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  • Restaurant Patios that Shine this Summer 06.06.14

    The sun is shining and warm Seattle weather is here! Time to grab your sun dress, shorts and sunglasses and enjoy summer weather on the patios of some of the city’s best restaurants! Discover beautifully designed outdoor spaces while indulging in delicious cuisine at Shanik, Cafe Flora, Miller’s Guild, Crush, Fonte Cafe, Tilth, Agrodolce, and Golden Beetle!

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    An Outdoor Indian Oasis at Shanik
    Indulge in Shanik’s modern and creative Indian cuisine on their new patio this summer. Take a break from the daily bustle of South Lake Union as you dive your taste buds into Meeru Dhalwala’s menu and relax in the sun or evening warmth on the patio. Start with the Tangy and Spicy Fruit Salad with spinach, potato and brown rice “tikkis,” move onto the popular Vegetable Koftes in Creamy Tomato Curry and finish with Rice Pudding with almonds. Alongside the meal, indulge in the Bollywood 411 with prosecco, pomegranate, and mango, and the Manali Mule with Amrut rum, lime, Boker’s, and ginger beer.

    The patio is open for lunch and dinner service. Reserve online or call 206.486.6884. Shanik is located at 500 Terry Avenue North, Seattle

     

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    Cafe Flora’s Great Escape
    Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Treat yourself to a local, organic meal in Cafe Flora’s intimate garden patio tucked behind the restaurant. Enjoy the charms of Cafe Flora’s garden surrounded by beds of freshly grown vegetables, herbs, flowers, and vines. Start your meal with Grilled Flat Bread with asparagus, broccoli, lemon zest, thyme, ricotta & parmeasan; Beet Gnocchi with sautéed gnocchi, basil pesto, and walnut chevre; and Tieton Farm Cheese Board with fig wrapped chevre, rhubarb-knotweed compote, and croccantini. Pair your starters with a seasonal cocktail, local beer, wine or cider as you enjoy the patio’s ambiance.

     

    The patio is open for weekend brunch, weekday breakfast, lunch and dinner and is available for private events. Cafe Flora is located at 2901 East Madison Street, Seattle. Call 206.325.9100 to make a reservation for six or more guests. Cafe Flora welcomes walk-ins for parties less than six.

     

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    Miller’s Guild’s New Addition!
    Opening on Monday, Miller’s Guild will welcome you to their brand new 20 seat patio for the summer. Step back from the fast pace of downtown Seattle and enjoy a meal by James Beard Award-winning chef Jason Wilson. Brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner options include Steak Tatare & Fried Egg on grilled grain bread; a ChefWedgieCobb Salad with grilled chicken, pumpkin seeds, and beets; or a signature Dry Aged Prime Niman Ranch Bone In Rib Eye or New York Steak. Alongside a delicious summer meal, enjoy a refreshing drink from the new summer cocktail menu, which includes the Silver Fox with vodka, Cocchi Americano Spruce Tip Vinegar, pineapple syrup, and Hopped Grapefruit Bitters; or a Playa del Sangre with Cask Aged Mezcal, cherry Heering, fresh orange juice, and sweet vermouth.

    The patio is open for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Reserve online  or call 206.443.3663. Miller’s Guild is located at 612 Stewart Street, Seattle.

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    Outdoor Crush Experience
    Crush is excited to enhance your summer with their beautiful outdoor garden patio. Enjoy a picturesque dining environment surrounded by elegant statues, plants, and hanging lights while you relax for a luxurious outdoor Crush experience. Crush’s exceptional servers will also bring you a blanket and turn on heat lamps on cool evening for an even more intimate, cozy and comfortable experience.

    Select from the new dinner menu by starting off with Handcut Montana Wagyu Beef Tatare with coffee rye toasts, horseradish, picked ramps, and tonnato sauce; followed with A Tasting of Summer Nightshades… Albacore Tuna Paradise with seared Washington Albacore tuna, charred eggplant, local heirloom tomatoes, tomatillo, and potatoes. The Crush experience is not compete without a Crush cocktail which includes an Orange Crush with orange infused cognac, coriander syrup, lemon, and champagne, or the Hum-Zinger with vodka, muddled ginger, honey, and lime.

