These 10 Houston restaurants nail outdoor dining
Most Houstonians require a very special restaurant patio to keep them from running to the comfort of indoor air conditioning, though some city dwellers brave the humid summers for an alfresco meal, no matter how high the rising temps.
A multi-leveled patio at a swanky American spot in Heights/Washington offers soothing views of the rolling hills. A perch under one of the red umbrellas at a Tex-Mex favorite on the Eastside confirms that nothing beats a chilled margarita on a sweltering Houston day. At a Creole restaurant in Upper Kirby, outdoor tables in the shade of massive oak trees feel like a well-kept secret.
Whether you’re after an idyllic picnic-inspired meal or an action-packed open-air happy hour, these spots have you covered. Read on for a guide to the 10 best restaurants for outdoor dining in Houston right now.