Cute Outdoor Dining Restaurants in NYC

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Cute Outdoor Dining Restaurants in NYC

As we know outdoor dining is here to stay in NYC. For the first time, restaurants have extended their kitchen to creative outdoor dining setups on sidewalks across New York. Here are cute outdoor dining restaurants in NYC that have a gorgeous setup, a delicious menu some including brunch, and of course heated winter outdoor dining so you can dine and stay cozy until the warmer weather arrives. 

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Restaurants Sorted in random order

Here is where you can outdoor dine in NYC:

Casa La Femme

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Experience a menu rich in culture at Casa Le Femme, an Egyptian restaurant tucked away on a cute corner in the West Village. The plush decor from inside translates to the gorgeous outdoor dining setup complete with heaters, and ample seating. Try Egyptian specialties like Mashway (Meditteranean charcoal grill), Mezze platter, and kebob platters. Sample unique cocktails or select from the lengthy wine list. 

Location: 140 Charles Street, New York NY 10014 

Hours: Monday – Friday 4-11PM, Sat & Sun 12-11PM

Cuisine: Egyptian (see menu

 

La Grande Boucherie

La Grande Boucherie

Enter the one-of-a-kind brasserie inspired by the elegant Art Nouveau style from the turn of the century at La Grand Boucherie. This traditional French Bistro turns the entire block of 6 1/2 Avenue into an authentic Parisian Square. The outdoor plaza features an arched skylight and plenty of additional heaters. 

Signature dishes include traditional bistro French favorites like French Onion Soup, mussels, and dry-aged steaks. Plus. enjoy signature cocktails with modern twists on the classics, and a selection of Absthine cocktails. 

Other locations of Boucherie include Union Square, West Village, and Petite Boucherie Bistro on Christopher Street. 

Location: Midtown 145 W 53rd St, New York NY 10019 

Hours: Everyday 11AM-11PM

Cuisine: French (see menu

 

Pinto Garden

Pinto Garden is located in the heart of the West Village and serves vibrant Thai cuisine served family-style. Each dish by Chef Teerawong “Yo” Nanthavatsiri is inspired by his home city of Bangkok and is prepared with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. 

Stand-out dishes include Shrimp donuts, crab fried rice, and shrimp pad thai. Plus a must-order is the Rose Popsicle, which includes a glass full of fresh fruit, popsicle, and a serving of rose. 

You can opt for the heated sidewalk seating, or as shown in the photos, you can escape to the year-round outdoor heated garden that made me feel like I was in Alice in Wonderland. Florals and cute decor line the walls making it super cozy.

Location: West Village 117 W 10th Street, New York NY 10011

Hours: Everday 12PM – 10 PM 9 (Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 12 PM – 4PM) 

Cuisine: Thai (see menu

 

Piccola Cucina Uptown

Taste the flavors of authentic Sicily at Piccolo Cucina Uptown from chef Chef Phillip Guardione. Their outdoor seating has cute Silician touches from lemon branches, cozy seating, and of course plenty of heaters. Indulge in one of the many pasta options, my personal favorite was the Cacio e Pepe which was presented at the table rolled in a large parmesan wheel. 

Plus, Piccola Cucina Uptown’s lunch special is the perfect spot for a power lunch. The menu includes $14.95 specials (normally $16.95 – $25.95) for the same full-sized signature pasta portions. Lunch special prices are available from 11:30 AM to 4:00 Monday through Friday. 

You can find Piccola Cucina in two Soho Locations as well. 

Location: Midtown 106 East 60th Street, New York NY 10022 

Hours: Sunday- Thursday 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Cuisine: Sicilian (see menu

 

SERRA by Birreria

Escape to the winter woods at Serra by Birreria restaurant where the scenic decor changes seasonally. Located on the 14th floor of Eataly Flatiron, enjoy the ambiance inspired by starry nights in the forest this winter season. The rustic menu features Italian countryside favorites all made with top local produce, and seasonal ingredients sourced regionally and from Italy’s best producers. 

