The upscale (and hottt) restaurant has a hidden, lavender-filled patio. (2319 E Madison St, 302-7874)

Terra Plata

The rooftop deck opening soon will be all gardeny and great. (1501 Melrose Ave, 325-1501)

Restaurant Marché

Take the ferry on a pretty day and sit outside here: paradise. Make reservations! (150 Madrone Lane, Bainbridge Island, 842-1633)


Teeny-tiny Cure's itty-bitty sidewalk seating has a perfect view of people exerting themselves in Cal Anderson Park. (1641 Nagle Place, 568-5475)

Urban Family Public House

The beer geeks here made a beer garden for you. (5329 Ballard Ave NW, 783-2337)

Six Seven at the Edgewater

The outdoor seating here is so close to the water, you should have a gin and tonic to prevent scurvy. (2411 Alaskan Way, 269-4575)

St. John's Bar and Eatery

Some local rock-and-roll heroes bought the Rosebud, and the dinky, sweet backyard is back. (719 E Pike St, 245-1390)


Volterra's delicious Italian food plus its lovely courtyard equals a vacation minus the airfare. (5411 Ballard Ave NW, 789-5100)

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Elliott's Oyster House

Elliott's is on a pier, and the outdoor seating is all sparkling Sound (with oysters!). (1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56, 623-4340)