Winter is here, but that doesn't mean your favorite bars and eateries have to close up shop. With the global pandemic throwing challenge after challenge at NYC's restaurant industry, your go-to spots across the boroughs are hunkering down and heating things up with a few updates to their outdoor spaces.
In the mood for a taste of modern Israeli cuisine? Start with Dagon's tahini whipped eggplant, then quickly follow it up with the harissa barbecued chicken. And a meal from this Mediterranean spot is incomplete without ordering its Passion Fruit Sabrina sponge cake.
Make your reservations early to dine in this neighborhood favorite's remodeled trilevel interior space, where you absolutely must try the Maine scallop crudo, accompanied by the Part Time Model cocktail (guava and rose water–hinted vodka). Also available for outdoor dining and delivery.
Get ready for the coziest dinner you've ever experienced inside Westlight's gorgeous chalets. The William Vale rooftop restaurant's seasonal pop-up is the place to be for a winter escape—or a juicy burger (topped with a killer secret schmear!).
The gorgeous outdoor garden is the perfect place to sip one of this Greek restaurant's seasonal cocktails—the Ikaria Tea (Wyoming whiskey, chamomile tea, Grand Marnier, ginger, cinnamon, lemon, and honey) will warm your soul, while the heat lamps create the toastiest environment.
You won't find a more gorgeous setting than at the heated Winter Pool House (or a better Irish coffee to keep the chills at bay).
This Sunday find out if Tom Brady wins his seventh Super Bowl at the Rockaway Hotel's bungalow suite viewing experience.
Brunch lovers won't let cold or snowy weather get in the way of their longstanding dining and drinking traditions, so neither will Pastis! The Keith McNally and Stephen Starr restaurant will continue serving fantastic French fare in its well-lit and incredibly warm outdoor area.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at this hotel's Winter Garden setup. Sip spiked hot chocolate inside Alpine yurts or sit underneath fairy lights in the heated seating area while nibbling fresh-baked gingerbread cookies.
Celebrate this Michelin-starred establishment's heated garden and covered patio space with a Chef's Choice Tasting. The menu changes nightly, so you'll never know what globally inspired cuisine you'll get to try next.
Dine beneath this neighborhood cafe's enchanting tent, pitched directly beside a colorful grafitti mural. The outdoor space is heated for your comfort and lined with enchanting fairy lights—we can't imagine a better spot to sip frozen vodka mint lemonades!
Dine in comfort at Cask's heated sidewalk café, where customers are safely separated by tall see-through barriers so that everyone can fully enjoy their truffle mac and cheese and hanger steak flatbreads.
What doesn't this self-proclaimed cheese/meat/bar have? Seasonal sangria? Check. Reliable wifi (and, yes, even in the garden)? Of course. Outdoor fireplace and fleece blankets? Double check. Artisanal charcuterie boards? We'll have seconds, please.
Did you know this Greek-Mediterranean seafood spot has an outdoor venue? You may not get to admire the beautiful marble decor or infinity pool on the inside just yet, but that won't matter much when eating lobster pasta and deconstructed baklava at a table with your own individual heater!
This might be one of our favorite NYC secrets, but we'll tell you about it anyway. This season you can treat yourself to a blend of modern Asian cuisine from the comfort of Hortus's hidden winter patio, complete with space heaters and umbrellas!
It will take more than a chilly breeze to keep you away from this eastern Mediterranean restaurant's spiced chick kebabs and savory dips (trust us, you'll want to lick the bowl clean), but the outdoor heat lamps will definitely make your experience that much more enjoyable.
What's better than Japanese comfort food? Eating Japanese comfort food inside a heated private bungalow! Brooklyn's Rule of Thirds has transformed its courtyard into a winter village, serving several multicourse meals (family-style, a duck feast, and a king crab extravaganza!).
This Argentine restaurant turns up the heat in its backyard oasis, and we're not just talking about the seasonal seating arrangement. Bring someone special to share parrillada for two, which is essentially a mouthwatering plate of skirt steak short ribs, chicken thighs, chorizo, and sweetbreads.
If you thought garden parties were reserved only for springtime, you haven't been to Bottino's tranquil outdoor dining space. Surrounded by greenery, the aroma of Tuscan cuisine, and the warmth of heat lamps, you may never want to leave.
Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and milestones at this fine dining restaurant that has two Michelin stars to its name. The signature tasting menus will wow you—especially when eaten inside the cabana-inspired outdoor area.
Step away from your kitchen for a fresh farm-to-table meal at Cobble Hill's Kitchen. Enjoy classic winter comfort foods like chicken soup and potato pancakes alongside quality heaters in a charming outdoor seating area.
Make Lilly's your new after-work drink spot, no matter how chilly it is outside! The open-air cottage set-up creates the perfect environment to drink seasonal cocktails, like the Curtain Call (aperol, gin, lemon juice, and egg whites). The outdoor heaters will keep you cozy, but so will a few spoonfuls of this wine bar's hearty French Onion soup.
This café and bar is a local favorite for its morning-to-evening service of unique coffee blends, brunch and lunch bites, and top-notch cocktails. Now it's also a seasonal favorite because guests get to enjoy all of that and more inside Festivál's new private heated cabanas.
The only thing hotter than the heated outdoor seating at this chic Indian gastrobar is the spicy and savory menu available this season, which includes piquillo pepper bread, chili and peanut chutney, and sea bass smothered in Southern spices.
Who said margaritas are solely warm-weather drinks? It's summer every day at this Mexican restaurant and bar in Queens, whose outdoor area is completely covered and heated. The best part is the BYOB rule—bring your own blankets!
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