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Boca Raton hosts some of the most refined eateries in the region, whether you're looking for fresh seafood or a fine steak dinner. With the incredible weather we enjoy year-round in South Florida, it's only right to dine al fresco to take in surrounding scenery, feel the cool ocean breeze and soak up the warm sunshine. Take a look at these restaurants in Boca Raton with outdoor patios in order to maximize the beautiful weather. Some patios offer water views, others are completely shaded, while some are designed to soak up the sun — but all provide an idyllic setting for dining al fresco!  

City Fish Market

7940 Glades Road City Fish Market Boca Raton, FL

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Considered one of the best fine dining destinations in Boca, City Fish Market provides an idyllic setting for dinner — both inside and out. This airy seafood restaurant is situated along a sparkling lake and has an inviting blue and white interior, which ensures beautiful views no matter where you're seated. They offer an array of menus, including lunch, dinner, retail and catering, happy hour, private dining, and of course, a cocktail and wine list. Whether you are ordering a large selection of food for a private party or you're celebrating an anniversary with your significant other, City Fish Market will make your experience extravagant in every way.  

Novello Restaurant and Bar

5999 North Federal Highway Novello Restaurant and Bar Boca Raton, FL

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This cozy Italian eatery near Highland Beach serves an incredible selection of authentic dishes, including soups and salads, pasta, risotto, seafood, and of course, an incredible wine list. The rustic, traditional interior provides a comfortable and romantic setting for dinner. But, you can opt for the shaded patio to enjoy the warm summer breeze while you sip on your wine of choice. No matter where you dine, you won't be disappointed with the selection and quality of service at Novello Restaurant and Bar.  

Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill

999 East Camino Real Waterstone Boca Raton, FL

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Take in exceptional views of Lake Boca at either of the two Waterstone Resort & Marina restaurants, including the Waterstone Rum Bar & Grill. This easygoing waterfront bar and grill serve local cuisine and high-end rums in a light and airy atmosphere. The outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy their menu, whether you're stopping by for lunch, dinner or the weekday happy hour from 4–6:30 p.m. This is an ideal destination for after-work drinks with friends as you lounge by the pool.  

Boca Landing

6311, 999 East Camino Real Boca Landing Boca Raton, FL

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Boca Landing is another wonderful option for outdoor dining at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, whether you're a guest of the resort or a local resident. The modern dining space of Boca Landing flows effortlessly from the interior to the exterior. Chef Matthew Mixon creates imaginative cuisine debuting the region's freshest seasonal flavors, which perfectly complement the selection of handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. From a bountiful European breakfast to a grilled steak or local seafood dish, Boca Landing has it all. Take in stunning Intracoastal views on their outdoor patio or escape the heat in their gorgeous interior.      

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar

5250 Town Center Circle Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar Boca Raton, FL

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One of the best settings for enjoying tacos and tequila is outside. This refreshing combination perfectly complements the warmth of summer. Thankfully, Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar provides the ideal setting for this glorious combination to take place. Order guacamole prepared table-side, sample from 425 varieties of tequila, grab a couple of tacos, or order a margarita with a sour mix made on site — all in the comfortable interior or out on the covered outdoor patio. This casual, tropical restaurant in the heart of Boca should not be missed!  


402 Plaza Real RACKS Boca Raton, FL

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Enjoy hearty and approachable American food in an exciting and contemporary setting at RACKS. The indoor space of RACKS seamlessly flows to the outdoor patio, as the bar has windows that open to the outdoor bar with comfortable lounge seating nearby, all protected from the sun's rays with umbrellas. Escape the heat and grab a drink at the vibrant bar or sit down for a meal and some drinks — inside or out. Whatever you do, don't miss the daily happy hour at RACKS from 4–7 p.m., which is available at all bars and outdoor high tops.  

Max's Grille

404 Plaza Real Max's Grille Boca Raton, FL

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After a busy day of shopping at Mizner Park, stop by Max's Grille for a bite to eat or a drink. Their bar seamlessly extends from the inside of the restaurant to the beautiful patio, where you'll find more seating either under the shade or in the sun. The elevated New American dishes and robust drink menu at Max's Grille are made all the better by airy surrounds and an overall classy atmosphere.  

Lemongrass Asian Bistro

101 Plaza Real South Lemongrass Boca Raton, FL

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With four locations in South Florida, Lemongrass Asian Bistro is a well-loved eatery throughout the region. The Boca Raton outpost has a chic and modern interior, plus an inviting outdoor space so guests can enjoy their fresh seafood with a side of fresh air. The stylish design of Lemongrass is enhanced by an exceptional menu, featuring sushi, noodle dishes, curry and other specialties.  

