Best Outdoor Restaurants in NYC

Summer is finally here and we’re in full swing of outdoor dining. New York City has so many options to choose from whether you’re looking for a spot that has people watching along the street or a secluded deck or patio with finer dining. Here are some of the local’s favorites.


Gallow Green

Located on top of the McKittrick Hotel is their rooftop restaurant, Gallow Green. Even though this rooftop wonder is known for its cocktails, don’t skip out on the delicious menus they offer for dinner and weekend brunches. Visit them on Sunday evening for an intimate concert of the up-and-coming localists.



This street-side mexican restaurant is located in the East Village corner. The brilliant chefs, Marc Meyer and Angel Andrade, are masters at creating authentic mexican cuisine using traditional techniques. Their menus range from gourmet tacos to a wide variety of enchiladas and everything you can imagine in between.



The Lower East Side doesn’t offer many patio options, but Dudley’s takes full advantage of their quiet corner on Orchard and Broome with their small patio. The tables are tiny but they staff does a magnificent job of keeping them from becoming over crowded.



While Sauvage can certainly be enjoyed year-round, it’s especially delightful in the summer months when you can enjoy drinking a refreshing spritz along the sidewalk. Their menu is stacked with items such as ribeye, seafood, duck, and a wide variety of vegetables.


Industry Kitchen

If it’s beautiful views you’re seeking, Industry Kitchen may be your best option. This restaurant sits along South Street and overlooks the East River and Brooklyn Bridge. If you’ve heard the hype of about pizza topped with gold flakes, this is where you’ll find it! Don’t worry, if you’re not looking to shell out $2,000+ on one pie of pizza, there are plenty of reasonably priced items on the menu as well.



The authentic Mediterranean restaurant located in Brooklyn, just under the Manhattan Bridge provides incredible views over the water and soulful food that will having you feeling like you’re someplace exotic. Their patio can accommodate parties of up to 50 people for a standing reception, 40 for a seated event. Their reservation book fills up quick so book your event as soon as you can.