With the temperatures rising to the 70's and days getting longer, its the perfect time for a nice outdoor gathering. Whether you are walking down the highline, having lunch at the whitney, or exploring the cozy streets of greenwich village on your citibike, there are neverending choices in outdoor dining. Here are my absolute go to's:
450 East 29th Street, 212-729-9790
Farm-to-table American cuisine served in an architecturally rich dining room, patio & bar area.
The Beach at Dream Downtown
355 W 16th St; 212-229-2559
Seasonal poolside bar & grill at the trendy Dream Downtown Hotel serving Pan-Latin eats & cocktails.
200 Fifth Avenue, 212-229-2560
Scenic rooftop setting for elevated Italian cuisine, house brewed ales & high-end imported beer.
45 E 50th St; 212-888-1220
All-season rooftop lounge serving cocktails along with views of Midtown & the Chrysler Building.
15th floor, Hotel Indigo, 180 Orchard St; 212-237-1790
On the Hotel Indigo's 15th floor, this posh spot with terraces serves elevated bar food & cocktails.
Pier 25, Hudson River Park, N Moore St; 212-960-3390
This seasonal oyster bar on the deck of a historic fishing boat serves seafood entrees & drinks.
Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel
530 West 27th Street, 212-904-1883
Open in the summer, this roof lounge with a green-garden vibe serves chic cocktails & punch bowls.
298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-335-0446
Oysters, cocktails & small plates in a New Orleans-styled setting with an atmospheric garden