Farmer's Table

1901 North Military Trail Farmer's Table Boca Raton, FL

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Freshness is the name of the game at Farmer's Table, an eatery focused on locally sourced ingredients and whole foods. So, it's only right that this vibrant eatery provides a space to dine immersed in nature. The tropical patio at Farmer's Table has plenty of seating for the ultimate al fresco dining experience, whether you want to stay cool in the shade or enjoy the sunshine. The patio overlooks the sparkling pool at the Wyndham Boca Raton, providing a serene summertime backdrop as you enjoy your meal. The elegant interior does not disappoint either, so you can't go wrong no matter where you're seated at Farmer's Table!  

What patios do you frequent?

Let us know what Boca Raton eatery has your favorite outdoor patio! We'd love to know.

Renowned as a veritable jewel of Florida's Treasure Coast, Vero Beach embodies all the best qualities the region has to offer for both residents and visitors. From a thriving cultural and arts scene to breathtaking natural beauty, plus endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and cuisine to match any palate, Vero Beach delivers with effortless grace and sophistication. Vero Beach is home to a plethora of eateries serving fresh seafood, authentic Cajun fare, and Italian classics. There is no shortage of lunch spots in Vero Beach, whether you're searching for a quick on-the-go option or a fine dining experience. Boasting fresh ingredients, ocean vistas and chic surrounds, these Vero Beach restaurants will not disappoint.  

Baci Trattoria Inc.

1918 14th Avenue
Baci Trattoria Inc. Vero Beach, FL

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This eclectic eatery in the heart of Vero Beach offers delicious breakfast and lunch menus. The funky decor in this laid-back Italian-American cafe provides a fun setting to enjoy your meal, whether you're craving an Eggs Benedict or a gorgonzola bacon angus burger. Don't miss the variety of Italian plates available on Baci Trattoria's lunch menu, including a number of delicious pastas, seafood dishes, chicken dishes and more.  

The Patio Seafood Tavern

1103 21st Street
The Patio is a long-time favorite lunch spot in Vero. This rustic, wood-paneled restaurant serves fresh seafood, award-winning burgers and exceptional steaks aged in-house. Located in one of the most historic buildings in Florida with airy patio seating available, The Patio Seafood Tavern provides an idyllic atmosphere for dining in Vero Beach. Pair your selection on the lunch menu with one of their hand-crafted cocktails, specialty beers or a glass of wine. The Patio always has some sort of deal going on each day of the week, plus a daily happy hour from 3:30–6:30 p.m.!  


3500 Ocean Drive
Cobalt Vero Beach, FL

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Nestled in the elegant and refined Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Cobalt offers endless views of the Atlantic plus a daring menu focused on seafood. Start with a salad, soup or flatbread, then choose from Cobalt's selection of sandwiches and other mains, including a lobster roll, local shrimp and grits, and more. Take in the breathtaking ocean views while you dine in this elegant, upscale eatery just steps from the warm sugar sands.  

Osceola Bistro

2045 13th Avenue
This chic venue serves New American plates comprised of local ingredients. Their formal yet inviting interior perfectly complements the lush patio filled with tropical greenery and a fountain. Osceola Bistro's menu represents an array of flavors and influences from around the world, inspired by the culinary travels of Chef Christopher Bireley. He is passionate about incorporating as many fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen as possible in an effort to support the local economy and promote sustainable sourcing. The patio at Osceola is particularly dreamy, and even has a dog-friendly section!  

Cajun Cove

89 Royal Palm Pointe
Cajun Cove Vero Beach, FL

Photo Courtesy of Simone Bueno via Cajun Cove

Situated on Royal Palm Pointe overlooking an Intracoastal canal, Cajun Cove is a Cajun-style restaurant serving authentic New Orleans-style cuisine. You will discover many of the unique specialties popular in New Orleans' French Quarter eateries, including Etouffee, Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish. For fine dining, try one of the weekly chef's special entrees, prepared to accommodate the palate with a mild and spicy option. Dine along the water's edge and enjoy the tantalizing flavors and exciting atmosphere of Cajun Cove.  

The Wave Kitchen and Bar

3244 Ocean Drive
  Whether or not you're staying in the fabulous Costa d'Este Beach Resort, The Wave Kitchen and Bar makes for an excellent lunch spot. This bright and modern eatery serves New American cuisine with a Cuban twist. You will discover a variety of mains, shareable plates, fresh seafood, and a wide selection of sandwiches on their lunch menu. Plus, The Wave also serves a selection of Cuban specialties developed by Costa's owners, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, derived from their Estefan Kitchen Cookbook. Relax and unwind in the sophisticated atmosphere of this upscale eatery in the Costa d'Esta Beach Resort for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or even brunch on Sundays!  


