The summer heat has hit Seattle hard in the last week! If you are like me and can't imagine cooking dinner indoors during the heat wave, check out these awesome restaurants in Pike Place where you can dine al fresco.
Maximilien is a romantic French restaurant that features a large outdoor patio that is open through late September. You can view the stunning Puget Sound from any table - indoors or out. The menu is full of French classics and plenty of cool cocktails.
This restaurant is one of the most casual on our list but also one of the highest rated. It is a storefront dishing out Mediterranean favorites that you can take to go or stop for a quick bite at one of their small patio tables. You won't be able to resist getting a gyro as you walk by this Seattle favorite!
Place Pigalle is situated right next door to Maximilien and is hidden behind the famous fish throwers. Here, you dine on fantastic French fare above winding staircases and amidst musical busking.
The Pink Door
Views of the Sound from this lattice-covered patio are epic. The Italian food is classically simple and features seasonal market produce. There are also cabaret performances throughout the week, so make sure to check their schedule if you're trying to catch a show with dinner.
Pike Place Chowder
Seattle's award winning chowder can be found, not surprisingly, at Pike Place market. They worked tirelessly to create the best cup of chowder since 1991 and serve only 100% sustainable seafood. There is almost always a line, so make sure to arrive early if you want a seat on their outdoor patio!
This Bolivian joint is situated right above the market and has a beautiful red chair–lined patio. You won't miss a moment of action in the market from this location!