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Issue Date: June 2014 Issue

New Patios

by Molly Wilson

french creek 1816 Amid the Caribbean-themed atmosphere and live bands, guests can enjoy a beautiful view of the French Creek as they dine on one of the two levels of this patio, which just opened in April. “We hope they will enjoy the tranquil atmosphere with great music,” says owner Rossi Norris. 37040 Detroit Road, Avon, 440-937-1816,

lago The 110-seat patio, decked out with a daybed, cabana, two fireplaces and a full bar, was just completed last month. “It was designed with as much detail as the inside of the restaurant,” says executive chef Lanny Chin of the upscale Italian spot. Guests can enjoy classic dishes fused with a modern twist while looking out on the Flats. 1091 W. 10th St., Cleveland, 216-862-8065,

pier w Guests who come here for the restaurant’s seafood dishes can sit back and take it easy in Adirondack chairs on this rooftop patio that offers views of downtown Cleveland. “It feels like being on a cruise ship,” says executive chef Regan Reik of the patio that opened last summer. “Once you see it, then you’re hooked.” 12700 Lake Ave., Winton Place, Lakewood, 216-228-2250,

press wine bar With a front patio overlooking Professor Avenue, this Tremont restaurant is known for its sliding windows out front that allow guests to feel both inside and outside. Its newest addition, a covered patio in the back, has a garage door that can be closed to allow for patrons to sit there all year-round. “We even had a few weddings out there this past winter,” says executive chef Rachael Spieth. 2221 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-566-9463,

the pub Inspired by British pubs, this new restaurant’s 35-seat patio is a popular place to watch a soccer or rugby game. “With the fireplace on the patio, it’s a nice place to sit around with a Guinness with friends and family,” says head chef Nathan Guzik. 26300 Cedar Road, Beachwood, 216-595-2748,

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