Let's set the scene. It's a beautiful Saturday evening in the summer, and you're dining at your favorite restaurant on their outdoor patio. You're out with the love of your life, sipping your favorite cocktail or an ice cold beer, and it's one of life's simple pleasures. If you're looking for some excellent outdoor dining suggestions in the Brewster, Carmel, and Mahopac areas, I will proceed to hook you up.

  • THE ARCH - BREWSTER

    This legendary fine dining restaurant is located at 1292  Rt.22 in Brewster. The outdoor patio is smack dab in the middle of their beautiful gardens perfect for an evening cocktails and dinner. Call 845-279-5011 for reservations.

  • DISH BISTRO & WINE BAR - MAHOPAC

    Chef Peter Milano welcomes you to the fine dining experience at Dish Bistro located at 947 South Lake Blvd. in Mahopac. Chef Milano has spent time with farmers in Ireland, monks in Belgium, street cooks in India searching for new flavors and recipes to introduce to his customers. Call 845-621-3474 for reservations.

  • LAS MANANITAS - BREWSTER

    Las Mananitas is located at 1250 Rt.22 in Brewster and is well known not only for their delectable Mexican dishes but for the outdoor patio seating with a stunning view of the reservoir. Not only is the guacomaole homemade but dinner is festive with the roving mariachi band. Call 845-279-4646 for reservations.

  • CUTILLO'S RESTAURANT - CARMEL

    Cutillo's is a beautiful country inn located at 1196 Farmers Mills Road in Carmel and is rated 4 stars by the Poughkeepsie Journal, Zagat, and AAA rated. For reservations, call 845-225-8903.

  • HOLY SMOKE BBQ - MAHOPAC

    Holy Smoke BBQ is located at 241 Rt. 6 North in Mahopac and serves up huge portions of your favorite barbecue in a casual laid back atmosphere whether you're dining inside or out. If you're a beer enthusiast, you're gonna love Holy Smoke because they carry 30 beers on tap. For reservations, call 845-628-9795.