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Best Outdoor Dining in West Chester

July 22, 2018

With so many restaurants near your Chestnut Square apartment, it’s hard to pick just one! If you’re planning a date night, a visit with the family or a night out with old friends and are trying to narrow down your culinary choices, consider your outdoor-dining options.

Summer in Philly means Center City is bustling with visitors, shoppers, businesspeople and everyone in between. You can be right in the middle of all of that action by dining al fresco. Why stay cooped up inside on a warm night when you can grab your plate, head to the sidewalk and take in the many sights and sounds of summer in the city!

Here are a few of the best outdoor-dining spots in the neighborhood:


Roots Café: There’s nothing better than farm-to-table freshness in the fresh air! Roots Café, one block from your Chestnut Square apartment, features breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can dine al fresco whenever the mood (and the weather!) suits you. The menus include locally sourced ingredients, so you not only get to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere during your meal, but the food itself will have you feeling like you’re right on the farm!


Teca: The curbside patio at Teca, two blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, allows residents to enjoy the tree-lined tranquility of Gay Street while they dine. The block is quiet, which encourages diners enjoy conversation over their meals, but still is close enough to all the hustle and bustle of downtown so that, once dessert is done, visitors can take a stroll right into the heart of the city to continue their evening.


New Haven Pizza: If it’s casual you’re after, New Haven, three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, is the place to go. Grab your pies or sandwiches and head to the sidewalk seating for some awesome people-watching opportunities while you play catch-up with friends. As a bonus, the shop serves a range of foreign and domestic beers, adding to the laidback, friendly vibe.


Roots Café

133 E. Gay St.

West Chester, PA 19380




38 E. Gay St.

West Chester, PA 19380



New Haven Pizza

18 N. Church St.

West Chester, PA 19380