The swank, clubby lobby lounge at the Anndore House hotel deserves an equally luxe patio. The Anndore’s brand-new front terrace delivers in spades with navy-hued planter boxes, modern chairs and fronds of ferns overhead. It also doubles the patio for Craig Harding’s latest outing, Constantine— meaning you can avail yourself of an entire subcontinent’s worth of Mediterranean eats like wood-fired pizzas and lamb burgers, plus inventive cocktails from the lobby bar.
With its all-white patio sets and stunning 44th story views of Lake Ontario and beyond, Kost, which holds court on the roof of the new and ritzy Bisha Hotel, channels Baja-California by way of the corporate north. Like most panoramic poolside real estate atop lavish lodging, Kost isn’t a spot to hit on a budget – margaritas and spruced up G&Ts run a cool $16 and $17, respectively. But if you’re living that black-Amex life, please direct your attention to the Krug Grand Cuvée on the champagne list and note that I’m free to hang next Friday.
Sarah Parniak and Natalia Manzocco for NOW