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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Detroit / Eastern Michigan? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Casa Pernoi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (342)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Birmingham
About the restaurant
We offer a house baked bread basket to accompany our authentic Italian menu in a relaxed atmosphere with a well appointed bar. We have the best patio with a fireplace in Birmingham called “Piazza”

We are open Tuesday-Friday from 4 pm to 5 pm for Happy Hour. Only the Happy Hour menu will be available during that hour.

Top review
Kimmyvip
Dined on 10 Apr 2024
Casa Pernoi is amazing all around. The food, service and ambience are beautiful. So glad they changed up the menu from the pre-Covid days. Highly recommend!
A photo of River Crab - St. Clair restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2785)
$31 to $50
Seafood
St. Clair
About the restaurant
Visit the River Crab seafood restaurant and experience first-hand the finest in Riverfront dining. Our picturesque and idyllic location on the St. Clair River allows patrons to enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere right on the water’s edge, offering once-in-a-lifetime views of the river and landscape surrounding us. After a relaxing day on the water, guests of the River Crab can dock their boat right at the restaurant or at the St. Clair Boat Harbor and climb aboard our complementary shuttle. If spur of the moment decisions aren’t your style, you can easily make a reservation online. No matter how you arrive, the end result is the same—fresh seafood and unmatched views in a casual, fine dining atmosphere. Also be on the lookout for any private events and promotions we may be offering!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Angie our server was great! Perfect window view by the water. Food was perfect!
A photo of The  Laundry - Fenton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (39)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Fenton
About the restaurant
WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR OUR MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET ONLY.

Visit our website to join our online waitlist, lunchandbeyond.com. Once the table is ready we will hold it for 10 minutes.

WELCOME
TO A FENTON, MICHIGAN LANDMARK
The Laundry creates a hometown dining experience to tempt every taste and satisfy every expectation. There is always something new to discover with our deliciously diverse menu, handmade cocktails, craft beer, delightful wine, and creative coffee concoctions.

Top review
LisaG
Dined on 31 Mar 2024
Our server was excellent. She was very attentive and engaging. She added to our experience.
A photo of beppé restaurant
4.7
4.7 (25)
$31 to $50
American
Royal Oak
About the restaurant
an intimate 48-seat neighborhood restaurant in royal oak, michigan. we strive to be thoughtful about the food we plate, atmosphere we create, & energy we spread.

our goal at beppé is simple: to be intentional about the food & drink we serve, while fostering a welcoming environment.

whether you love beppé for our house-made pasta, to share with those you love plates, summer patio, thoughtfully curated cocktails, or a quality bottle of wine, we're here to be your spot & can't wait for you to keep coming back.

as a smaller establishment, we feel obligated to accommodate and serve all customers who want to dine with us in a timely manner. with that said, we do have policies limiting length of reservations. groups of 2-3 are allowed 90 minutes. groups 4+ are allowed 120 minutes. we ask that this policy is taken into consideration before choosing to dine with us.

bar seating is first come first serve.

we do not offer separate checks for groups of 5+.

Top review
CindyM
Dined on 16 Apr 2024
Service was great. We had a variety of food. The Rigatoni was average. The arugula salad excellent. The halibut was also excellent.
A photo of El Barzon restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1803)
$50 and over
Italian
Detroit
About the restaurant
Located 3 miles from Little Cesar's Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field. El Barzon Restaurante has been a staple to the city since 2007, serving both Mexican and Italian Traditional dishes. Chef/Owner Norberto Garita was able to obtain his culinary experience working in Manhattan N.Y. and in the later moved to Michigan where he worked at the famously (now Closed) Ill Posto Ristorante Italiano.
Top review
PracticallyPerfect
Dined on 10 Apr 2024
LOVE this place such incredible food and service!! You must come to eat here!!!
A photo of Watermark Bar And Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (109)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
St. Clair Shores
About the restaurant
Welcome to Watermark Bar and Grille! Experience waterfront dining year-round in this spacious establishment. Our menu offers a variety of signature dishes including chicken a la Greek, lamb chops and homemade lobster mac and cheese. Enjoy Michigan made craft beer or sample a few of the 22 rotating beers on tap with a beer flight. Host a private event in the large banquet room accommodating parties of 45 to 100. Here at Watermark, we are committed to exceptional food, drink, and warm hospitality.