Be sure to enjoy the extensive cocktail menu where the drinks are warm and smokey. My personal favorite was the Hibiscus Margarita. P.S. don’t forget the desert. 

Location: Eataly Flatiron 200 5th Avenue, New York NY 10010

Hours: Monday- Sunday 11:30 AM- 9 PM

Cuisine: Italian (see menu

 

Taco Vision

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Escape to the Margarita Garden at Taco Vision, a fun taco bar and mezcaleria that has over 200 tequilas & mezcals. Enjoy classic flavors with a modern twist including Chicken Shwarma Tacos, Spicy Shrimp Tacos, and of course fresh guacamole. Tortillas are pressed in-house and all ingredients are locally and ethically sourced. 

This two-level eatery in Midtown East offers plenty of space to dine including heated outdoor street seating and an upstairs heated margarita garden. Taco Vision has a fun and inventive cocktail menu with different versions of the classic margarita like spicy, minty, fruity, and more. 

Taco Vision also has great specials including $40 bottomless margaritas and tacos on weekends, Daily Happy hour from 5PM-7PM, and $18 mezcal & tequila flights. 

Location: 244 E 53RD Street, New York NY 10022

Hours: Tuesday- Friday 5-11 PM Sat: 12PM-11 PM, Sun: 12PM-9PM

Cuisine: Mexican (See  menu)

 

Olio e Piu

Olio e Piu, an authentic trattoria, serving dishes inspired by Naples cuisine has always been a West Village neighborhood favorite. Staple dishes include a focus on house-made pastas, hand-stretched pizza with a wood-fired oven, and Italian entrees. You’ll also find an extensive wine list and a variety of house cocktails. A must-order is the Nostrana white truffle pizza! 

The outdoor seating has always been surrounded by flowers and greenery. And in Winter, you’ll be very cozy in the heated covered dining area. 

Location: 3 Greenwich Avenue, New York NY 10014

Hours: Everyday 11AM- 11PM

Cuisine: Italian (see menu

 

Nomo Kitchen

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Dine in an unforgettably beautiful setting at Nomo Kitchen, where the rustic American menu with global influences tingle your palette. Nomo Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a unique weekend brunch showcasing farm-to-fork- seasonal cuisine. Plus sample unique cocktails with their seasonal cocktail menu. 

Nomo Kitchen has a beautiful outdoor dining set up in the heart of Soho on their enclosed patio that leads to the Nomo Hotel. You’ll definitely be cozy with plenty of heaters,  faux fur blankets, and rustic touches.

Location: Soho: 9 Crosby Street, New York NY 10013 

Hours: Monday-Friday 12 PM- 9 PM, Weekend Brunch Sat & Sun: 10 AM – 9 PM

Cuisine: American (see menu

 

La Mercerie

La Mercerie

Tucked away on a quiet corner in Soho, La Mercerie is a contemporary French Eatery and pastry counter in the Roman Wiliams Guild home decor showcase. Serving brunch, Apéritfis, and dinner with new seasonal items and La Mercerie classics from Chef Marie-Aude Rose. The interior design is worth stepping inside for, but the outdoor dining reflects the beauty from inside. You’ll Heated lamps, ample seating, and nice decorative touches.

Location: 53 Howard Street, New York NY 10013

Hours:  Monday-Friday: 12- 3:30PM, 4:30-9:30PM, Saturday: 10AM-3:30PM, 5-9:30PM, Sunday: 10AM-3:30PM, 5-9PM

Cuisine: French (see menu

 

Maman

Maman is an idyllic Fench Cafe and bakery serving breakfast with eight locations around NYC. Tribeca has the most spacious location with plenty of seating. Enjoy soup, salads, and sandwiches along with other brunch and breakfast favorites in a gorgeous heated outdoor setting.

The first location is in Soho and has an adorable backyard garden. Maman is truly one of the cutest cafes in New York City so either one you visit will be worth sitting down for breakfast and brunch! P.S. the chocolate chip cookie is on Oprah’s list of favorite things. 

