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Best places in Seattle for dining al fresco

White Castle Jul 19, 2010 02:59 PM

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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    christy319 RE: White Castle Jul 19, 2010 03:51 PM

    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

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      mrnelso RE: White Castle Jul 19, 2010 10:40 PM

      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

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        seattleviking RE: White Castle Jul 20, 2010 02:48 PM

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

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          Leper RE: White Castle Jul 20, 2010 06:31 PM

          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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            bluedog67 RE: Leper Jul 21, 2010 10:46 AM

            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?

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              shaolinLFE RE: bluedog67 Jul 7, 2011 05:07 PM

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

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            ethereal RE: White Castle Jul 21, 2010 11:32 AM

            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...

            1. kaleokahu RE: White Castle Jul 6, 2011 08:14 PM

              Well, it's been almost a year since the OP here...

              Has anything changed? I'd like to nominate the garden dining area of Sambar (Le Gourmand) in Ballard. Just asking anew...

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                Brunhilde RE: kaleokahu Jul 7, 2011 01:10 PM

                Uneeda Burger is new and has a big Patio. Also, I was at the Pacific Inn last night and noticed that their patio is open, with a few umbrellas and some tables.

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                  shaolinLFE RE: kaleokahu Jul 7, 2011 05:09 PM

                  The new Mama Melina's across from U-Village is a nice and trendy patio, however the only view you have is traffic.

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                  cocktailhour RE: White Castle Jul 7, 2011 06:14 PM

                  Sip, downtown, has an outdoor patio, lots of shade. I like to eat fish and chips from the little spot next to Chinooks and watch the boats. for downtown happy hour, I am told that the Red Lion has a good buffet and outdoor seating, but I haven't been. On top of queen anne, Berry and the Hilltop have back decks.

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                    Thiebaud RE: White Castle Jul 8, 2011 03:23 PM

                    Revel has an outdoor deck: http://www.revelseattle.com/news/

                    Also Marjorie: http://www.marjorierestaurant.com/blog/

                    And I think Harvest Vine has some outdoor seating?

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                      BuffaloBandit RE: Thiebaud Jul 22, 2011 11:58 AM

                      Madison Park Cafe for brunch and Madison Park Conservatory for dinner.

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