Howard Magazine - Page 21 - Open-air spots - Continued from Page 20

Howard Magazine
- Page 21
Open-air spots - Continued from Page 20

enjoy the scenery of the changing seasons. And when the weather is fine, the walls open garage-style to create a fresh-air dining experience.


7421 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton. 301-725-4800.


Clydes of Columbia


Clydes of Columbia offers two outdoor seating areas that share a beautiful view of Lake Kittamaqundi. The Patio seats about 50, is open during restaurant hours and serves a full menu of all-American tavern fare.


At 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, patrons begin seating themselves in the larger, more casual pavilion. Featuring a limited menu and outdoor bar, the pavilion is dog-friendly and provides excellent access to the live music, family movies and dancing on the lawn sponsored by the Columbia Association mid-June through September, as well as during the three-day Columbia Lakefest in June.


10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. 410-730-


Food Plenty


Located in the heart of Clarksville above Howard County’s only food hall in a sustainably designed town center, Food Plenty serves traditional and modern comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients and Manor Hill beers brewed in Ellicott City. The restaurant’s porch accommodates up to 70 guests and features a semi-outdoor area with a fireplace, full bar and active greenhouse.


Seating overlooks Clarksville Commons, a scenic courtyard and community gathering space where events such as yoga classes, bonfires, car shows and festivals are scheduled year-round, and where a farmers market operates May through November.


12250 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville. 410-531- 0411.


Stanford Grill


The intimate patio at Stanford Grill, located deep in Columbia Corporate Park, is open for upscale casual seating when it’s not in use for private events.


A few steps from the main dining room and bar that feature live jazz most nights, the patio, bordered by small trees and flowers, accommodates up to 60 guests. Patrons can enjoy drinks and appetizers with friends or order from the full menu featuring the grill’s popular rotisserie chicken, beef and seafood comfort dishes, as well as Sunday brunch and gluten-free fare.


8900 Stanford Blvd., Columbia. 410-312-0445.