Here’s Where to Enjoy the Prettiest Patio Dining in Westchester

The county’s best seasonal spaces are hidden behind buildings and in plain sight.

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Why confine your culinary experience to four walls when you can dine al fresco at these fine Westchester establishments?


325 N Main St, Port Chester; 914.612.4440

Argana’s French doors open onto this pretty, between-the-buildings courtyard populated with tables, trees, a crushed-stone bocce court, and diners indulging in the restaurant’s signature tagines and Friday-night belly dancing.

The Barn at Bedford Post Inn

945 Old Post Rd, Bedford; 914.234.8808

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As you’d expect from a Relais & Châteaux property, the stone patio at Bedford Post Inn is picture-perfect, with lush landscaping, blooming wisteria, an outdoor wood-fired grill and oven, and a cushy fireplace nook for chilly summer nights.

Casa Tequila Cocina & Bar

465 Main St, Armonk; 914.219.5777

Encased in faux-ivy walls and murals celebrating Mexican culture, the transformative patio at Casa Tequila sets the ideal stage to backstroke into the consommé of the legendary birria tacos. If you need a little extra warmth in your bones, there’s a selection of over 150 tequilas. That’s worth a shot, right?


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721 Main St, New Rochelle; 914.637.3777

On the oasis-like back patio, you’d be forgiven for wondering if you’ve somehow left New Ro and ended up in Croatia, where the chef is grilling whole fish over the wood-burning fire and the tomatoes in your salad are from the tangle of plants in the organic garden next to your table.


92 Main St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.632.2306

The hidden patio behind Harper’s is one the county’s not-so-secret secret spaces, where locals in the know pack the house most nights for dinner in the shadow of one of the original Croton Aqueduct walls surrounded by potted herbs, flowers, and climbing ivy. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation.

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Hudson Prime Steakhouse

5 N Buckhout Rd, Irvington; 914.231.6800

Set back from the Hudson, this steakhouse doesn’t rely on the river to create its charming ambiance. String lights above and subtle dark wood accents flow the elegance of the indoor dining experience to their patio. Perfect the evening by chowing down on the fork-tender, life-changing Japanese A5 Wagyu.


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La Lanterna

23 Gray Oaks Ave, Yonkers; 914.476.3060

Ever seen a canopy of bistro lights from the Saw Mill and wondered, What’s over there? The answer is La Lanterna. But don’t let the parkway-adjacent location deter you; the wine garden is quite charming with tall, light-filled trees and cozy iron tables.

La Vista

335 Smith Ridge Rd, South Salem; 914.533.2671

Homey vegetable gardens and lush landscaping separate the 50-person patio from the road at La Vista. Outside seating comes with the same old-school pomp as inside, including tableside presentations, a roving dessert cart, and generous pours of homemade grappa.

Le Jardin Du Roi

95 King St, Chappaqua; 914.238.1368

The name may be French, but the house-smoked barbecue is among the most popular (and delicious) offerings at this county staple. Also quite appealing is the 60-seat brick patio surrounded by vines, perennial gardens, and a big, shady maple tree.


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Patsy’s Pizzeria

2 Pelham Rd, New Rochelle; 914-365-2255

Watch the boats pull in from the Sound via Patsy’s elevated (and partially covered, we might add) patio. If the views aren’t enough to draw you in, the freshly fired pizzas and cheesesteak egg rolls make great company for a night of delightful pickings.

Ristorante Lucia

454 Old Post Rd, Bedford; 914.234.7600

Enjoy authentic Italian fare on Ristorante Lucia’s outdoor patio surrounded with beautiful greenery. The blooming flowers and twinkling lights are the perfect addition to the ample menu of pasta, fish, meat, and vegetable dishes.


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Scalini Osteria

65 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville; 914.337.4935

Looking to impress a date with a patio dining experience? Nab a spot in the storybook courtyard, where eight intimate tables nestled between climbing ivy, live plants, and the sounds of birds chirping (yes, really) set the stage for one seriously romantic dinner.


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Taco Dive Bar

55 Hudson Ave, Peekskill; 914.788.8226

There’s convenient sidewalk seating, but the mural-covered courtyard is where it’s at for patio dining and chilling with friends over tacos and margaritas — all with views of Riverfront Green Park and passing trains.

Related: Head to These Restaurants for Waterside Dining in Westchester


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25 North Ristorante

974 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, 914.698.2597

Steal away to the covered back patio of 25 North, which ups the ante with a chandelier and bright florals. Keep the decadent times rolling by ordering the tender veal chop and the Oreo-stuffed zeppole —because if you’re eating under an outdoor chandelier, you gotta go big.


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tredici SOCIAL

104 Kraft Ave, Bronxville; 914.793.1313

You could eat Chef Giuseppe Fanelli’s food behind a dumpster and it would still be considered an upper echelon dining experience. Luckily, tredici SOCIAL has constructed such a chic sidewalk patio dining experience that you don’t have to worry about that. Chessboard floors line the little slice of Bronxville, with added greenery for flair. With the bonus of tredici’s ever-revolving creative and seasonal cocktail menu, you’ll have instant tropical vibes.


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