Vote for Reston's Best Outdoor Cafe

Where do you like to people watch and dine under the stars?

Summer weather brings out the outdoor seating in Reston.

Patch is relaunching its Readers Choice program. Recently, we asked readers to nominate the best spots in Reston Patch. 

Nominations ended July 9. Among the picks - and

Cast your vote in our poll below. The polling will be open through Aug. 17. Winners will be announced Aug. 24. 

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Molly O'Boyle June 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Charles McCool June 18, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Amy June 18, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Michelle June 19, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Cafe Montmartre at Lake Anne. Great service, great menu, great food, and amazingly kid friendly.
Robin Smyers June 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Il Fornaio Reston Town Center
reston on my laurels June 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Cafe Sano. They get bonus points for persevering the fire.
K. Larson July 05, 2012 at 03:47 PM
CafeSano. Lovely atmosphere and delicious healthy food choices.
Miguel July 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Mon Ami Gabi is tops for overall food and atmosphere. Cafe Sano is a close second. They have excellent food but the strip mall location isn't exactly a great outdoor atmosphere. Yes, they are on the lake with a semi-private dining area... but still in the strip mall next to a VABC.
Jenn G July 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Mon Ami Gabi ~ with a French 75
long-time Restonian July 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Cafe Montmartre and Jasmine at Lake Anne are both EXCELLENT!
The Convict July 05, 2012 at 07:54 PM
My Deck. The food is delicious, the help is attentive, there's a wonderful view of the woods and there's never a wait for a table. Best of all, it's reasonably priced, tipping is not required but compliments are appreciated.
John Lovaas July 06, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Cafe Montmartre at Lake Anne!
Mary July 06, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Cafe montmartre! Lovely location and I have enjoyed every meal I have had there.
Joann Miller July 06, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Clyde's! Love the seasonal menus. That they will customize to your preference... That it is a place you can eat at everyday and not be bored! Then add to that being outside overlooking the action of Reston Town Center.... Comfy outdoor chairs... You can even bring your dog to the outside area if well behaved (mine isn't). Overall this makes it THE BEST outdoor dining in Reston!
JoAnne Norton July 06, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Montmartre in Lake Anne. Everyone I know always wants to go to Montmartre or Jasmine to eat. "They might not be there next year': Good food but also sentimental love of Lake Anne.
Cathy Fairbairn July 06, 2012 at 03:05 PM
The Old Brogue Irish Pub is a favorite for our family. They have great outdoor seating on the patio in the front of the restaurant, and an open-air deck (covered for protection from the elements) that is utilized all year long--ceiling fans in the summer and an outdoor fireplace in the winter--very cool. It's got a wonderful atmosphere, the food is great, and the service is outstanding. The Brogue is our "go to" place for an " al fresco" meal. Then hop over to Great Falls National Park for a leisurely walk after dinner and view the Falls.
Joy Charles July 06, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Cafe Montmartre at Lake Anne. I love the fact that you have a Lake view with absolutely no vehicle traffic in sight!
Rebecca E July 06, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Cafe sano! Love it!
Davie A July 07, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Just an observation, while the town center is nicely run and designed, it is a next generation strip mall. Mon Ami Gabi offers views of cars whizzing by and a veiled parking garage - he finest suburban sprawl design around. Lake Anne's Montmarte is nicely done and has the lake (along with communist looking 1960 architecture. Visits feel like a foreign destination, not a trip to the crowded mall where you forget which garage you parked in.
Skip Endale July 09, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Ignoring the bad coffee for a moment the Bagel Cafe in Herndon is still the best place to have breakfast/lunch/brunch in an outdoor setting.
Karen Goff July 09, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Lots of good choices here. Anyone else want to make a nomnation? do it soon - nominations end tonight at 11:59 p.m.
Thomas Earvin July 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Kalypsos at Lake Anne. You can watch as people arrive via boat.


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