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Perfect Patios: Where To Dine Out(Side)

Say goodbye to rain, and hello to sunshine! With spring in full bloom, we’re finally welcoming warmer weather, which means one (important) thing: outdoor dining! Luckily, our region is home to some primo patios, complete with plenty of amenities—from twinkle lights to live music—so you can soak up all the sun and fun. Cheers!

Relish Burger Bar’s White Linen

Relish Burger Bar
1000 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, 916-933-3111,

Aside from the delicious burgers and fantastic drinks, Relish’s patio is the go-to spot for gorgeous sunset views. Bring your leashed pup and belly up to their outdoor bar where you can enjoy live music on the weekends—dancing (not) optional.

Drink This: Get your daily dose of greens with a refreshing White Linen topped with fresh, crunchy cucumbers.


4359 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 116, El Dorado Hills, 916-934-0790,

Beloved for their food, cocktails, and spot-on service, Milestone’s outdoor dining area is also noteworthy. Bring your pup and soak in the EDH Town Center’s peaceful lake views while people-watching; or stop by as the sun dips down: The twinkling market lights and lively vibe make for a magical experience.

Milestone’s Beach Bonfire

Drink This: Enjoy a Beach Bonfire, a refreshing tequila cocktail with a habanero kick.

Smith Flat House

Smith Flat House
2021 Smith Flat Road, Placerville, 530-621-1003,

Wine and dine in a restaurant brimming with history at Smith Flat House. Aside from their highly coveted Cellar, an 1800s gold mine and the oldest bar in El Dorado County, the Courtyard is a breath of fresh air with plenty of scenic views and a large gazebo. Both dog-friendly and accessible, guests can enjoy “Music in the Courtyard” (happening now through October), or book the space for private events, weddings, and more. 

Huckleberry Daiquiri from Smith Flat House

Drink This: Order a Huckleberry Daiquiri, a classic spring staple.

La Provence Restaurant & Terrace

 La Provence Restaurant & Terrace 
110 Diamond Creek Place, Suite 100, Roseville, 916-789-2002, 

Opened in 2004, this French Mediterranean restaurant (with a California flair) uses local ingredients from their on-site garden. Surrounded by 51 acres of parks and greenery, the European-inspired terrace provides an elegant and intimate feel, featuring scenic views, outdoor heaters, and ample umbrellas. 

Chandon Garden Spritzer from La Provence Restaurant & Terrace

Drink This: Beat the heat with a bubbly ice-cold Chandon Garden Spritzer.

Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market

Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market
1595 Eureka Road, Roseville, 916-750-5150,

Bennett’s has become a local favorite for those who enjoy modern environs, upscale American food, and tasty beverages. Their enclosed and conditioned patio is perfect for all seasons, can seat up to 90 guests, and is also available for private parties.

Champagne Lemonade from Bennett’s Kitchen Bar Market

Drink This: Cool off with a Champagne Lemonade, a customer favorite, especially as the weather warms.

Brickyard Kitchen & Bar

Brickyard Kitchen & Bar 
1475 Eureka Road, Suite 120, Roseville, 96-836-8406,

Roseville’s beloved gastropub, Brickyard, offers rotating craft beers, cocktails, happy hour, weekly trivia, and an ideal atmosphere to savor elevated pub grub. Their patio is the perfect place to catch up with friends while listening to live music.

Lavender Lemonade from Brickyard Kitchen & Bar

Drink This: Quench your thirst with a Lavender Lemonade—a whimsical spring and summer staple.

House of Oliver

House of Oliver
3992 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 140, Roseville, 916-773-9463,

This upscale wine bar offers a plethora of cheese and charcuterie boards alongside pairing plates, plus a lively, pet-friendly patio that features fire pits, heaters, umbrellas, and live music Thursday-Sunday. With happy hour six days a week and bottomless mimosas on Sundays, it’s no wonder customers call HOO their home away from home.

House of Oliver's Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

Drink This: Taste the sunshine in every sip of the delectable Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade.

Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten

Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten
13407 Folsom Boulevard, Folsom, 916-357-5250,

This casual, family-friendly brewpub offers live music in their spacious biergarten every first Friday from now through October. The outdoor area also features fire pits, games, and 20 TVs.

Tennessee Tea from Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Biergarten

Drink This: Wash down a giant soft pretzel with their Tennessee Tea made using Chris Stapleton’s signature whiskey.

Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q

Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q
6221 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado, 530-622-2901,

Originally constructed as a Wells Fargo weigh station, the bar was previously named Kelly’s Bar (from 1927-1945) until Poor Red won the bar in a game of dice. Now a historical hotspot for flavorful Southern food, their outdoor dining area features live music, heaters, and corn hole; plus, it’s pup-friendly!

Gold Cadillac from Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q

Drink This: See what all the hype is about over their famous Gold Cadillac!

The Independent Restaurant and Bar

 The Independent Restaurant and Bar 
629 Main Street, Placerville, 530-344-7645,

This Placerville mainstay boasts mouthwatering American fusion fare and offers two outdoor dining options. While both patios are covered and heated or cooled depending on the season, the primary patio includes a fireplace with waterfalls for a warm yet sophisticated feel.

Clarified New York Sour from Restaurant and Bar

 Drink This: Sip on a Clarified New York Sour for a tangy taste of the season. 

by Bella Nolen
Brickyard Kitchen & Bar drink photo by Lisa Gomez. House of Oliver patio photo courtesy of Olha Melokhina Photography. House of Oliver drink photo by Matthew Oliver. Out of Bounds Craft Kitchen & Beirgarten photos by @outofboundsfolsom. Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q photos courtesy of Poor Red’s Bar-B-Q. Independent Restaurant and Bar photos by Marielle Thoma.