Locations: 8 Locations in NYC University Place, King, Tribeca, Soho, Hudson, FIDI, NoMad, Greenpoint 

Hours: Daily 8AM-5PM

Cuisine: French Cafe (see menu

Lafayette

Welcome to Le Village De Lafayette where outdoor dining meets a cozy village.  The sidewalk has now 12 Private heated chalets that seat up to 2-7 people that are super cozy with finishes like a textured rug, hanging snowflakes, alpaca furs, and fireplace heaters to keep you warm.  To book a chalet, you must participate in the winter pre-fixe menu which includes separate courses for dinner ($125 PP), and brunch ($65 PP) 

Winter menu highlights include Lafayette’s signature warm Truffle Fondue Savoyard, and Cheese Fondue, French Onion Soup, and more!

Location: 380 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10003

Hours: Dinner: Sunday- Thursday 4PM- 9PM, Friday & Saturday 4PM-9:30 PM, Brunch: Friday 11AM-2PM, Sat & Sun 10AM-2:30PM 

Cuisine: French (see menu

 

American Brass

Located on the waterfront of Long Island City Queens, American Brass is a new restaurant featuring dishes with Italian French, and American flavors. Enjoy the iconic Manhattan skyline view while you dine in clear greenhouses heated with infrared heaters in a relaxed upscale setting.

Location: 2-01 50th Ave, Queens NY 11109

Hours: Dinner: Wednesday- Sunday 5PM-9PM, Lunch: Wed-Friday 12PM- 3PM, Brunch Sat & Sun 11AM-3PM

Cuisine: American (see menu

 

Jue Lan Club

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Located in a truly unique setting, in a large garden courtyard at the Limelight Church in Chelsea, Jue Lan Club offers upscale Chinese Dining. Try Chinese specialties like Dim Sum, Dumplings, and fresh entree items. The garden is heated and has beautiful and romantic dining, and the sidewalk is lined with plenty of seating in a pink heated setup. 

Location: 49 W 20th Street, New York NY 10011

Hours: Everday 12PM- 10PM

Cuisine: Chinese (see menu

 

Route 66 Smokehouse

Head down to historic Stone Street to dine in a fun setting at Route 66 in your very own heated Bubble! There are different size bubbles available including VIP bubbles equipped with your own TV, electric fireplace, blankets, and games. Enjoy favorite American dishes and great BBQ with 16 beers on tap, a variety of cocktails, and a wine list! 

You must reserve a bubble in advance for Friday and Saturday dinner and weekend brunch. Find out more info here

Location: 46 Stone Street, New York NY 10004

Hours: Every day 12-11PM

Cuisine: American (see menu

 

La Pecora Bianca

Welcome to relaxed, all-day dining at La Pecora Bianca, where you’ll find fresh local ingredients and a beautiful setting at all three locations in NYC: Nomad, Midtown, and Soho. The menu emphasizes vegetables and house-made pastas using local fresh ingredients. The wine list features all Italian wine, plus La Pecora Bianca’s very own private label. 

Each location has heated outdoor dining with spaced-out tables and covered private sections. 

Locations: Nomad: 1133 Broadway Midtown: 950 2ND Avenue Soho: 54 Prince Street 

Hours: Monday- Thursday 11:30AM – 10PM, Sat 11AM- 10PM, Sunday 11AM- 9PM 

Cuisine: Italian (see menu

 

Marea

Michelin Star Italian Restaurant Marea brings the flavors of coastal Italy right to the heart of NYC across from Central Park. This upscale restaurant brings the slopes to your table with a beautiful apres ski theme with outdoor heaters and cozy faux fur shams. 

Enjoy an Apres Ski prix fixe menu for $55 which includes an anti-pasta and homemade pasta. Or enjoy the full menu for more options. 

Location: 240 Central Park S, New York NY 10019 

Hours: Dinner Everyday 5 PM – 9 PM Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 12 PM- 3PM  

Cuisine: Italian (see menu

 

Kyma

Enjoy traditional Greek cuisine with a modern ambiance just like the stylish island of Mykonos. Kyma adheres to using the highest quality extra virgin olive olf from the Peloponnese and fresh fish are flown in daily from the Mediterranean. 

