Sky City at the Space Needle, 400 Broad St. Seattle, WA 98109. +1 206 905 2100. The restaurant rotates once each hour, is 500 feet in the air and offers dazzling views. Lunch Sat & Sun 10am–2.45pm. Mon to Fri 11.30am–2pm. Dinner Sun to Thurs 5pm–8.45pm. Fri to Sat 5pm–9.45pm. Near the Monorail at 5th Avenue North and Broad Street. MAP
Eastlake Bar and Grill, 2947 Eastlake Ave East, Seattle, WA 98102, +1 206 957 7777. A great position above the water. The deck sprawls around the exterior of the building, taking advantage of every inch of view. There is a rooftop lounge as well. Mon to Fri 11am-1am. Sat & Sun 9am-1am. MAP
Maximilien, 81A Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101. +1 206 682 7270 Panoramic views of the Puget Sound, Elliott Bay, West Seattle the Olympic Mountains and a spectacular sunset await you at Maximilien.
Terrace, Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101. +1 206 204 2233. A few steps from Pike Place Market, boasts a treasure of Seattle rock memorabilia as well as the rooftop terrace with one of the best views of any bar in town. email . MAP
Matt's in the Market, 3rd floor, Corner Market Building, 94 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101. +1 206 467 7909. This restaurant overlooks Elliott Bay. Lunch Mon to Sat 11.30am-2.30pm. Dinner Mon to Sat 5.30pm-10pm. MAP
Thoa's Restaurant and Lounge, 96 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. +1 206 344 8088. Offers a view of Elliott Bay and in the summer you can bask on the rooftop deck while you eat. Lunch daily 11.30am-3pm. Dinner Mon, Tues & Sun 4pm-8.30pm. Wed & Thurs 4pm-9pm. Fri & Sat 4pm-9.30 pm. Happy hour Mon to Fri & Sun 4pm-7pm. email . MAP
Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington 98121. +1 206 443 5000. Floor-to-ceiling windows give incredible views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. Metro Bus Station (0.3 km SW). MAP
Terra Plata Open mid July. Tamara Murphy's global Capitol Hill sensation.
Osteria La Spiga, 1429 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122. +1 206 323 8881 Between Pike and Union on Capitol Hill. Mon to Thurs 5pm-10pm. Fri & Sat 5pm-12 midnight. Sun 5pm-9 pm.
The Patio, El Camino, 607 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103. +1 206 632 7303 Mexican food and drink on a big broad deck. Mon to Fri 4pm–2am. Sat & Sun 12 noon–2am. Open air in the summer, enclosed in the winter with a fireplace grande to keep the chill off year round. email
Tutta Bella, 2200 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. 206 624 4422 Rooftop patio.
Copacabana, 1520 1/2 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101. +1 206 622 6359 Best downtown Elliott bay patio views. Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pink Door, 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101. +1 206 443 3241 Mon to Thurs 11am-10pm. Fri & Sat 11am-11pm. Online reservations are for the outdoor dining deck (weather perimitting).
Ankeny's Rooftop Restaurant, Ridpath Hotel, 515 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201. +1 509 838 6311