8 Royal Palm Pointe
Chive Vero Beach, FL

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If you're looking for a quick and casual lunch spot, Chive is the answer! This vibrant counter-serve eatery offers what they like to call "Quick Creative Cuisine." Chive provides an opportunity to create a vibrant meal you crave to keep up with the busyness of your day. Choose a salad, wrap or burrito, tacos, a po boy, or a beans and rice bowl. Then choose your source of protein, including everything from slow-roasted pork to Maine lobster. Finally, add extras and personalize your dish with any of their signature toppings and sides.  

What lunch hotspot in Vero is your favorite?

There are so many amazing Vero Beach eateries to choose from! Let us know your favorites in the comments below.

When it comes to fine dining, you want to get it right. If you're spending ample time (and money!) at a restaurant, you want to ensure the highest quality food, expert service and an inviting atmosphere. Consider one of these upscale eateries in Boca Raton for your next special occasion, romantic date night or corporate dinner. With extensive wine lists, classy interiors and flavorful dishes, these fine dining destinations in Boca Raton are sure to impress.  

Ke'e Grill

Seafood | 17940 North Military Trail #700 Make a Reservation

This seafood eatery is truly a hidden gem in Boca Raton. Ke'e Grill is both tropical and fancy simultaneously, providing an ideal setting for any special occasion — or lack thereof. Their menu is packed with flavorful, creative dishes, with an emphasis on seafood. However, they have an array of non-seafood options, including salads, steaks and other dishes. Enjoy your selection in the inviting and comfortable atmosphere at Ke'e Grill!


Chops Lobster Bar

Steakhouse + Seafood | 101 Plaza Real South Make a Reservation Chops Lobster Bar is a sophisticated and elegant restaurant nestled in Royal Palm Place. The eatery serves Boca Raton's best quality USDA Prime meats and a wide selection of pristine seafood. It has two separate levels: Chops, a luxurious steakhouse, and Lobster Bar, a chic seafood bar with an extensive raw bar. Executive Chef Sean Thompson has more than 13 years of hospitality experience and more than eight years working at different restaurants within the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. Let Chef Sean and his team take you on a culinary journey you won't soon forget!  

Abe & Louie's

Steakhouse | 2200 Glades Road Make a Reservation Abe & Louie's Boca Raton, FL

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Nestled in the heart of the city, Abe & Louie's provides a quiet escape from the activity in Boca Raton. This classic American steakhouse offers unparalleled flavor combinations and undeniably superior service. Abe & Louie's was first established in Boston in 1965 and has consistently exceeded expectations at both its Boston and Boca Raton locations. Peruse their menus for brunch, lunch or dinner, and pair your selection with one of their 600 wines available. Abe & Louie's cellar is stocked with wines sourced from respected vineyards across the world, ranging from modern blends to aged vintages.  

Casa D'Angelo

Italian | 171 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation Casa D'Angelo is full of family traditions. Chef Angelo Elia created the authentic Italian eatery using recipes handed down from generations of passionate Italian cooks. He has added personal touches and brand new recipes to his repertoire of traditional dishes, creating an authentic yet modern taste of Italy. The design of Casa D'Angelo's interior reflects this unique blend of vintage and modern. Whether you are dining at their Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton location, you are sure to be satisfied and mesmerized by the robust menu, sophisticated wine list, and inviting environment of Casa D'Angelo.  

City Fish Market

Seafood | 7940 Glades Road Make a Reservation City Fish Market is an airy seafood eatery situated alongside a beautiful, sparkling lake. Boasting gracious service, lake views and a wide selection of fresh seafood, City Fish Market provides a superb fine dining experience. They offer an array of menus, including lunch, dinner, retail and catering, happy hour, private dining, and of course, a cocktail and wine list. Whether you are ordering a large selection of food for a private party or you're celebrating an anniversary with your significant other, City Fish Market will make your experience extravagant in every way.  

Six Tables

European | 112 Northeast 2nd Street Make a Reservation Six Tables Boca Raton, FL

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A visit to Six Tables is a truly unique and unforgettable experience. As the name implies, Six Tables hosts just six tables situated in an intimate and comfortable environment. There is only one seating each evening, which begins at 7 p.m. Guests are guided through an elaborate five-course prix fixe menu, which includes champagne upon arrival, an appetizer, salad, soup, a dinner entree, and dessert. This dining experience lasts about three hours and is ideal for a larger group dinner!  

Josephine's Italian Restaurant

Italian | 5751 North Federal Highway Make a Reservation This family-owned and -operated eatery has been a staple in the community for more than 20 years. Josephine's has an elegant, airy interior reminiscent of an Italian garden courtyard. They serve authentic Italian cuisine with signature dishes such as Dover Sole, Osso Bucco and an arrangement of traditional Italian favorites. Josephine's extensive wine collection beautifully complements their menu and their fully stocked bar features a range of popular liquors. Escape to the peaceful and enchanting atmosphere of Josephine's for your next date night or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other significant event!  

