Al Fresco Dining, Hold The Exhaust

The Center City District recently released their State of Center City 2009 report where they counted 215 outdoor cafes. As the outdoor cafe has become ubiquitous we’ve started hearing a new question, where can I eat outside away from the sidewalk. Today’s edition of The Bite highlights a handful of restaurants where the atmosphere is never broken by the blaring of, “welcome to route….”

Outdoor seating without the cars [Metro Philadelphia]

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  • ME

    OCEANAIRE also has courtyard dining….

  • peter

    I was at Bistrot la minette the other night and they were showing off an outdoor garden tucked away from the streets. It looked almost done maybe it will be open this week.

  • Christian

    Southwark has a nice patio

  • mike

    The Bistrot la Minette space looks great. I saw it last night.

    Raw and Effie’s both have really nice outdoor spaces that aren’t on the curb.

  • http://citypaper.net/mealticket felicia

    Standard Tap’s upstairs deck is the best for brunch before it gets flaming hot.

  • http://dancallahan.net Dan Callahan

    Manayunk Brew Pub has an outdoor dining area overlooking the Schuykill river.

  • Dave

    The Plaza at the Comcast Center is all al fresco dining. It’s great, check it out.