Eight Dallas Restaurants with Great Patios and Great Food: It's Rarer Than You Think
A burger and a patio: never a bad idea.
We awarded the title of Best Patio to Bolsa, but I'll be the first to assert that a patio alone does not make a particularly great place to dine outside. We also given Bolsa a Best Burger nod, called it the Best Place To Take A Date, and well, we've certainly told you about the chicken. Bolsa's patio just screams first date, but the food and cocktails will bring you back for more, dining partner optional.
Toulouse Cafe & Bar
image via Toulouse's facebook page
Fancy a quick trip to France? Francophiles will delight in the Parisian Patio at Toulouse on Knox Street, where pups are welcome and Chef Yoann Lardeux turns out classic French fare like soufflés, salads niçoise and pommes frites along with specials scribbled in chalk on boards scattered about. Casual yet chic enough to impress, Toulouse is an outdoor pleasure you can indulge in any day of the week.
Rise No. 1
image via Rise's facebook page
Not to dwell on soufflés, or the French for that matter, but another outdoor space worth mentioning happens to be next on the list. Rise features a delicious selection of the fluffy, eggy, delicate specialty, as well as a few salads, a unique take on tomato soup and possibly the best cheese cart in town. Tucked inside Inwood Village, the covered patio at Rise is great place to escape with a sparkling cocktail and conversation to match.
That list should help you get started enjoying the fresh air while it's still fresh. Don't dilly dally; summer is almost here and dining in the nude is still illegal last time I checked.