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Best Outdoor Dining in DC


The Legacy West End apartments are just a step away from beautiful summertime patio dining!


The Legacy West End apartments are in a great location, adjacent to Foggy Bottom and Georgetown. Some of the best restaurants have popped up in these affluent neighborhoods, making the West End one of the more delicious areas in DC. With this guide, you can find not only the best food but the best outdoor dining near you.


Grillfish DC

This casual dining spot specializes in sustainable seafood, oysters, and meats. It’s well known for creative dishes like its ginger calamari, but it also has a great outdoor dining space. Tammy F. described it as an “excellent meal in a lovely Tuscan atmosphere, felt like we were on a patio in Italy.” Brooke M. added, “The outdoor patio is a pleasure.” Attentive service and a dog-friendly attitude tops off this exquisite patio dining experience. Grillfish is just a 3-minute walk from the Legacy West End apartments.


CIRCA at Foggy Bottom

Although CIRCA qualifies as a chain, it develops unique, seasonal menus for each of its locations. Sophisticated dishes made with high-quality ingredients are paired with an extensive wine list, specialty cocktails, and a rotating set of local craft beers. The patio is prized for its effective heaters, making outdoor dining a possibility in the early spring and well into fall. Customers describe the space as spacious and charming.


The Bombay Club

This is one of the highest-reviewed Indian restaurants in the world, and it’s in the same neighborhood as the Legacy West End apartments! The Bombay Club also made the Zagat list of top ten restaurants in DC. The restaurant matches imperial style luxury with completely authentic Indian cuisine. As for the patio, it’s “a great option for casual summer dining and people watching,” says Carrie C.


Blue Duck Tavern

Bebe D. sums up the Blue Duck Tavern experience best: “The setting by the patio is serene, the open kitchen so much fun, and of course delicious food.” An herb garden and a cascading waterfall add to the ambience. Although it’s a Michelin Star restaurant housed in a hotel, it’s well embedded in the social fabric of the Georgetown neighborhood. Socialites and life-long locals alike brush shoulders on the Blue Duck’s lovely patio. Blue Duck Tavern is just a 6-minute walk from the Legacy West End apartments.



Contemporary American comfort food is the order of the day at Firefly. During the summer months, the patio doors stay wide open, creating a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere. The focal point of this outdoor dining space is definitely the central herb garden. “I met the executive chef one night as we were leaving the restaurant – he was actually outside on the patio handpicking herbs for the kitchen,” said Jessica J. John W. added that the patio provides an excellent view of the neighborhood cherry blossoms. Firefly is just a 5-minute walk from the Legacy West End apartments.

Hyper-local dining is a possibility when you live in a neighborhood this great. There’s award-winning cuisine served in beautiful outdoor ambiences just blocks away. Contact Legacy West End today and explore everything the neighborhood has to offer.