MONTCLAIR, NJ — Patios and sidewalks make great dining spaces and the weather is bound to begin cooperating soon. Here are some Montclair places that offer outdoor dining.
Wondering if these restaurants are serving al fresco? Each favorite below links to the restaurant’s Facebook page or website where you can check for recent updates and posts that might give you a heads up before you make a phone call. Bon apetit.
De Novo European Pub — Casual and fun Euro-style dining that’s family-friendly and gets great reviews? It’s at 275 Bellevue Ave. in Upper Montclair. Enjoy it all outside as soon as weather permits. De Novo is in both Montclair and Edgewater.
Ruthie’s BBQ and Pizza — This is just fun. Live music and outdoor seating with slow-smoked BBQ and pizza its specialties? Ruthie’s BBQ has takeout and catering, but it’s about time we all get outside. It’s at 64 1/2 Chestnut St. in Montclair.
Cuban Pete’s Restaurant and Tapas — Who knew great Cuban eating was right here in Montclair? The outdoor space is charming and the menu items serve up lots of pork and beef and Cuban delicacies. Head out to Cuban Pete’s, 428 Bloomfield Ave.
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SLA Thai — If you’re in the mood for Thai food, head to 596 Valley Road in Montclair. If weather permits, you might be able to dine outside the colorful shopfront as you enjoy the acclaimed cuisine. SLA Thai’s ratings and reviews are outstanding.
Eagle Rock Co — Find your brewed bliss at 202 Bellevue Ave. Coffee, tea, and lovely pastries await inside this cheery stop in Upper Montclair. Come in and do some work while you enjoy your beverage and the free wifi. It’s so bright and sunny inside you’ll feel like you’re outside and when it warms up, you can relocate to a table in the fresh air.