Outdoor Dining 

An Incomplete Guide

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Ed's Mudville Grill American; lunch & dinner, big appetizers; beer & wine. Heated patio, seating for forty under umbrellas. View of greater downtown Clayton and a birdhouse. 6200 Center St., 925-673-0333.

La Veranda Cafe Italian; lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Veranda at creekside holds seven tables, 6201 Center St., 925-524-0011.


La Tapatia Mexican; breakfast, lunch & dinner; full bar with over 125 tequilas. Terracotta patio with awning and ten tables surrounded by flower-filled planters: awning is closable in cooler weather. Patio fills up quickly at lunchtime. 1802 Willow Pass Rd., 925-685-1985.


The Dead Fish Seafood & steaks; lunch & dinner; full bar. Small round tables with umbrellas, heaters, and commanding vistas of the Carquinez Strait. 20050 San Pablo Ave., 510-787-3323.


301 Bistro Californian/contemporary; lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch; beer & wine. Comfortable enclosed patio for up to sixteen. 301 Hartz Ave., Ste. 103, 925-820-6996.

Blackhawk Grille Californian; lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch; full bar. Double-tiered patio with 25 tables at pond's edge, with flowers, waterfalls, and serenity. 3540 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, 925-736-4295.

Bridges East-West; dinner; full bar. Grapevine arbor over twenty tables, beside garden and large stone fountain. 44 Church St., 925-820-7200.

Cafe de Paris French; lunch & dinner; beer & wine. At the north end of the shops at Blackhawk, 3407 Blackhawk Plaza, 925-736-5006.

Faz Restaurant & Bar Mediterranean; lunch & dinner; full bar. Rock waterfall patio surrounded by redwoods, room for 130. Live jazz Thurs-Sat. 600 South Hartz Ave., 925-838-1320.

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

Saro's Restaurant Italian; dinner & weekend brunches; beer and wine. Six tables, some on deck and some on same level as restaurant, in front of building surrounded by flowers on quiet, quaint street. 254 Rose Ave, 925-838-2008.

La Ultima New Mexican Food Mexican; Lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Fifteen tables on front porch and patio. 455 Hartz Ave., 925-838-9705.


Andronico's Grocery; breakfast, lunch & dinner; beer and wine. Buy your groceries or selections from the deli and eat them too on about a dozen cozy tables with umbrellas under a covered roof. 6529 Hollis Street, 510-658-3377.

Bucci's Cal-Ital; lunch & dinner; full bar. Nine tables, three with umbrellas, in patio and garden. Outdoor dining at lunch only. 6121 Hollis St., 510-547-4725.

Townhouse Bar & Grill American; M-F lunch & dinner, Sat. dinner only; full bar. Wooden-walled patio with fountain, seats about fifty. 5862 Doyle St., 510-652-6151.


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

El Charro Mexican Dining Mexican; lunch & dinner; full bar. Fourteen patio tables with umbrellas, amid wall fountains and flower beds. 3339 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-283-2345.

La Finestra Ristorante Sicilian/Tuscan; lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Two enclosed and covered patios, seating sixteen in quaint gardens of herbs, flowers, and tomatoes. 100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 101, 925-284-5282.

Fish Ranch Restaurant & Bar American/contemporary Californian; lunch & dinner; full bar. Rear patio embraced by hedge and trees seats twenty, with heaters and umbrellas. 3474 Mt. Diablo Blvd., 925-284-9709.

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

Villagio Italian; dinner; beer & wine. Airy, light indoors opens onto small garden of five tables with umbrellas. 960 Moraga Rd., 925-284-5900.


Wente Vineyards Restaurant American/Californian; weekday lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch; beer and sweeping wine list served at 25 patio tables overlooking vineyard. 5050 Arroyo Rd., 925-456-2450.


La Beau's Louisiana Kitchen Cajun/Caribbean; breakfast, lunch & dinner; full bar. Six tables, shaded and surrounded by wrought-iron grillwork. 436 Ferry St., 925-229-9232.

Haute Stuff Californian; lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Brick patio seats approx. twenty on sleepy one-way street. Sunny and shaded seating available. 521 Main St., 925-229-0521.


Caffe Terzetto Italian; self-serve breakfast, lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Five patio tables. In Moraga Shopping Center, 1419 Moraga Way, 925-376-3832.

Ranch House Cafe American; breakfast, lunch & dinner. 1012 School St., 925-376-5127.


Fellini O Cal-Ital; lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Six generous-sized tables with umbrellas. 3900 Newpark Mall #104, 510-792-6600.


Autumn Moon Cafe Californian; breakfast, lunch & dinner; full bar. "Fabulous garden patio" with fountains, unlit fireplace, and eleven tables beneath fruit and magnolia trees. 3909 Grand Ave., 510-595-3200.

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

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

Cafe Colucci Ethiopian; breakfast, lunch & dinner; beer & wine. Seven patio tables under umbrellas. 6427 Telegraph Ave., 510-601-7999.

Chez Simone French; lunch & dinner; wine. Handful of cute tables on patio full of greenery. 4125 Piedmont Ave., 510- 655-1034.

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

Connie's Cantina Mexican; breakfast, lunch & dinner. Brilliantly painted back patio with murals and loads of sun. 3340 Grand Ave., 510-839-4986.

À Côté Tapas; lunch & dinner; full bar. Italian-style setting with columns and ironwork fountain. Ten tables and one large community table, next to herb garden, grapevines, and lemon and avocado trees. Retractable awnings and velvet curtains plus portable heaters can deal with any kind of weather. 5478 College Ave., 510-655-6469.

Crepevine Crepes and diner food; breakfast, lunch, dinner & late night; beer & wine. A small assortment of tables under a covered roof. 5600 College Ave., 510-658-2026.

Cuckoo's Nest American/Mediterranean; breakfast, lunch & brunch; beer & wine. Electric, friendly patio dining at five tables outside hip loft locale. 247 4th St., 510-452-9414.

Doña Tomás Southern Mexican; dinner; full bar. Spacious enclosed patio with cabana for special events. 5004 Telegraph Ave., 510-450-0522.

Hide-A-Way-Cafe Down-home Californian; breakfast, lunch & brunch. Bright, sunny patio. 6430 Telegraph Ave., 510-654-0129.

Jack's Bistro Californian/Mediterranean; breakfast, lunch & dinner; full bar. More than a dozen tables overlook the Oakland estuary amid the sights of Jack London Square. One Broadway, 510-444-7171.


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