I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoy al fresco dining. Feeling the fresh air on our faces whilst we enjoy food or a cocktail is, as one friend used to say, “simply the best.” It’s cold here in Baltimore, and the holidays are over. I’m no longer dreaming of a White Christmas, but rather of a night out sipping cocktails and enjoying a splendid view in warmer weather. In fact, after reading an article in The Baltimore Sun about a man who wanted to celebrate a milestone birthday by having an intimate, catered al fresco party, I’ve decided that’s what I want when the next big one comes along.
What follows are my favorite picks for outdoor dining and drinks al fresco style.
#5–Campiello Restaurant, Naples, Florida
#4 — Flagler Steakhouse, West Palm Beach, Florida at The Breakers
#3 — Salon de Ning, Peninsula Hotel, New York City
#2 — Hotel Forum, Rome, Italy
#1 — Cecconi’s, Miami Beach, Florida