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Jul 19, 2010 02:59 PM

Best places in Seattle for dining al fresco

What are some of the best places to eat outdoors in Seattle? I am not necessarily talking about places with the best views of the sound or the mountains but rather places with a nice outdoor environment where you can eat good food and enjoy our great summer weather - now that is has finally arrived.

I will throw Serafina on Easlake, with its small garden patio, out there for starters.

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  1. Maximilien and the Pink Door of course. Bastille. The Brooklyn has a nice space.
    Carmelita has a lovely back patio.

    Pink Door
    1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

    1. Ponti Seafood Grill, at the Fremont Bridge, has a great little covered patio (and Happy Hour service is there).

      Ponti Seafood Grill
      3014 3rd Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109

      1. The deck at Ray's Cafe is nice and they will bring you blankets if it gets cold.

        1. The Pink Door is a great suggestion. Also, El Camino in Fremont for killer margaritas and appetizers.

          Pink Door
          1919 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101

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          1. re: Leper

            It is maddening that this beautiful city doesn't have more places to sit outside! I guess it is b/c summer is so short and tempermental here...

            poppy has a few outdoor tables by the herb garden. aqua verde is a fav. we frequent maggy bluffs, but more for the view than the food.

            i heard there is a roof-top deck at the new Hard Rock. Now I can't imagine myself wandering into a hard rock cafe for dinner. But a downtown roof top deck on a beatiful seattle evening could tempt me. Anyone been?

            1. re: bluedog67

              Ive been on a weekend night. it was more of a LA club/lounge scene that night.

          2. I thought I recently saw that Daniel's in downtown Bellevue has a new outdoor dining patio...21 stories up. And I believe that Happy Hour IS available there...