The Fall Equinox signals the start of Autumn on September 22 but Houston can sometimes be slow to get the message. However, the forecast looks promising with lower temperatures coming our way this week.
While it might not be sweater weather yet, it’s the perfect time to make plans to dine al fresco. If you’re in need of inspiration for outdoor dining destinations, here’s a list of local establishments with views ranging from scenic gardens to the city skyline!
- Picturesque patios include Coltivare in the Heights where patrons dine alongside produce and herbs on the menu. The 1930s era cottage in River Oaks known as Backstreet Cafe offers outside diners an enchanting courtyard with a fountain. Head to West U for brunch at Tiny Boxwoods which shares space with the Thompson + Hanson nursery.
- People watching is a patio must-do at Toulouse in the River Oaks District next to upscale boutiques like Cartier and Dior. Annie Cafe and Bar attracts a fashionable crowd to its terrace overlooking the Galleria area. Eunice’s sleek outdoor space in Greenway Plaza pairs well with a Pimm’s Cup and oysters during happy hour.
- Don’t overlook Houston’s breweries where downtown views reward diners on Bufffalo Bayou Brewing Co.’s balcony in the Sawyer Yards complex. The First Ward is also home to Platypus Brewing known for its Austalian meat pies you can enjoy on their covered deck. The oldest craft brewery in Texas, St. Arnold (pictured above), just north of Downtown, has a sizable beer garden with a menu featuring beer pairings for every dish, including their Root Beer for the younger ones!
Happy fall y’all!