Top 9: Want to dine outside? Try these eateries

Posted at 1:49 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2016-05-16 13:17:37-04

The weather has warmed up, but it's not too hot. It's perfect weather to eat outside, and Cincinnati continues to up its outdoor dining game.

Where should you go to dine outside? Here's a list of restaurants around the area.

Incline Public House (East Price Hill): Dining outdoors with a view? It's covered at Incline Public House. Its 1,400-square-foot glass-enclosed patio seats 60 and features a breathtaking view of the city. Enjoy one of IPH's many craft beers and delicious dishes. (Cherry pepper poppers are a personal favorite.) 2601 W. Eighth St.

Nada (Downtown): With its wicker furniture, conversation corners and fire pits, Nada is like your patio -- if your patio were hip, located Downtown and served killer margaritas. Grab reservations, as the patio fills quickly when the weather is nice. 600 Walnut St.

Cheapside Cafe (Downtown): For breakfast and brunch only, this is a quiet patio in the middle of busy Downtown (a feat in itself). If you would like a little cover, you can dine in a teepee; otherwise order from the fresh, locally sourced menu and enjoy a bit of sanctuary. 326 E. Eighth St.

Goodfellas (Over-the-Rhine): Grab a slice of pizza and a craft cocktail and head outside at this late-night urban oasis: You will be insulated from the Main and Vine street goings-on but still able to get a drink from the extensive cocktail menu -- and some pizza as sustenance. 1211 Main St.

Taste of Belgium (Clifton, Over-the-Rhine, Rookwood): You can't beat a waffle, frites and a Belgian beer on any of these patios. And with three locations to choose from, odds are good you will be able to find seats the next time you're craving the chicken and waffle. 2845 Vine St.; 1135 Vine St.; 3825 Edwards Road

Dilly Bistro, Bar & Bottle Shop (Mariemont): With a fireplace, an excellent wine selection and terrific food, Dilly has been a longtime destination in Mariemont. The Mariemont Gobbler and Mariemont Strand salad make an excellent light lunch, or try the crab cakes for something more substantial. Sip a glass of wine from the extensive selection of glasses and bottles, or enjoy a craft beer while listening to live music on the weekends. It's a relaxing spot. 6818 Wooster Pike

A Tavola Bar + Trattoria (Madeira): The crispy, Roman-style crust served at the pizzeria's original Over-the-Rhine location translates beautifully to the community of Madeira, where tree-lined streets lead to A Tavola's large outdoor patio. Pizza, salads, bruschetta (try the bacon tapenade!) and delicious craft cocktails make for a leisurely dinner. 7022 Miami Ave.

Parkers Blue Ash Tavern (Blue Ash): Prime rib on an outdoor patio? Many restaurants with outdoor dining lean toward lighter fare (think sandwiches and salads), and while Parkers has both, it also has an excellent selection of steaks, ribs and prime rib. The Tap Room patio has fireplaces, 17 taps, live music and a great happy hour menu with small plates and drink discounts. 4200 Cooper Road

Katharina's Cafe-Konditorei (Newport): It's high praise when the German consulate recommends a restaurant for authentic German food. This isn't the schnitzel-and-spaetzle kind of German but instead pastries, coffee, meats and cheeses for a delicious, European-style breakfast or lunch. There are a couple of umbrella-shaded tables, where you can sit, read a book, sip on excellent espresso and people watch in the historic Newport neighborhood.