Top outdoor dining spots in SF

Spring equinoxes and summer solstices don’t necessarily mean puffer jackets go into hibernation for the season when you’re living in the city. But when the weather does let you shed those extra layers be quick to claim your spot outside amongst the rest of the vitamin D-starved herd to soak up clear skies.

Stick it to the fog at one of these five BARTable San Francisco dining favorites donning outdoor seating. And when you do need that puffer jacket, heat lamps are most likely within reach.

Want more? Explore our East Bay outdoor dining guide.

Foreign Cinema

Dining with a movie and outdoor seating makes Foreign Cinema a San Francisco staple.

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Foreign Cinema

24th St. Mission (SF)
Samovar Tea Lounge

This quiet, downtown gem overlooks the green scene and waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. 

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Samovar Tea Lounge

Powell St. (SF)
El Techo

Latin American street foods are all the hotter with a cocktail in hand and the San Francisco skyline in view.

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El Techo

24th St. Mission (SF)
Sens

Expansive views of the Bay Bridge and the Ferry Building are what keep Sens a major player on the map for San Francisco outdoor dining.

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Sens

Embarcadero (SF)
Dirty Habit

Craft cocktails and a bamboo-lined outdoor patio bubbling with fountains bring a New York City feel atop Hotel Zelos, where Dirty Habit dishes up a New American menu. 

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Dirty Habit

Powell St. (SF)

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