Many restaurants like to claim that their patio is an extension of the community, a communal living room where neighbors become friends. Nowhere does that description appear to be more accurate than at Luxe, the 8-year-old Detroit Shoreway restaurant with the city’s best patio for dining. Inclusive, relaxed and comfortably chic, the urban oasis is at the ready whenever we need to get out of the house — and out of the restaurant — and into the glorious open air. The menu, too, is ripe for sharing, with dozens of platters ideally suited to casual meals with friends and friends you have yet to meet. We love the patio for happy hour, we love it for dinner, we love it for brunch.
6605 Detroit Ave., 216-920-0600, luxecleveland.com.