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Best alfresco dining in Seattle

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Summer has finally arrived and the idea of eating outside is more appealing. Who has the best decks or patios with great food and drink? I want to expand my options beyond my usual haunts.

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  1. i don't know about best, but...Ponti's is an option

    1. I like eating out in the courtyard of Carmelita's. If down home is ok, it's fun sitting on the deck at Bick's.

      1. Here's an oddball for you: The patio behind Two Bells Tavern. Once the only place to eat there and not be shrouded in cigarette smoke. Meant burgers only in Summer. All better now.

        1. The deck at the Pink Door is sublime. They have a new chef so food has improved; thankfully the waitstaff still appear as if direct from a Lautrek painting.

          1. Maggie Bluff's.....casual, good food and drink, friendly service, and the kind of view that keeps us telling people from other cities “it rains every day here”.

            In Issaquah the Iris Grill in Gilman Village has a quiet deck away from the cars and good food/wine.

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            1. re: Mark Nobe

              On the Eastside I had a tasty meal last night at Calcutta Grill at the Newcastle Golf Course. We ate on the outdoor patio and the view was outstanding.

            2. The patio at Aqua Verde is very nice (perhaps that's already a haunt for you?).

              1. There have been outdoor dining/drinking guides in the Weekly and local papers recently that you might want to google for.

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                1. re: christy319

                  the deck at ray's and the patio at il terrazzo and the covered outdoor area at marco's and the back patio at serafina and the sidewalk tables at paseo and a homemade picnic at any park on lake washington.

                2. La Spiga Osteria on 12th has a great hidden patio on the upper deck.