I|O Urban Escape

The 134-year-old Napa Valley Opera House will again hold performances, this time of the indie, rock, and folk sort as the new City Winery Napa. In addition to the concert hall, the lobby-turned-restaurant, featuring 35 wines on tap, will spill out onto a 40-seat patio overlooking the Napa River. 


The 15,000-square-foot I|O Urban Roofscape on the fourth floor of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago basks in the shade of the Chicago skyline. Upscale bar fare meets inventive cocktails here, where a retractable glass roof is poised to weather all seasons.  


From the patio at the new Flour & Barley at the LINQ entertainment zone, diners can feast on brick-oven pizzas and old-school chicken parmesan while watching the world’s tallest observation wheel, the High Roller, revolve. 

A crop of new restaurants offers rooms — and better yet, 
patios and terraces — with views to savor. 


Chef Brian Malarkey’s new Herringbone at the Mondrian Los Angeles features an outdoor living room with chandeliers hung from arched cypress trees. Play “spot the celebrity” while dining on seafood dishes like chicken-fried sea urchin.