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8 Phoenix Restaurants With Crackling Patio Fireplaces for Cozy, Fall Meals

Up the autumn ambiance with fireside dining on at these al fresco restaurants

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Phoenix — patio season, that is. Whether you’re planning a weekend brunch, happy hour or romantic dinner, you’re going to want to take advantage of the cool weather by dining outdoors. And to add extra ambiance, we recommend making sure there’s a crackling fireplace nearby. To get you started, here are the Valley’s top restaurant patios with fireplaces for your dining pleasure.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rustler’s Rooste

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8383 S 48th St
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(602) 431-6474
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This one-of-a-kind, Western-style steakhouse offers the best in grilled meats, from classics like ribs and steaks to the uncommon — like rattlesnake. But the best part about this legendary eatery is the patio, which provides casual seating on picnic-style tables topped with checkered tablecloths, stunning city and mountain views, and a circular fireplace in the middle of it all.

2. Diego Pops

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4338 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 970-1007
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This modern Mexican food spot in the heart of downtown Scottsdale is perfect for girls’ nights, first dates, and any occasion that requires a Choco Taco. The colorful, charming patio offers a small table around the large fireplace that’s ideal for sipping margaritas or diving into a tray of loaded Brussels sprout nachos. But even if diners find themselves seated around the outdoor bar, the ambiance of the fire and hanging lights is perfect for a night out.

3. Zinqué

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4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(623) 745-9616
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Zinqué’s first Arizona location, nestled outside of Scottsdale Fashion Square amidst other LA transplants like Nobu and Toca Madera, sets itself apart with a low-key yet chic atmosphere and stunning patio featuring an open fireplace, green foliage, wooden tables, lounge seating, concrete walls, and a 25-year-old oak tree. The Euro-inspired cafe is a must-try for unpretentious French dishes like moules-frites and tartines.

4. The Vig Arcadia

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4041 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 553-7227
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The Vig is a go-to for casual dinners in the Valley with four locations, and while each restaurant offers a great patio, the prominent fireplace at the Arcadia location is spectacular if you’re able to snag a table close by. Plus, it has a TV above it, so customers can enjoy a football game and Arizona’s crisp fall weather at the same time. To take the coziness up a level, order a big bowl of the restaurant’s legendary mac and cheese made with cavatappi pasta, three-cheese sauce, and herb breadcrumbs.

5. Chelsea's Kitchen

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5040 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 957-2555
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Chelsea’s Kitchen is often recognized for its lush, tree-shaded patio which features an outdoor bar, colorful chairs, and, of course, its large fireplace. It offers an idyllic setting for weekend brunch, lunch meetings and boozy happy hours in a space that will have you forgetting you’re just steps away from the bustling Arcadia neighborhood.

6. Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn

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5532 N Palo Cristi Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(602) 955-7878
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The Hermosa Inn is home to some of the most stunning outdoor spaces in the Valley, in part because they offer guests not one, but five outdoor fireplaces (and three more inside Lon’s and Lon’s Last Drop!). And while regulars love sipping a cocktail near one of the Lon’s Last Drop fireplaces, the star of the show is the massive wood-burning fireplace at Lon’s, which is surrounded by mountains and greenery.

7. The Sicilian Butcher

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15530 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 775-5140
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The original Sicilian Butcher location in North Phoenix is a neighborhood hotspot with modern Italian dishes known for its expansive patio which offers the feeling of a backyard garden party with lots of shade, string lights, and a statement fireplace. Some nights diners might even be lucky enough to catch some live music along with an Aperol spritz, hand-rolled meatballs, and Sicilian bruschetta.

8. Humble Bistro

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5415 E High St
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 502-2121
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Humble Bistro — the newest addition to the Humble Pie restaurant family — has brought a much-needed neighborhood wine bar to North Phoenix in the High Street shopping center. The restaurant is sophisticated yet approachable with dishes like the very shareable Bistroboard, Humble Grilled Cheese with braised short rib, and, of course, Humble Pies. The whole dining experience is made better by the greenery-enclosed, couch-covered patio right by the black brick fireplace.

1. Rustler’s Rooste

8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044

This one-of-a-kind, Western-style steakhouse offers the best in grilled meats, from classics like ribs and steaks to the uncommon — like rattlesnake. But the best part about this legendary eatery is the patio, which provides casual seating on picnic-style tables topped with checkered tablecloths, stunning city and mountain views, and a circular fireplace in the middle of it all.

8383 S 48th St
Phoenix, AZ 85044

2. Diego Pops

4338 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This modern Mexican food spot in the heart of downtown Scottsdale is perfect for girls’ nights, first dates, and any occasion that requires a Choco Taco. The colorful, charming patio offers a small table around the large fireplace that’s ideal for sipping margaritas or diving into a tray of loaded Brussels sprout nachos. But even if diners find themselves seated around the outdoor bar, the ambiance of the fire and hanging lights is perfect for a night out.

4338 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

3. Zinqué

4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Zinqué’s first Arizona location, nestled outside of Scottsdale Fashion Square amidst other LA transplants like Nobu and Toca Madera, sets itself apart with a low-key yet chic atmosphere and stunning patio featuring an open fireplace, green foliage, wooden tables, lounge seating, concrete walls, and a 25-year-old oak tree. The Euro-inspired cafe is a must-try for unpretentious French dishes like moules-frites and tartines.

4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

4. The Vig Arcadia

4041 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Vig is a go-to for casual dinners in the Valley with four locations, and while each restaurant offers a great patio, the prominent fireplace at the Arcadia location is spectacular if you’re able to snag a table close by. Plus, it has a TV above it, so customers can enjoy a football game and Arizona’s crisp fall weather at the same time. To take the coziness up a level, order a big bowl of the restaurant’s legendary mac and cheese made with cavatappi pasta, three-cheese sauce, and herb breadcrumbs.

4041 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018

5. Chelsea's Kitchen

5040 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Chelsea’s Kitchen is often recognized for its lush, tree-shaded patio which features an outdoor bar, colorful chairs, and, of course, its large fireplace. It offers an idyllic setting for weekend brunch, lunch meetings and boozy happy hours in a space that will have you forgetting you’re just steps away from the bustling Arcadia neighborhood.

5040 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018

6. Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

The Hermosa Inn is home to some of the most stunning outdoor spaces in the Valley, in part because they offer guests not one, but five outdoor fireplaces (and three more inside Lon’s and Lon’s Last Drop!). And while regulars love sipping a cocktail near one of the Lon’s Last Drop fireplaces, the star of the show is the massive wood-burning fireplace at Lon’s, which is surrounded by mountains and greenery.

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

7. The Sicilian Butcher

15530 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

The original Sicilian Butcher location in North Phoenix is a neighborhood hotspot with modern Italian dishes known for its expansive patio which offers the feeling of a backyard garden party with lots of shade, string lights, and a statement fireplace. Some nights diners might even be lucky enough to catch some live music along with an Aperol spritz, hand-rolled meatballs, and Sicilian bruschetta.

15530 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85032

8. Humble Bistro

5415 E High St, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Humble Bistro — the newest addition to the Humble Pie restaurant family — has brought a much-needed neighborhood wine bar to North Phoenix in the High Street shopping center. The restaurant is sophisticated yet approachable with dishes like the very shareable Bistroboard, Humble Grilled Cheese with braised short rib, and, of course, Humble Pies. The whole dining experience is made better by the greenery-enclosed, couch-covered patio right by the black brick fireplace.

5415 E High St
Phoenix, AZ 85054

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