La Ferme

French Mediterranean | 9101 Lakeridge Boulevard Make a Reservation La Ferme is an undeniably unique dining option in Boca Raton. This eatery has an elegant interior with extravagant chandeliers and plush white cushions, complemented by funky accents and art pieces. Their modern French Mediterranean fare also sets them apart from the pack. Visit their wine bar, where you'll find a vast selection of drinks, from champagne and bubbly to a diverse array of reds and whites from all over the globe. Explore their diverse dinner menu with options ranging from escargots to filet mignon. Top of the night with a selection from their delectable dessert menu!  

twentytwenty Grille

New American | 141 Via Naranjas #45 Make a Reservation twentytwenty Grille Boca Raton, FL

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Considered the best restaurant in Boca by many — or at least Robert McBride with Boca News! — twentytwenty Grille offers some of the most creative and flavorful dishes in the city. The world-famous, internationally acclaimed Chef Ron Weisheit wows guests with his innovative dishes and personable service. The trifecta of food, atmosphere and service is achieved at this exceptional eatery tucked away amongst other shops and eateries in Boca Raton.  

Trattoria Romana

Italian | 499 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation Trattoria Romana is a wildly authentic Italian eatery situated near the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club just steps from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant originated in 1993 and has since established itself as the best in Italian dining this side of the Adriatic. Experience the romantic Romanesque atmosphere of this cozy restaurant and savor their signature dishes, including homemade gnocchi, tender veal chops, and fresh yellowtail snapper. Visit the adjacent Bar Sorana, named after the owner's hometown, that resembles an authentic Roman-style taverna. The taverna hosts a full bar serving specialty cocktails such as the "Via Veneto" and the "Gianduia Chocolate Martini," plus an international wine list.  

Frank and Dino's

Italian-American | 39 Southeast 1st Avenue Make a Reservation Travel back to the simpler days of the 1950s at Frank and Dino's in Boca Raton. This newly established location so eloquently captures a vintage Italian-American culture. The swanky and sophisticated interior provides a superb atmosphere for enjoying their offerings, whether you're visiting for lunch, dinner or a drink. Every day from 4:30–6:30 p.m., you can get two-for-one drinks at their bar for happy hour. And from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m., Frank and Dino's has live music playing in the bar and dining area.  

La Nouvelle Maison

French | 455 East Palmetto Park Road Make a Reservation La Nouvelle Maison Boca Raton, FL

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This enchanting French eatery has both a stunning, elegant interior and superb, modern cuisine. At La Nouvelle Maison, each dish is meticulously presented in an artful manner, made with local and organic ingredients. La Nouvelle Maison, or "the new house," puts a fresh twist on a traditional French restaurant, providing an unforgettable experience for guests. Dress up and retreat to this remarkable eatery with refined French entrees, delicate desserts and an extensive wine list.  

Chez Marie French Bistro

French | 5030 Champion Boulevard Make a Reservation This family-owned and -operated bistro-style restaurant is truly a treat to encounter. Whether you are dining inside the cozy interior or out on the airy patio next to the beautiful fountain, you are treated like family at Chez Marie. Enjoy French classics like escargots, beef bourguignon, duck à l'orange, crème brûlée or crêpe suzette, and pair your selection with a glass of wine from their wide selection!  

The Locale

New Latin American Fusion | 499 South Federal Highway Make a Reservation The Locale is a new restaurant concept providing a culinary experience unlike anything else in South Florida. Classified as "New Latin American Fusion," this vibrant and refreshing restaurant creates rich, bold dishes made with the best quality ingredients available. Start with a small bite and a handcrafted cocktail and make your selection from the variety of entrees available on their dinner menu.  

New York Prime

Steakhouse | 2350 Northwest Executive Center Drive Make a Reservation New York Prime Boca Raton, FL

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This high-end steakhouse focuses on USDA Prime beef, colossal seafood platters and classic sides. While it may appear to be your typical steakhouse, New York Prime has some extra special surprises in store. You may just encounter a visit from Big Red (the largest lobster in the tank) while he gets wheeled around in a Radio Flyer wagon for guests to see up close! For more than 20 years, New York Prime has been a desirable hotspot for a night out, thanks to the lively bar, excellent menu and award-winning wine list.  

DaVinci's of Boca

Italian | 6000 Glades Road Suite 1229 Make a Reservation Skip the airplane ride and travel straight to Italy with a visit to DaVinci's of Boca. The Carvelli family operates this authentic Italian eatery, bringing the recipes and spirit of their hometown of Mesoraca, Italy to South Florida. Every recipe, from their classic dishes to their more innovative offerings, is crafted from scratch using homemade fresh pasta and other high-quality ingredients. In fact, even the olives at the bar are stuffed by hand! Experience the warm, inviting atmosphere and friendly service at this mainstay in Boca Raton.  

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