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The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in San Francisco and the Bay Area


We’ve missed restaurants so much. And we know you have, too. Many places have reopened for outdoor service, and we’re ecstatic. But before you go running to your favorite spot, please make sure you’re healthy, wear your mask, respect the restaurant’s rules, and tip as well as you can. This is your guide to patio dining in the complicated season that is San Francisco summer.

During these times, making a reservation at re. While some of our San Francisco al fresco standbys — Red’s Java House, Chuy’s Fiesta, 4505 on Divisadero, Little Skillet, now even La Ciccia — don’t take reservations, many other favorites are open for reservations, which help plan their service. And if you don’t see your favorite restaurant open yet, you can always use My Hit List to stay notified about when it plans to reopen. 

Added, 9/1: The Charter Oak, Flour + Water, Altovino, Hopscotch, Belotti, Aziza

Added, 8/4: Montesacro, Range Life, Farmshop, Bevri, Alexander’s

Added, 7/20: Pearl 6101, Iyasare, Sorrel, Mister Jiu’s, Fish & Bird, The BackYard

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