The patio at Flora. Photo by Kirsten Gilliam, courtesy of Flora


The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Houston


For many Houstonians, it doesn’t matter if temperatures are in the triple digits or if snow is falling (rare, but it happens) — if the food is good and the drinks are strong, not even the dog days of summer or the biting cold of winter can stop them from enjoying a great restaurant patio.

Luckily, the city is swimming in excellent alfresco dining options, whether it’s fine dining you seek or something more casual. And we’ve been keeping tabs on the patios, terraces, and other outdoor spaces that make an outdoors meal in Bayou City an extra pleasure. We’re ready to share some of our favorites.