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Best Long Island Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Long Island.


The American Hotel American
Dining Room at The American Hotel, Sag Harbor, NY The American Hotel
49 Main St.
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
An historic Victorian dining room and extensive wine list make this restaurant a must for any celebration. More...

Bobby Van's Steakhouse Steakhouse
2393 Montauk Hwy.
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Lively American-style steakhouse with a hot bar scene in the heart of the village. More...

Buoy One Seafood
62 Montauk Hwy.
Westhampton, NY 11977
Classic roadside fish house seafood in a homey setting. More...

The Dock House Seafood
1 Long Wharf
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Sag Harbor destination for chowder to eat in or take out. More...

Edgewater Restaurant Italian
295 E. Montauk Hwy.
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Italian seafood and gourmet pizzas pair well with the view. More...

Prime Restaurant American
117 New York Ave.
Huntington, NY 11743
Prime views and American cuisine along the coast of Huntington Harbor. More...

The 1770 House New American
Dining Room at The 1770 House, East Hampton, NY The 1770 House
143 Main St.
East Hampton, NY 11937
A striking Hamptons inn offers racy American cuisine. More...

The Silver Swan American
441 E. Main St.
Centerport, NY 11721
The Silver Swan, located at the tip of Centerport Harbor, serves American cuisine in a comfortable setting. More...

Waterzooi Belgian
850 Franklin Ave.
Garden City, NY 11530
Long Island's only authentic Belgian restaurant serving up traditional dishes with a selection of over 130 imported Belgian beers. More...

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