With pleasant temperatures throughout the winter and spring, Scottsdale AZ is a hub for snowbirds and weekend travelers alike looking for an escape from the winter cold. And of course, the best way to enjoy time outdoors is to share a meal! Dining al fresco in Scottsdale brings with it amazing views, delicious cuisine, and charming atmospheres! Not to mention a safer option with the Covid pandemic in mind.

Scottsdale offers outdoor dining venues ranging from fine-dining experiences to a more relaxed brewery patio space. Enjoy a patio setting for a happy hour, romantic evening, or a dinner shared with family and friends at one of our favorite spots for al fresco dining options! Scottsdale locals love to dine outdoors, especially in the evening when the weather is almost always perfect. And when it is a bit cooler at night in the winter months, most restaurants have outdoor heaters and blankets to make for a cozy dining experience. 

View our top 10 favorite restaurant patios in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area:

Café Monarch

Phone: (480) 970-7682

For a five-star al fresco dining experience, Café Monarch offers an elegant setting on their romantic patio space. The carefully crafted menu changes seasonally to serve up fresh produce, with each server being a trained Sommelier to aid you in pairing your meal with a delicious wine. Enjoy a four-course meal under the romantic string lights on the patio at Café Monarch!

Elements at Sanctuary

Phone: (855) 245-2051

Elements, a restaurant located at the Sanctuary Resort and Spa, offers stunning views of Paradise Valley and delicious farm-fresh cuisine crafted with Asian inspirations. For example, you can dig into a miso glazed salmon, a pork chop, or a tofu vegetable steam pot. For a side, enjoy brussel sprouts, hand cut fries, and gold mashed potatoes. Dine al fresco with some of the best views of Camelback Mountain!

Vic and Olas

Phone: (480) 513-2048

For Italian cuisine and a charming patio space, visit Vic and Olas! Offering a multitude of pastas, an extensive wine list, and house-made gelatos, this eatery is a perfect place for Italian cuisine and an al fresco experience! Begin the meal with an enticing appetizer such as eggplant meatballs or with a salad before choosing which pasta or entrée will satisfy your appetite!

Second Story

Phone: (480) 945-5555

Set in Old Town Scottsdale, Second Story Liquor Bar & Restaurant offers a unique take on the dining experience. With a passion for storytelling and a variety of 300 whiskeys, this Scottsdale eatery offers a unique cocktail lounge atmosphere. Order a classic or creative cocktail, taste a variety of whiskeys, and enjoy this unique gem in Old Town! And of course, there is outdoor seating available!

Friends toast at a Scottsdale Restaurant

OHSO Brewery & Distillery

Phone: (480) 948-3159

With $7 cocktails, 36 beers on tap, and a happy hour food menu, the OSHO Brewery & Distillery is the perfect place for happy hour! Happy hour or not, this eatery offers an inviting patio space and a menu complete with comfort-food options like mac-n-cheese, tacos, and burgers. Visit OSHO for Beer Brunch on the weekends to enjoy chicken & waffles, donut holes, and even breakfast nachos. OHSHO offers a delicious mixture of house-made brews and cuisine! And if you’re traveling with your dog, OHSO’s patio welcomes pets!


Phone: (602) 428-4444

Sip on a glass of wine at Postino! Offering a pleasant patio perfect for enjoying pleasant Scottsdale weather, Postino invites guests to delight their tastebuds with wine and bruschetta boards. Raise your glass with friends and family as you enjoy an afternoon spent relaxing in sunny Scottsdale! Cheers!

Talavera Restaurant – Onyx Bar & Lounge

Phone: (480) 513-5085

Enjoy views of Pinnacle Peak and the spanning desert from the patio of the Onyx Bar & Lounge! Offering shareable appetizer items that pair nicely with signature cocktails from the bar, the Onyx Bar & Lounge is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the view with a cocktail in hand!

Friends toast on a restaurant patio

Old Town Tortilla Factory

Phone: (480) 945-4567

Located in a historic adobe-style building in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the Old Town Tortilla Factory boasts southwestern charm. Even better, a 1,400 sq ft patio is the highlight of the restaurant. Sip on a margarita as you dine on Mexican cuisine with dishes like enchiladas, pork verde, tacos, and more! This patio is ideal for any weather with heaters for cooler days and a mist system to keep you cool during warmer temperatures!

El Chorro

Phone: (480) 948-5170

El Chorro is a historic eatery nestled at the base of Camelback and Mummy Mountains. The patio features stunning views and a fine-dining atmosphere, making it a perfect place to enjoy a meal outdoors. Order from a selection of carefully crafted entrees, vegan options, and desserts. And of course, don’t miss out on their iconic sticky buns!

Olive & Ivy

Phone: (480) 751-2200

Olive & Ivy is a Mediterranean restaurant with an elegant atmosphere and a sunny patio! The menu features flatbreads, salads, pastas, fish, and more. As you dine, enjoy a cocktail or beer from the bar. Order a bottle of wine to share with friends and celebrate time spent enjoying the Arizona sunshine!

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