When the weather gets nice, Northwest residents are eager
to take advantage. This week on Let’s Eat, host Terry
Jaymes and Seattle Times restaurant reviewer Providence
Cicero take a look at some of the best places to eat
outside in the Puget Sound area.
For a lakeside view and French dining, Cicero recommends
Le Grand Bistro Americain.
“They have a terrific pate, and they always have fresh
oysters,” says Cicero, recommending champagne or a martini
to pair with your shellfish.
Just nearby is Bin on the Lake. Bin on the Lake offers
patio dining and over 80 wines by the glass. “We’ll even
throw in a spectacular sunset- no extra charge,” says
Over on Lake Union, Cicero suggests checking out Little
“The deck is amazing and it’s got that view of Gasworks,”
says Cicero. “On a sunny day, it’s just incredible.”
Co-host Jaymes agrees it’s a great spot, but warns diners
to get there early because the deck has a tendency to fill
“Another great place to sit by the water is Ray’s
Boathouse,” says Cicero. She says she brings many out-of-
town guests to the Ballard eatery. “I just think they need
to see that view.”
Salumi’s close proximity to a beautiful park got it a
“I like to just go over to Salumi and get a sandwich. And
then you walk across kind of catty corner where they’ve
got the outdoor fountain park and my wife and I, we’ll
just go there and have our sandwiches outside. It’s
great,” says Jaymes.
When asked to pick her very favorite place to dine
outdoors, Cicero hesitated, but settled on one nearby
where she lives.
“I live up in Edmonds, and one of my favorite’s on a sunny
summer day is Anthony’s Beach Cafe. They have just a
lovely patio, it’s on the waterfront down in Edmonds.”
Cicero says the scenery at Anthony’s paired with a chop
seafood salad is a really great combo.
By JAMIE GRISWOLD, MyNorthwest.com Editor