Best Patio Dining Phoenix 2011 - Chelsea's Kitchen
Readers' Choice: Black Chile Mexican Grill
Not many restaurants boast a patio as inviting as the interior, but Chelsea's Kitchen, the Central Phoenix eatery of comfort foods and the occasional creative dish, manages to do so. On the bank of a canal, the cozy, foliage-heavy outdoor scene makes you forget that busy Camelback Road is just a block away. Spacious yet intimate, the patio ? nearly as large as the indoor dining area ? features a wood-burning fireplace, a bustling indoor-outdoor bar, cushion-topped benches, and clusters of tables and chairs. Enjoy an outdoor lunch with friends or, just before the bistro lights turn on, grab a cocktail and take in a swoon-worthy sunset while Sinatra croons an evening lullaby.