There are patios on which to see and be seen, and there are sidewalk dining areas where one can feel a part of the bustling city. But when we're looking to escape the madding crowd and experience a refined, relaxed outdoor meal, we head to W.A. Frost. Tucked behind the building and shielded on all sides from the outside world, the patio offers a respite where reliably tasty food and expertly crafted cocktails are served among gorgeous leafy gardens. There's a bar area featuring casual, comfortable seating perfect for happy hour, and umbrella- and tree-shaded tables where the full menu is available. The area is perfectly charming at any time of day, whether you're enjoying dappled sunlight and brightly colored flowers over lunch or twinkly lights and mystery after dinner.