Ceviche and sashimi come with views of Trinity River at Quince Riverside. Photo courtesy of Quince Riverside


The Resy Guide to Outdoor Dining in Dallas-Fort Worth


Outdoor dining is an irrefutable highlight of living in Dallas-Fort Worth. Even in the dog days of summer that come with hot steering wheels and an almost constant dewy appearance, gathering around a bánh mì or pimento sandwich on a breezy patio is a bold claim for unbothered leisure. When the fans and misters are on and the second frosé is finished, no one cares about a little perspiration anyhow.

Regardless of the weather, unscientific studies have shown that slurping queso and chugging beer feels even better when done alfresco. And thank our stars, ever more restaurants on the fancy-to-casual spectrum excel in the art of patio dining in this town. Delicious options abound, and we’ve captured a dozen of the most compelling ones to help you with your plans — this summer, or anytime.