DINE OUTDOORS: THE BEST GARDEN RESTAURANTS
Dionysos restaurant and cafe is internationally renowned and always visited by celebrities and foreign politicians, who appreciate the excellent cuisine and the breathtaking view of the Acropolis. With a history of 40 years, this exceptional locale remains a classic reference point for high-quality hospitality and dining.
4 Cento, Milan
Located in a former monastery, Milan’s 4 Cento combines Italian design and al fresco dining in a beautiful setting. The restaurant’s happy hour allows guests to order cocktails while sitting in the garden, but dinner is also available—think sophisticated offerings like glazed foie gras with malvasia wine or lobster and nori seaweed roll with Sicilian orange sauce.
Located in a former bank building, London’s Blixen serves an elegant brasserie-style menu in a posh garden space filled with both native British plants and sweeping tropical trees. The location, which is on the edge of Old Spitalfields Market, makes it a perfect spot for brunch, post antique shopping.
For brunch, try the house hot-smoked trout with avocado toast, and for lunch, go for the cauliflower, almond and squash salad.
Ladurée’s chic outdoor garden is a hidden paradise in the middle of New York City’s bustling SoHo. Whether you opt for ordering a few of the famed macarons, elegant pastry, or full-fledged dinner like sea scallops with caramelized onions or scrambled egg croustade, it’s perfect garden dining for people watching in a gorgeous space.
Commissary, Los Angeles
Inside the Line Hotel in Los Angeles, Commissary offers a veggie-heavy menu in a chic, rustic greenhouse garden. It’s garden dining in a non-conventional setting. For brunch, opt for the cobb salad with turkey and blue cheese and try one of the interesting cocktails, such as the Asian pear with ginger gin, dill and mochi or the grapefruit with mezcal, aquavit, lime and kumquat.