Whenever the weather is warm, we start searching for someplace lovely (or just fun) to eat outdoors. We’ve started rounding up the best outdoor patios at restaurants and bars in Greater Hartford and all of Connecticut. Check back as we add to the list. The Blake Hotel’s rooftop bar and deck opened with plenty of time to become a summer drinking destination, but its retractable glass roof and other weather enclosures will ensure virtual year-round enjoyment. The space, which is bathed in bright sunlight during daylight hours, features dark wood accents, a marble bar top and seating for 80 guests at the bar, tables and banquettes. A raw bar features a daily oyster selection and Jonah crab claws ($3 per piece) and smoked bluefish dip, shrimp cocktail, crudo and tuna tartare ($11 to $18). Sandwiches ($6 to $13) are served on steamed buns, with bourbon-buttered lobster, cornmeal-crusted whole belly clams, crab salad, shiitake mushrooms, chicken cutlet with caper sauce, cheeseburger with sharp cheddar and onions. A coal oven turns out meat and vegetable skewers ($4.50 to $7) with mushrooms, asparagus, chicken thigh, tri-tip beef and pork belly. Desserts ($5 and $6) are limited to whoo...