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Neighborhood Expert: Best outdoor seating in Vienna

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or Laura@GuidingYourMove.com.

A lot has changed since Covid and the exceptions that were made to accommodate outdoor seating around town. Thanks to a suggestion from one of my clients — shout to Christina! — I put together a list of outdoor dining options to enjoy this summer.

Church Street Options

  • Sandwich Shop — a few indoor tables and a small patio with tables and umbrellas on Church St.
  • Ritas — benches in front to enjoy your cold treat!
  • Greenheart Juice — a few tables in the front on Dominion Rd NE
  • Caffe Amouri — small tables and some benches with cover
  • Kiln and Co — small tables/chairs, some under cover
  • Caboose Brewery — patio right off the trail

Maple Ave

  • Clarity — fine dining with a dedicated patio space with umbrellas
  • Cava/Potbelly — a few tables out front
  • Maggio’s and Skorpios Charcoal Grill — several tables out front
  • Crepe Amour — a few tables out front
  • Pazzo Pomodoro — a few tables out front
  • Big Buns — several tables under cover
  • Sweet Leaf — a few tables out front
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream, Jammin Java, Pizza Vienna — all have a few tables out front
  • Noodles and Co, Crumbl, Chipotle, South Block — all share a few tables out front
  • Lily’s Chocolate and Coffee — a few small tables out front
  • Bear Branch — a large patio that fills up quickly
  • Foster’s Grille — a few tables out front and to the side
  • Taco Bamba — covered patio out front
  • Mod Pizza — a few tables out front
  • Frame Roasters — new coffee shop has a few tables
  • Hawk and Griffin — has a small front patio
  • Coco’s Sodas and Sweets — a few covered tables

The town is pretty strict on outdoor dining options which is why many of these have smaller tables and just a few of them. If you’re looking to dine out, make sure you call ahead and see who takes a reservation for that specific table.

Some Favorites in Oakton

  • Santini’s — tables out front
  • Mama Tigre — just recently did a renovation to add more outdoor seating

Some Favorites in Tysons

  • Lebanese Taverna (Tysons II) — big patio on the lower level
  • Patsy’s — covered patio in the back but also picnic tables!
Outdoor Patio at Patsy’s American (Photo via Patsy’s American Facebook)