Hot Seats: Hidden Haunts

Grab a bite to eat outside at one of these secret locations.

Cleverly nestled to the left of the Tremont restaurant's building, this intimate spot of eight tables gets a dose of privacy from well-placed trees and an elaborate iron gate overlooking bustling Literary Road. 2247 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-274-1200,

The Lockview
Take a hard right inside the front door, head upstairs and enjoy this downtown Akron spot's tasty grilled cheese creations on the rooftop garden patio. Walls and a partial roof offer both a secluded feel and skyline view. 207 S. Main St., Akron, 330-252-5128,

Nighttown's new patio, the Secret Garden, is concealed within stone walls and a roof tucked behind the restaurant and jazz club. A fireplace keeps things warm on cooler nights. 12387 Cedar Road, 216-795-0550, Cleveland Heights,

* THREE OTHER PATIOS WITH FIREPLACES: Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W. 25 St., Cleveland, 216-621-4000; Reddstone, 1261 W. 76St., Cleveland, 216-651-6969; Willoughby Brewing Co., 4057 Eria St., Willoughby, 440-975-0202
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