Al fresco dining in Somerset County

It’s al fresco dining season! Check out where to get those bites in under the stars, in a bustling downtown area, or a cozy café all in Somerset County.  You’ll find Italian inspired café lighting, fire pits to keep you cozy and set the atmosphere, and traditional parklet dining areas.


If you’re looking for atmosphere, AMA is it. With gorgeous café lighting on their patio, this Italian restaurant is super cozy. Oh and that food is amazing too!




Bernards Inn

This upscale hotel and restaurant in the heart of Somerset Hills. Make it an overnight stay at Bernards Inn for the full experience.




The Bradford

This upscale rooftop bar experience is like no other in the area. Check the views in this restaurant and bar located at the top of AC Hotel Bridgewater. Reservations highly recommended.




Cozy and romantic outdoor dining. Char‘s fire towers add to the atmosphere while keeping you cozy. What’s better than eating outside on a nice summer evening with a fine steak, wine, and this setting to boot?




Delicious Heights

Enjoy the Somerset Hills with this Bedminster location, or take in scenic views of the Basking Ridge Golf Course at the Outpost location.




Grain House

The Grain House offers picturesque seating on their patio.





people eating outside on the patioThe Landing

The Landing is a farmhouse restaurant and pub located in lovely rural Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, but is accessible by various major roadways. Enjoy cozy outdoor dining and bar seating.



Ninety Acres

Ninety Acres welcomes those with a passion for great food and wine, featuring a farm to table restaurant supporting local agriculture. This Michelin rated restaurant is a must for any foodie.



Pizza ‘n Pasta

Pizza & Pasta offers a friendly and vibrant atmosphere proudly enjoyed for over 30 years. From their patio, you can enjoy dining and watching the small airplanes on their descent into our neighboring airport.



Old Man Rafferty’s

Outdoor dining at Old Man Rafferty’s begins May 1! Here you can escape from the sun and sit under the tent while enjoying the fresh air.




Red Oak Grille

The best views for outdoor dining! If you’ve just played a game of golf OR if you want to stop by for pleasant outdoor dining views, you’ll find either of these at Red Oak Grille.





Savor is an outdoor dining experience you’ll remember. During the evening, catch their flamed heat lamps for even more atmosphere while you dine at this great BYOB.




Stage House Tavern

Extensive outdoor seating under cafe lighting at Stage House Tavern. Head over in the summer for live entertainment.




drinks on a table outsideStateside Tap + Tavern

Enjoy your food and drinks fireside at Stateside Tap + Tavern. This lounge setup will make your summer happy hours.




Tapastre/Project PUB

A sister restaurant relationship for the ages. Enjoy outdoor dining on the patio at Project PUB or downstairs at Tapastre.





Rated as’s Best Bar and it’s not hard to see why. There’s so much to enjoy at Verve!





outdoor tent for dining with cafe lightingVillage Brewing

One of the biggest outdoor dining tents in the area. Not only can you enjoy your food and drinks outdoors all summer, but you can also enjoy the entertainment Village Brewing brings each and every week.



Downtown Somerville

With over 50 different restaurants in Downtown Somerville, there are a number of al fresco options to choose from. Also be on the lookout for a variety of events including their Starlit Cinema, Cruise Nights, Girls Night Out, Beer Fest, and more! These events are all opportunities to enjoy the fresh outdoors with friends and family while you enjoy live entertainment or try different foods and drinks!

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