Listed here are some of the places we found that were very popular with locals and winter visitors alike for dining outside.
Hillstone on Camelback has a patio for outside dining, however, they do not provide the whole menu for guests seated on the patio. This place is originally known as Houston’s but was renamed by the Hillstone corporation. It hasn’t changed and many of the locals still refer to it as Houston’s. This is a great place for steak especially the filet mignon.
Postino Wine Cafe in Arcadia off of Campbell Avenue used to be an old post office which was converted to a restaurant. Big over hanging doors flip up to add shade and to open up the restaurant to the outside. Pure genius! It is part of the La Grande Orange strip mall of little cozy restaurants. I must destination if you are from out of town.
Different Point of View is exactly that! They have huge windows showcasing the dramatic panoramas of the Valley’s breathtaking sunsets in the desert and the city’s twinkling lights. Located in the Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs. If you want to impress a significant other this is the place to go. For more than 25 years the Different Point of View is an unforgettable dining destination atop of North Mountain in Phoenix.
Cibo – The Urban Wine Cafe and Pizzeria is just of 5th avenue downtown. This is a very warm and inviting restaurant created from a restored old 1913 bungalow. They have a lovely patio with trees and a laid back atmosphere. If you are up for pizza salad and wine this is the place.
The House at Secret Garden is a secret no longer. In the shadow of South Mountain this american eatery serves up sweet potato planks, fig fritters and scampi styled veggies. Voted as Phoenix’s best patio dining your outdoor dining experience will be surrounded by gardens and orchid trees. Little white lights everywhere outside, making it quite enchanting for an evening get away from the city.