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11 Terrific Restaurants for Watching the Snow Fall in NYC

In case you feel like having a nice meal in a restaurant with plenty of windows.

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Today might the first day of spring, but clearly winter's hold is fierce. The city should get a little blanket of snow by dinner time. Rather than shutting yourself in and griping about global warming, pass what will hopefully be the last snow of the season at one of these restaurants which are great for snow, and people watching.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Santina

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820 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 254-3000
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The Torrisi crew's Santina offers the perfect mix of large windows that make you feel like you're in a snow globe and beachy drinks so you can fantasize about warmer climates. [Daniel Krieger]

2. Prime Meats

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465 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 254-0327
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3. Reynard

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80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 460-8000
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4. Mission Cantina

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172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

Danny Bowien's Mexican/Vietnamese restaurant is a great place to wait out a snowstorm, and the food will help you beat those winter blues. Bonus, the line here is almost always shorter than at Mission Chinese Food. [Daniel Krieger]

5. Lafayette

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380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-3000
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[Daniel Krieger]

6. Toro

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85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-2360
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7. Gramercy Tavern

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42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-0777
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The classic Danny Meyer restaurant has been firing on all cylinders since it opened over 20 years ago. Both the food, courtesy of James Beard nominated Michael Anthony and the wine list, curated by Juliette Pope make the restaurant worth a trip. And the fact that it has huge windows is snow watching bonus.[Daniel Krieger]

8. Lincoln Ristorante

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142 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 359-6500
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[Daniel Krieger]

9. Dover

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412 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 987-3545
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[Daniel Krieger]

10. The Butcher's Daughter

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19 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-3434
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[Daniel Krieger]

11. Angel's Share

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14 Stuyvesant St 2nd Fl
New York, NY

This Japanese speakeasy offers floor to ceiling windows that overlook Third Ave, making it a prime snow watching hang. Just make sure to get there early — that back room fills up fast.[Photo: Foursquare]

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1. Santina

820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

The Torrisi crew's Santina offers the perfect mix of large windows that make you feel like you're in a snow globe and beachy drinks so you can fantasize about warmer climates. [Daniel Krieger]

820 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

2. Prime Meats

465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
[Daniel Krieger]
465 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

3. Reynard

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Read Review |
[Daniel Krieger]
80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

4. Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Read Review |

Danny Bowien's Mexican/Vietnamese restaurant is a great place to wait out a snowstorm, and the food will help you beat those winter blues. Bonus, the line here is almost always shorter than at Mission Chinese Food. [Daniel Krieger]

172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

5. Lafayette

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
[Daniel Krieger]
380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

6. Toro

85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
[Daniel Krieger]
85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

7. Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

The classic Danny Meyer restaurant has been firing on all cylinders since it opened over 20 years ago. Both the food, courtesy of James Beard nominated Michael Anthony and the wine list, curated by Juliette Pope make the restaurant worth a trip. And the fact that it has huge windows is snow watching bonus.[Daniel Krieger]

42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Lincoln Ristorante

142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
[Daniel Krieger]
142 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023

9. Dover

412 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
[Daniel Krieger]
412 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

10. The Butcher's Daughter

19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
[Daniel Krieger]
19 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

11. Angel's Share

14 Stuyvesant St 2nd Fl, New York, NY

This Japanese speakeasy offers floor to ceiling windows that overlook Third Ave, making it a prime snow watching hang. Just make sure to get there early — that back room fills up fast.[Photo: Foursquare]

14 Stuyvesant St 2nd Fl
New York, NY

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