Outdoor dining north of Boston

Dining in the open air

Outdoor dining experiences vary greatly in the northern suburbs.

Rosaria Steakhouse, 190 Main St., Saugus

The patio faces rock-wall garden, complete with lights and a waterfall

The Independent, 75 Union Square, Somerville


Just added a parklet next to the sidewalk

Mexico Lindo, 449 Main St., Melrose

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Overlook parking lot, the deck has roof, roll-down plastic windows, and mariachi band on Wednesdays

Strega Prime, 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn

Red umbrellas dot the patio overlooking Route 128

Brass Union, 70 Union Square, Somerville

Guests can play life-sized games like Jenga and Connect Four while dining along the sidewalk

Davio’s, 427 Walnut St., Lynnfield

Tables and couches on the patio overlook Williams-Sonoma and other Market Street shops