Best Patio: Barcelona
Alive readers know Barcelona's tapas dishes and paella taste even better when savored on the restaurant's intimate patio. The sapphire-blue umbrellas, flickering lamps and lush green plants enrobe diners in a tranquility you'd be hard-pressed to find in the busy plazas of the restaurant's namesake city. It's always worth the extra wait to sit outside on a nice night.
Runners-up: Park Street Patio, Lindey's