Collection by Zachary Edelson

Modern Outdoor Dining Areas We Love


From the Loire Valley to Northern California, these beautiful settings for al fresco dining range from elaborate shelters to simple picnic-like setups.

The outdoor room is backed by a gabion wall made of stone.
The Zizmors didn't want to use curtains to screen their wide-open home from noisy neighbors.
Most of the fixed carpentry for this project was designed by AS/D and built by a contracted carpenter.
A picnic table from Janus et Cie sits off the kitchen; the landscape architecture is by Richard D. Wood.
Monory’s friends, the Leclercs, join her for an alfresco meal on the patio.
The residents scored the Saarinen-style table at Brimfield Antique Show for only $200.
In the gravel-lined entry court shaded by a Japanese maple tree, furniture from Beall and Bell—an antique shop in...