Al Fresco Dining

Cactus Cantina
Cactus Cantina

Like it or not, humidity is beginning to set in. Hey, it’s Washington, D.C. Enjoy eating outside after the rainy season and before it gets steamier than mussels. Let the selections below remind you to kick back at some old haunts al fresco. Cheers.

Kafe Leopold’s 3315 M St., NW. Beat the heat out of the sun in Cady’s Alley. Leopold’s also has great air conditioning if you choose to sit indoors. Two words: French fries.

Patisserie Poupon 1645 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Cool, shady backyard to enjoy your iced coffee and croissant. If you’re lucky, Aspen the golden retriever puppy will be there.

Paolo’s Ristorante 1303 Wisconsin Ave., NW. You think you know Paolo’s, but the Italian restaurant offers some great specials that you can find on their website at www.paolosristorante.com

Martin’s Tavern 1264 Wisconsin Ave., NW. “Did you know that JFK proposed to…” Yes, we know, we know. If some restaurants are staples in Georgetown, Billy Martin’s Tavern is a cornerstone. Many bars are good spots to watch the Nats game, but none draw the regulars like Martin’s. Great potato skins.

Booeymonger’s 3265 Prospect St., NW. Sometimes, a Booey’s sandwich is all you need. Their deals on pitchers aren’t bad, either.

Neyla 3206 N St., NW. Neyla is one of the many outdoor staples in Georgetown. Footsteps from Wisconsin, Ave., Neyla’s menu offers a rich blend of Mediterranean cuisines.

Cactus Cantina 330 Wisconsin Ave., NW. An old favorite farther up Wisconsin Avenue. The baskets of chips are endless. Iced Margaritas, anyone?

THREE ROOFTOPS, THREE CHOICES

Old Glory 3139 M St., NW. Rooftop barbecue

Surfside 2444 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Rooftop tacos

The Graham 1075 Thomas Jefferson St., NW. Rooftop cocktails

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