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Best New York 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 New York.


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Chelsea
East Village
Flatiron District
Gramercy Park
Greenwich Village

Harlem
Hell's Kitchen
Lower East Side
Meatpacking District
Midtown East

Midtown West
Murray Hill
NoHo
SoHo
TriBeCa

Upper East Side
Upper West Side
West Village
W. 24th & W. 25th Sts.
Brooklyn
Queens


CHELSEA

Cookshop American
14/20
156 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
This Chelsea eatery's fusion-free Yankee fare will win over the most cosmopolitan taste buds. More...

Half King Irish
13/20
505 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
This neighborhood pub boasts brooding writers and tasty bar grub. More...

La Bottega Italian
13/20
Maritime Hotel
363 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Cruise into this old-country Italian brasserie at the Maritime Hotel. More...

Markt Belgian
13/20
676 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
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The best of Belgium’s brews---paired with proper glasses and Belgian cuisine. More...

EAST VILLAGE

B Bar & Grill Bar
13/20
40 E. Fourth St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
East Village lounge-eatery that’s still the place to be (most nights). More...

Gemma Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Gemma, New York, NY The Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
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Once seedy, the Bowery is now scene-y---especially this farmhouse-styled eatery serving trendy Tuscan fare. More...

Mercadito Mexican
12/20
179 Ave. B
New York, NY 10009
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Swank taqueria serves up southern Mexican specialties. More...

The Mermaid Inn Seafood
13/20
96 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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This splashy East Village eatery serves international seafood. More...

FLATIRON DISTRICT

230 Fifth Small Plates
14/20
Dining Room at 230 Fifth, New York, NY 230 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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Enjoy the view twenty floors above Manhattan. More...

Birreria Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Birreria , New York, NY Eataly
200 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10010
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Eataly's beer garden in the sky. More...

GRAMERCY PARK

A Voce Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at A Voce, New York, NY 41 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010
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A rustic and refined haunt on Madison Square Park. More...

Friend of a Farmer Bakery
13/20
77 Irving Pl.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Green Acres, or this faux-New England facsimile of it, is the place to be for a fab weekend brunch. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

Bar Pitti Italian
12/20
268 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Good Italian, comfy surrounds, and a notable clientele. More...

Da Silvano Restaurant Italian
14/20
260 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10014
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Enjoy cozy atmosphere and fine Italian delights at this long-lasting, celeb-packed trattoria. More...

GMT Tavern Gastropub
12/20
142 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
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A gastropub grows in Greenwich Village. More...

HARLEM

Hudson River Cafe Seafood
14/20
697 W. 133rd St.
New York, NY 10027
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A sassy yet surprisingly refined uptown dining spot with a lively outdoor bar and music scene. More...

HELL'S KITCHEN

44 & X American
13/20
622 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
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American neighborhood go-to restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. More...

LOWER EAST SIDE

The Meatball Shop American
12/20
Dining Room at The Meatball Shop, New York, NY 84 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002

It's meatball madness all the time on the Lower East Side. More...

MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Biergarten German
Quick Bite
High Line NYC
848 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014

Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner, High Line NYC, and the Meatpacking District all in one bibulous garden. More...

Dos Caminos Meatpacking Mexican
12/20
675 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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Upscale south-of-the-border fare in the Meatpacking District. More...

MIDTOWN EAST

Patroon Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Patroon, New York, NY 160 E. 46th St.
New York, NY 10017
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This contemporary Midtown steakhouse shakes things up with specialty fish dishes. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

DohYO and Terrace at FOUR Pan-Asian
14/20
Dining Room at DohYO and Terrace at FOUR, New York, NY YOTEL New York
570 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10036

This American-Asian fusion spot in YOTEL offers a great view in hip surroundings. More...

P.D. O'Hurley's American
12/20
Dining Room at P.D. O Pier 84
557 12th Ave.
New York, NY 10036

A dog-friendly outdoor café on Pier 84. More...

The Sea Grill Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at The Sea Grill, New York, NY Rockefeller Center
19 W. 49th St.
New York, NY 10020
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Fresh and creative seafood in one of the city's most romantic spots. More...

