The Fifth Grill – Upscale steakhouse boasts the city’s most beautiful terrace, with tables swathed in white canopies and offering a breathtaking nighttime view of downtown.
One – During the film festival, the well-appointed patio that wraps around luxe Hazelton Hotel is Yorkville’s It Place to see and ‘be scene.’ The sumptuous black cod may be the menu’s finest moment.
Provences Delices – Quietly going about its business on Cabbagetown’s serene Amelia Street, this picture-perfect patio, framed by open French doors, is one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
Tati Bistro – The 35-seat ‘treehouse’ patio sets the scene for genial warm-weather dining, the perfect setting for Laurent Brion’s deftly executed homestyle French food.
Wayne Gretzky’s – Deep in the heart of the Entertainment District, Oasis rooftop patio hosts a boisterous summer crowd eager to chow down on a broad-ranging, family-friendly menu.
Allen’s – The perfect urban backdrop for a fun ‘n’ casual Irish American menu. A 100-plus beer menu lists a dizzying selection of domestic and foreign brews, including 20-plus Belgian labels.
Astoria – In the heart of Greektown, Astoria’s covered patio attracts a diverse crowd, from families to groups out for a good time. The food – unremarkable Greek grill – is almost beside the point.
Il Posto – For quiet, upscale seclusion, it’s hard to beat Il Posto’s elegant patio, topped by an orange, tent-like canopy and packed with the city’s Beautiful People.
Caffe Doria – Good pizza and grilled Italian panini; a large covered terrace; friendly service; the occasional celeb sighting (Eugene Levy). What’s not to love about this Rosedale favourite?
Rebel House – Covered by a large parachute, to protect against rain and scorching UV rays, the Rebel House’s back patio is a peaceful spot to enjoy Canadian-inflected comfort food.