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12 Dining Destinations Within an Hour of the City

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12012_10_hasmaps.jpgLooking to escape the city this weekend, but can't afford a plane ticket? You're in luck. Here are 12 restaurants, all within an hour's drive of NYC, that are worth checking out. Whether you're craving an ocean breeze, some fresh air, or just a little elbow room, this guide will help you turn your next lunch or dinner into a mini vacation. Now all you need is a car.

— Claire Nugent

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Thirty Acres: 15 Minutes

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Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302

2. Cucharamama: 15 Minutes

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233 Clinton St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

3. Satis Bistro: 15 Minutes

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212 Washington St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

4. Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen: 25 Minutes

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95-2 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

5. Rutt's Hut: 25 Minutes

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417 River Rd
Clifton, NJ 07014

6. Rockaway Taco: 40 Minutes

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95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Queens, NY 11693

7. Alvin & Friends: 40 Minutes

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49 Lawton St
New Rochelle, NY 10801

8. Bigelow's New England Fried Clams: 45 Minutes

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79 N Long Beach Rd
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

9. MP Taverna: 45 Minutes

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1363 Old Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576

10. Shirin Cafe: 55 Minutes

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345 Hwy 9
Manalapan, NJ 07726

11. Blue Hill At Stone Barns: 55 Minutes

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630 Bedford Rd
Tarrytown, NY 10591

12. The Whelk: 1 Hour

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575 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880

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1. Thirty Acres: 15 Minutes

Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Jersey Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302

2. Cucharamama: 15 Minutes

233 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

233 Clinton St
Hoboken, NJ 07030

3. Satis Bistro: 15 Minutes

212 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

212 Washington St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

4. Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen: 25 Minutes

95-2 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375

95-2 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

5. Rutt's Hut: 25 Minutes

417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014

417 River Rd
Clifton, NJ 07014

6. Rockaway Taco: 40 Minutes

95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11693

95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Queens, NY 11693

7. Alvin & Friends: 40 Minutes

49 Lawton St, New Rochelle, NY 10801

49 Lawton St
New Rochelle, NY 10801

8. Bigelow's New England Fried Clams: 45 Minutes

79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

79 N Long Beach Rd
Rockville Centre, NY 11570

9. MP Taverna: 45 Minutes

1363 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY 11576

1363 Old Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576

10. Shirin Cafe: 55 Minutes

345 Hwy 9, Manalapan, NJ 07726

345 Hwy 9
Manalapan, NJ 07726

11. Blue Hill At Stone Barns: 55 Minutes

630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, NY 10591

630 Bedford Rd
Tarrytown, NY 10591

12. The Whelk: 1 Hour

575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880

575 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880

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