Eating Out 

Outdoor Dining Guide: From ice cream cones to haute cuisine, the hot spots to nosh outside.

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Hot Basil Cafe Indian and Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Storefront patio with palm tress. 790 Oak Grove Rd., 925-288-0000.

Luna Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 2118 Willow Pass Rd., 100-B, 925-691-4080.

Memo's Cocina Mexicana Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer, wine, margaritas. Garden patio. 2118 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-691-6200

La Tapatia Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar with assorted tequilas. Terracotta patio with flower pots and adjustable awning. 1802 Willow Pass Rd., 925-685-1985. CROCKETT

The Dead Fish Seafood, steaks, pasta, salads; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio on bar side has a view of the Carquinez Bridge and Strait; restaurant patio has umbrellas and heaters. 20050 San Pablo Ave., 510-787-3323.

Nantucket Fresh seafood; lunch and dinner; full bar. Twelve to fourteen picnic tables, some open, some shaded with umbrellas and awning. At the foot of Port St. on the marina; waterfront dining, also with a magnificent view of the new bridge. 510-787-2233.

Pasta Roma Italian; three sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1975 Diamond Blvd. B-140, 925-674-0400.

DANVILLE

Blackhawk Grille California fusion; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Double-tiered patio with seventeen tables, flowers, waterfalls, and a duck pond. 3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, 925-736-4295.

Bridges East-West; dinner; full bar. Fourteen grapevine-arbor-trellised tables beside a garden and large stone fountain; quiet, peaceful, and heated. 44 Church St., 925-820-7200.

Danville Prime Rib and Steak Restaurant A carnivore's paradise; dinner; full bar. Enclosed patio. Closed Mondays. 301 Hartz Ave., Ste. 103, 925-820-6996.

Don Jose's Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Side garden patio seats sixty. 3168 Danville Blvd., 925-743-8997.

Father Nature's Shed Californian; patio with 25 tables shaded by large umbrellas. 172 E. Prospect Ave., 925-820-3160.

Faz Restaurant and Bar Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio nestled in redwoods, with umbrellas, heaters, and a waterfall. Live music Thu.-Sat. 600 Hartz Ave., 925-838-1320.

Marcello's Italian; candle-lit patio with four to five tables, shrubbery, and stained-glass windows. 515 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-8144.

Masala Indian Fusion Indian; side patio with umbrellas and heaters seats about twenty. 499 San Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-362-4900.

Patrick David's East-West; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Covered patio with heatlamps, shaded by roof, umbrellas, and foliage. In Danville Livery Mercantile, 416 Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-7611.

Piatti Mediterranean; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Patio seats sixty under heatlamps, umbrellas, and awning. 100 Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-2082.

EL SOBRANTE

Tandoori Chicken USA Indian fast food; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Seats twenty on front patio. 3850 San Pablo Dam Rd., 510-222-4737.

EMERYVILLE

Asqew Grill Californian; lunch, dinner, and snacks; beer and wine. Seating for up to thirty under giant umbrellas on a front patio. 5614 Bay St., 510-595-7471.

Bucci's Californian-Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Garden patio. Outdoor dining at lunch and at dinner in warm weather. 6121 Hollis St., 510-547-4725.

Buckhorn Grill American; terrace patio with retractable awning seats 25. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 238, 510-654-2996.

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza; lunch, dinner, brunch. Patio with heatlamps and eight tables enclosed by a guard rail. 5614 Bay St., Suite 244, 510-654-0750.

Cold Stone Creamery Ice cream; terrace patio with umbrellas seats 25. 5609 Bay St., 510-428-9655.

Manzanita Hearty vegetarian and vegan cuisine; lunch and dinner. Patio with three tables under big green umbrellas. 1050 40th St., 510-985-8386.

P.F. Chang's China Bistro Chinese; lunch and dinner. Patio with heaters and four tables. 5633 Bay St., 510-879-0990.

Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill Mexican; lunch and dinner. Terrace patio with fourteen tables. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 233, 510-420-0450, Rubios.com

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe American; breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night. Thirty seats on a sidewalk patio shaded by umbrellas, plus a stylish waitstaff. 4081 Hollis St., 510-594-1221. RudysCantFailCafe.com

Townhouse Bar and Grill American; lunch and dinner Mon-Fri., dinner only Sat.; full bar. Wooden-walled patio with fountain seats about fifty. 5862 Doyle St., 510-652-6151, TownhouseBarandGrill.com

Zao Noodle Bar Chinese; small terrace patio with heatlamps and eight tables. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 234, 510-595-2888, ZaoNoodle.com

FREMONT

Blue Agave Mexican; lunch and dinner. Front and back heated patios. 4096 Bay St., 510-490-0222. BlueAgaveClub.com

Casa Robles Mexican Restaurant Mexican; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk patio seats thirty. 494 Mowry Ave., 510-796-4750.

Chaat Cafe Indian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Shared patio with Starbucks under umbrellas. 3954 Mowry Ave., 510-796-3408, ChaatCafe.com

City Beach American grill; lunch and dinner. Patio with umbrellas. 4020 Technology Pl., 510-651-1660.

Classic Diner American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sidewalk patio with umbrellas seats twenty. 39403 Fremont Blvd. 510-651-7241.

HAYWARD

Buffalo Bill's Brewery American pub food; lunch, dinner, late-night. 1082 B St., 510-883-9823.

Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Coffeehouse menu with wraps, smoothies, and panini; wireless Internet. Orange and lime-green interior with orange daisies painted on tables. Four sidewalk tables under umbrellas. 24375 Southland Dr., 510-783-8801.

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Hawaiian barbecue; breakfast, lunch, dinner. Two sidewalk tables under an awning. 27328 Hesperian Blvd., 510-782-0880.

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