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Outdoor dining is the way to go these days. This Spring I plan to visit all of the restaurants in New Orleans with outdoor seating. So, I am starting this list to help us all out. If you have any suggestions let me know!

  1. Copper Vine: Wine Bar & Restaurant

Copper Vine offers lunch, dinner, brunch and happy hour. It’s one of the few, if not only places in the city with Wine on tap. Happy Hour wine flights and light bites are available on weekdays, from 2pm- 6pm. Catch up with friends in the courtyard or on the balcony. I enjoyed a nice lunch with a girlfriend in the courtyard. This salad was delicious. I added the beets!

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Berry & Pecan Salad with wild American Shrimp

2. Gris -Gris

Gris-Gris is located at 1800 Magazine Street and serves classic New Orleans dishes and cocktails. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. Happy Hour is from 3-6 pm daily. Lunch and cocktails on the balcony is already a great idea!

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Zero-Proof Cocktail

3. Birdy’s Behind the Bower

Birdy’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This cute spot is located in the back of the Framework building. Outside dining gives such a non-local New Orleans vibe.

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Avocado Toast

4. Ralph’s on the Park

Dine on the balcony upstairs and take in the view of the oaks trees at city park. Ralph’s has a 2 course lunch special on Wednesday-Friday for $17 with Rose’ ALL day for $5 a glass (limit 3 glasses).

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Gulf Shrimp Salad

5. Lola’s

Local Mid City restaurant serving authentic Spanish food with a New Orleans twist. Sit outside on Esplanade Ave from 10am- 2pm for weekend brunch and enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas.

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Avocado Toast