What better way to enjoy summer than enjoying a cool drink and some great food on an outdoor patio? It’s the perfect way to unwind while enjoying the company of your friends and loved ones. In Cornwall, patio season is alive and well with all kinds of options for those seeking an outdoor food and drink experience. From bustling Downtown hotspots to cozy confines overlooking the St. Lawrence River, you are sure to find a fun venue to soak up the summer rays. Cheers to good times!
Schnitzels European Flavours
158 Pitt Street
Schnitzels is one of the hottest places to be in the summer. They have seventeen different beers on tap, a myriad of vodkas, whiskeys, liqueurs, and wines, and offer mouth-watering food options. Monday to Friday, they have hoppy hour and offer cheaper drink selections. They also have live music on weekends and a patio that is both cozy and bumbling.
Esca Gourmet Pizza + Bar
317 Pitt Street
Summer weather, flavourful pizza and patios: it’s so perfect you almost want to cry. Esca’s patio is charming and hip, and offers just the right amount of shade. Their food is beautiful to look at, tastes amazing and will easily impress your friends and family if you post a photo of it online. A definite must.
Eight Zero Zero
903 Brookdale Avenue
Eight Zero Zero’s sophisticated menu and modern setting make it a staple for Cornwall fine dining. Their large patio wraps around the building, making it both spacious and perfect for socializing. Their patio’s sleek atmosphere makes this restaurant an excellent choice for an anniversary, date, family occasion, or business meeting.
Jet Set Pub
1950 Montreal Road
If you’re looking for a cozy patio that’s perfect for quiet deep conversations while you have a casual drink, then you’ve found your match. Located at the NAV Centre, Jet Set Pub’s patio is hidden away in a private courtyard, with beautiful tall trees that give you just the right amount of sun. Their food is excellent and they have lots of yummy craft beers on tap.
1600 Vincent Massey Drive
Casa Paolo’s fresh and impeccable dishes are great to experience on their cozy patio. Their menu consists of excellent Italian cuisine, which will be sure to please your taste buds. Their patio and food will exceed your expectations and remind you why patio season is the best season.
The Stomping Grounds Bistro & Cafe
110-705 Cotton Mill Street
Enjoy the ambience of one of Cornwall’s most historic neighbourhoods at The Stomping Grounds. Located in the weave shed building in Cornwall’s cotton mill district, The Stomping Grounds is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and a meal with friends while surrounded by charming architecture. It’s trendy, fun and beautiful – and it’s just steps away from the celebrated Waterfront Trail.
RCAF Association Wing 424
240 Water Street West
Similar to the Blue Anchor, this large outdoor patio overlooks the St. Lawrence River. It’s big, beautiful and the landscape is mesmerizing. Eat pub fare and have a few drinks while watching cyclists and families stroll by the water.
18396 County Road 2
Blue Anchor offers a breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River as you eat pub fare and share laughs with your family and friends. It’s no wonder this restaurant is known as having “the patio with the most beautiful view.” Take in the stunning view, and satisfying sounds of the waves crashing as you eat, drink and watch boats pull up to the dock.
Nautica Grill & Wine
15968 County Road 2, Long Sault
Visit Nautica Grill & Wine in Long Sault for a unique breakfast and lunch experience. Next to the Long Sault Marina, the patio sits next to the water, where you can take countless Instagram-able pictures of the yummy dish you ordered. Its comfort food for food lovers, and well worth the drive – especially in the summer when you can drive with the windows down listening to your favourite tunes.