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Snapshot: Taking It Outside

Warm weather entices restaurants to bring the indoors out.

These places do more than set out a few tables —they’ve created interactive outdoor environments.

Park Chalet Garden Restaurant, San Francisco, California
Diners can stargaze beneath the glass ceiling of this open-air dining room and bar. With its retractable glass doors and stone fireplace, the Park Chalet Garden Restaurant, located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, is an inviting spot to savor the casual menu.

The Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs, New York
There’s a patio for every taste at the Mouzon House, serving locally sourced French-Quarter style food. On warm summer evenings, tea lights flicker along the full outdoor bar while the upstairs patio is peppered with paper lanterns and potted plants, offering an elevated view of the night’s featured musicians who perform in the garden below. For those who prefer a quieter candlelit patio, the restaurant boasts yet another outdoor dining option in the herb garden, graced by a small wine bar.

LON’s at the Hermosa, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Glowing fireplaces are located throughout this hacienda’s sprawling, open-air dining verandas. Surrounded by Arizona’s stunning desert landscape, guests dine on dishes that range from roasted free-range chicken to wood-grilled beef tenderloin amidst the estate’s Spanish- and Mexican-style architecture.

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