Top review
Traveler
Dined on 19 Mar 2024
Choose Watermark for our monthly Dinner Club. Overall we had a very nice experience. We ordered chips and salsa as a table app but the salsa is very odd- more like a pasta sauce. It’s very smooth and not much flavor. For our entrees, 3 had the Fish and Chips and the portions were very big. So were the entree salads. The side salads also were very fresh and of ample size. One complaint not addressed was the menu said the perch was sautéed but it was delivered fried. Still tasty but not as it should have been cooked.
A photo of The Monarch Club restaurant
4.5
4.5 (45)
$31 to $50
American
Detroit
About the restaurant
The Monarch Club is a place like no other. Passing through the Metropolitan Building’s spectacular Great Hall hints at the elegant charm that awaits. The Monarch Club exudes both old-school intrigue and modern comfort, draped in tones of deep blue, red and gold that create a luxurious backdrop for incomparable city views. Located near attractions like Campus Martius, Corktown and Little Caesars Arena, enjoy a cocktail at one of the most expansive rooftop bars in downtown Detroit. Retreat to an intimate banquette or to the Tower Keep for a more private experience, or relax outdoors around a cozy firepit. Hearkening back to Detroit’s first golden age, the Monarch Club provides a front-row seat to its next.
Top review
MichaelW
Dined 2 days ago
Sister-In-Law from Chicago visiting Detroit. Took her to Monarch for drinks and small plates - and the view. Her comment: "This is awesome. In Chicago this would be awesome - and this is in Detroit!" Extremely comfortable space. Love that all four corners of roof top are accessible. Very well done.
A photo of 4th Tavern Lake House restaurant
4.4
4.4 (262)
$30 and under
American
Keego Harbor
About the restaurant
4th Tavern Lake House offers American fare in Waterford Township, Michigan.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had a nice dinner with our family. The waitress was attentive and the food very good. Nice variety and well prepared.
A photo of The Nest at Robin Hills Farm restaurant
4.4
4.4 (184)
$31 to $50
American
Chelsea
About the restaurant
The Nest Cocktail Bar & Kitchen at Robin Hills Farm serves a farm-inspired menu of classic American cuisine made from seasonal ingredients sourced from our backyard and other local farms. The Nest is a place for our community to eat, drink, and play. We offer a variety of local beers and specialize in hand-crafted cocktails with a focus on fresh ingredients. Our food menu is ecclectic. From Burgers to Bolognese, we have something for everyone here!

The Nest Cocktail Bar + Kitchen is located in the main building within Robin Hills's 129-acre farm. Our warm, industrial interior features a dining room, bar area, two private rooms, and additional seating on our large outdoor patio.

Beyond our reputation as the premier cocktail bar in the area, we also host live music, comedy nights, and weekly trivia. The Nest is open all year round and is the perfect place to enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Love the restaurant, great staff. Love the food and love the N.A. options. Our truffle fries were a bit overcooked, but our mushroom risotto with salmon and the chicken pasta were fantastic. Gertina was a fabulous server. Beth even remembered us from our visit a few weeks ago. We highly recommend this place.
A photo of Alex's Taproom Bistro restaurant
4.2
4.2 (120)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Clarkston
About the restaurant
We serve Mediterranean and American cuisine. We have 101 rotating tap handles with craft beers and sodas. We have 4 bowling lanes, a virtual golf room, and virtual reality games. We also have an amazing patio that is used all year round. Whether you are looking to go out to dinner on a regular day or have a special event, this is the place for you. We serve the best brunch around on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. ALL GAMING RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY CALLING THE RESTAURANT. NO ONLINE GAMING RESERVATIONS WILL BE HONORED.
Top review
Az88scottsdale
Dined on 8 Apr 2024
Please bring back your berry salad! That was the best!!!
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