Secret’s Out on the Best Outdoor Patios in Islip

The Patio at Tellers. image: tellers
Verace’s marketplace-style patio. image: verace
Kiss from a Rose. image: tellers
The Paloma. image: tellers
Keg wine. image: verace
Verace Cosmo made with homemade limoncello, cranberry juice and lime and Ficollini with fig vodka, Prosecco, cranberry juice and fig marmalade. image: verace

Summer brings more literal meaning to the words dining out. Long Island’s top-notch outdoor patios are a true seasonal luxury. Not to mention, the culinary clout and impressive drinks that go along with it. As the warm weather settles in, reserve an outdoor table at Tellers or Verace in Islip for an experience to remember.

Tellers

Set against this classic former bank, The Patio at Tellers brings an elegant quality to the open air. Well known for its exceptional menu, Tellers has been a foodie favorite for over 20 years. Now, Patio patrons can take advantage of select bottles of champagne and sparkling wine for 50 percent off, $10 Gabriella Pinot Grigio, Biblia Chora Assyrtiko or Grace’s Vine Pinot Noir by the glass, $10 select cocktails including the new Kiss from a Rose (Double Cross Vodka, honey syrup, rosewater) or the popular Long Island Mule (Long Island vodka, lime, ginger beer) and $10 Sangria. What makes the experience even more tasty? Single servings of clams, oysters and shrimp. For those who want the full food experience, the main menu is available.

There’s no better way to enjoy summer than with a cocktail in hand while lounging on plush couches amidst lush green hedging and warm twinkling lights at The Patio at Tellers.

Verace

The transformative vibe at Verace’s marketplace-style patio will ease you into summer. Designed to emulate the traditional street markets of Italy, Verace’s patio has the feel of an outdoor garden with hanging fairy lights and a babbling fountain.

The best seats in the house are around the fire pit, nestled close to the eclectic outdoor bar. Bartenders sling tasty summer cocktails such as the Babylon Express or the Verace Cosmo, made with homemade limoncello. If wine is your thing, sip $9 glasses of Rosé all summer or take a taste from Verace’s keg wine series, its nod to environmentally conscience wine production.

The ever-popular Thursday night “Brick Oven and Brews,” features delicious $10 homemade pizzas straight out of the pizza oven served with $4 Montauk beers. Acoustic music from 6-9pm adds to the laid-back ambiance. On Fridays, wind down from the week outside while listening to solo acoustic music from 7-10pm.

Whatever your mood, the Patio’s at Tellers and Verace in Islip are top choices for al fresco dining this summer! For more details: veracerestaurant.com; tellerschophouse.com