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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.

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    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).

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      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.

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          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...

            1. 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

                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

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

                2. 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.

                  1. 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

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