Outdoor Dining NYC 2013

Screw Ned Stark and his crappy premonition “Winter is coming”. If you consider yourself a  summer child (like I do), get ready, because NYC’s hottest outdoor spots are ready for you. Here’s the breakdown on where to go to catch some vitamin D and some killer drinks:

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A Voce Madison: 41 Madison Avenue (Madison Square Park)

If you are looking forward to enjoying Michelin starred food in the sunlight, Missy Robbins’ A Voce Madison is the spot. The restaurant has a quiet patio just off Madison Square Park, and offers handcrafted cocktails available by the pitcher for a lovely afternoon al fresco.

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:45 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30–10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30–10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30–10:00 pm
Thursday 11:45 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30–10:00 pm
Friday 11:45 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30–10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30–10:30 pm
Sunday Closed

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Conrad New York Hotel’s Loopy Doopy Rooftop: 102 North End Avenue (Hudson River Park)

Make sure to bring friends to help you with their pitchers of Margaritas, Ice Pops and flavored ice cubes. Check out this view!

Hours: Hours: 

Monday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

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Delicatessen: 54 Prince Street (Nolita)

Enjoy yourself on even the hottest day. Delicatessen is the spot for people watching & their retractable awnings provide shade while you sip on their delicious cocktails.

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Friday 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am – 1:00 am
Sunday 10:30 am – 1:00 am

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Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC:  18 9th Ave (West Village)

How about a 360-degree view of the Hudson River and Manhattan, indoor and outdoor terrace seating, and a fully landscaped garden? You want music? They’ve got DJs play nightly.

Hours of Operation

Monday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 am

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Gemma at The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery (East Village): People watching, killer Italian food, and refreshing spring cocktails make Gemma one of NYC’s favorite outdoor spots.

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:00 am – 12:oo am
Tuesday 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Sunday 10:30 am – 4:00 am

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Il Bambino: 34-08 31st Ave Astoria, Queens (Astoria)

It’s not about pretense here. It’s just good food & good times.

Hours of Operation

Monday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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Jeanne & Gaston: 212 West 14th Street (West Village):  

You’ll forget you are in NYC and imagine yourself in a backyard in Paris at Master Chef Claude Godard’s 14th Street restaurant.

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:45 am – 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:45 am – 10:30 pm
Friday 11:45 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:45 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

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La Bottega at The Maritime Hotel: 363 W. 16th St. (Chelsea)

You know La Bottega’s outdoor area is kinda gorgeous. What’s even better. The food definitely does not suck!

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am – 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am – 3:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am – 3:00 am
Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am – 4:00 am
Sunday 7:00 am – 12:00 am

1x1.trans Outdoor Dining NYC 2013La Mujer Gala: 655 Vanderbilt Avenue (Brooklyn)

Chopped winner Chef Jennifer Cole-Ruiz’s brand new restaurant boasts a gorgeous menu, sangria menu, AND quite soon it will also boast of a backyard garden.

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:00–10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00–10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00–10:00 pm
Friday 5:00–11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00–11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Melt Shop: 55 W 26th St. Chelsea (Flatiron)

A great place to stop if your blood sugar has suddenly dropped. They’ve even got a  beer menu w/ local brews; and for the hipsters who decide to sneak into the Island…$2 PBR’s all day.

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 11:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

1x1.trans Outdoor Dining NYC 2013MP Taverna – Queens: 31-29 Ditmars Boulevard Astoria (Steinway)

If you’ve got a large party, this is your spot. Newly opened MP Taverna has 100 seats on the patio, food by Cheflebrity Michael Psilakis AND a selection of over 20 beers.

Hours of Operation

Monday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Happy Hour M-F 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Pera SoHo: 54 Thompson St (South Village)

Chilax on this rooftop bar/lounge, listen to some tumes and check out the almost 360 degree views. It’s open Thu-Sat & Sundays during the day.

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

1x1.trans Outdoor Dining NYC 2013Pod 39 Hotel: 145 E 39th St (Midtown East)

Grab a cocktail  on this 17th floor rooftop while taking in the breathtaking view of lower Manhattan. It’s got panoramic views of the city’s skyline, and a damn good bar scene.

