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Jun 2, 2009 04:56 AM

Best outdoor seating outside of Boston (Cambridge, Newton, etc, anywhere that you can park)

I'm looking for restaurants with parking nearby that have pretty outdoor areas for seating. There have been so many nice days lately where I've wanted to sit outside, but didn't know where to go.

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  1. Gran Gusto has parking next door and across the street, and tables outdoors, with potted plants and parasols. If you sit with your back to the street you can easily imagine you're in Italy. Relax, and don't obsess about the pizza crust.

    1. Union Street Bar and Grill in Newton Center has a great outdoor patio and a huge menu. Its good classic bar food.

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      1. re: marn209

        Next door to Union Street is Sol Azteca which also has a nice outdoor patio.

      2. Siros @ Marina Bay has great outdoor seating and free and easy parking. Food is not killer great, but everything tastes better outside with a chilled glass of wine and good company.

        1. One of my favorites is Geoffrey's Cafe in Roslindale. They have a nice outdoor patio area along the side of the place that has a garden and a fountain, and the food is mostly good.

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          1. re: hiddenboston

            I love Geoffrey's, but I'd have to say that Sophia's Grotto takes the cake for outdoor dining in Roslindale. Very solid Mediterranean in a beautiful courtyard. Village sushi and grill is also very good and shares space in the courtyard. The Birch St. Bistro is also there, but IMO the American fare there is consistently inconsistent qualitywise (although every Thursday they feature a great band of rotating artists performing blues and old-school r&b, but that is indoors).

          2. Margarita's in Waltham. Tables along the river.

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            1. re: Duster17

              devlins in brighton, parking usually available close by, lovely patio, good sunday brunch, average bar food - fireplace grill in brookline, not much seating, but reasonably good food, especially for lunch, beacon street tavern, but not any time there's a baseball game, alchemist in jp