Eating Out 

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

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Neumanali Californian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Seating for twenty or more on back patio festooned with grapevine and flowers, fountain, umbrellas, and heatlamps. 742 B St., 510-583-9744, Neumanali.com

KENSINGTON

Kensington Bistro Californian; brunch, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning and umbrellas. 1568 Oak View Ave., 510-525-1350.

LAFAYETTE

Bistro at the Park American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Ten tables shaded by trees and umbrellas. 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-283-7108.

Bo's Barbecue BBQ; lunch, dinner, catering; beer and wine. Niman Ranch meat and friendly service. Seven tables on a patio. 3422 Mount Diablo Blvd., 925-283-7133.

Chow American; breakfast, lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Encircling patio with large tables, shaded by awnings and umbrellas. 53 Lafayette Circle, 925-962-2469.

El Charro Mexican Dining Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio with nineteen tables under umbrellas, surrounded by fountain and flowerbeds. 3339 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-283-2345.

La Finestra Ristorante Sicilian/Tuscan; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two covered patios plus a fountain amid vegetable and herb gardens. 100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 101, 925-284-5282.

Giardino Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nine tables with heaters seat 24 on the patio. 3406 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-283-3869.

Kaffe Barbara German; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine. Seating for about sixty on a multitiered wood terrace with overarching vine trellises, fountain, and garden.1005 Brown Ave., 925-284-9390.

Kane Sushi Japanese; lunch and dinner Rear patio seats ten, with heaters and umbrellas. 3474 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-284-9709.

Postino Italian; lunch weekdays, dinner nightly; full bar. Thirteen tables with heaters on Tuscan-style patio laced with ivy. 3565 Mt Diablo Blvd., 925-299-8700.

LIVERMORE

Wente Vineyards Restaurant American/Californian; weekday lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; beer and extensive wine list served at dozens of patio tables overlooking vineyard. 5050 Arroyo Rd., 925-456-2450.

MARTINEZ

Haute Stuff Californian; lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu. and Fri.; beer and wine. Five tables on a brick patio seat approximately twenty on sleepy one-way street. Sunny and shaded seating. 521 Main St., 925-229-0521.

MORAGA

Ranch House Cafe American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tables on a patio. 1012 School St., 925-376-5127.

Ristorante Amoroma Italian; lunch and dinner. Enclosed patio with lemon trees, heat lamps, and jasmine in full bloom. 360 Park St., 925-377-7662.

Terzetto Cuisine Italian; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Four patio tables. In Moraga Shopping Center, 1419 Moraga Way, 925-376-3832.

NEWARK

Fellini O Californian-Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Six large tables with umbrellas. 3900 Newpark Mall #104, 510-792-6600.

OAKLAND

Abyssinia Ethiopian; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Eight tables on sidewalk patio shaded by an awning. 5239 Telegraph Ave., 510-654-0500.

Barclay's Restaurant and Pub Sandwiches and huge brew menu; lunch and dinner; full bar. Sunken patio with eight tables. 5940 College Ave., 510-654-1650.

Barney's Gourmet Burgers American diner; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Sturdy wood tables in an ivy-bedecked brick patio, shaded by trees. 4162 Piedmont Ave., 510-655-7180; 5819 College Ave., 510-601-0444, BarneysHamburgers.com

Bay Wolf Cafe and Restaurant Californian; lunch and dinner; beer and solid wine list. Eucalyptus-screened, heated veranda with removable windows seats forty. 3853 Piedmont Ave., 510-655-6004.

Blackberry Bistro Global fusion; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine. A few awning-shaded sidewalk tables. 4240 Park Blvd., 510-336-1088, BlackberryBistro.com

The Burrito Shop Mexican; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 5359 College Ave., 510-658-7646.

Caffe 817 Bistro; breakfast and lunch. Seven tables outside, some shaded. 817 Washington St., 510-271-7965.

Caffe Verbena Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio overlooking a Zen garden and downtown. In the Shorenstein Building atrium, 1111 Broadway, 510-465-9300.

Cafe Colucci Ethiopian and Eritrean; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Four sidewalk tables under umbrellas. 6427 Telegraph Ave., 510-601-7999.

Cafe Rustica Italian, pizza; lunch and dinner; full bar. Four sidewalk tables in front with umbrellas; the upstairs Conga Lounge also has outdoor seating. 5422 College Ave., 510-654-1601, CafeRustica.com

Central Park Restaurant Californian; patio with eight tables shaded by umbrellas, plus a three-and-a-half-acre roof garden on top of the Kaiser Center Garage (20th St. between Harrison and Webster) with shrubbery, seasonal flowers, manicured lawns, and pond. 334 20th St. #335, 510-465-9904.

Chez Simone French; lunch and dinner; full bar. Second-floor patio open depending on weather. 4125 Piedmont Ave., 510-655-1034.

Citron Californian; dinner; beer and wine. Wooden back patio with redwood beams overhead and trees and flowers about. Heatlamps. Open depending on weather. 5484 College Ave., 510- 653-5484.

Connie's Cantina Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Back patio with dazzling murals and space for up to 45. 3340 Grand Ave., 510-839-4986.

La Costa Mariscos Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nineteen patio tables under palm trees. International Blvd. and 29th St., 510-533-9566.

á Côté Dinner; full bar. Italian-style setting with columns, fountain, herb garden, grapevines, and lemon and avocado trees. Retractable awnings and velvet curtains plus portable heaters. 5478 College Ave., 510-655-6469.

Crepevine Crepes and diner food; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night; beer and wine. Patio seating under a heated, covered roof. 5600 College Ave., 510-658-2026.

Cuckoo's Nest American/Mediterranean; breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; beer and wine. Front patio facing street has three large stone tables plus four sidewalk fold-ups with umbrellas. 247 4th St., 510-452-9414.

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