This seafood restaurant changed Uptown’s summertime nightlife landscape when it opened the neighborhood’s first rooftop patio in 2005. But the casual coastal eatery lures lushes year-round with daily, early and late happy hour deals. If it’s too cold for that skyline-spotting terrace, park it at the oyster bar and pretend you’re in New Orleans or grab a high-top in the clattering bar. MICHAEL RIETMULDER
A casual seafood restaurant with the soul of a low-country lunch counter." The real emphasis here is on the experience, particularly the uber-popular rooftop bar.
1400 W. Lake St.