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These Patios Are Officially Open for the Season

It's time to eat (and drink) outdoors.

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| Katie Chudy for Eater

As perfect patio days increase in frequency, more restaurants are opening up outdoor dining options for the season. All of the patios on this map have officially opened (although if the weather is iffy, call first before heading over). Updates will be added as spring and summer progress. (Most recent update: May 14, 2015.)

On a related note, several readers have inquired about dog-friendly patio options. Share your intel here.

Note: Patios are listed alphabetically, not ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Five Horses Tavern

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400 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 764-1655
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Just a few tables on the sidewalk, but lively nonetheless. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Earls Kitchen + Bar

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698 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA
(617) 666-1790
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Big umbrellas and an overhanging roof protect diners from the elements. [Photo: Facebook]

3. River Bar

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661 Assembly Row
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 616-5561
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The River Bar patio is bigger than the indoor part of the restaurant and features fire pits, couches, and river views. [Photo: Katie Chudy for Eater]

4. Bloc 11 Cafe

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11 Bow St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-0000
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Ivy, sunshine, and coffee: the "blocyard" is open. [Photo: Facebook]

5. The Sinclair

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52 Church St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-5200
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A lofty patio above Harvard Square. [Photo: Chris Coe for Eater]

6. Loyal Nine

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660 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 945-2576
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One of Cambridge's newest restaurants boasts a cafe with a wide-open garage door leading out to ample sidewalk space, tucked away from the main street. The patio is open during cafe hours (until 4 p.m.) as well as dinner hours (starting at 5:30 p.m.), and on weekends, daytime bloody marys are available. [Photo: Provided]

7. Pier6 Boston

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1 8th Street, Pier 6
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 337-0054
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The patio bar is now open, featuring glorious waterfront views. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Catalyst Restaurant

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300 Technology Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3000
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There's a special menu available only on the patio, featuring pitchers of punch and shareable small plates. [Photo: Provided]

9. Milk Street Cafe

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50 Milk St
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 542-3663
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Some sidewalk seating for workday lunches in the Financial District. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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One of Allston's best hidden patios to grab a beer or more. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Trade

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540 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 451-1234
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Giant heat lamps will keep things warm for now. [Photo: Instagram]

12. Row 34

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383 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 553-5900
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Oysters. A patio. What more does anyone really need? [Photo: Provided]

13. SELECT Oyster Bar

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50 Gloucester Street
Boston, MA 02115
(857) 239-8064
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This brand new patio (at a brand new restaurant) is cozily hidden between brick buildings, an oasis in Back Bay. [Photo: Instagram]

14. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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Party behind Audubon on the bamboo-bedecked patio. [Photo: Provided]

15. Cask 'n Flagon

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62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-4840
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Outdoor dining and drinking, right in the heart of Fenway. [Photo: Provided]

16. Merrill & Co

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1 Appleton St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 728-0728
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A perfectly sunny spot for a South End brunch. [Photo: Instagram]

17. Five Horses Tavern

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535 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 936-3930
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A sunny piece of sidewalk in the South End. [Photo: Facebook]

18. Besito

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199 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 527-1155
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It's the first season for this hedge-enclosed 28-seater, which features a fireplace and heating lamps. Chilly at night? They'll give you a sarape to wear. [Photo: Provided]

19. Legal on the Mystic

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301 Great River Rd
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 337-4088
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36 seats, one giant umbrella, and river views. [Photo: Provided]

20. Legal Sea Foods - Charles Square

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20 University Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-9400
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Raw bar and more on the Charles Hotel terrace. [Photo: Provided]

21. MAST'

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45 Province St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 936-3800
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A second-story Downtown Crossing patio, serving up Neapolitan-style pizza and more. [Photo: Facebook]

22. Legal Crossing

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558 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 692-8888
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This narrow sidewalk patio is perfect for parties of two. [Photo: Provided]

23. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

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384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-8555
A lively Back Bay roof deck — and also sidewalk dining, for those who want to stay closer to the ground. [Photo: Provided]

24. Legal Test Kitchen

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225 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 330-7430
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The covered sidewalk patio is suitable for all weather. [Photo: Provided]

25. Legal Harborside

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270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 477-2900
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There are multiple patios and a roof deck, featuring varying levels of fanciness. [Photo: Provided]

26. Nebo Cucina & Enoteca

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520 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 723-6326
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This 65-seat patio has heat lamps for the cooler days and evenings of spring. [Photo: Provided]

27. Battery Park Bar & Lounge

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33 Batterymarch St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 350-7275
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Battery Park's 100-person patio has heat lamps and a bar of its own. Available 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, guests can ask their servers for a variety of board games, including Giant Jenga and Colossal Connect Four. Every other Thursday from May 21 to August 27, 2015, $2 Island Creek oysters will be available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (or while supplies last). On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., try the "Weekend Warrior" special for $35 — a bucket of beer and a 16-piece appetizer combo, including boneless Buffalo tenders, mac & cheese bites, "dirty" pretzels, and more. [Photo: Provided]

28. Haru

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55 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-0770
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Huntington Avenue sidewalk dining beneath the Prudential. [Photo: Provided]

29. Dante

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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 497-4200
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A spacious patio with great views of the Charles. [Photo: Facebook]

30. The Palm Restaurant Boston

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One International Place
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 867-9292
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An expansive covered patio in the Seaport District. [Photo: Chris Coe for Eater]

31. Bistro du Midi

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272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
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A narrow strip of cozy sidewalk with views of the Public Garden. [Photo: Facebook]

32. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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Sidewalk steak in the bustling South End. [Photo: Facebook]

33. dbar

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1236 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 265-4490
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A secluded, walled-in patio with plenty of greenery and comfy seats. [Photo: Facebook]

34. The Salty Pig

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130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6200
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Right on the line between Back Bay and the South End, this spot specializes in charcuterie. [Photo: Provided]

35. Papa Razzi

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159 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-9200
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A sunken patio on busy Newbury Street. [Photo: Provided]

36. Deuxave

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371 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 517-5915
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A lovely patio at the junction of Commonwealth Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. [Photo: Provided]

37. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Cozy and lively, the Bronwyn biergarten is the perfect place for a beer and a pretzel. Or a full meal. [Photo: Facebook]

38. Fairsted Kitchen

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1704 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 396-8752
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The pleasant Brookline patio is now open, and there's a focus on refreshing draft cocktails, courtesy of "spirit whisperer" Will Izasa, recently promoted from head bartender. [Photo: Provided]

39. Canary Square

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453 S Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 524-2500
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With large garage doors leading out to this Jamaica Plain patio, there are seating options for fresh air under shelter and in the great outdoors. [Photo: Provided by Canary Square]

40. Devlin's Restaurant

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332 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 779-8822
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Lots of space on this Brighton patio, including some high-tops and umbrellas. [Photo: Facebook]

41. Naco Taco

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297 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 945-1548
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One of the newest (and already quite lively) patios in town — the restaurant just opened in mid-May. Tortas and tacos from Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, plus micheladas. [Photo: Instagram]

42. Olecito

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12 Springfield St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 876-1374
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Quick-service tacos and more on a petite patio tucked away on an Inman Square side street. [Photo: Yelp]

43. TAMO at the Seaport Hotel

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1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 385-4304
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The TAMO Terrace includes an 11-foot bar, a "lavish umbrella system," and a 52-inch LED outdoor television. [Photo: Provided]