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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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Best outdoor dining

YOUR PICKS

Enjoy the view at Six Feet Under with the combo plate of tacos: one each of the catfish, fried calamari and blackened shrimp with a side of salsa verde and chips. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Enjoy the view at Six Feet Under with the combo plate of tacos: one each of the catfish, fried calamari and blackened shrimp with a side of salsa verde and chips. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) Six Feet Under (two locations, Westside and Grant Park)

You say, “Six Feet Under – both locations have great views. The first – historic Oakland Cemetery and the second has a view of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Great food and drinks as well.”

2) Park Tavern

3) Treehouse

4) Downwind

5) Universal Joint


OUR PICKS

On the patio at French American Brasserie. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

On the patio at French American Brasserie. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) French American Brasserie (FAB)

AJC dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Step onto the elevator and take a magic ride to Fabrice Vergez’s fabulous calling card atop his French brasserie, FAB. “On the roof” never sounded so sweet: Light and breezy, FAB’s rooftop dining offers an elegant view of the city’s downtown scene, plus all the accoutrements from the kitchen, from champagne to oysters and more.”

2) Pure Taqueria

3) Canoe

4) Craft

5) Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

For more on each of our picks, check out In Search of …al fresco dining.

96 comments Add your comment

Nicole

March 15th, 2010
3:29 pm

I love NY style pizza and Slice-O-Rama has a great patio. On a beauitful day it’s great to enjoy a slice with friends.

Marc is the man

March 15th, 2010
3:35 pm

UNIVERSAL JOINT IN OAKHURST. The Best.!!!

Dancing Nancy

March 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

U JOINT in Decatur, hands down

Brady Rules

March 15th, 2010
3:39 pm

Duh, it’s UJ in Oakhurst- IT RULES!!!!!!

750 Man

March 15th, 2010
3:40 pm

Gimme some U Joint baby!!!!!

Jack and diet

March 15th, 2010
3:41 pm

Universal Joint. They pour them stiff.

hagood

March 15th, 2010
4:02 pm

Threehouse is pretty phat!

Atlanta Native

March 15th, 2010
4:08 pm

Canoe – hands down

The Downwind @ Peachtree DeKalb airport on a Saturday

Robert & friends

March 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

Joe’s on Juniper is the best outdoor place to eat in the summer

Andrew

March 15th, 2010
4:12 pm

I would have to say treehouse takes the cake, but “atlanta native” is correct the downwind at pdk is pretty incredible.. one of the best hamburgers in atl….

PatioLVR

March 15th, 2010
4:29 pm

Does everyone here work at Universal Joint????? Canoe takes it!!!!

Browncoat

March 15th, 2010
4:35 pm

Karen

March 15th, 2010
4:39 pm

Downwind @ PDK

Bhorsoft

March 15th, 2010
4:44 pm

Still to cold to dine outside. Ask me again in a month.

Drew

March 15th, 2010
4:49 pm

Brewhouse in L5P…best people watching!

Beau

March 15th, 2010
4:52 pm

BrewHouse in Lil 5…hands down! They even have doggie treats for your pets

To The Patio

March 15th, 2010
5:00 pm

Six Feet Under – both locations have great views. The first – historic Oakland Cemetery and the second has a view of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Great food and drinks as well.

C

March 15th, 2010
5:01 pm

Olde Blind Dog Pub in Crabapple!

Egger

March 15th, 2010
5:12 pm

Wahoo for a more upscale dinner, Universal Joint and Urban Pie for more casual.

phil

March 15th, 2010
6:56 pm

warm spring day and a cold beer on fox bros patio is hard to beat

Carolyn

March 15th, 2010
10:21 pm

Carpe Diem in Decatur

Reggie

March 16th, 2010
5:29 am

The best outdoor dining spot is the deck at Six Feet Under on 11th and Northside Drive… Has the reatest view of the atlanta skyline and great food and atmosphere…If you have not been there then you not eperienced life

Chris

March 16th, 2010
5:39 am

R Thomas Deluxe Grille in Mid Town… Can’t be beat any time, day or night.

brandi

March 16th, 2010
6:29 am

my backyard deck LOL LOL LOL

Hannah

March 16th, 2010
6:34 am

Treehouse in Peachtree Hills.

RCS

March 16th, 2010
6:37 am

I’m going to throw a vote to Baraonda just down from the Fox. Small patio area, but great pizza, good setting as well.

KJ

March 16th, 2010
6:37 am

5 votes for U Joint in the span of 6 minutes. Hmmmmmmmmm.

JW

March 16th, 2010
7:42 am

Treehouse hands down! Small, but definitely the best patio in Atlanta.

Dave

March 16th, 2010
7:51 am

Neighbors in VA Highlands – great people watching and good food!

Agrees with KJ

March 16th, 2010
8:25 am

I thought the same thing KJ. Someone from U Joint stacking the Deck!

I like McCray’s over in Vinings or any number of places off Marietta Square.

Twin1

March 16th, 2010
8:35 am

El Azteca on East Ponce…The drinks are great and the people watching is fun!

ER

March 16th, 2010
8:38 am

I love Brewhouse in L5P. Food not great but good beer and good atmosphere and great people watching.

Stephanie

March 16th, 2010
8:49 am

Einstein’s off Juniper in Midtown

Marcus

March 16th, 2010
9:12 am

Felini’s on Ponce is a cool joint

Fee

March 16th, 2010
9:17 am

Brio in Dunwoody is awesome. The patio is gorgeous at night & overlooks a large pond complete with a fountain and swans. Very romantic. Plus great food. Loves it!!

Bev

March 16th, 2010
9:25 am

Bruce

March 16th, 2010
9:27 am

El Tesaro in Decatur. Great food, wonderful outdoor dining.

Alan

March 16th, 2010
9:32 am

Einstein’s at Juniper and 12th Street.

Boneyard Randy

March 16th, 2010
9:50 am

6 Feet Wesside, JCT and Park Tavern

Anne

March 16th, 2010
10:10 am

Hands Down…Six Feet Under!

melissa's mom

March 16th, 2010
10:27 am

6 Feet Under – Grant Park. The patio is awesome, but I feel bad for the wait staff who have to run up and down those stairs with our food. Why didn’t they add a dumb waiter when they remodeled the new space?

Nauti1277

March 16th, 2010
10:58 am

FISH TALES on Lake Lanier!!! Def. worth the drive!!! Seasonal/Opens April 5th!!!

martin

March 16th, 2010
11:02 am

Sorry. Treehouse and Neighbors have way too many frat boys. Why do they all dress alike and have the same haircut?

U Joint in Oakhurst. No frat boys!!!

UJoint NOT!

March 16th, 2010
11:15 am

STATS in downtown before a game..Braves, Hawks, Falcons

frank

March 16th, 2010
11:25 am

Midway Pub in the EAV

Say what?

March 16th, 2010
11:34 am

Ri-Ra Irish Pub in Midtown! It’s the best spot in the city on lazy Sunday afternoon!

ready for spring!

March 16th, 2010
11:40 am

Park tavern! with a strongbow and the lobster/crab dip!

Queenie the Collie

March 16th, 2010
11:41 am

Some of the places mentioned have great patios but their food and service sucks. Any place on the Decatur square has a great outdoor vibe and they’re all pretty relaxed with good service and food.

Queenie the Collie

March 16th, 2010
11:44 am

Any suggestions on which patios are dog-friendly?

Marie

March 16th, 2010
11:47 am

Downwind – PDK