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The vibrantly colored patio outside Northeast’s Hai Hai
Kevin Kramer

15 Minneapolis Restaurants With Patios Open and Serving

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The vibrantly colored patio outside Northeast’s Hai Hai
| Kevin Kramer

Patio season has always been something to celebrate in Minnesota and it’s arrived this spring with renewed hope. Our warm days demand savoring, especially with the renewed sense of hope that this season will include many reunions with friends.

Due to the fleeting nature of good weather and often changing staffing, this list is subject to change frequently. Be sure to contact the restaurant before arriving to make sure they’ve got open seats.

This map is sorted geographically from west to east.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions. The city of Minneapolis does have a mask mandate in effect for all restaurants, bars, and small businesses. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rosalia

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2811 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 345-5494
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Daniel del Prado’s Linden Hills pizza restaurant has a few outdoor seats tucked off the street for stealing away not far from Lake Harriet.

2. Tilia

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2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 354-2806
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Chef Steven Brown’s quintessential neighborhood bistro has utterly romantic alley/patio dining that’s perfect for sipping something from Tilia’s renowned wine list. Make a reservation for outdoor seating, available Wednesday through Sunday.

3. Colita

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5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 886-1606
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The gorgeous indoor/outdoor rustic vibes at Colita are out there this summer. Plenty of outdoor seating and windows all open, doors rolled back. This is also a rare patio that’s open seven days a week. Make a reservation online.

A silver flute has something pink encrusted in the outside. The glass sits on a wooden table with a black background.
Colita’s patio is open
Jes Lahay

4. Café and Bar Lurcat

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1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 486-5500
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A gorgeous, sprawling patio on the edge of Loring Park is even prettier as warm afternoons melt into dusk and the lights shine above it. Lurcat is open Wednesday through Sunday.

At night the lights frame Lurcat’s patio
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5. Borough

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730 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-3135
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Borough’s patio is an ideal date setting with oysters on the half shell and a fabulous cocktail lineup to choose from. The shady spot is perfect for warmer days or those looking for a little break from the direct sunlight. There’s also a rare happy hour menu from 4 to 6 p.m. Patio seats are first come first served and available seven days a week, weather permitting.

The side patio at Borough under a shade with a bar lined with people and a few people seated at tables. A woman exiting the restaurant shows the name Borough etched into the glass of the front door.
A shaded North Loop patio
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6. Thr3 Jack

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729 N Washington Ave Suite D
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-3667
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The covered space at this North Loop restaurant makes it ideal for warm days when the sun can’t be trusted to stick around. There’s also a happy hour menu between 4 and 6 p.m. with discounts on snacks like crispy calamari and cocktails like the refreshing bootleg.

7. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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Icehouse is making great use of the shady green space outside and small deck. Walk up ordering with casual fare like sandwiches and nachos suits the season. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday.

8. Graze | Provisions + Libations

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 259-8965
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This North Loop food hall has a decent amount of outdoor green space for a little inside-the-city picnic with minimal contact. Inside are a collection of independent businesses from empanadas at MidNord, veggie friendly from Moral Omnivore, modern soul food from Soul Bowl, and more. Plus, there’s a second level patio with views of the Minneapolis skyline. Graze is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

A large outdoor couch, hanging chair, and more seating on a rooftop patio that overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline
The rooftop patio at Graze, there’s a second outdoor area on the first floor, too
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9. Hola Arepa

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3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583
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Hola Arepa sports two patios outside this fantastic budget-friendly restaurant serving fluffy corn cakes stuffed with all kinds of savory goods. Don’t miss out on the fresh cocktails.

A tented patio with pattered rugs on the floor and Hola’s signature turquoise colored chairs at the tables
Hola has two patios, including this covered one
Hola Arepa/Facebook

10. Spoon and Stable

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211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 224-9850
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Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable has expanded its available seats outside its North Loop location. Reservations are available on Tock seven days a week for dinner, plus Sunday brunch.

Two bistro tables outside Spoon and Stable
Just a few available seats outside Gavin Kaysen’s North Loop restaurant
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11. Hai Hai

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2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 223-8640
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The large patio outside this vibrant restaurant in Northeast has long been popular for Vietnamese fare and refreshing drinks. It’s once again open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner and reservations are strongly encouraged.

A cocktail on the outside bar
Hai Hai’s bar extends from inside to out
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12. Aster Cafe

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125 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3138
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Aster’s patio is located in historic St. Anthony Falls is filled with charm with cobblestone roads and the Mississippi riverside views. Food is casual and built for grazing. Cocktails include new twists on classics and quickly served. No reservations are required. Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner with a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

13. Centro

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1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5527
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Centro’s patio in Northeast is perfect for casual tacos, snacks, and tequila-spiked drinks. Centro doesn’t take reservations. so, the patio is first come, first served for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Three brightly colored cocktails in a highball, lowball, and tulip shaped glasses on the wood bar inside Centro. The background shows a bright pink and red cross stitched styled mural.
Centro is ground zero for margarita season
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

14. ie - Italian Eatery

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4724 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 223-8504
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Ie’s already fabulous patio is undergoing an expansion, but those coveted seats are still available for warm evenings shared over large plates of fresh Italian fare. There’s also a fantastic wine list and a tasty selection of cocktails available seven days a week.

A few bistro seats next to an indoor/outdoor bar window. The seats are nestled under a grapevine trellis. The tables are dappled with sunlight.
A little slice of the Italian countryside near Nokomis
ie - Italian Eatery/Facebook

15. The Bungalow Club

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4300 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 866-3334
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On the inside Bungalow Club has a smart yet minimal décor while the outside patio is an ivy-covered oasis. It’s an ideal setting for the Italian fare from chef Andrew Kraft. The menu has gotten a revamp to include a coursed evening and shifted to a no-tip set up. The whole experience starts at just $38 per person. It’s a gorgeous space to sit back with long-missed friends for a catch-up.

