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Best alfresco dining in Seattle

lisaf Jul 6, 2007 02:39 PM

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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    TruDiner Jul 13, 2007 12:08 PM

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

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      christy319 Jul 11, 2007 11:36 AM

      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
        bighound Jul 11, 2007 03:49 PM

        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.

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        Chao Jul 10, 2007 09:52 AM

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

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          Mark Nobe Jul 7, 2007 08:50 AM

          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
            krb Jul 10, 2007 09:41 AM

            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.

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            Walters Jul 7, 2007 07:13 AM

            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.

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              mrnelso Jul 6, 2007 10:01 PM

              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. fuzzyboy Jul 6, 2007 03:46 PM

                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. barleywino Jul 6, 2007 03:31 PM

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

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