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Outdoor Dining Guide: NYC 2020

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By Sophie Brochu
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Aquavit

Midtown

Book a Scandanavian-inspired lunch or dinner on the outdoor plaza, or join Aquavit for their new patio cocktail experience. This 90-minute coursed tasting will take you through six summer cocktails with delicious paired bites, including oysters, tarte flambée, and a cheese assortment.

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Cloud Social Rooftop Bar

Manhattan

Cloud Social is refined, yet relaxed. Head to this Midtown rooftop bar for cocktail specials, bar snacks, personal pizzas, and excellent views.

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East Village

After opening in 2006, Death & Co quickly became a cocktail institution. Request seats on the patio for impeccably-made cocktails, like the Ice Run Julep, which is made with Eagle Rare Bourbon, Armagnac, Forthave Spirits Marseille Amaro, Grand Marnier, and honey.

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Drift In

West Village

This is the new waterfront hangout from the crew behind Grand Banks. Go for the easy-going seaside fare, beer, wine, and low ABV cocktails.

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Honey Badger

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Go wild at Brooklyn’s Honey Badger. It’s an intimate space just a block from Prospect Park, where a passionate team presents stunning dishes made of wild ingredients. Enjoy a fantastic tasting menu on the patio.

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Hound's Tree Wines

Williamsburg

It’s the first and only estate winery and tasting room in New York City. Make tasting room reservations on the patio, where you can sip on locally-crafted New York wines while learning about viticulture.

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I Trulli

Flatiron

This neighborhood spot has been serving New Yorkers Italian food since 1994. Enjoy southern Italian dishes, wine, and refreshing spritzes in the garden.

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Jamesport Vineyards

Jamesport

Venture to Jamesport to relax on the backyard lawn. It’s the perfect setting for great wine, live music, and bites from the wood-fired kitchen.

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Jungsik

Tribeca

Join Jungsik outside on the patio for a modern, whimsical Korean tasting menu. You can choose between the 4-course tasting or the 7-course signature menu. Be sure to add the wine pairing for the full experience.

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Kissaki

Multiple Locations

Kissaki specializes in Japanese tradition with beautiful omakase experiences. Book the pergola on Columbus Avenue, the outdoor omakase experience on the Bowery, or the verandah in Southampton.

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Modern Bread and Bagel

Upper West Side

This charming bakery is serving brunch on the patio next door at Thyme and Tonic. Go for the delicious tartines, shakshuka, coconut pancakes, plus garden-to-glass cocktails.

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Raclette NYC

East Village

Raclette is named for the delicious Swiss-French alpine cheese that’s melted and served tableside. Dine on unique tartines, croques, and all the raclette you can dream of on this East Village patio.

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Sandbar Rooftop

Chelsea

Experience a beach escape in the heart of the Fashion District. Take the elevator to the 23rd floor for handcrafted cocktails, pinsa-style pizzas, 360-degree views, and beach vibes.

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Tao Downtown

Chelsea

Book a table on this festive Chelsea patio for Asian-inspired fare. Standout dishes include Lobster Wontons, Peking Duck for Two, and the Cantonese Cauliflower.

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The Greek Tribeca

SoHo

This NYC gem looks to the recipes of their Greek matriarchs—real recipes that have been handed down over generations. Join them on the patio for authentic Greek food and wine.

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The Greens on The Rooftop at Pier 17

Lower Manhattan

Experience NYC like never before at this outdoor dining destination. Here, you can book your own mini lawn, or patch of paradise, and enjoy sweeping views of the city and golden hour cocktails.

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The Lenz Winery

Peconic

Venture to Peconic for a harvest tasting flight on the beautiful patio. This family-owned winery dates back to 1978 and has some of the most mature vineyards in the region.

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