The Turtle Club, Naples Florida.


Dinner with a View

Cool weather coaxes diners outside for beautiful views and dishes to match.

While the rest of the nation was enjoying summer dining in the safety of the great outdoors, we Southwest Floridians were sweating it out. Literally. Now, as November creeps in with a crisp, cool attitude, the time is ripe for alfresco dining. Our area knows no shortage of restaurants with garden patios, water views and cool fall breezes. And, with social distancing measures encouraging more restaurateurs to up the ante on their outdoor dining offerings, our prospects are only getting more attractive. (We’re looking at you Vincenzo Betulia—in addition to turning the breezeway at The French into a cocktail cafe, this summer, the restaurateur leased the parking lot near his Fifth Avenue South restaurants to accommodate more tables outside of his Bar Tulia locale). Here, we present three other favorites for alfresco dining, in a variety of styles and locations. Dine with Toes in the Sand at The Turtle Club, Vanderbilt Beach Picture this: Whiffs of salt air seasoning fresh seafood delivered to tables planted directly in the sand and shaded by a jaunty set of market umbrellas. The boom-
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