A shady little respite from East Lake Street
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

1. Rosalia

2811 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Daniel del Prado’s Linden Hills pizza restaurant has a few outdoor seats tucked off the street for stealing away not far from Lake Harriet.

2811 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Tilia

2726 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Chef Steven Brown’s quintessential neighborhood bistro has utterly romantic alley/patio dining that’s perfect for sipping something from Tilia’s renowned wine list. Make a reservation for outdoor seating, available Wednesday through Sunday.

2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

3. Colita

5400 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
A silver flute has something pink encrusted in the outside. The glass sits on a wooden table with a black background.
Colita’s patio is open
Jes Lahay

The gorgeous indoor/outdoor rustic vibes at Colita are out there this summer. Plenty of outdoor seating and windows all open, doors rolled back. This is also a rare patio that’s open seven days a week. Make a reservation online.

5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

4. Café and Bar Lurcat

1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
At night the lights frame Lurcat’s patio
Bar Lurcat/Facebook

A gorgeous, sprawling patio on the edge of Loring Park is even prettier as warm afternoons melt into dusk and the lights shine above it. Lurcat is open Wednesday through Sunday.

1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Borough

730 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The side patio at Borough under a shade with a bar lined with people and a few people seated at tables. A woman exiting the restaurant shows the name Borough etched into the glass of the front door.
A shaded North Loop patio
Joy Summers

Borough’s patio is an ideal date setting with oysters on the half shell and a fabulous cocktail lineup to choose from. The shady spot is perfect for warmer days or those looking for a little break from the direct sunlight. There’s also a rare happy hour menu from 4 to 6 p.m. Patio seats are first come first served and available seven days a week, weather permitting.

730 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. Thr3 Jack

729 N Washington Ave Suite D, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The covered space at this North Loop restaurant makes it ideal for warm days when the sun can’t be trusted to stick around. There’s also a happy hour menu between 4 and 6 p.m. with discounts on snacks like crispy calamari and cocktails like the refreshing bootleg.

729 N Washington Ave Suite D
Minneapolis, MN 55401

7. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Icehouse is making great use of the shady green space outside and small deck. Walk up ordering with casual fare like sandwiches and nachos suits the season. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday.

2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

8. Graze | Provisions + Libations

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A large outdoor couch, hanging chair, and more seating on a rooftop patio that overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline
The rooftop patio at Graze, there’s a second outdoor area on the first floor, too
John Yuccas

This North Loop food hall has a decent amount of outdoor green space for a little inside-the-city picnic with minimal contact. Inside are a collection of independent businesses from empanadas at MidNord, veggie friendly from Moral Omnivore, modern soul food from Soul Bowl, and more. Plus, there’s a second level patio with views of the Minneapolis skyline. Graze is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A tented patio with pattered rugs on the floor and Hola’s signature turquoise colored chairs at the tables
Hola has two patios, including this covered one
Hola Arepa/Facebook

Hola Arepa sports two patios outside this fantastic budget-friendly restaurant serving fluffy corn cakes stuffed with all kinds of savory goods. Don’t miss out on the fresh cocktails.

3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

10. Spoon and Stable

211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Two bistro tables outside Spoon and Stable
Just a few available seats outside Gavin Kaysen’s North Loop restaurant
Spoon and Stable/Facebook

Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable has expanded its available seats outside its North Loop location. Reservations are available on Tock seven days a week for dinner, plus Sunday brunch.

211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

11. Hai Hai

2121 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
A cocktail on the outside bar
Hai Hai’s bar extends from inside to out
Kevin Kramer

The large patio outside this vibrant restaurant in Northeast has long been popular for Vietnamese fare and refreshing drinks. It’s once again open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner and reservations are strongly encouraged.

2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

12. Aster Cafe

125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Aster’s patio is located in historic St. Anthony Falls is filled with charm with cobblestone roads and the Mississippi riverside views. Food is casual and built for grazing. Cocktails include new twists on classics and quickly served. No reservations are required. Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner with a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

125 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

13. Centro

1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Three brightly colored cocktails in a highball, lowball, and tulip shaped glasses on the wood bar inside Centro. The background shows a bright pink and red cross stitched styled mural.
Centro is ground zero for margarita season
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

Centro’s patio in Northeast is perfect for casual tacos, snacks, and tequila-spiked drinks. Centro doesn’t take reservations. so, the patio is first come, first served for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

14. ie - Italian Eatery

4724 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A few bistro seats next to an indoor/outdoor bar window. The seats are nestled under a grapevine trellis. The tables are dappled with sunlight.
A little slice of the Italian countryside near Nokomis
ie - Italian Eatery/Facebook

Ie’s already fabulous patio is undergoing an expansion, but those coveted seats are still available for warm evenings shared over large plates of fresh Italian fare. There’s also a fantastic wine list and a tasty selection of cocktails available seven days a week.

4724 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

15. The Bungalow Club

4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
A shady little respite from East Lake Street
Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

On the inside Bungalow Club has a smart yet minimal décor while the outside patio is an ivy-covered oasis. It’s an ideal setting for the Italian fare from chef Andrew Kraft. The menu has gotten a revamp to include a coursed evening and shifted to a no-tip set up. The whole experience starts at just $38 per person. It’s a gorgeous space to sit back with long-missed friends for a catch-up.

4300 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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