Perfect springtime restaurants with outdoor seating


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The new and recently opened True Food Kitchen in Rio with outdoor seating and a choice location right in the heart of Rio.

As the temperature goes up and the appeal of being outdoors increases, restaurants are opening up outdoor seating. ThisOur area has tons of restaurants with outdoor seating, perfect for the springtime.

One great restaurant with outdoor seating is Yard House in Rio. They have a wide variety of food options on their menu and a huge selection of seating ranging from inside, patio and outdoor. Their outdoor seats have a view of Rio. Sophomore Lily King loves to go to Yard House. “My family and I go a lot because we like their menu, but also because the outdoor seating is really pretty in the spring and summer,” King said. 

True Food Kitchen is another restaurant with outdoor seating. True Food Kitchen has a location in Bethesda, and recently opened up a new location in Rio. True Food Kitchen has many healthy options, as well as  and a large list of vegan and vegetarian options. Their Bethesda location has seats all along the outside of the restaurant. Their new location has seats located right in the center of Rio.

If you are in the Kentlands and looking for a meal on a nice day, Cinco De Mayo Restaurant and Bar has great outdoor seating. The lively restaurant serves authentic Mexican food and is definitely worth a try.

Berries & Bowls in the Kentlands is perfect for the hot weather, with their cold smoothies and bowls being a perfect meal to cool you down. Senior Emily Levine works at Berries & Bowls. “On days when it is warm out, we get super busy and most of our seats outside are full,” Levine said.

If you are near Pike & Rose, Summer House Santa Monica has the perfect atmosphere for a nice warm day. Besides having a large menu, they have popular outdoor seating that gets very busy in the spring and summer. In the nice weather they even open up some of their indoor seating so that they are outside. Senior Ethan Fayne is excited to go back to Summer House. “I love going in the summer because it is so pretty and I can’t wait to go more now that it is getting warmer out,” Fayne said. 

If you are in Crown, Coastal Flats is a good, classic restaurant to try. They have outdoor seating along the corner of their restaurant. Their menu includes food like steak, seafood and pasta. While also in Crown, check out Ted’s Bulletin. Their menu is always changing to add delicious items, and they have plenty of desserts you will want to try.