After a busy day of exploring on a New York City tour, it’s best to find a dining spot tucked away on a patio amidst blooming gardens where you can rejuvenate and enjoy a relaxing meal. During the season when overcoats are a distant memory, soak in all the sunshine you can and indulge in sitting under an umbrella with good company and great food. Make sure to include a visit to some of these open-air dining spots and recharge your batteries so you can continue on to the next leg of your New York City tour.
Here’s a list of some of the popular outdoor dining spots in NYC:
There’s no missing the smoky aroma of great BBQ, so if you happen to be in Brooklyn and crave some down-home cooking, then hop over to Morgan’s! Sit under an umbrella and cool off while sharing a variety of delights from pulled pork tacos to cornbread and collard greens. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to try the brownie in a cup or the bourbon pecan pie. They offer thirst-quenching beverages from a full-bar and a weekend brunch menu.
Where: 267 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
This charming place in the Meatpacking District is located under the southern tip of the High Line. Enjoy the best of both worlds-the comforts of indoor dining bathed in plenty of natural sunlight under gorgeous Murano glass chandeliers with a view of the outdoor sidewalk seating dotted with whimsical umbrellas. You’ll love the varied menu with unique Italian fare and specialty seafood dishes. They’re open for brunch and breakfast too; you’ll want to try their coconut iced coffee and a bacon egg and cheese sandwich.
Where: 820 Washington St, New York
Check out this beautiful West Village restaurant and find a quiet spot to sip a thirst quenching specialty cocktail on their quaint outdoor brick patio. Try the grass-fed hanger steak sandwich with caramelized onions and aged cheddar on a crusty baguette. They offer breakfast and brunch along with a full bar. Sample one of their delicious cold pressed juices!
Where: 447 Hudson St, New York
Don’t miss a visit to this historic bistro founded in 1915 on MacDougal St. in Greenwich Village, named one of the top 50 bars in the world. Dante’s offers sidewalk dining and delectable Italian dishes and homemade pastas. Try their almond milk pancakes with poached apples, crème Fraiche, and maple syrup from their brunch menu.
Where: 79-81 Macdougal St, New York
If you’re craving seafood, look no further and find your way to Nolita (North of Little Italy). This sunlit spot with sidewalk umbrella covered tables will make you feel like you’re at the shore. They offer the freshest seafood in town from local fisherman, mouth-watering daily specials and specialty soft serve ice cream!
Where: 390 Broome St, New York
This friendly brew pub at 333 Douglas Street in Brooklyn offers a large selection of craft beers and ciders plus breezy canopy-covered outdoor seating. Bar food and backyard dining-what more can you want?
Where: 333 Douglass St, Brooklyn
Milk & Roses
This enchanting little Greenpoint eatery is a favorite, promising a cozy escape to its guests. Sit in relaxed repose at an outdoor table and enjoy a delicious meal of Nantucket sea scallops or St. Louis style baby back ribs, top it off with banana walnut bread pudding. This restaurant is cash-only, just an FYI if you’re on a first date!
Where: 1110 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
June Wine Bar
231 Court Street is a charming spot with a lovely backyard garden courtyard, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and an appetizer on a warm, romantic evening. They have a lovely wine selection and an impressive dinner menu. Try the savory bread pudding or sourdough french toast with apple and mascarpone on the brunch menu.
Where: 231 Court St, Brooklyn
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Which of the above restaurants would you like to try? Where’s your favorite place to eat outside? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below! 😀
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post contributed by Kabir Kahn of Go NY Tours.