Don your coolest shades and let the sun—or moon—regale you while relaxing in three of Silicon Valley's most unique outdoor spots.
Waterdog Tavern The Place 1015 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, 650.622.4642 The LureBask by the fire pit or catch some rays in the dog-friendly garden surrounded by soothing water sounds as you sip wine, cocktails or beer from 24 taps. The FoodDig into buttermilk fried chicken and St. Louis ribs. Weekend brunch brings chilaquiles; corned beef hash; and what the menu lists as Dawgs Benedict, with an Angus filet, will have you wagging your tail!
Mount Hamilton GrandView The Place 15005 Mount Hamilton Road, San Jose, 408.251.8909 The Lure In the shadow of Lick Observatory at 4,200 feet, there’s nowhere better to toast the Apollo 11 lunar landing’s 50th anniversary July 20. The Food At this classic steakhouse, dine on veggies from Grandview Farms, pasta made with cage-free farm eggs (lobster carbonara, perhaps?), steak and Bolognese from local grass- fed beef; or sip chocolate martinis.
Riviera by Quattro The Place2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto, 650.470.2889 The Lure The Italian seaside comes to the terrace of the Four Seasons Silicon Valley’s Quattro restaurant May 17 to Sept. 2. Snap selfies aboard an adorable Vespa for the perfect image of la bella vita! The FoodFeast on cured Italian meats and cheeses, handsliced prosciutto, flatbreads with tomatoes and burrata, and pastry chef Eric Keppler’s authentic handcrafted gelato.
Originally published in the June issue of Silicon Valley