Want to dine outside without constantly checking the weather report? Restaurant owners across the District, Maryland, and Virginia have invested in patio setups that can shield diners from rain and sun. Here’s where to find covered patios, including temporary streetside structures — the cubbies at Le Diplomate and St. Anselm are particularly impressive — as well as outdoor dining spaces covered with permanent roofs, like at Shaw staple Espita, Colada Shop’s new location in Potomac, Maryland, or recently opened Dauphine’s downtown.
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 such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More