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:00 pm –2:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm –2:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm –2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm –2:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm –2:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm –2:00 am
Sunday 2:00 pm –2:00 am

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Pod 51 Hotel’s Pod Quad: 230 E 51st St (Midtown East)

It’s a BYO! Yup, visitors can bring their own wine to enjoy while they sunbathe or gaze at the stars. If you happen to run out, they’ve got a service station where you can buy wine & beer. I’d say that’s a win!

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Salinas: 136 9th Avenue (Chelsea)

The back dining room features a retractable roof over a charming indoor garden, great spot for a first date.

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:00–10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00–11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00–11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00–11:00 pm
Friday 6:00–11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00–11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00–10:00 pm

1x1.trans Outdoor Dining NYC 2013Sky Terrace at Hudson: 356 W 58th Street 15th Floor (Hell’s Kitchen)

From 3:00pm to 10:30pm, check out one of NYC’s best views. Its private terrace overlooks the Hudson River all the way to the Statue of Liberty. Sky Terrace will offer an extensive Sangria menu, with a selection of over 10 varieties to choose from by the glass or by the pitcher.

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Cocktails: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Tue – Sat)

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SOAKED at Mondrian SoHo: 9 Crosby St. (SoHo)

4,000-square-feet of 360 degree views with an amazing cocktail program.  Think fresh watermelon and Rhubarb cocktails; “soaked” fruit popsicles infused with spirits and soft serve frozen fruit company available with or without alcohol. SOAKED opens five nights a week with  live performances & DJs.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 6:00–12:30 pm
Thursday 6:00–12:30 pm
Friday 4:00–12:30 pm
Saturday 4:00–12:30 pm
Sunday 4:00–12:30 pm

1x1.trans Outdoor Dining NYC 2013Sugar & Plumm: 377 Amsterdam Ave (Upper West Side)

Sugar & Plumm will be adding an additional 50 seats this spring with the opening of their sidewalk café on the Upper West Side. They offer breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, so you can fulfill any craving.

Hours of Operation
Monday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 10:00 pm

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Tequila Park at Hudson: 356 W 58th Street (Hell’s Kitchen)

Watch the sun sets while playing beach-themed games until nightfall at Tequila Park. If you get hungry, pick up a street-style taco and a tequila cocktail (they’ve got over 40 tequilas and top-quality mezcal in house).

Hours of Operation

Monday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sunday 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

Taqueria hours: Tues-Fri 4:00 pm -11:00 pm, Sat 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Beach at Dream Downtown: 355 W 16th St (Chelsea)

Special Mexican-inspired menu available at the poolside venue at Dream Downtown; and Full Marble Lane’s menu is also available al fresco; Hand-crafted cocktails available by the pitcher. Can you say BIKINI!

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sunday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

For Hotel Guests from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The General: 199 Bowery (Lower East Side)

This one is more indoor/outdoor. The General will be opening their 80-foot garage door windows so you can enjoy the summer breeze while sipping Stumptown coffee or an evening cocktail.

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm

1x1.trans Outdoor Dining NYC 2013The Pod Cafe:  230 East 51st St (Midtown East)

If you need a little respite from the city buzz, sneak to the Pod Cafe. The Pod’s garden Café has great prices and serves H&H Bagels, Balthazar pastries, and La Colombe coffee. Did I mention Happy Hour specials on beer & wine?

Hours of Operation

Monday 6:30 am –10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am –10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am –10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am –10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am –10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am –10:00 pm
Sunday 6:30 am –10:00 pm

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Thistle Hill Tavern: 441 7th Ave (South Slope)

A great spot to people watch, this corner-front space, lined with sidewalk seating beneath the tree-lined streets of Park Slope for a very pleasant day in the sun.

Hours of Operation

Monday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 1:00 am

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Tre Otto: 1408 Madison Avenue (Upper East Side-Museum Mile)

It’s intimate, the food is great, and they have outdoor dining. Great spot for dining after a long day of visiting the museums.

Hours of Operation

Monday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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