There’s nothing quite like a summer night spent dining out on a whimsical patio withdrawn from the busy urban environment. Buffalo is home to some of the most magical garden oasis patios that will make for the quintessential romantic evening. Make the most of this great weather by checking out some of these favorite urban-escape patios around town:
1. Big Mood
423 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
This place is crossing major boundaries, offering nothing but 100% plant-based food, totally free of processed ingredients, and as local and organic as it gets, guys. The gazebo patio vibes right along with the restaurant’s concept and is naturally enchanting.
33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202
Located in the heart of Allentown, you’ll find this adorable little restaurant bar with a quaint, lush patio surrounded by a vinyl fence and stringed lights after sunset- making you forget you’re even downtown. With a fine dining menu encompassing seafood, fancy salads and other upscale entrees, we consider this the perfect spot for a magical, romantic date night.
3. Dapper Goose
491 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207
This urban nook in North Buffalo is serving up some of the best New American cuisine around and the most picturesque crafty cocktails. Just behind its four walls, you’ll escape into a sheltered outdoor patio surrounded by a vinyl wooden fence and embellished with hanging plants and stringed light bulbs.
490 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213
With a location right on the corner of Chenango and Rhode Island, this niche has the ideal setup for an urban oasis in the backyard. The enclosed outdoor seating area is ringed by tall trees and plants, and is filled with plenty of lounge chairs and garden table sets. It’s the optimal spot for some shared small plates and cocktails on a summer evening.
888 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202
This charming bar and bistro on Main offers all cuisines on their menu, from Swedish meatballs to lamb Bolognese to bucatini carbonara- there’s literally something for everyone. And we’re totally obsessed with their outdoor private patio space filled with greenery, pots and umbrella-shielded tables.
511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213
With fabulous American bistro food, a stellar wine list and an ambience like no other, this place has become a Buffalo favorite. Step outside, and you’ll find a secluded outdoor seating area, sided by the 19th Century building ivy brick wall and a picket fence adorned with hanging flowers and plants. You’ll never want to go home.
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This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been updated.