Seven Patios to Enjoy in York Region
By: Valeria Nunziato // 08.31.20
Even though patio season looked a little bit different in 2020, there is no denying that York Region is home to some of the most eye-catching patios to enjoy. Whether you’re in search of a sophisticated, downtown vibe or a more casual, pub feel with steak or steak and burgers, there is a place in York Region for you. We scoured York Region to find some of the best venues with safe and accessible patios to enjoy what’s left of the fleeting summer weather, and we guarantee—they will not disappoint.
Cachet Supper Club (Newmarket)
The current COVID-19 pandemic has posed a real problem for people celebrating milestones in 2020 such as proms, graduations, weddings, etc. at the hands of venue closures and social distancing rules imposing guest limitations. However, Cachet Supper Club in Newmarket is offering a solution to anyone facing these problems. Their seasonal summer patio overlooking the Fairy Lake and summer sunsets is a sophisticated and safe option to enjoy a casual night out over a craft cocktail or glass of wine. But even more, Cachet Supper Club recently extended their outdoor dining space to include a private patio behind the restaurant specifically for guests to host private events – which the team at Cachet is beyond excited to offer. If you find yourself stuck without an appropriate space to host your next private event, check out Cachet Supper Club – I guarantee they will check all of your boxes.
Marlowe Restaurant and Wine Bar (Richmond Hill)
Restaurant and wine bar…Marlowe’s appeal really speaks for itself. With fine dining, an endless selection of delectable wines and night life entertainment on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays after 10pm, Marlowe offers the full package for anyone looking for a complete night on the town. The sprawling, modern patio has been further extended to best accommodate guests safely and without any space constraints. With a sociable staff who are eager to make sure you have a top-notch experience, Marlowe is without a doubt a patio to visit before summer 2020 comes to an end.
The Schomberg Pub & Patio (King)
Is summer really complete without a night out with friends on a wooden deck, sitting under the stars, sharing a few laughs and beers? If you haven’t had a chance to do this yet given the current circumstances, check out The Schomberg Pub’s cottage-feel patio and do not let your summer go unfinished! It’s not just the wood-inspired décor or the lush greenery surrounding the pub on all sides, it’s also the striking trees growing through the patio floor and between tables that give the illusion of dining in the sky. With a friendly staff, a diverse menu with truly something for everyone, and an Instagram-worthy backdrop, The Schomberg Pub is definitely a top contender for patios to visit this summer.
Chop Steakhouse & Bar (Woodbridge)
If you’re looking for an upscale, downtown Toronto-feel night out but in the comfort of York Region, complete with a great drink menu and even better eats, Chop Steakhouse & Bar in Woodbridge is definitely for you. Chop’s chic patio, complete with comfortable chaise seating surrounding modern-style fire pits all dimly lit below the hanging patio lights, offers the perfect lounge vibe to enjoy an upcoming date night, birthday, or just a night out over a quality cut of meat. And for the true chop experience, try out one of their “Chop Experience” options on the menu (tip: do not eat beforehand!).
Ground Burger Bar (Newmarket)
Sometimes you just need a juicy burger and crispy fries before swapping out the warm August air for the cool fall breeze. And if that’s what you’re looking for, do not miss your opportunity to enjoy Ground Burger Bar’s stand-out patio in the heart of downtown Newmarket. If the splendour of the patio isn’t enough to impress you, perhaps the fun and interactive menu is: from a build-your-own-burger option, to Flamin’ Hot Mozz Sticks (yes, you read that correctly), to Wagyu beef patty burgers, and over 20 beers on tap, the decision isn’t whether or not to choose Ground Burger Bar for your next night out, but what to choose when you do go.
Island Mix Restaurant and Lounge (Vaughan)
While we are lucky enough to enjoy some great summer heat here in Ontario, everyone still craves the Caribbean sun, even more so in 2020 with the imposing travel bans the Covid-19 pandemic has implicated. A great alternative? Island Mix Restaurant in Vaughan, which offers Caribbean and West Indian cuisine, where you can enjoy the Caribbean ‘heat’ in one of their traditional dishes like the to-die-for jerk chicken, stewed oxtail, veggie or tofu curry, and so many more. Between the music and entertainment selection and the refreshing island mixer beverages, Island Mix really offers the complete Caribbean experience. Sit back and enjoy the Island, right in the heart of York Region.
It probably goes without saying that one thing that can turn any bad day into a great day is, without a doubt, authentic and tasty Italian food. So, if you’re craving the carb-y goodness of a wood-fire baked pizza with the freshest toppings, or a heaping bowl of gnocchi that will make your eyes, nose and stomach smile all at the same time, you need to visit Locale in Aurora. Fusing traditional Italian staples with modern flavours, Locale offers a unique Italian experience to each of their guests. The stylish patio is the perfect spot for an upscale dinner outing or to grab a handcrafted cocktail, and the patio is open early on Sunday mornings, offering the perfect spot for a Sunday girl’s brunch. But don’t just go to Locale to eat, get ready to enjoy your meal from the first bite to the last sip of your espresso!