MURRAY HILL

Riverpark American
15/20
Dining Room at Riverpark, New York, NY Alexandria Center
450 E. 29th St.
New York, NY 10016
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Tom Colicchio’s East River restaurant has an upscale, sophisticated vibe. More...

The Water Club American
14/20
Dining Room at The Water Club, New York, NY East River at 30th St.
New York, NY 10016
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Memorable classic American cuisine with incomparable river views from every table. More...

NOHO

Il Cantinori Italian
14/20
32 E. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10003
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This stucco Tuscan trattoria is well-known to regulars (even the not-so-regular celebrities) for it uncomplicated northern Italian cuisine. More...

Lafayette French
14/20
Dining Room at Lafayette, New York, NY 380 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003
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Chef Andrew Carmellini's French restaurant is a NoHo hot-spot. More...

SOHO

Dos Caminos Soho Mexican
12/20
Dining Room at Dos Caminos Soho, New York, NY 475 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10012
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Tableside-made guacamole and 150 tequilas, all served on an 80-seat outdoor patio. More...

Downtown Cipriani Italian
14/20
376 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10012
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Dine with the cool set at this downtown Italian hot spot. More...

Pera SoHo Turkish
14/20
Dining Room at Pera SoHo, New York, NY 54 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012
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Eastern Mediterranean delights at this chic SoHo restaurant. More...

TRIBECA

Cercle Rouge French
14/20
241 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Elegant French bistro worthy of TriBeCa offering innovative interpretations of classic dishes. More...

Locanda Verde Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Locanda Verde, New York, NY The Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
It's rustic meets chic at this happening TriBeCa Italian eatery. More...

UPPER EAST SIDE

Cafe d'Alsace French
13/20
Dining Room at Cafe d 1695 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10128
Menu
Upper East Side gastronomic homage to Alsace. More...


UPPER WEST SIDE

Epicerie Boulud Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Epicerie Boulud, New York, NY 1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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A casual café from one of New York's favorite chefs. More...

Pier i Cafe American
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Pier i Cafe, New York, NY Riverside Blvd.
New York, NY 10023
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A casual, umbrella-laden Hudson River café that serves savory American fare and sweet sangria. More...

WEST VILLAGE

Bobo Continental
14/20
181 W. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
West Village brownstone-cum-eatery serving up Continental cuisine. More...

Cafe Asean Pan-Asian
13/20
Dining Room at Cafe Asean, New York, NY 117 W. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
A West Village mélange of Vietnamese and Malaysian cuisines. More...

de Santos Italian
14/20
Dining Room at de Santos, New York, NY 139 W. 10th St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Quasi-creative Italian via Puglia and Mexico. More...

Extra Virgin Mediterranean
13/20
259 W. Fourth St.
New York, NY 10014

Hearty, familiar fare served in a charming Village setting. More...

Morandi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Morandi, New York, NY 211 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Keith McNally and chef Tony Liu team up to create a hip West Village outpost of authentic Italian cuisine. More...

Olio Pizza e Piu Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Olio Pizza e Piu, New York, NY 3 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10014
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"Real" Neapolitan pies in the West Village. More...

Tartine French
12/20
253 W. 11th St.
New York, NY 10014
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BYOB and feel-good Gallic fare make this West Village eatery worth the wait. More...

W. 24th & 25th Sts.

Bottino Italian
13/20
246 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
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This cozy staple in Chelsea offers a wide range of Italian favorites in understated casual elegance. More...

BROOKLYN

Gran Electrica Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Gran Electrica, Brooklyn, NY 5 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Straight-up and satisfying Mexican at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. More...

Joya Thai
13/20
215 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Refreshing Thai cuisine attracts a hip crowd of Cobble Hill locals. More...

Maimonide of Brooklyn Vegetarian
13/20
Dining Room at Maimonide of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 525 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Vegetarian and vegan fare that's good for the soul. More...

Moutarde French
12/20
239 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Menu
Savvy Park Slopers frequent this modern French bistro. More...

QUEENS

Water's Edge New American
14/20
Dining Room at Water E. River 44th Dr.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Menu
Spectacular Manhattan skyline views and New American cuisine. More...

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