Since the pandemic began, Seattle restaurants have pushed for an expansion of open-air options, particularly with expedited permits for street and sidewalk closures. As the weather gets colder, several restaurants with patios have taken to winterizing their spaces with heaters and sturdier coverings. Here’s a partial list of places that offer al fresco meals during brisker weather.
Note: With Seattle in phase 2 in Washington’s reopening plan, some of the restaurants listed have resumed indoor seating at 25 percent capacity, in addition to outside options. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the official King County’s COVID page. All the restaurants listed also offer takeout or retail sales.Read More