Outdoor Dining 

Our guide to the best sunny eateries.

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Faz Wood-fired Mediterranean cuisine. Patio dining under big umbrellas seats 60. 5121 Hopyard Road, 925-460-0444. 600 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-838-1320, FazRestaurants.com

Pleasanton Hotel American, barbecue; full bar; brunch, lunch, and dinner. Magnolia-shaded patio with large dance area. Sunday brunch outside. 855 Main St., 925-846-8106.

Red Smoke Grill American, barbecue; lunch and dinner. Patio with five tables under umbrellas. 4501 Hopyard Rd., 925-734-0307.

Stacey's Cafe American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Front and side patio with eleven tables under umbrellas festooned with roses. 310 Main St., Suite A, 925-461-3113.

PORT COSTA

Warehouse Cafe American; lunch and dinner; full bar with more than four hundred beers. Patio and deck overlooking the Carquinez Strait, with live music on Sundays. Bar service only outside. 5 Canyon Lake Dr., 510-787-1827.

RICHMOND

Salute Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. An awning shades the nine tables on the wood patio in front; fountains, heatlamps, trellises with jasmine archway. 1900 Esplanade Dr., 510-215-0803.

SAN LEANDRO

Cornerstone Cafe Californian; breakfast, lunch, dinner. Mall sidewalk patio with umbrellas seats six. 600 Dutton Ave., 510-562-2535.

Horatio's American/seafood; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Nine patio tables, some with umbrellas, semi-enclosed with glass, overhung with a trellis; heatlamps at night. Patio offers a sweeping view of the marina. 60 San Leandro Marina, 510-351-5556.

Joaquin Deli Eastern European deli; lunch. Patio with four tables under umbrellas. 275 Joaquin Ave., 510-895-3234.

SAN LORENZO

Sam's Super Burger American diner; lunch, dinner. Three sidewalk tables with umbrellas and a side patio with two tables. 18401 Hesperian Blvd., 510-278-6339.

SAN RAMON

Bighorn Grill Steakhouse; lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily; full bar. Courtyard with tables shaded under cloth umbrellas, candle-lit, with heatlamps in the evening. 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-5678.

Kilohana Grill Hawaiian; breakfast, lunch, dinner. Front patio with umbrellas. 1061-A Market Pl., 925-830-1144.

McNamara's Steak and Chop House Steakhouse; dinner; full bar. Five tables on covered front patio with fireplace and fountain. 7400 San Ramon Blvd., Dublin, 925-833-0995.

Mudd's Californian, all-organic; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Front, side, and back patios seating up to seventy; garden with cloth canopy. 10 Boardwalk, 925-837-9387.

Zachary's Pizza Pizza; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Six tables with heaters and umbrellas for shade. 3110 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon, 925-244-1222.

WALNUT CREEK

Babushka Restaurant and Deli Eastern European; lunch, dinner, brunch; beer and wine. Garden patio seating upon request; music and dancing at night. 1475 Newell Ave., 925-210-0779

Le Bistro French; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two sidewalk tables under an awning. No wine service outside. 1606 N. Main St., 925-407-8000.

Breads of India Indian; lunch and dinner. Seven sidewalk tables. 1358 N. Main St., 925-256-7684.

The Cantina Mexican; lunch, dinner, brunch; full bar. Ten tables on back patio with creekside dining, nine more in front; both with trellises and umbrellas. 1470 N. Broadway, 925-946-1010.

Il Fornaio Italian; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Front patio with heatlamps and umbrellas holds fourteen tables bedecked with flora. 1430 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-296-0100, IlFornaio.com

La Fogata Mexican Grill and Bar Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Twelve tables in front of restaurant on a covered patio with shade and ceiling fans. 1315 N. Main St., 925-934-8121.

Genova Delicatessen Italian deli with sandwiches, pastries, espresso, pasta, and sauces; lunch. Ten to twelve tables on sidewalk at each location. No bar service outside. 1105 S. California Blvd., 925-939-3838; 2064 Treat Blvd., 925-938-2888.

Kaiwa Sushi Japanese; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two patio tables. 1534 Locust St., 925-274-9496.

Lark Creek Classic and contemporary American; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar with sweeping wine list. Enclosed patios with retractable windows in front, plus a sidewalk patio. Heatlamps, glitzy lights, and a fountain nearby. 1360 Locust St., 925-256-1234.

Massimo Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner; extensive wine list. Outdoor patio seating with heaters. Live piano jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. 1604 Locust Street. 925-932-1474, MassimoRistorante.com

Pomegranate Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Twelve storefront tables with umbrellas on a tree-lined patio. 1389-B N. Main St., 925-944-9292.

Prima Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Loggia with twelve tables overlooks the street; enclosed by glass doors, opened during good weather. 1522 N. Main St., 925-935-7780. PrimaRistorante.com

Pyramid Alehouse American; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Fifteen tables, benches, and bar seating in back with umbrellas and heatlamps; front patio seating for 24 under an awning. 1410 Locust St., 925-946-1520.

Rocco's Ristorante & Pizzeria Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Hand-thrown pizzas and a vintage mural inside; four sidewalk tables outside. 2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd., 925-947-6105. RoccosPizzeria.com

Skipolini's Pizza Pizza and salads; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Back patio seats up to 95 with a fountain and a covered kids' play area; patio features a mural and is surrounded by heaters, trees, and bushes. 1535 Giammona Dr., Walnut Creek, 925-280-1100.

Stanford's Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Three patios with eighteen tables under umbrellas, surrounded by flower-topped brick wall. 1300 S. Main St., 925-944-0895.

Taxi's Restaurant Burgers; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk patio with seven tables shaded by overhang. 1560 Newell Ave., 925-939-8294.

Tin's Tea House Chinese; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Ten to fifteen tables on front patio covered by a trellis; outdoor dining upon request. 1829 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-287-8288.

Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Covered patio with glass roof opens onto the street and seats up to thirty. 1325 N. Main St., 925-930-9999.

Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar Asian/European fusion; lunch and dinner. Four sidewalk tables, plus lane and back patio (reservations required). 1511 Mount Diablo Blvd., 925-979-0100.

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