Tuesday, April 29

Gotta Go's Top 10 Best Indianapolis Restaurants for Outdoor Dining 2014

There is no doubt that you either love sitting outdoors to dine, or you don't. It's one of those dealbreakers for many of us. After the longest winter I can remember, I am ready to feel the sunshine while sipping a cold drink and nibbling on something delicious, or sit beneath the stars and moonlight while choosing which red wine to drink with a sizzling steak. Either way, dining al fresco is a fun way to lighten up a meal, change the scenery and feel the breeze in your hair.
It isn't enough to toss out some plastic chairs next to the parking lot and expect people to enjoy themselves. No one cares to stare at a bug-riddled bumper while twirling their pasta primavera. These establishments believe eating should be enjoyable and have gone the extra mile to make al fresco dining special. Below is the list of the Top 10 Best Indy-area restaurants for outdoor dining 2014 ~ ones that have taken outdoor dining up several notches.

Top 10 Indianapolis Outdoor Dining Restaurants 2014

Sangiovese (Waterfront) North side


Firebythemonontrail.com (Natural) Broad Ripple

Petite Chou (People Watching) Broad Ripple

Plat 99 (Cityscape) Downtown
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Traders Point Creamery (Country) Zionsville

Eddie Merlot’s (Romantic) North side

Capital Grille (Urban) Downtown

Mama Carolla’s (Courtyard) Broad Ripple

Oaken Barrel Brewing Company (Beer Garden) Greenwood

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel, food, wine and spirits columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Catch her on FOX59 Morning News Show for travel & leisure ideas. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, and in magazines. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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