    Crush’s patio is open for dinner. Reserve online or call 206.324.4549. Crush is located at 2319 East Madison Street, Seattle.

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    Coffee Sipping + European Cafe Fare at Fonte Cafe
    Fonte Cafe is bringing the coolest iced coffee to you this summer! Cold brewed coffee is an art form, so don’t accept a regular coffee with ice in it – go for the real thing at Fonte Cafe and enjoy it on the patio fronting First Avenue for some priceless people watching.

    While lounging in the downtown sun (or under the shade if you prefer), try Fonte Cafe’s menu of European fare made with ingredients from Pike Place Market and other local purveyors. Enjoy the patio during breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner with items such as Eggs Benedict with house made english muffins; French Toast with house made brioche toast, mascarpone sweet creme and blueberry compote; Nicoise Salad; Fig & Arugula Panini; or Pappardelle Bolognese.

    Award-winning Seattle coffee and food to match! Fonte Cafe is located at 1321 First Avenue, Seattle. Visit online or call 206.777.6193.

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    Tilth’s Garden Home
    This summer, Maria Hines invites you to Tilth’s garden-like patio, fronting the restaurant’s old craftsman house. Feel at home and enjoy the friendly hospitality that compliments the award-winning food and drinks at Tilth. This June, try Maria Hines’ Anson Mills Creamy Grits with summer raab, morel, and duck egg; Hand Cut Tagliarini with Dungeness crab, sea bean, and white wine fume; and Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin with honey glazed rhubarb, bluebird grain faro, and black garlic. Enjoy Tilth’s curated wine list and refreshing cocktails, including Pimm’s Cup with Pimm’s liqueur, lemonade, and cucumber; and the El Diablo with Campari, Dolin Rouge, and soda.

    Tilth’s patio is great for weekend brunch or nightly dinners. Reserve online or call 206.633.0801. Tilth is located in Wallingford at 1411 North 45th Street, Seattle.

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    Al Fresco Dining at Agrodolce
    Maria Hines invites you to relax and indulge in southern Italian and Sicilian coastal cuisine and handmade pasta on Agrodolce’s beautifully casual patio. Just off the busy 35th avenue, the patio has long been known as a respite for relaxing. This summer enjoy Cauliflower Soup with oiled cured olives, focaccia croutons, and chive oil; and Primavera Salad with asparagus, fava bean, red wine vinaigrette, and duck prosciutto. Pair your fare with a drink from Agrodolce’s summer cocktail menu, which includes the Peter, Peter with rain city crisp, house made limoncello honey syrup, and sparkling; and The Debutante with brandy, housemade green almond liqueur, Punt e Mes, and orange bitters.

    Agrodolce’s patio is open for weekend brunch and daily lunch and dinner. Agrodolce is located in the Fremont Neighborhood at 709 North 35th Street Seattle. Reserve online or call 206.547.9707.

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    The Eastern Mediterranean Patio at Golden Beetle
    Indulge in organic fare and the spices and flavors of the Mediterranean on Golden Beetle’s outdoor patio. This summer, make sure to order from their famous happy hour menu, which includes: Fire & Honey Chicken Wings with harissa, ginger, and peanut; Savory Chickpea & Lemon Stew with walnut, yogurt, and croutons; and Spiced Donuts with honey syrup, cardamom, and cinnamon. Happy hour also includes delicious cocktails including the Rosemary Margarita with blanco tequila, lime, and rosemary syrup; and the Beetle Bug with vodka, fruit puree, lemon, and soda water.

    Golden Beetle also offers delicious dishes for lunch and dinner, including Lentil & Ditaloni Pasta with tomato ginger sauce, rice, and spinach; Carlton Farm’s Slow Roasted Pork Ribs with citrus demi glaze, corn couscous, and apricot; and Uli’s Lamb Merguez Wood-Oven Fired Pizza with spring onion, feta, cumin, and dill.

    Enjoy the patio for weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Happy Hour is offered 4:30-6:30PM daily. Reserve online or call 206.706.2977. Golden Beetle is located at 1744 Northwest Market Street, Seattle.

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