May 1, 2018

Al Fresco Dining

Spring has finally sprung, and al fresco dining season is upon us. The city has bloomed into a bustling scene of outdoor dining, shopping and fitness—not to mention a parade of Philly’s cutest dogs. So pull up a chair, put on a favorite pair of sunglasses, and take your place on the sidewalk at some of C&A’s favorite al fresco dining spots this spring and summer.

Chef Jose Garces’s 24 is the only restaurant located on the famed Schuylkill Banks Trail, with patio seating overlooking the scenic skyline. If you’re looking for brunch with a view—and $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas—24 offers free parking for up to 90 minutes on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2:30 pm.

Liberté Lounge
Sofitel Philadelphia’s Liberté Lounge is once again partnering with Philadelphia Distilling on a seasonal sidewalk seating area called Liberté Blue, opening May 25th. This extension of the hotel restaurant’s urban chic lounge will be located on Sansom Street and will feature a special menu of seasonal cocktails and dishes centered around ingredients sourced from Sofitel’s rooftop garden.

Art Bar at Sonesta Philadelphia
Sit along the bustling Center City streets and enjoy signature cocktails and American-style light bites that were carefully designed with art in mind. For breakfast, a late lunch, or happy hour, Art Bar is the perfect place for people watching.

Tropicana Atlantic City
Soak up the sunlight and watch the waves roll in from the 40-seat deck at Olón, one of the latest restaurants from Chef Jose Garces. Inside, beach-like cabanas with soft draperies create intimate nooks within the space, while touches of natural light and fresh salt air create an inviting yet alluring atmosphere. Tropicana offers six additional beach and boardwalk front restaurants with outdoor seating including Seaside Café, Casa Taco & Tequila Bar, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Hooters, Tony Luke’s and Perry’s Pizza.

MidiCi King of Prussia
This spring and summer, MidiCi King of Prussia is offering a discount on four classic pizzas when you bring your own bottle of wine. Pop your favorite vino or six pack on MidiCi’s outdoor terrace and receive half off on Margherita, House Pesto, Marinara and Bianca pizzas from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Bonus: enjoy the King of Prussia Town Center’s free live music on Thursday evenings from May through August.

Veda Modern Indian Bistro
With a modern take on classic Indian cuisine, Veda’s floral cocktails made with seasonal ingredients are the perfect complement to its light-filled bar. Featuring open-air windows and street-side indoor dining, Veda is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.

Parc Brasserie
Wine and dine like the French at Parc, with a menu featuring classic dishes like escargots, steak frites, and house-made baguettes. Dine outside and enjoy Rittenhouse Square’s people watching, just as the French would.

Positano Coast
Owner Aldo Lamberti brought his seaside home in Italy to Philadelphia with Positano Coast, an authentic southern Italian restaurant. Positano Coast offers three outdoor seating experiences, including two second floor patios and the Sopra Lounge, featuring inviting white leather couches and swaying white curtains.

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