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The Best Patios in Burlington to Visit This Spring

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As the temperature rises and the flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to embrace the outdoors and enjoy a delicious meal in the sun. Burlington is known for its stunning parks and scenic waterfront, making it the perfect destination for an al fresco dining experience. The best part is that there’s something for everyone — from casual eats to upscale restaurants, there’s no shortage of eateries with beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy. So grab your sunglasses, put on some sunscreen, and get ready to indulge in some delicious food while soaking up the sun.

1. Downtown Bistro & Grill

Located on Elizabeth St. in the heart of downtown, Burlington’s Downtown Bistro & Grill serves lunch and dinner and boasts a casual outdoor patio that’s open from spring to fall. At night, you can’t miss it from the street, as the patio is beautifully lit up with string lights, providing an outdoor dining experience in a quiet, intimate setting.

The menu at Downtown Bistro & Grill offers a wide range of options, including salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, and seafood, with each dish bursting with flavour.

2. Jackson’s Landing

Since opening in 2015, Jackson’s Landing has quickly established itself as one of Burlington’s fine dining hot spots. The restaurant boasts a stunning rooftop patio with a breathtaking view, comfortable seating, and an elegant ambiance.

The restaurant’s extensive wine list is a highlight for wine lovers, with a carefully curated selection of local and international lists. The menu features a mix of classic and contemporary dishes, all made with the freshest ingredients and presented with artful plating.

3. Spencer’s at the Waterfront

Located on the picturesque Burlington lakefront, Spencer’s at the Waterfront is a must-visit restaurant for anyone looking for breathtaking views and delicious food. In the warmer months, the expansive patio space at Spencer’s creates a unique dining experience looking right out onto the water.

Choose from menu items that include fresh seafood, succulent steaks, and creative vegetarian dishes, all made with sustainably-sourced ingredients.


Located in the heart of Burlington on Pine Street, Paradiso is a chic and modern Italian-Mediterranean restaurant that offers an elegant dining experience and a stunning outdoor patio. The outdoor seating is beautifully decorated with plants, stylish furniture, and twinkling lights at night.

Don’t miss out on Paradiso’s delectable dishes, including pasta, pizza, and seafood, as well as an extensive selection of wine and cocktails.

No matter your taste preferences, Burlington offers a wide variety of patio options to enjoy the beautiful warm weather with friends and family. If you’re thinking about making a move to Burlington, CLV Group has apartments available across the city, including close to the downtown restaurant hub. Browse our listings today.