 330 1st.

Local Kitchen has been serving delicious seasonal dishes with a diverse selection of local beer and wine for over a decade. They use locally sourced produce, meats, and cheeses to create globally inspired cuisine and wood-fired pizzas. The outdoor patio has heaters, privacy curtains, and plenty of space to socially distance!

5. La Ciccia: 291 30th St. 

La Ciccia is located in Noe Valley and is dedicated to using fresh and authentic ingredients. This Sardinian-inspired gem in Noe Valley plates up traditional dishes such as Baby Octopus, gnocchi, and creamy panna cotta for dessert. They also have over 180 wines to choose from that represent the different regions of Italy. There is a small dining area outside with heaters so that you can enjoy outdoor dining year-round!

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