Spring in NYC

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:

Riverpark

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.

Birreria

200 Fifth Avenue, 212-229-2560

Scenic rooftop setting for elevated Italian cuisine, house brewed ales & high-end imported beer.

Upstairs

45 E 50th St; 212-888-1220

All-season rooftop lounge serving cocktails along with views of Midtown & the Chrysler Building.

Mr. Purple

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.

Grand Banks

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.


Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn; 347-335-0446

Oysters, cocktails & small plates in a New Orleans-styled setting with an atmospheric garden


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