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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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    Thiebaud 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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    1. re: Thiebaud
      BuffaloBandit Jul 22, 2011 11:58 AM

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

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      cocktailhour 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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        kaleokahu 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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        1. re: kaleokahu
          Brunhilde 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.

          1. re: kaleokahu
            shaolinLFE 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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            ethereal 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...

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              Leper 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 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?

                1. re: bluedog67
                  shaolinLFE 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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                seattleviking 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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                  mrnelso 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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                    christy319 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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