5 to Find: Patios, rooftops to enjoy great vistas while wining and dining
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Thursday, May 03, 2012
5/03/12 at 3:21 AM
By Nicole Marshall middleton
It's good to take a look at your hometown from a different angle every so often.
How does a cocktail with a view sound?
Tulsa has several restaurants and bars where you can sit and sip awhile and take a good long look at the city around you.
At In the Raw-South it's fun to watch the seasons change from the hilltop patio, said general manager Tammy Doyle.
"And, of course, the sun setting is beautiful," Doyle said.
Their patio is also a great place to watch fireworks demonstrations on the Fourth of July. So good, in fact that the patio has already been reserved for a private party.
The Blueberry Lemon Drop is a popular drink, she said. And they also have a Rubytini, made with grapefruit and cranberry juice and Bacardi. And, if you are hungry, try the Cody Roll, with deep-fried tempura, asparagus, yellow tail and salmon.
1. Mayo Hotel's Penthouse Bar, 115 W. Fifth St.
This is a great place to take guests who may think Oklahoma has nothing to offer but wide-open plains and chicken fried steak - not that there's anything wrong with that. The bar serves old-fashioned cocktails, beer and boutique wines and offers a glimpse of the days of the historic hotel.
2. McGill's on 19 at the Hard Rock Casino, 777 W. Cherokee Street, Catoosa
The restaurant offers an upscale menu, wine offerings and a breathtaking panoramic view. It's like a mini-vacation 19 stories up. An outdoor balcony runs the length of the Hard Rock Hotel tower with east and west views. Enjoy a bottle of wine with someone special. And try the Spinach and Artichoke Au Gratin for something to snack on. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday.
3. Chimi's, 1304 E. 15th St.
Grab a table on the patio for a view of life on historic Cherry Street while you sip your margarita and nibble on chips, queso and guacamole. And downtown Tulsa is not far off in the background. If you are still hungry after the appetizers, try the chicken tamales.
4. In the Raw-South, 6151 S. Sheridan Road
For a unique view of Tulsa from the southern region, this is the place to go. Perched on a hill at 61st Street and Sheridan Road, its easy to kid back and relax on the patio. Sunset is also a special time here. Nibble on some edamame and sip some wine or try a sushi roll and a cocktail.
5. El Guapo's Cantina, 332 E. First St.
The rooftop of this Mexican restaurant offers a unique view of Tulsa's downtown architecture. They have several "must-try" margaritas, such as the Hibiscus Margarita, Tamarind Margarita and the Dirty Bunny, with the flavors of Sicillian blood orange, mango and passion fruit.
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A cocktail is served up with a view of the Tulsa skyline from the patio of In The Raw-South. MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World