Kyma’s outdoor dining is cozy and warm with plenty of space heaters and winding florals that will transport you to a sunny Greek island. 

Location: 15 W 18th St, New York NY 10011

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 4:30 PM- 10 PM, Sat & Sun 11:30 AM – 10 PM

Cuisine: Greek (see menu

 

Lupa Osteria Romana 

Lupa is a fun downtown trattoria with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The heated outdoor dining feels like an extension from the inside offering the same cozy ambiance. 

The specialty at Lupa is the kitchen’s concept to create dishes as traditionally Roman as possible while using local fresh ingredients. Must-try dishes include the Cacio e Pepe, Bucatini All’Amatricaiana, and sweetbread agnolotti with sage and butter. Plus, there are over 400 wine selections representing every region of Italy. 

Location: 170 Thompson Street, New York NY 10012

Hours: Monday-Thursday 4 PM – 10 PM, Friday- Sunday 12PM – 10PM 

Cuisine: Roman Italian 

 

Scarpetta

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Dine outdoor in heated private chalets at Scarpetta where bold flavors are amplified by the best of seasonal ingredients. Signature pastas are made in-house daily and are paired with the highest quality ingredients. Some favorites are the Lobster Tagliolini Nero, Yellowtail crudi, and charred octopus. And you cannot skip the Espresso Budino dessert!

Location: 88 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10016

Hours: Monday- Sunday 5 PM- 9:30 PM 

Cuisine: Italian (see menu

 

Dante

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Dante West Village

Voted 1 of the best 50 bars in America, Dante is a true New York gem and both locations in Noho and West Village offer cute heated outdoor dining in NYC. Enjoy great modern Italian dishes for weekend brunch and dinner. And be sure to sample your way through the in-depth cocktail menu, including Negronis on tap! 

Walk-in only for West Village, while Dante Cafe on MacDougal suggests reservations. 

Locations: Noho: 79-81 MacDougal St, New York NY 10012 West Village: 551 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

Hours: Daily 12 PM – 10 PM, Weekend Brunch 10 AM – 10 PM

Cuisine: Italian (see menu

 

Lola Taverna

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Escape to your favorite Greek Island with the delicious Greek Island cuisine from Lola Taverna. Sit under gorgeous florals and try different mezze platters and other Greek favorites with a twist like shrimp orzo, chicken gyro bao buns, grilled octopus, and more. 

Location: 210 6th Avenue, New York NY 10014

Hours: Dinner Monday – Sunday 6 PM- 11 PM (Sunday 10 PM) Weekend Brunch: Sat-Sun 11 AM – 4 PM

Cuisine: Greek (see menu

 

Loulou

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Cute and cozy French Bistro located in the heart of Chelsea. Loulou is a gorgeous restaurant inside and out and they created a beautiful outdoor dining set up with flowers, heaters, and private sections. Come to enjoy Loulou specialties like Whole Grilled Branzino, Duck Leg Confit, raw bar offerings, flatbreads, and cheeseboards in addition to more brunch specialties and warm winter cocktails for the season. 

Loulou’s offers both a lunch and dinner prix fixe menu weekdays only, plus a la carte options. 

Location: 176 8th Ave, New York NY 10011

Hours: Monday – Sunday Lunch & Dinner + Weekend Brunch 

Cuisine: French (see menu

 

The Greens at Pier 17

The Greens at Pier 17

Cozy up in your personal heated cabin at The Greens at Pier 17,  a seasonal setup to enjoy awesome views of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Each private cabin seats up to 9 people for a 90 minute reservation time. 

Enjoy warm winter dishes like cheese fondue, truffle grilled cheese, and crispy fried chicken. Plus you’ll have a wide selection of warm seasonal cocktails from award-winning cocktail bar Dante NYC. 

Note: Reservations are required

Location: 89 South Street, New York NY 10038

Hours: Sunday – Saturday 11 AM- 11 PM

Cuisine: American (see menu

 

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