Our Third Annual Guide to Outdoor Dining 

There are few better ways to enjoy the long evenings of summer than with a meal or a drink out under the sun, moon, or stars.

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Fontina Cafe Italiano Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Seven sidewalk tables set against a redbrick building with flower boxes. 1730 Shattuck Ave., 510-649-8090.

Frishman's New York Deli Deli; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Three to six storefront patio tables next to a small park. 1561 Solano Ave., 510-527-3304, Frishmans.com

Homemade Cafe American coffeehouse; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine. Lively art within, three tables without; awning-shaded. 2454 Sacramento St., 510-845-1940.

International House Cafe American coffeehouse; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Sandwiches, coffee, pastries, and fresh juices served at ten tables on two patios overlooking Piedmont Avenue and campus. 2299 Piedmont Ave., 510-643-9932.

Jimmy Bean's Californian; breakfast, brunch and lunch; beer and wine. Six storefront tables with umbrellas. 1290 Sixth St., 510-528-3435, JimmyBeans.com

Jupiter Californian/brewpub; lunch and dinner; extensive beer selection and wine. Wood-fired pizzas, etc., served on a capacious garden patio seating up to one hundred, with blooming trumpet vines, brick walls, a fire pit, and live jazz and funk/house DJs in the evenings. 2181 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-TAPS or JupiterBeer.com

King Yen Restaurant Chinese; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Four small tables on a shaded patio facing College Avenue. 2995 College Ave., 510-845-1286.

Kirin Chinese; lunch and dinner; beer and wine, full bar soon. Six tables on enclosed back patio, shaded with an awning; includes a garden with trees, statues, and brick walls. 1767 Solano Ave., 510-524-1677.

Le Bateau Ivre French; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch; full bar and great coffee. French provincial-style house has two brick patios with sixteen tables and a shady tree, surrounded by fenced lawn and lots of foliage. 2629 Telegraph Ave., 510-849-1100.

La Mediterranée Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; wine and beer. Outdoor patio in front with ten tables under a wooden, flowered awning. 2936 College Ave., 510-540-7773; no reservations.

Naan 'N Curry Pakistani; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables. 2984 College Ave., 510-841-1688.

Nefeli Cafe Mediterranean; pastries, lunch, dinner, and tapas; beer and wine. Have a seat under the trees at one of five sidewalk tables. 1854 Euclid Ave., 510-841-6374.

La Note French; lunch and brunch; beer and wine. Leave Berkeley behind in a peaceful Provençal garden that seats fifty. Patio closed at night except to private parties. 2377 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-1535.

O Chamé; Japanese with a country style; lunch and dinner; beer, wine, and sake. Eight tables, most with benches, on a wooden patio in front with foliage, bamboo, views of Fourth Street. 1830 Fourth St., 510-841-8783.

Paragon Californian; lunch, dinner, and late-night; full bar. At one of fifteen tables on a wood deck, fill up on steak and a huge helping of views of the bay. In the Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd., 510-549-8585.

Picante Taqueria Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two garden patios with 25 tables each, climbing flowers, and a fountain. 1328 6th St., 510-525-3121.

Raleigh's American; lunch and dinner; large microbrew menu and full bar. Thirty-plus wooden tables with benches shaded by umbrellas, trellis, trees, and blooming bougainvillea. Tiered deck is adorned with a fountain, and the deck bar is open on the weekends. 2438 Telegraph Ave., 510-848-8652.

Razan Organic Kitchen Vegan/vegetarian; lunch and dinner. A couple of sidewalk tables out front under the awning. 2119 Kittredge St., 510-486-0449.

Rick and Ann's Down-home Californian; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner Tue.-Sun.; beer and wine. Four tables amid flowering planters. The heated covered patio looks out on Claremont Resort and Spa. 2922 Domingo Ave., 510-649-8538.

Il Rosticcere Italian and wood-fired rotisserie; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Six small sidewalk tables. 2417 Shattuck Ave., 510-548-3936.

Santa Fe Bistro French/Californian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Ample European-style sidewalk seating. 2142 Center St., 510-841-4047.

Saul's Restaurant and Deli NY-style deli; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; wine, beer, and some mixed drinks. Six to eight tables on sidewalk in front of restaurant in the heart of North Berkeley, adjacent to Black Oak Books. 1475 Shattuck Ave., 510-848-3354.

Sea Breeze Market and Deli Seafood, deli fare; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Catch a few more rays after windsurfing or boating at this minimarket and deli, which has about twelve tables on a gravel patio with benches, umbrellas, and some deck chairs. 598 University Ave. (at Frontage Road) 510-486-0802.

Smokehouse Burgers and shakes; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Four picnic tables, greasy food, super malts, and warm summer nights: What more can a drunken Saturday ask for? Psst: call your order in to avoid waiting until Sunday for it. 3115 Telegraph Ave. 510-845-3640

Sugar Bowl Bakery and Cafe Bakery and sandwiches; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Patio seating in front of store; seven small sidewalk tables with umbrellas on wide sidewalk with trees. 1799 F 4th St., 510-524-3906.

Tacubaya Mexican; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Shared patio with Pasta Shop; fifteen small tables in front plaza. 1788 4th St., 510-525-5160.

Taste of Africa African; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. When it's open and the wind isn't too high, two to three tables out front under a canopy. 3031 Adeline St., 510-843-6316.

Le Théâtre French; dinner; beer and wine. Five to six tables on enclosed garden patio. 1919 Addison St., 510-644-1707, LeTheatreRestaurant.com

Triple Rock American; lunch and dinner; microbrews and munchies. No service outside, but grab a pint and some nachos for the plentiful picnic-table seating on an enclosed patio. 1920 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-2739.

The Vault American; breakfast, brunch, and lunch; beer and wine. Four tables on sidewalk out front. 3250 Adeline St., 510-595-9600.

Viva Taqueria Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer. Seven tables with umbrellas. 2984 Russell St., 510-843-5565.

Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Buddhist temple food; Sunday brunch only. Seating for more than a hundred in the temple's backyard. 1911 Russell St., 510-849-3419.

BRENTWOOD Bunker's Grille American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Covered patio seats sixty, open patio seats eighty. 100 Summerset Dr. at the Brentwood Golf Club, 925-516-3413. CASTRO VALLEY JD's Restaurant and Pies Diner; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Twelve tables under awning on enclosed back patio with fountain. 2837 Castro Valley Blvd., 510-886-6622.

Sunflower Chinese; lunch and dinner. Two to three tables on an enclosed side patio. 3483 Castro Valley Blvd., 510-881-2657.

CLAYTON

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